Sunday 26th March 2017

Stow-on-the-Wold     Surprisingly the BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin was relocated today between Stow and Maugersbury village in gardens. (Keith Jennings).

WWT Slimbridge     From Holden Tower early morning the DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE still, a Peregrine, five Knot and four Dunlin flew N and a Golden Plover. On the Tack Piece a pair of Egyptian Geese, two White-fronted Geese and eight GCRP Common Cranes including two unringed juveniles, the Slimbridge bird and a visiting juvenile. (Martin McGill/John Budd/MK). Two Little Ringed Plovers on the Holden scrape at 2pm. (Les Ditchburn). Pic by Mike.Crane 260317Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill at 7:45 this morning, but was flushed about 20 minutes later by a female MERLIN flying through. Still three Hawfinches at Parkend by the cricket pitch in Crown Lane. (Martin Bell, Phil Hill, Martin Bevan, Glamorgan Bird Club).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included a Stock Dove, three Chiffchaffs, a Buzzard, a Water Rail, a Grey Plover, ten Ruff, two Curlews, seven Lapwings, a Little Ringed Plover, two Oystercatchers, nine Shovelers, five Shelducks, 30+ Teal, two Ravens, five Reed Buntings and four Skylarks. (Les Waring). Pics by Les.Ruff 260317

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Frampton pools     Two CATTLE EGRETS, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, 34 Chiffchaffs, seven Sand Martins, two Oystercatchers, two Shelducks, six Pochards, 135 Tufted Ducks, ten Gadwalls and a Kingfisher today. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley     A Red Kite over Halmore this morning. (Chris Newton).

Gloucester     An adult Peregrine hunting over Gloucester Landfill Site at Hempsted today at 2:15pm. (Gordon Avery).

Woodchester Mansion     A singing Marsh Tit, three Chiffchaffs, a Siskin, four Coal Tits, two Buzzards and a Raven. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Winchcombe     In the garden today a Sparrowhawk, a nest-building Coal Tit collecting fibres from garden twine and Small Tortoiseshell and Comma butterflies. (Peter Rodgers). Pic by Peter.Coal Tit 260317

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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