Monday 27th December 2021

Tewkesbury     The juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVER was off of Mythe Treatment Works viewed from Mythe Bridge at first light, initially in Worcs but then crossing the river into Glos. There was no further sign later in the day but it’s likely still around as it has been going missing for long periods. Also 18 Cormorants flew N from Severn Ham. (MK). A male Goosander and a Kingfisher from Healing’s Mill. (Eric Harris).

Great Northern Diver by Mike Kinga p

Forest of Dean     A few Bramblings at Lightmoor with Chaffinches. Also male and female Bullfinch and two Jays. (Chris Lyons). A pair of Wigeon at Cannop ponds and a Marsh Tit at the feeding station. (Thomas Chinnick).

Brambling by Chris Lyons

Maisemore     A drake Goldeneye on the pond at Maisemore Ham. (Andy Jayne).

RSPB Highnam Woods     This afternoon three Marsh Tits visiting the feeders by the hide near the entrance along with two Coal Tits, c12 Great Tits and c18 Blue Tits. On the loop trail two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, eight Goldcrests and three Mistle Thrushes along with numerous Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Goldfinches and Long-tailed Tits, and a Buzzard patrolling the edge of the woods along the A40. (Caroline Quinn).

Gloucester     A Woodcock at Robinswood Hill CP at 5:15pm at SO 84003 15138. (Ian Elphick).

Frampton pools     Around the pools five Goldeneyes (3m, 2f), six Pochards, 119 Tufted Ducks, 102 Shovelers, 24 Gadwalls, 64 Wigeon, 30 Teal, 24 Cormorants, a Water Rail, a Kingfisher, seven Little Grebes, 60+ Siskins, a Lesser Redpoll, two Nuthatches and a Tawny Owl today. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     North scrape on 0.97m, a sheet of water in front of the Grundon hide, and the circular walk probably not passable. Birds included three Mute Swans, 50 Canada Geese, 385 Wigeon, 80 Teal, 36 Mallards, a Pintail, 17 Shovelers, two Grey Herons, a Peregrine, a Red Kite, 17 Lapwings, a Golden Plover, a Dunlin, two Great Black-backed Gulls, 50 Black-headed Gulls, c5 Fieldfares, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff. (Mike Smart/Ian Ralphs).

Stonehouse     A Kingfisher on the canal. (Marc Freebrey).

Kingfisher by Marc Freebrey

Kingfisher by Marc Freebrey

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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