Tuesday 7th March 2017

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still today at SO719117 in the rough field with the small hawthorn tree this morning. Also a Peregrine over and two Meadow Pipits. (Michael Teesdale/Martyn Leighton).

Cotswold Water Park West     The drake SCAUP still on Pit 57 today. Four Goosanders on Pit 44 and two on Pit 43. Two Lesser Redpolls on Pit 44. (Geoff Moyser).

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Maugersbury Park and roosted in Fisher Close tonight. 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. (Keith Jennings).

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

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair (seen mating) and an intruding Peregrine, a female Goshawk, a male Sparrowhawk chasing a Blackbird, eight Buzzards, the resident Raven pair, a pair of Stock Doves, two Goldcrests, two Song Thrushes, four Long-tailed Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Marsh Tits, a Bank Vole and four Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Gloucester     A Red Kite over Abbeymead at 4:45pm. (Paul Daunter).

Frampton      Four Red Crested Pochards (3m, 1f) on the Sailing Lake this morning. (Nick Goatman).

Hawling     Near Oxleaze Quarry, a pair of Stonechats, a Goldcrest and two Skylarks. (Laurie Pierce).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four Mute Swans, ten Canada Geese, ten Greylags, eight Shelducks, c400 Wigeon (including the leucistic bird), 300 Teal, 40 Mallards, two Pintails, 24 Shovelers, five Tufted Ducks, three Oystercatchers, ten Lapwings, ten Curlews, five Snipe, 1-2 Skylarks, a Cetti’s Warbler singing and five singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     45 Coots, four Greylags, six Canada Geese, two Shelducks, 24 Teal, 38 Wigeon, a Grey Heron, four Tufted Ducks, eight Pintail, three Shovelers, two Gadwalls, two Snipe, a Oystercatcher, two Curlews, two Goldcrests, a Nuthatch, two Buzzards and a Peregrine.  (John Fletcher/Mike Smart).

Hasfield Ham     Mid afternoon nine Pintails, 12 Shovelers, six Greylags, 15 Lapwings and a Little Grebe. At Stank Lane a Treecreeper and c20 Fieldfares. Nearby at Lower Apperley a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Laurie Pierce).

Tewkesbury     A probable Great White Egret stood in a partially flooded field next to the A38 between Morrison’s and the river sluice gate just outside Tewkesbury at 11am. (Steve Pullen).

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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