Friday 12th February 2021

Frampton     Around the pools three Golden Plovers, 194 Lapwings, a male Goldeneye, 104 Tufted Ducks, 71 Gadwalls, 22 Shovelers, 45 Teal, three Wigeon, 37 Cormorants, 25 Reed Buntings, 300+ Starlings, 56 Fieldfares, 105 Redwings and 21 Little Egrets and eight CATTLE EGRETS roosted on Court Lake this evening. (Nick Goatman). From Splatt Bridge today 77 Curlews feeding in the thawed areas including one Slimbridge head-started bird, a sinensis Cormorant flew S, a Little Grebe and a female Shoveler on the canal. (Gordon Hodgson).

Stonehouse     A pair of Dippers by the weir at Beard’s Mill at dusk. (Paul Sutton).

Leddington     A Barn Owl hunting this afternoon. (Eden Tanner).

Barn Owl by Eden Tanner

Salperton    This morning 500+ Red-legged Partridges, 60 Redwings, two drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers, six Red Kites, four Ravens, five Buzzards and two Mistle Thrushes today. (Dave Clarke).

Cheltenham     Several visits to the garden in Benhall each day from a Mistle Thrush to feed off  pyracanthas berries. (David Norman).

Mistle Thrush by David Norman

Stroud     At Frome Hall Mill Pond at lunchtime a Water Rail and 20 Siskins high in Alders. (Simon Ashley).

Cirencester     A Brambling in Cirencester Park today. (Chris Snook).

Brambling by Chris Snook

Nailsworth     A Tawny Owl flew across the road at Nailsworth garden centre on the Avening road this evening. (Paul Sutton).

Ampney Crucis    Two Yellowhammers, a male Bullfinch, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Kestrel today. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

Alvington     A male Siskin on the feeders today, with up to five Siskins visiting daily. Also up to 22 Goldfinches. (Paul Woolams).

Siskin by Paul Woolams

About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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