Wednesday 8th March 2017

Painswick Beacon     Belated news confirming the reported SWALLOW over the Beacon on 2nd March at 9:35am. (John Fleming).

Hawling     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE this afternoon showing well at SP053218 and appeared to roost at 6pm. (per Richard Tyler/Duncan Dine).

Saul     Three CATTLE EGRETS near Passage Road with 12 Little Egrets at SO745095 this afternoon. (Roy Widgery).

Frampton     At Court Lake this evening a GREAT WHITE EGRET, 17 Little Egrets, 22 Cormorants, a Shoveler, a Tawny Owl, a Little Owl and a Bat sp. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     A male Blackcap singing steadily this afternoon in a garden at Forge Hill, Lydbrook. (Chris Sullivan).

Cotswolds     A Red Kite over a small copse along the A40 near Hazleton at 11am and a Red Kite over the Puesdown Inn along the A40 at 2pm. (Gord Avery).

Ashley     A Tawny Owl calling at 2:30am. (Mark Grieve).

Ashleworth Ham     Birds this morning included two Nuthatches, 20 Coots, a Treecreeper, 40 Mallards, 20 Lapwings, four Redwings, 30 Fieldfares and a Grey Heron. (Mike Beer).

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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