Saturday 8th January 2022

Cotswold Water Park East     The juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 129 until 2pm at least. 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. (Greg Mabbett/Paul Rich). The juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 120 Horseshoe Lake, Lechlade viewable from the layby on the A361. (Ian Sherriffs).

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. (Tim Jukes). At least six Cattle Egrets on the fields to the W of Slimbridge village just past the farm, on the bends down to the Trust. Also an adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Jeremy Squire).

Saul Warth    Three adult KITTIWAKES lingered for 10 minutes over high tide in the Noose at 11:30am then appeared to head off downriver when the squall cleared. (Martin McGill).

Cotswold Water Park West     Two SCAUP on Pit 43 viewed from the dirt road leading to Pit 57 on the Lower Mill Estate again this morning. (Greg Mabbett).

Sharpness     The male BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road today. (Andy Jordan).

Horsley    Along the 1/2 mile stretch of B4066 at 12:15pm near Horsley a Red Kite, two Ravens, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, three Fieldfares, 70+ Chaffinches with at least three Bramblings in fields opposite the Beech coppice. (Tom McCarthy).

Frampton pools     Two Tawny Owls, 43 Gadwalls, 33 Wigeon, 163 Tufted Ducks, 239 Coots, 30 Mallards, 23 Mute Swans, 119 Shovelers, three Pochards, 22 Teal, a male Goldeneye, six Little Grebes and nine Great Crested Grebes. (Nick Goatman).

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

Gloucester    22 Pied Wagtails on the partially flooded area on Alney Island and a Grey Wagtail in the dry dock of Nielsens shipyard, Gloucester docks. (Gillian & Rob Guest).

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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