Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Frampton     A singing WILLOW WARBLER in lakeside willows near the park gates on the Perrway this morning. Also 150+ Sand Martins on the Sailing Lake. (Roy Bircher). A SHORT-EARED OWL hunting in the sunshine this afternoon viewed from Splatt Bridge.
The GREAT WHITE EGRET still at Court Lake this morning. (Roy Widgery). This evening four CATTLE EGRETS and the GREAT WHITE EGRET in Court Lake roost, three Sand Martins, a pair of Shelducks and two Tawny Owls. (Nick Goatman).

Saul     Five CATTLE EGRETS in willows at Saul Lodge pond today. (Roy Widgery).

WWT Slimbridge     A pair of GARGANEYS still on South Lake, also two Ringed Plovers and a Little Ringed Plover from Holden  Tower today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Ashleworth Ham     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still, 12 Pintails and a Sand Martin. The male Garganey also reported as still present. (Mark Coller).

Shab Hill     A male Wheatear with 21 Meadow Pipits and a few Linnets today. (John Miles).

Stroud     A Chiffchaff in a garden near Stroud College this morning. (David Withington).

Hawling     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at SP053218 today. (Vanda Bennett).

Minsterworth Ham     Two Shelducks, a Little Ringed Plover, a Green Sandpiper, three Snipe and three Ravens today. (Andy Jayne).

Horsley     Near Horsley recycling centre a mixed flock of finches c600-700 strong, mainly Chaffinches, Goldfinches and Linnets but also several Bramblings, 30+ Yellowhammers and at least ten Corn Buntings. (Michael Cook).

Bussage     At Toadsmoor Woods two male Nuthatches displaying early this morning,a female nearby, a Treecreeper, two singing Chiffchaffs, three Jays, a Kingfisher and a pair of Tufted Ducks on the large lake. (Michael Cook).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Dunlin, 24 Black-tailed Godwits, two Oystercatchers and a male Yellowhammer this morning. (Ian Hull).

Winchcombe     Chiffchaffs singing on Langley Road and next to Corndean Hall today. (Stuart Galey).

Cleeve Hill     Meadow Pipits singing on the common today. (Stuart Galey).

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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