Tuesday 28th February 2017

Ashleworth Ham    The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still, also two Mute Swans, four Canada Geese, 130 Wigeon, nine Gadwalls, 120 Teal, 22 Pintails, 33 Shovelers, a Grey Heron, a Little Grebe, 52 Coots, two Nuthatches and two Goldcrests. (Les Brown).

Forest of Dean     12+ Hawfinches under the yews at Crown Lane still behind the cricket pavilion. Also two Nuthatches. (Ewan Urquhart). Pics by Ewan.hawfinch-280217


Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the resident Peregrines and an intruding Peregrine, two Goshawks, four Buzzards in a thermal and a pair seen mating, the Raven pair, 17 Canada Geese, a pair of Stock Doves, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Green Woodpecker, two Goldcrests catching Winter Gnats, two Marsh Tits, a pair of Mistle Thrushes, two Song Thrushes, a Jay, a pair of Mandarins, a Bank Vole and three Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning birds included three Wigeon (2m, 1f), 11 Teal, a Little Grebe, two Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, a male Sparrowhawk, eight Snipe, five Stonechats (3m, 2f), 2+ Chiffchaffs and four male Reed Buntings. (Gord Avery/Roger Pearce).

Shab Hill     202 Golden Plovers and two female Stonechats this morning. (Gord Avery/Roger Pearce).

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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