Friday 3rd March 2017

Cotswold Water Park West     The BLACK-NECKED GREBE on Pit 65 and the drake SCAUP on Pit 57 both still present early afternoon. (Jon Mercer).

Frampton     Three CATTLE EGRETS and 12 Little Egrets left Court Lake roost this morning. Also a pair of Goldeneyes and four Red Crested Pochards (3m, 1f). (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     38 Mandarins on Cannop ponds at the Stoneworks this morning. (Frank Williams).

Gloucester     There’s been a big Starling roost/murmuration of 3000+ birds the past two evenings at least Wed/Thu at the old brick-pits at Walham between 5:30 and 6:15pm at SO822199, last night being pursued by a small falcon, possibly Merlin, also a Sparrowhawk. Safest viewing is from the Maisemore Road SO817200 or walk to the riverbank footpath from the Maisemore Road or upstream along the path from Westgate to cSO821197. (Andrew Bluett). Pic by Andrew.starlings-020317

Slimbridge village     At 3:30pm a Peregrine perching on the NE corner of the tower of the parish church. (Chris Nice).

Kingswood      A BLACK REDSTART still at the top of Tyndale View, two Dippers under the “bridged”section of Tubbs water tank warehouse and two Grey Wagtails on the roofs of the warehouses. (Tom McCarthy).

Ashleworth Ham     Ten Snipe and a drake Pintail today. (Ian Bollen).

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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