Monday 20th December 2021

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pits 43/65 two SCAUP still, 4+ Goldeneyes and 6+ Goosanders. (Jon Mercer/Les Ditchburn).

Scaup by Jon Mercer

Cotswold Water Park East     On Pit 115 52 Pochards and nine Goldeneyes. On Pit 123 76 Pochards and a Goldeneye. On Pit 125 166 Tufted Ducks, 18 Great Crested Grebes and a Common Gull, on Pit 126 two Goldeneyes and on Pit 127 131 Teal, 23 Wigeon, a Shoveler and c350 Greylags. (John Durell).

Gloucester     A BLACK REDSTART on the Cathedral at 11:50am. Also a Peregrine. (Ken Hurcombe).

Tewkesbury     A BLACK REDSTART in a private garden in Northway.

Record shot of Black Redstart

Cheltenham     A drake Goosander still on Pittville top lake this morning. (John Sanders).

Forest of Dean    A large wintering flock of 100+ Linnets in the windmill field in May Hill village for the second year running. (Rob & Gillian Guest). 15 Hawfinches at Crown Lane, Parkend high in the treetops at 8:30am today. (Mike Davis).

WWT Slimbridge    Hundreds of Golden Plovers on the Tack Piece. 15 Snipe between Rushy hide, South Lake and Martin Smith hide, two Water Rails under the feeders from Willow hide, seven Common Cranes on the Dumbles and Tack Piece, a Marsh Harrier buzzing the Lapwing flock on the Tack Piece, a male Mandarin from Rushy hide, two Black-tailed Godwits on South Lake. (Caroline Quinn).

Frampton      On the Sailing lake at 10:30am three Little Grebes, a Shoveler, eight Great Crested Grebes, three Cormorants, 11 Tufted Ducks, 49 Black-headed Gulls, five Mute Swans, 151 Coots and a Raven. (Sue Beynon). This afternoon four Goldeneyes, seven Pochards and four Little Grebes. (Martin McGill). At lunchtime a Chiffchaff and a Cattle Egret on Court Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Halmore     A male Blackcap in the garden today, first since 2020. (Chris Newton).

Blackcap by Chris Newton

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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