Friday 25th February 2022

Forest of Dean     At Cannop Upper Pond this morning two Ravens, male and female Goosander, a Wigeon, two Little Grebes, a Cormorant and a Grey Heron over. (Chris Keeling).

Goosanders by Chris Keeling

WWT Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS briefly on South Lake early afternoon. Three Snow Geese, the Dark-bellied Brent Goose, two Pink-footed Geese and two Greenland White-fronted Geese with the White-fronted Geese today. (Dot Jones/Jonathan Bull).

Chavenage Lane area     11 Stonechats (6m, 5f), at least three Red Kites, 20+ Buzzards, 130+ Fieldfares, a Kestrel and a nine Stock Doves today. (Terry Grant).

Colinpark Woods     Between Upleadon and Brand Green this afternoon four Mandarins on the pond at SO748285, a Goldcrest, five Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Nuthatches, nine Redwings and four Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Upham Meadow    Four Mute Swans, c30 Greylags, 50 Canada Geese, two Shelducks, 228 Wigeon, five Teal, two Mallards, 16 Pintails, two Shovelers, four Cormorants, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, 20 Curlews, 50 Black-headed Gulls and nine Pied Wagtails today. (Mike Smart).

Cheltenham     Five Buzzards circling together over Benhall Park at 2pm, also a Sparrowhawk. (David Norman).

Stanley Downton     Four Buzzards, 11 Redwings, three Cormorants, c120 Pied Wagtails, c80 Starlings, small flocks of Goldfinches and Chaffinches, two Green Woodpeckers and a Little Egret this morning. (Paul Sutton).

Buzzard by Paul Sutton

Cotswold Water Park West     At Neigh Bridge Country Park two Kingfishers on the Thames (Gloucestershire side), a Raven and a Water Rail, which swam from the Wiltshire side to the Gloucestershire side. Also a Brimstone butterfly. (Jeremy Soane).

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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