Thursday 23rd March 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE on the Dumbles from 8:50am today. Also from Holden Tower 120 Barnacle Geese, a Goshawk at 11:30am, a female Sparrowhawk, seven Meadow Pipits and five Skylarks. From Zeiss hide a Spotted Redshank, two Redshanks, 14 Ruff, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a Little Egret, a Buzzard and a Curlew. From Robbie Garnet hide two White-fronted Geese at 2:30pm, 47 Shovelers, two Oystercatchers, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, a Ruff and two Pied Wagtails. On South Lake 38+ Avocets and a Kingfisher. (John Fletcher/Geoff Moyser). Pic by John.DB Brent 230317

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead today a male LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, a Chiffchaff and a Goshawk over near Cannop Ponds Stoneworks. (Tony Scott).

Symonds Yat     Birds included two Red Kites, a Peregrine, a Sparrowhawk, two Goshawks, two Ravens and at least six Buzzards today. (Tony Scott).

Frampton     12 Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper and four Sand Martin at Splatt Bridge this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). A male Goshawk through S over Splatt Bridge towards WWT. (Martin McGill). Four CATTLE EGRETS this evening came in to roost at 6.15pm on Court Lake, also a pair of Shelducks and a male Pochard. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     60 Black-tailed Godwits this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Whiteshill     A Red Kite over at 9:30am today. (Phil Williams).

Amberley     A Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, Goldcrests singing and also male and female Siskin feeding today. (Phil Williams).

Ashley     A Tawny Owl calling at 2:30am, also a Fox barking. Late morning 9+ Skylarks, two Kestrels, four Buzzards, a Pied Wagtail, 15+ Fieldfares, 12+ Redwings, 30+ Linnets, a Bullfinch, two Goldcrests, a Treecreeper, 240 Common Gulls on sheep pasture, a sunbathing Tawny Owl, 20+ Stock Doves, a Nuthatch, two Ravens and a Sparrowhawk. (Mark Grieve).

Cirencester     A Barn Owl hunting the roadside verge at 3am over A417 near JMAC barracks. (Mark Grieve).

Cheltenham     Today at 11:30am a Raven being mobbed by several gulls over St. Marks school in Benhall. (David Norman).

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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