Friday 24th December 2021

Tewkesbury     A GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on the River Severn above the weir from 11:30am until 3:30pm but no sign after that above or below the weir. (Tim & Elaine Cash/Mike Smart). Also a Great Crested Grebe, five Cormorants flying downstream, a pair of Mute Swans on the Mill Avon and two Meadow Pipits. (Mike Smart).

Great Northern Diver by Elaine Cash

Great Northern Diver by Elaine Cash

Gloucester     The male BLACK REDSTART again on the South side of the Cathedral at 8:40am, calling at times. (Andy Jayne). Then again at 9:50am. (Paul Masters). Just after 11am it was high up on the Choir Roof, but not again by midday. (Paul Clark).

Sharpness    The male BLACK REDSTART still perched on top of the old lightship at the end of Dock Road at 12:30pm. (Tim Jukes).

Frampton     Two Great White Egrets, a Marsh Harrier and two Common Cranes flew over the river and landed at Awre. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean     A REQUEST: From Jerry Lewis “With the regular sightings of Hawfinches at Parkend, I would be so grateful if birders could look out for colour rings, and post their sightings/photos”. (Or anywhere else in Glos).

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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