Wednesday 22nd December 2022

Gloucester     A male BLACK REDSTART still at 1:05pm on the south side of the Cathedral. (Dave Stone).

Frampton     A male Goosander and a male Goldeneye on the Sailing Lake still. (Nick Goatman). From Splatt Bridge a Little Owl, a Redwing, a Grey Wagtail, two Cormorants, a Grey Heron and Long-tailed Tits. At Court field the roosting Tawny Owl, a Treecreeper, 20 Greylags, ten Canada Geese, small numbers of Gadwall and Wigeon, a Great Crested Grebe, a Tufted Duck and four Cormorants. (Paul Sutton).

Chavenage Lane area     450+ Fieldfares, 250+ Redwings, 300+ Chaffinches, 46 Golden Plovers, a Stonechat and a Red Kite. (Terry Grant).

Forest of Dean     A Little Egret behind the Fountain Inn today. (Tom Mabbett).

Nailsworth     A Great White Egret which appeared to be coming to the garden ponds to join a Grey Heron which was already there, but both accidentally flushed. (Terry Grant).

Cheltenham    No sign of the Goosander at Pittville Park at 8:30am but a Kingfisher briefly. (Jeremy Holland).

Stonehouse     In the St Cyr’s Church area a male Kingfisher, a Little Egret over and a Jay. At Nupend a female Kingfisher and a female Great Spotted Woodpecker. At Millend, Eastington a Jay, a Cormorant over, a Grey Wagtail and a small flock of Goldfinches. At Beards Mill a male Kingfisher, a Cormorant over and a Buzzard. (Paul Sutton).

Cambridge     In Rosie’s Wood today two Kingfishers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Chiffchaff, a Buzzard and two Green Woodpeckers calling. Treecreepers and Bullfinches heard in the woods just W of Ballards Lane. (Dave Abrams).

Buzzard by Dave Abrams

Tewkesbury    At Lowe Lode Brickpits 68 Cormorants in the roost. Also a pair of Mute Swans with four immatures, a Wigeon, three Gadwall and two Teal. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     At dusk up to 200 Canada Geese came in to roost and at least five Snipe, probably many more, flying out at dusk. (Mike Smart).

Longney     In meadows and Crib Sands viewed from SO76241176 late afternoon 80 Lapwings, 47 Canada Geese, 13 Mallards, a Grey Heron, 530+ Black-headed Gulls, two Great Black-backed Gulls, 100+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, five Herring Gulls, a female Stonechat, 37 Rooks, 75+ Carrion Crows and 15 Jackdaws. (John Fletcher).

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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