Thursday 6th January 2022

Kingswood     Garden birds today included two Dippers, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret and a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER (2nd garden record). (Tom McCarthy).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend four Hawfinches, eight flyover Lesser Redpolls, a Siskin, a Greenfinch, two Jays and numerous Chaffinches all showing well at the base of the evergreens on Crown Lane at 11:30 -12:00 today. (Tom McCarthy). At Cannop Stoneworks four Mandarins, a Grey Wagtail, a male Goosander, a Coal Tit and a Nuthatch. (Roy Shilham).

WWT Slimbridge    Two Little Stints with 100’s of Dunlins, 11+ Ruffs, 200+ Black-tailed Godwits and a Marsh Harrier on the Tack Piece this morning, the SPOONBILL on the river’s edge over high tide and a Dark-bellied Brent Goose on the Dumbles. (Paul Masters).

Slimbridge     At Shepherds Patch the GLOSSY IBIS continues to show very well by the Dutch barn next to the canal at SO 72740 04303. Please park sensibly roadside or in the free car park before the bridge SO 72895 04128. Also the Peregrine on Slimbridge church again today. (Martin Greenish).  

Frampton     The regular roosting Tawny Owl still at Court field today. (Megan Barnett).

Notgrove    This afternoon amongst the beech mast c100 each of Bramblings and Chaffinches. (Duncan Dine/Jeremy Squire).

Hazleton     60+ Bramblings, 50+ Chaffinches, six Yellowhammers, 3+ Linnets, two Goldfinches, a Corn Bunting and a Great Tit by a 5-bar on the left on a right hand bend just before the village. There is room for 1 car. If you get out of the car the birds leave. Also 50+ Fieldfares and four Buzzards. (MK).

Bramblings by Mike King

Yellowhammer by Mike King

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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