Sunday 6th February 2022

Pillhouse Rocks, Tidenham     A WATER PIPIT on the shoreline at Sturch Pill at ST 56745 95026 then flew over the hedge to a flooded field and feeding with Meadow Pipits today. Also two Rock Pipits. (Greg Mabbett).

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. (Mike Davis).

WWT Slimbridge     An adult SPOONBILL on the Tack Piece and ten Knot. (Roberta Goodall).

Turkdean    At least 200 Bramblings feeding under the line of beech trees just outside the village this afternoon. (Tom Mabbett).

Frampton     Late morning/early afternoon, birds around the lakes included three Mandarins (2m, 1f), a large flock of Long-tailed Tits, three Cormorants together in a tree and the regular roosting Tawny Owl in Court field. On the A38 Fromebridge Mill roundabout, a male Kestrel hunting from a tree. (Nikki Smith).

Brimscombe/ Thrupp     At Park Wood a Treecreeper, a Jay and a Raven circling over. (Nikki Smith).

Forest of Dean   A Grey Wagtail and two Dippers just downstream of the bridge near Dean Forest Cycles. (Michael Tomkins).

Cheltenham     A drake Mandarin back again on Park Campus pond. (Jeremy Holland).

Dursley     A Red Kite over the High Street early afternoon. (Jonathan Bull).

Stonehouse     At Stanley Downton three Buzzards, a Raven, a Green Woodpecker and two Little Egrets. A Cormorant on the canal near St Cyr’s church and the Kingfisher at the Ocean bridge this morning. (Paul Sutton).

Little Egrets by Paul Sutton

Sharpness     An adult male Peregrine on the tower today. (Gord Avery).

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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