Wednesday 17th February 2021

Cotswold Water Park West     On Pit 12 today four Goldeneyes (2m, 2f), 36 Tufted Duck, six Great Crested Grebes and two Cormorants. (Bruce Kettle).

Goldeneyes by Bruce Kettle

Coombe Hill Meadows     1000+ Wigeon, 1000+ Teal, 14 Tufted Ducks, 300+ Pintails, 16 Shelducks, 100+ Shovelers, five Gadwalls, 16 Canada Geese, two male Goldeneyes, three Pochards, 850+ Lapwings, an Oystercatcher, three Golden Plovers, three Dunlins, a Peregrine, a Kingfisher, a Reed Bunting, a Water Rail and 300 Black-headed Gulls. (Mark Dowie).

Woolaston     This morning a Red Kite flew low over the garden in Brookend. It began being mobbed and moved off towards Chepstow and probably joined a second bird. (Ian Gorton).

Forest of Dean     In fields between Clearwell and Newland a pair of Yellowhammers, a Skylark, a Kestrel and three Buzzards. (Alan Waterman).

Netheridge Farm     5+ Teal, a pair of Gadwalls, a Water Rail heard, 60+ Redwings, two Chiffchaffs, a Cetti’s Warbler heard, a Reed Bunting and three Roe Deer. (Paul Masters/MK).

Quedgeley     Two Peregrines roosting on the incinerator at Javelin Park (M5 junction 12) at 11am. They flew off to the S after c30 minutes. (Will Coles).

Cheltenham     Two drake Mandarins still at Park Campus lake today. (Mark Dowie).

Stroud     A Dipper on the Frome behind Howdens. (Dot Jones).

Edge     This afternoon two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a male Chaffinch, a Nuthatch, three Song Thrushes, four Redwings, a Raven, a Buzzard and a Kestrel. (John Fletcher).

Gloucester     At 8:30am a drake Teal and a pair of Shovelers on a pond close to Castlemeads car park and the main road. (Rob McAllister).

Teal by Rob McAllister

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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