Monday 7th February 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. (Jon Mercer). The two Egyptian Geese feeding along the hedgerow and in the ditches in the fields near the canal by the Patch this morning. (Neil Smart).

WWT Slimbridge     An adult SPOONBILL on the Tack Piece and 22 Knot. (Jon Mercer).

Cotswold Water Park West     Along the River Thames by Pit 57 two Cetti’s Warblers, four collybita Chiffchaffs and a cold grey bird showing good characteristics for a tristis bird. (Duncan Dine).

Tidenham    From Tidenham Church to Sturch Pill, no sign of the Water Pipit just two Meadow Pipits, but a MERLIN very active, also c60 Wigeon, two Teal, 22 Shelducks and three Snipe. (Paul Masters).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included 100+ Fieldfares over, four Bullfinches, 20+ Goldfinches, a Greenfinch, a Buzzard, three Little Egrets, a Snipe, two Skylarks and a Little Owl. (Dave Stone).

Forest of Dean     15 Goosanders (6m) at Woorgreens Lake, also 12+ Siskins with a Lesser Redpoll. A Wild Boar on the path to Lower Hide at Nagshead. Three male Bullfinches at Cannop Stoneworks/Cannop Wharf and 6+ Little Grebes at Upper Cannop. (Paul Clark).

Tresham     Mid morning the first singing Corn Bunting back on territory this morning and a Red Kite. (Paul Rich).

Wotton-Under-Edge    At Nind Lane five Siskins, a Little Egret, a Marsh Tit and a Sparrowhawk early morning. (Paul Rich).

Charlton Kings     At Pilley Bridge Reserve a female Sparrowhawk, a Bullfinch,
three Long-tailed Tits and a Song Thrush and a Blackcap both singing. From Highlands Road to Daisybank car park four Greenfinches, a male Bullfinch, a Stock Dove, two Jays, two Ravens, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Nuthatch and two Coal Tits. (Steve Brown).

Lightpill     24 Siskins on the cycle track today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Dowdeswell Reservoir     A Red Kite, two Buzzards, a Cormorant, a Treecreeper, four Long-tailed Tits and a Grey Heron. (Josh Adamms). Two Red Kites over together at 2:45pm. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Hawling     At midday two Red Kites separately and a Stonechat. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Hazleton     Early afternoon up to 50 Bramblings at the sharp right-hand bend before entering the village from the N. Two Red Kites seen from the A40, one at Hazleton, the other at Shipton. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Ford     A Red Kite at 3:50 pm over the B4077, approaching Ford from the E. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon 46 Snipe, a Little Grebe, eight Pintails, 85 Wigeon, 108 Teal, 27 Mallards, two Moorhens, five Lapwings, two Cormorants, a Grey Heron, three Mute Swans, two Goldcrests, a Chiffchaff, four Chaffinches, three Long-tailed Tits, ten Pied Wagtails and a Buzzard. (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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