Saturday 11th March 2017

Saul    45 WAXWINGS by the Stroudwater canal bridge near Saul Junction this afternoon. (Rich Hearn).

Ashleworth Ham    The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still today and also a MERLIN. (Mark Hobson). Other birds included 45 Wigeon, two Gadwalls, 60 Teal, four Pintails, five Shovelers, three Tufted Ducks, two Great Crested Grebes, 38 Coots, two Curlews, a Snipe, a Reed Bunting and two Nuthatches. (Les Brown).

Hawling     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at SP053218 today. (Andy Jordan/ Jon Mercer).

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. (Andy Jordan).

Frampton pools      A Sand Martin, a Goldeneye, six Red Crested Pochards (4m, 2f), seven Chiffchaffs, a pair of Blackcaps, a pair of Mandarins, 26 Fieldfares and eight Redwings today. (Nick Goatman). On the flashes a Green Sandpiper, seven Redshanks, two Lapwings, a Curlew, two Snipe, a Kingfisher, two Stonechats, three Little Egrets, a Water Rail calling and six Chiffchaffs. (MK/Paul Masters/Andy Chapman/Gordon Hodgson).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, a Red Kite, a Sparrowhawk, eight Buzzards, two Goshawks, a Tawny Owl calling, two Goldcrests, a Marsh Tit, a Mistle Thrush, a Kingfisher, a Grey Heron, three female Goosanders and one male, a Treecreeper, four Goldfinches, a pair of Stock Doves, seven Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole and a Red Admiral butterfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.Buzzard 110317

Nailsworth     10+ Siskins visiting the garden all winter. (Terry Grant). Pic by Terry.Siskin 110317

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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