Wednesday 9th 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. (Slimbridge Sightings).

WWT Slimbridge     A Brambling on the bridge on the approach to South Lake. On South Lake a pair of Oystercatchers, seven Avocets, 81 Black-tailed Godwits, a pair of Goldeneyes and a Great Crested Grebe. (Mike Davis).

Forest of Dean     This morning two Hawfinches at Parkend, Two Dippers near Dean Forest Cycles, also Siskin and Bullfinch here. Treecreepers and a Goldcrest at Crabtree Hill and a Goosander on Cannop Ponds. (Jeremy Holland).

Eastleach Turville to Fyfield     A Little Grebe, two Little Egrets, two Red Kites, a Buzzard, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Jays, 20 Fieldfares, six Redwings, 25 Siskins, a Bullfinch, two Goldcrests, two Nuthatches, two Long-tailed Tits and numerous singing birds including a Mistle Thrush, four Song Thrushes and a Skylark. (Steve Brown).

Hazleton     25 Bramblings with a Yellowhammer, Chaffinches and Linnets on the sharp right hand bend on the approach to the village. On the same field hundreds of mostly Fieldfares with smaller numbers of Redwings and Starlings. (Steve Brown).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a Great White Egret, a Grey Heron, eight Pintails, two Shelducks, eight Shovelers, large numbers of Teal and Wigeon (no count), a Mute Swan, a male Bullfinch, a Song Thrush, two Goldfinches, a 60+ flock of Fieldfares with a few Redwings and a Reed Bunting. (John Casswell).

Saul/Frampton     From Fretherne (Cadbury) Bridge to Splatt Bridge 14 Curlews, a Little Egret, a Stonechat, a Raven, five Mistle Thrushes together and a Water Rail calling. On the rough ground S of the Sailing Lake a male Sparrowhawk flushed seven Snipe. At Saul Warth 50+ Curlews and a white Common Buzzard nearby 30 Goldfinches, 10+Fieldfares and 6+ Redwings in Dunstalls Wood. (MK).

Little Egret by Mike King

Nailsworth     A Red Kite over the garden today at Forest Green. (Keith & Lyn Perkins). 15 Greenfinches, c10 Goldfinches, four Chaffinches and a Bullfinch in the garden at Windsoredge this afternoon. (Roy Bircher).

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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