Tuesday 28th March 2017

Cleeve Hill    A GREAT GREY SHRIKE in the Washpool Valley area at SO995256, also five Wheatears, two on the W slopes of the common at SO990253, three in a field by Wontley Gate at SP001246. (Roger Gillespie).

WWT Slimbridge     The DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE and two Egyptian Geese still from Holden Tower this morning. (Paul Rich).

Berkeley shore     Three Crossbills and six Sand Martins flew NE past the shore. Also 42 Pied Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail. (Paul Taylor).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Little Ringed Plovers, two Snipe, a Redshank, a few Sand Martins and a Swallow. (Dave Owen).

Forest of Dean    At Nagshead two male Blackcaps, a Jay, Stock Doves and a Tawny Owl calling. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the resident Peregrines and Ravens, two Goshawks, two Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, three Goosanders (1m, 2f), a pair of Mandarins, a Pied Wagtail, a Wren, Stock Doves, a Reed Bunting, a Chiffchaff, a Song Thrush, a pair of Marsh Tits, a Small Tortoiseshell and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Nettleton     Today at 2:15pm two Red Kites at Nettleton Bottom, circling low over roadkill waiting for a break in traffic. (Elly Rickleton).

Arlingham     An albino Pheasant in Warth Lane, seen most days in the first orchard on the right. (Lucy Seabright).

Ashleworth Ham     Still 86 Black-tailed Godwits this morning including 16 in summer plumage. (Mike Smart).

Frampton pools     Three Swallows with 100+ Sand Martins, the GREAT WHITE EGRET,  42 Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, four Siskins, five Pochards, 24 Meadow Pipits and two Mandarins today. (Nick Goatman).

Ashley     A male Kestrel, 10+ Skylarks, 40+ Golden Plovers NW, 30+ Stock Doves, a male Peregrine on a Woodpigeon kill, three Ravens, 65+ Fieldfares, six Chiffchaffs, two Goldcrests, a Bullfinch, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, five Buzzards, three Green Woodpeckers, a singing male Blackcap, a Jay, two Yellowhammers, a Mistle Thrush, a sunbathing Tawny Owl, a Nuthatch, two Grey Partridges and a Snipe. (Mark Grieve).

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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