Thursday 23rd December 2021

Gloucester     A male BLACK REDSTART on the rooftops of the terraced houses on St Mary’s Square to the W of Gloucester Cathedral at midday. (Geoff Bryant). At the university campus at Oxstalls a Chiffchaff in trees along Wootton Brook this morning, a Green Woodpecker, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, c30 Redwings, a Jay, a Song Thrush, c9 Chaffinches, c14 Greenfinches and a c40 Goldfinches feeding in the alders behind the Business School. This afternoon at Alney Island a Buzzard near Castlemeads car park, two Pheasants calling in the fields along the Severn at dusk, six Reed Buntings in the reedbed by the electricity substation, a male Kestrel on the pylons nearby and only a small flock of c30 Starlings. (Caroline Quinn).

Forest of Dean    22 Hawfinches at Crown Lane, Parkend high in the treetops at 9:30am. (Tim Jukes).

Hazleton     By the gate on the bend 100+ Bramblings and a few Goldfinches and Chaffinches all feeding on seed on the farm track. (Duncan Dine).

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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