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 and most recently South Africa.
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