Sunday 5th March 2017

Aylburton     An adult CATTLE EGRET present feeding in the fields at Aylburton Mead since mid-February until yesterday at least. Its on private land just behind the Lydney Estate Milking Unit SO625011 and can be scoped from the public footpath running parallel to the railway line on the Aylburton side. Also 27 Fieldfares and two Mallards. (Barrie Mills).

Sharpness     34 KITTIWAKES flew upstream past Sharpness picnic site at 2:50pm today. (Steve Preddy). Also a BLACK REDSTART still. (Paul Taylor).

Berkeley shore     Seven Turnstones, five Dunlins, 11 Curlews, an Oystercatcher and a female Shoveler early afternoon. (Paul Taylor).

Twyning     A Red Kite over and two male Reed Buntings in the garden today. (Phil & Chris Andrews).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill this morning. (Luke Phillips).

Ashley     15 Goldfinches, 14 singing Skylarks, 66 Fieldfares, 120+ Linnets, 36+ Yellowhammers, 100+ Chaffinches, four Reed Buntings, a Lapwing N, three Buzzards, a Kestrel, four Pied Wagtails, three Stonechats, seven Stock Doves, two Redwings and nine Roe Deer today. (Mark Grieve).

Frampton     At Court lake three Goldeneyes, the GREAT WHITE EGRET still, 45 Tufted Ducks, 30+ Siskins, 20+Goldfinches and four CATTLE EGRETS came in to roost. (Nick Goatman).

Andoversford     Spring passage of Common Gulls today had 400 in fields with a Herring Gull, a Lesser Black-backed Gull and five Black-headed Gulls. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.common-gull-050317


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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