Thursday 10th February 2022

Gloucester     A Red Kite NW over Abbeymead at 9am. (Sam Walker).

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite over Blakeney Hill at midday. (Owen Follis).

Cheltenham     Two Red Kites this afternoon at the Evesham Road entrance to Bishop’s Cleeve. (Clare McNulty).

WWT Slimbridge     Two PINK-FOOTED GEESE on the Tack Piece, a Dark-bellied Brent Goose on the Dumbles and three Snow Geese and the Ross’s Goose. From Kingfisher hide this morning a fishing male Kingfisher and a Great White Egret. A Water Rail seen briefly in reeds on the west side. On South Lake two Avocets and a pair of Goldeneyes.  (Martin Price/Roberta Goodall/Chris Newton).

Kingfisher by Chris Newton

Forest of Dean    Three Hawfinches at Parkend, a Peregrine over and Grey Wagtail. At New Fancy View two Goshawks and 6+ Crossbills. (Chris Snook).

Crossbill by Chris Snook

Hawfinch by Chris Snook

Cotswold Water Park East    Two Goldeneyes on Pit 114, two Egyptian Geese and a flyover Oystercatcher on Pit 127, four drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Great Crested Grebes in courtship display at Whelford Pools. (Ian Sherriffs).

Upton St Leonards     Five Lesser Redpolls low in birch trees at Bondend Road before Whornes Orchard today. (Sam Walker).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon a Kingfisher by the car park, four pairs of Shovelers, two Pintails, a Little Egret and a Great White Egret. (Geoff Bryant).

Tewkesbury      An OTTER fishing in Stanchard pit on the Avon, seen from King John’s Bridge on the A38. (Les Ditchburn).

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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