Tuesday 3rd January 2022

WWT Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS was near the Dutch Barn at Shepherd’s Patch again today. Please park carefully beside the road or in the free car park before the bridge. (Paul Sutton/Andy Jordan). A female Merlin and a Marsh Harrier from Zeiss hide. Nine Cattle Egrets in the pre roost gathering. Four Dark-bellied Brent Geese on the riverbank from Estuary Tower. (Ian Hull/Roberta Goodall).

Glossy Ibis by Paul Sutton

Cotswold Water Park West     An adult and an immature male SCAUP on Pit 43 viewed from the dirt road leading to Pit 57 on the Lower Mill Estate. Also six Goldeneyes (3m, 3f). 27+ Red Crested Pochards on Pit 44. A Lesser Redpoll beside the track and a male Siskin with others heard at Neigh Bridge car park. (MK).

Scaup by Mike King

Lesser Redpoll by Mike King

Slimbridge     The Peregrine on Slimbridge church again today. (Paul Sutton).

Stonehouse     The regular Kingfisher showing well at the Ocean again today. (Paul Sutton).

Tewkesbury     An Egyptian Goose at Lower Lode today. Six Bewick’s Swans at Wainlodes for the 2nd day. (Jeremy Squire).

Frampton     A Cetti’s Warbler at the pool by the cricket pitch on Rosamund’s Green. (Mark Hobson). From Splatt Bridge this morning 450+ Golden Plovers and 26 Pintails through, two Stonechats, a Marsh Harrier and a Merlin. (Gordon Hodgson). At the pools a pair of Goldeneye, 41 Gadwalls, 134 Tufted Ducks, 256 Coots, 35 Shovelers, 16 Teal, a male Pochard, a female Blackcap and the roosting Tawny Owl. (Nick Goatman).

Turkdean     c20 Corn Buntings, 50 Yellowhammers and a pair of Stonechats today. (Duncan Dine).

Forest of Dean    At Parkend 13 Hawfinches and a Dipper. At Cannop ponds 17 Goosanders, two Little Grebes, a male Bullfinch and a Marsh Tit and Coal Tits. At Crabtree Hill a pair of Crossbills, 3+ Stonechats and a Jay. Five Goosanders (1m, 4f) at Woorgreens. (Mike Davis/Martin Price/Richard Williams/Simon Ashley/Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby).

Bullfinch by Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby 

Goosander by Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby

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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