Wednesday 26th January 2022

Aylburton Common     Two Firecrests today along New Road at lunchtime. (Wendy Kennison).

Firecrest by Martin Vaisey

Firecrest by Martin Vaisey

Kempsford     Two Siberian Chiffchaffs with numerous nominate Chiffchaffs at the Sewage Works today. (Richard Tyler).

Siberian Chiffchaff by Richard Tyler

Fairford    12 Grey Partridges at Farhill Farm at SP16651 02363 , a covey of five in one stubble field and covey of seven in the adjacent stubble field. Also 250 Lapwings flew over. (Ewan Urquhart/Les Ditchburn).

Saul Warth    At Saul Warth and Hock Ditch this morning, a Marsh Harrier seen over the flashes, a Buzzard, a female Kestrel chasing the Buzzard, several Curlews calling, a Greenfinch, c20 Redwings/Fieldfares and c8 Meadow Pipits. (Chris Newton).

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Zeiss hide, a Merlin from Kingfisher hide) and an Egyptian Goose from the Van de Bovenkamp hide. Several Cattle Egrets in the roadside field on the sharp right bend after Slimbridge village. (Martin Price).

Forest of Dean     A Wild Boar just off the track to the Lower hide today. (Rob Daw). c6 Hawfinches, a Jay, six Nuthatches, four Treecreepers, two Goosanders, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Coal Tits, a Marsh Tit and 11 Mandarins at Parkend and Cannop ponds. (Paul Sutton).

Wild Boar by Rob Daw

Goosander by Paul Sutton

Nailsworth     A Red Kite over the A46 at The Tipputs Inn early afternoon. (Jamie Warren).

Minchinhampton     c50 Golden Plovers on the Common this morning by the Reservoir off of Culver Hill. (Jamie Warren).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming until disturbed by Buzzard, a Great White Egret briefly and two Little Owls in same tree. (Paul Clark).

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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