Sunday 30th January 2022

Bourton-on-the-Water     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER again at SP179200, on the south easternmost lake to the NE of the Rissington Road. It caught a fish then flew off southwards, but not to Santhill Lake. No sign after 2:30pm. (Fraser Morphew).

WWT Slimbridge     Three PINK-FOOTED GEESE (2 ads, 1 juv) again today on the Bottom New Piece. Also a Great White Egret. Two Egyptian Geese in the approach road fields. The Dark-bellied Brent Goose from Van de Bovenkamp hide. (Roberta Goodall/Tom & Greg Mabbett).

Leckhampton Hill     300+ Golden Plovers, two Yellowhammers, five Redwings and two Ravens today. (Eric Harris).

Forest of Dean     At Edgehill NR large numbers of Siskins and Goldfinches, a Nuthatch, a Treecreeper, a Stonechat and Crossbills. (Josh Adamms/Owen Follis).

Ashleworth Ham     58 Snipe, a Little Egret and two Little Grebes today. (Les Ditchburn).

Stanley Downton     Birds today included two Buzzards, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Mistle Thrush, nine Meadow Pipits, 15 Linnets and 30+ Pied Wagtails. (Paul Sutton).

Wotton-Under-Edge    To Tyley Bottom and Goose Green a Kestrel, four Buzzards, a Red Kite, three Bramblings and c12 Skylarks singing along the higher ground up on Goose Green. (Mike Fisher).

Frampton     From Splatt Bridge this afternoon c50 Curlews, several Shelducks, three Cormorants, a Kestrel, a Little Egret and a Buzzard. At Court Lake birds included the regular roosting Tawny Owl, 16+ Cormorants, a pair of Great Crested Grebes, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and five male Shovelers. (Paul Sutton).

Cormorant by Paul Sutton

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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