Tuesday 25th January 2022

Forest of Dean    This morning a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER from the Short Trail at Nagshead, c20 Crossbills at New Fancy View and 12+ Hawfinches at Parkend. (Ian Hayes).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pits 65/43 two male SCAUPS with the Tufted Ducks, four Pochards, six Gadwalls, two Goldeneyes and two Shoveler. In a tree next to the Thames path c50 Siskins. (Dave Gilbert & Wilf Lewis).

Scaup by Wilf Lewis

Fairford     At least four Grey Partridges still at Farhill Farm in the stubble field at SP16651 02363 this afternoon. (MK).

Grey Partridge by Mike King

Frampton     The regular roosting Tawny Owl at Court field today. (Tanya Allen/Roger Treeby).

Chavenage Lane     650+ Fieldfares, 300+ Redwings, 300+ Chaffinches and an undetermined number of Bramblings in with them all feeding in stubble and Linseed fields, also a Red Kite. (Terry Grant).

Purton     Two OTTERS swimming N along the canal 100 yards S of the Timber ponds at 10am this morning, flushed five Little Grebes. (Brian Kings).

Aylburton Common     Five Lesser Redpolls, first of the winter, on a Niger feeder in the garden today. (Martin Vaisey).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included a Little Grebe, 41 Snipe, 450 Lapwings, 23 Shovelers, 33 Pintails, 94 Mallards, 600+ Wigeon, 750+ Teal, 26 Canada Geese, 116 Greylags, two Grey Herons, four Chaffinches, two Treecreepers, a Goldcrest, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Long-tailed Tits, a Redwing, a Song Thrush and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Snipe by John Fletcher

Wotton-Under-Edge area     At Holywell a Green Woodpecker, a male Bullfinch and a female Kestrel. At Tyley Bottom  five Ravens and three Buzzards. At Goose Green c30 Fieldfares and at Blackquarries Hill c50 Redwings. (Mike Fisher).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, in the garden a male Siskin, male and female Blackcaps and a regular Jay. At the playing field three Common Gulls. In Charlton Park, c20 Siskins in a conifer. (Steve Brown).

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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