Saturday 4th March 2017

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still today near SO719117 N of the rough field with the small hawthorn tree at midday. (Ian Bollen).

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Maugersbury Park. Strictly no parking in Fisher Close or Maugersbury Park, there is a public car park near the Bell pub 5 minutes walk away or find alternative parking in the town. Please show the residents respect and as much privacy as is possible. There is a collection for Kate’s Home Nursing  please give generously on site or on-line. (John Powell/Paul Taylor/Julian Thomas).

Cotswold Water Park West     The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 65 at 4:30pm. Also a adult Mediterranean Gull. (Julian Thomas). An adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost at Pit 16 this evening (same bird?) and two Oystercatchers. (Nigel Pleass).

Saul Warth     90 Curlews, 20 Lapwings, 21 Ruff, 25 Dunlins and 26 Black-tailed Godwits today. (Gordon Hodgson).

Frampton     A Tawny Owl and a Little Owl, a pair of Oystercatchers, a Grey Wagtail and  207+ Barnacle Geese at Court Field, a pair of Goldeneyes on Court Lake and four Red Crested Pochards on the Sailing Lake this morning. (Nick Goatman/MK). Pic by Mike.little-owl-040317

Gloucester     A SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Port Ham until 12:45pm at least. Park along the by-pass before the Over turn by the metal gate on the left. The bird is on the edge of the reedy pond along the reeds edge on the right, south of the railway bridge at SO817193. Also two Common Chiffchaffs, a Stonechat, a male Reed Bunting, a pair of Ravens and three Buzzards. (Paul Masters). Pic by Mike.siberian-chiffchaff-040317Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine throughout the day, three Goshawks, a Sparrowhawk, six Buzzards, a Red Kite, the resident Ravens, a pair of Marsh Tits, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a pair of Stock Doves, a Goldcrest, a pair of Mandarins, a male Goosander, four Long-tailed Tits, a Song Thrush, 17 Canada Geese, a Jay and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Painswick Beacon     Passage over the Beacon today included a Red Kite, 37 Buzzards, 26 Golden Plovers, 537 Common Gulls east, 30 Stock Doves, a Raven, 19 WAXWINGS E at 8:25am, 39 Redwings, 46 Chaffinches, male and female Crossbills, 77 Goldfinches and nine Bullfinches present. (John Fleming).

Newnham-on-Severn     A Red Kite over at 1pm. (John Overfield).

Shuthonger     Two Red Kites over fields next to the A38 at 1:30pm. (Sarah Loaring).

Ashleworth Ham      21+ Shovelers,  two Tufted Ducks, four Pintails,  a few Gadwalls, at least nine Snipe  and a Curlew calling briefly. (Laurie Pierce).

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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