Saturday 13th February 2021

Saul Warth     800+ Dunlins late afternoon, 46 Shelducks and a Teal, also a Rock Pipit, two WATER PIPITS, four Pied Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail and two Stonechats all feeding in Hock Ditch and four Chiffchaffs at the sewage works. (Gordon Hodgson).

Frampton pools     A Green Sandpiper, 18 Snipe, two Golden Plovers, 350 Lapwings, two Stonechats, seven Pochards, 35 Mallards, 125 Tufted Ducks, 60 Gadwalls, 45 Shovelers, 36 Teal, 22 Wigeon, a male Goldeneye, a Brambling and 30 Reed Buntings today. (Nick Goatman).

Newnham-on-Severn     Late morning a Red Kite, 11 Golden Plovers and 55 Lapwings, all heading S. (Lewis Thomson).

Chavenage Road area     1+ Red Kites, 180+ Redwings, 75+ Fieldfares, 90+ Stock Doves feeding in a ploughed field and 60+ Golden Plovers feeding in another field nearby. Additionally, a hard weather movement of 250+ Lapwings and 30+ Golden Plovers flying S in several small flocks. (Terry Grant).

Stonehouse/Eastington     In fields below the canal near Beards Mill three Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, three Buzzards over together, three Snipe, a Goldcrest, a Green Sandpiper flew off high SW and a pair of Dippers along the paleo channel and along to Bond’s Mill. (Paul Sutton). From Eastington to the Sewage Works along the River Frome a Dipper, two Grey Wagtails, four Chiffchaffs, a pair of Stonechats, a Meadow Pipit, a Cormorant and a flock of Lapwings. A Dipper at Beard’s Mill. (Bob Hindle).

Halmore     A Lesser Redpoll  today, a garden first. Other birds included male and female Greenfinch, male and female Great Spotted Woodpecker and eight Long-tailed Tits. (Chris Newton).

Lesser Redpoll by Chris Newton

Cheltenham     Two drake Mandarins at Park Campus lake today. A Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail at Pittville Park lake. (Alan McIlquham).

Mandarin by Alan McIlquham
Kingfisher by Alan McIlquham

Daglingworth     60+ Lapwings on pasture this afternoon. Also two Bramblings, two Lesser Redpolls and four Siskins in the finch flock. (Andrew Morrison).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Only approachable from the northern (Apperley) side. Birds included a Mute Swan, three Canada Geese, 300 Wigeon, six Gadwalls, 125 Teal, 20 Mallards, 130+ Pintails, 40 Shovelers, five Tufted Ducks, 35 Coots, 130 Lapwings, three Snipe, five Black-headed Gulls, five Meadow Pipits, 75 Redwings and 50 Fieldfares. (Andrew Gooden/Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     Approached from the high ground above Colway’s Farm to the west. Birds included 110 Greylags, 120 Canada Geese, 40 Wigeon, four Gadwalls, 225 Teal, 50 Mallards, 56+ Pintails and two Lapwings. (Mike Smart).

Stratton     Two Red Kites over today. (Ken Cservenka).

Forest of Dean    Five male and two female Mandarins on Cannop Upper pond today, also a Song Thrush. (Chris Keeling).

Ampney Crucis    A Kestrel, a Red Kite, 20 Redwings, 12 Starlings and 12 Goldfinches today. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

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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