Friday 28th January 2022

Slimbridge     At Shepherds Patch the GLOSSY IBIS again 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. (Neil Smart).

Frampton     A drake Goldeneye at Court Lake today. (Nigel Young).

Goldeneye by Nigel Young

Chavenage Lane area     Two Red Kites, 450+ Fieldfares and four Stonechats today. (Terry Grant).

Red Kite by Terry Grant

Forest of Dean     At Brierley/Serridge Green area quite a few Siskin groups, a Hawfinch and ten Crossbills. At Nagshead a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER on the short trail. At Speech House Lake a male and two female Goosanders and a Kingfisher. (Ken Heron).

Stonehouse    The regular Kingfisher at the Ocean again today at SO 79791 05049. Park beside St Cyr’s church in Church Lane and walk W through the church grounds a couple of 100 yards to the bridge. Also a Buzzard. (Paul Sutton).

Kingfisher by Paul Sutton

Buzzard by Paul Sutton

WWT Slimbridge     On the Tack Piece three Snow Geese, the SPOONBILL and a Great White Egret and a female Marsh Harrier on the Tack Piece. Male and female Goldeneye on South Lake. An Egyptian Goose and the Ross’s Goose on the Dumbles. Two Treecreepers at the Kingfisher hide. (Dot Jones/Martin Price/Tim Jukes/Alan Waterman).

Aylburton Common    Still 100’s of Bramblings in the area, including 120 in one tree. (Martin Vaisey).

Winchcombe     A Ring-necked Parakeet on garden feeders. (per Pete Rodgers).

Purton     From Purton to Sharpness SARA 15+ Lapwings, four Redshanks, 20+ Wigeon, three Little Grebes, a Kingfisher and a pair of Bullfinches. (Mike Davis).

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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