Monday 27th March 2017

Cotswold Water Park East    A drake SCAUP on Pit 104 at 6:30pm. (Duncan Dine).

Aylburton Warth     Two Little Ringed Plovers, three Sand Martins, two Gadwalls, 25 Teal, 95 Golden Plovers and two Snipe today. (Lewis Thomson).

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY flew over the office at 2:50pm and continued N over the 100-Acre and river. (Richard Hearn). Five LITTLE GULLS flew through N upriver with five Black-headed Gulls early morning. Also today the DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE and two Egyptian Geese still, a Redwing and a Willow Warbler singing and a female MARSH HARRIER flew through N. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning six Little Ringed Plovers, two Little Owls and  30+ Sand Martins. (Mark Dowie). This afternoon from the Grundon hide a Rock Pipit, eight Little Ringed Plovers, two Oystercatchers, five Shelducks, two Grey Herons, Lapwings displaying and Skylarks singing. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Leckhampton Hill     A singing Willow Warbler today. (Mark Dowie).

Oxenhall     In the Daffodil Walk of Shaw Common SO693277 today a Treecreeper, a singing Nuthatch, a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker and two singing Chiffchaffs. Chiffchaffs also singing at the nearby Betty Daws Wood and Greenaway’s Wood. (Keith White).

Ashleworth Ham     From the hide the drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still and at least 15 Black-tailed Godwits today. (Keith White).

Gloucester     A male Linnet at a garden feeder in Abbeymead today. (Paul Daunter).

Birdlip     Two Red Kites over the A417, 1 mile S of Birdlip this morning. (Darrin Banfield).

Witcombe Reservoirs     30+ Sand Martins and five Chiffchaffs today. (Owen Follis).

Westonbirt     Two Marsh Tits and 4+ Siskins today. Also five Nuthatches, six Chiffchaffs, four Goldcrests, two Buzzards, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Ravens, two Bullfinches, two Stock Doves and a Skylark. (Mark Grieve).

Cherington     At Cherington Lake four Marsh Tits seen together and earlier at 3:30pm a male Tawny Owl hooting. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.Marsh Tit 270317

Damery      This afternoon along the Little Avon river a Grey Heron, a Buzzard, a Raven, a pair of Dippers, a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail, three Goldcrests, a Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, two Coal Tits and a Treecreeper. (David Poulton).

Cassey Compton     A pair of Mandarins today. (Keith Jennings).

Claydon     A pair of Buzzards circling low of the railway line near Ashchurch this afternoon. (Roger Wasley). Pic by Roger.Buzzard 270317Forest of Dean     At Cannop Ponds SO609108 a female Goosander with a damaged leg and a female Wigeon on the north pond this afternoon. (Peter Rodgers). A Hawfinch and a Nuthatch at Parkend by the cricket pitch in Crown Lane today. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.Hawfinch 270317


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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