Friday 7th January 2022

Cotswold Water Park East     A juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 129. View only from the Totterdown Lane. Please park sensibly, there are a couple of parking spaces on the right just before the farm at SU 15004 99406 and a large gap there you can view from. Another juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 120 Horseshoe Lake, Lechlade viewable from the layby on the A361.(Martin McGill/Duerden Cormack/Duncan Dine). Also 5 Goosanders (2m, 3f) just up the road on Horcott fishing pit. (Mick & Jo Jones/MK).

Great Northern Diver by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge    The Todd’s Canada Goose still at lunchtime today on the fields behind the Tack Piece. (Rich Hearn). The SPOONBILL mobile around the grounds today. (Jonathan Bull).

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. (Ken Hurcombe/Tom McCarthy). Also two Great Spotted Woodpeckers over the village car park and a Little Egret in the reen on the Shepherds Patch side of the bridge. (Tom McCarthy).

Frampton pools     A pair of Goldeneyes, 161 Tufted Ducks, 107 Shovelers, 46 Wigeon, 21 Gadwalls, 13 Teal, 22 Mallards, three Pochards, 21 Cormorants, four Snipe, three Lesser Redpolls, 30+ Siskins, 100+ Goldfinches, ten Yellowhammers, 35 Pied Wagtails and the Tawny Owl. (Nick Goatman).

Notgrove     A Red Kite, three Nuthatches, two Buzzards, a male Kestrel and a Short-eared Owl disturbed at 11:18am near Kitehill Cottage. (Ken Heron).

Cold Aston     31 Fieldfares opposite The Plough feeding on berries, a Nuthatch, three Stock Doves and three Red Kites. (Ken Heron).

Hawling     In the Larkhill Farm area S of Hawling four Grey Partridges, a Kestrel, a Red Kite, a male Stonechat, four males and a female Brambling and a Lesser Redpoll. (Ken Heron).

Gloucester    A ringed Peregrine on the Cathedral on the E side of the tower and a BLACK REDSTART showing on the S side today just before midday. (Paul Clark).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend this morning, 11 Hawfinches, a Greenfinch, a Nuthatch and two Jays. (Geoff Fawcett).

Stonehouse     A very showy Kingfisher at the Ocean again today at SO 79791 05049. (Andy Jordan).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Cetti’s Warbler, six White-fronted Geese feeding to the south and a Little Owl today. (Ian Hull).

Ashleworth Ham     Amongst the Greylags at Colways Farm lower field a juvenile White-fronted Goose today. (Les Ditchburn).

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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