Tuesday 1st February 2022

Forest of Dean    1000’s of Chaffinches and Bramblings with a few Linnets in a crop field on the Meend side of Staunton at 11:30am. (Martin Green & Henry McGill).

Hazleton     100+ Bramblings, also a few Chaffinches and Yellowhammers and 20 Fieldfares by a 5-bar on the left on a right hand bend just before the village. (Chris Snook).

Bramblings by Chris Snook

Bramblings by Chris Snook

WWT Slimbridge     A pair of PINK-FOOTED GEESE with a juvenile and five Greenland White-fronted Geese on the Bottom New Piece. A Goshawk around the site, a Red Kite over the Dumbles, three Snow Geese and the Ross’s Goose on the Dumbles. The GLOSSY IBIS roosted on Long Ground overnight. Six Cattle Egrets on the field by the sharp bend after Slimbridge village. (Magnus Carter/Jonathan Bull).

Cheltenham    A Dipper on the River Chelt this morning off of Glenfall Way. (Tom Mabbett). At 3:30pm, a Red Kite circling slowly over Benhall, drifting slowly downwind. (David Norman). A Red Kite over Kidnappers Lane at 1pm being seen off by Crows. (Martin Harrison).

Swindon Village     A Red Kite at roof top height in Manor Road at 11am. (Selwyn Ballinger & Lisa Martin).

Saul Warth     A Dunlin,  a drake Wigeon, a male Stonechat, a Sparrowhawk and 20+ Fieldfares this afternoon. (MK).

Dunlin by Mike King

Chavenage Lane area     A Red Kite, four Stonechats and at nearby Barton End lay-by, two Grey Partridges, a Red Kite and 150+ Stock Doves. (Terry Grant).

Frampton     From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge a Buzzard, a Kestrel, c50 Curlews and two Little Egrets this morning. (Chris Newton).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 63 Snipe, 149 Lapwings, two Little Grebes, 116 Teal, 73 Wigeon, 98 Mallards, male and female  Shoveler, seven Greylags, two Mute Swans, two Moorhens, two Grey Herons, a Cormorant, two Pied Wagtails, a Song Thrush, a Chiffchaff, six Long-tailed Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Tawny Owl heard hooting several times. (John Fletcher).

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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