Tuesday 11th January 2022

Wainlode Hill, Norton     Two Whooper Swans flew into Wainlodes at 8:20am to join 13 Mute Swans at SO 85087 25778. Six Bewick’s Swans with two Mute Swans further to the left near the canal. Also a dog OTTER on the River Severn and a Grey Wagtail. (MK). Also a Shelduck and a Mistle Thrush. (Mike Smart).

Whooper Swans by Paul Masters

Sharpness     The male BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road today. Also a Peregrine. (MK).

Black Redstart by Mike King

Gloucester     The male BLACK REDSTART still showing well on the Cathedral today. (Paul Sutton/Nigel Young). A Kingfisher on the pond in Westgate Park today. (Colin Edwards).

Black Redstart by Paul Sutton

WWT Slimbridge     Birds today included the SPOONBILL, the Todd’s Canada Goose, a Dark-bellied Brent Goose, three Greenland White-fronted Geese and a Merlin. (Roy Kinchin).

Forest of Dean     A Goosander at Woorgreens and 25 (8m) at Cannop Ponds Stoneworks this afternoon. (Paul Clark).

Stonehouse     The regular Kingfisher at the Ocean again today at SO 79791 05049 and a Little Grebe at St Cyr’s church. (Paul Sutton/Nigel Young).

Berkeley    On the fields beside the Berkeley to Sharpness bypass opposite Canonbury Rise at 11:30am a Little Egret, two Grey Herons, two Teal, ten Mallards, a Kestrel, 30+ Common Gulls, 50+ Black-headed Gulls and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. (MK).

Tewkesbury     Three Little Grebes by Healings Mill on the Avon. (Les Ditchburn).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Mute Swans, c400 Greylags, 400 Canada Geese, 1000 Wigeon, at least 1500 Teal, 30 Gadwalls, 50 Mallards, 214 Pintails, 48 Shovelers, a Tufted Duck, a Buzzard feeding on a goose corpse, two squealing Water Rails, an Oystercatcher, 70 Lapwings, a Great Black-backed Gull, 15 Black-headed Gulls, a Kingfisher, a Stock Dove, a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, five Pied Wagtails, a singing Mistle Thrush, a singing Song Thrush, five Fieldfares and five Bullfinches. (Mike Smart/Ian Hull).

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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