Sunday 19th December 2021

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pits 43/65 two SCAUP still, two male Goldeneyes, ten Goosanders (6 males), two small flocks of Long-tailed Tits and a few Bullfinches. (Steve Brown).

Cotswold Water Park East     In a field by Pit 127 360 Greylags and at Pit 104 another 70 Greylags and ten Goosanders (4m, 6f). (Duncan Dine).

Sharpness     Two BLACK REDSTARTS, a male and a first-winter male/female along Dock Road today. (Jonathan Bull/Andy Jordan).

Cheltenham     The male Goosander again on the top lake (pump rooms) this morning and a male Kingfisher near the boathouse on the bottom lake. (John Sanders/Alan McIlquham/Roy Shilham).

Goosander by Alan McIlquham

Goosander by Alan McIlquham

Nailsworth     Two Kingfishers, a Little Egret, two Grey Herons, a Grey Wagtail, and a Dipper at Ruskin Mill ponds today. (Dave Abrams).

Dipper by Dave Abrams

Stroud     A Dipper at Fromebanks this afternoon. (Mike Davis).

Stonehouse     A male Kingfisher along the canal at Nutshell Bridge. (Dave Abrams).

Forest of Dean     c25 Hawfinches at Crown Lane, Parkend between 9:30 and 10am today. (Martin Vaisey/Simon Ashley). A Marsh Tit at Cannop Stoneworks and 16 Goosanders at Woorgreens. (Simon Ashley).

Aylburton Warth/Guscar Rocks     WeBS count this morning birds included 26 Canada Geese, 22 Wigeon, 80 Teal, two Grey Herons, 87 Lapwings, a Golden Plover, two Snipe, 120 Curlews, 70 Dunlins, 25 Redshanks, a Turnstone, 30 Black-headed Gulls, 51 Herring Gulls, three Meadow Pipits, five Pied Wagtails and a Fieldfare. (Barrie Mills/Mike Smart). Also between Lydney Docks and Warth Brook birds included 19 Lapwings, 13 Curlews, a Grey Heron, a Pied Wagtail, three Meadow Pipits, a Stonechat, a Cormorant and a Little Egret. (Barrie Mills).

WWT Slimbridge     A Cetti’s Warbler from Martin Smith hide and five Snipe on South Lake. (Howard Smith).

Tewkesbury     Wigeon and Snipe calling just before dawn in the fields next to Rudgeway Lane, Walton Cardiff all this week. A Curlew flying over Tewkesbury N.R. heading NE on the morning of the 17th. (Pete Long).

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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