Friday 11th February 2022

WWT Slimbridge     An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL, six Avocets, 12 Dunlin, three Common Gulls and five Cattle Egrets on South Lake and the GLOSSY IBIS flew over. (Ian Hull/Jonathan Bull/Dot Jones). From Estuary Hide two PINK-FOOTED GEESE, the Ross’s Goose, three Snow Geese, 52 White-fronted Geese and 11 Common Cranes. (Tim Jukes). A Great White Egret on the Canoe Trail. (Martin Price). A Black Swan on the Rushy. (Peter Rodgers).

Snow Geese by Peter Rodgers

Slimbridge     This afternoon 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). Five Cattle Egrets in a field of sheep on the western edge of the village at 1:15pm. (Rob & Petra Crofton).

Frampton     The Tawny Owl showing well in its usual roost tree at Frampton Court at 11:30am. (Rob & Petra Crofton).

Forest of Dean    At least four Goshawks displaying seen from New Fancy View early afternoon. Also six Crossbills. (Sam Walker/Gareth Jones). Five Goosanders at Cannop Ponds, including a mating pair. A Brambling at Parkend. (Gareth Jones).

Cotswold Water Park East     At lunchtime at Pit 104 four Goldeneyes, four Goosanders, 37 Pochards and six Wigeon. At Pit 125  Bowmoor Sailing Club 47 Coots, 18 Great Crested Grebes and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Ian Sherriffs).

Cotswold Water Park West     An adult male SCAUP still on Pit 65 with three Goosanders. On Pit 57 a pair of Goldeneyes. On Pit 42 12 Red Crested Pochards and four Goosanders. On Pits 46/48 six Goldeneyes. On Pit 16 four Goldeneyes. Also Cetti’s Warbler, Siskin and Lesser Redpoll. (Paul Rich).

Coombe Hill Meadows    An Oystercatcher, a Little Egret, a Snipe, two Bullfinches, a Sparrowhawk, two Buzzards, a Goshawk and two Little Owls. (Paul Clark).

Stanley Downton     Three Buzzards, two Mistle Thrushes, two Song Thrushes, small flocks of Long-tailed Tits, two small flocks of Chaffinches, three Meadow Pipits, c30 Pied Wagtails in a field with sheep and another 100+ Pied Wagtails at the sewage works, a Grey Heron and a Green Woodpecker calling. (Paul Sutton).

Buzzard by Paul Sutton

Nailsworth     From Nailsworth to Avening via Tetbury Lane and Ledgemore Ponds 128 Common Gulls, 22 Linnets, a pair of Yellowhammers, a pair of Stonechats, two Skylarks, three Meadow Pipits, a Red Kite over, a Raven, two Buzzards, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 300+ Woodpigeons, a drake Teal, a pair of Little Grebes, two Coots and a Grey Heron. (Jake King).

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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