Thursday 30th March 2017

WWT Slimbridge    A SPOONBILL this afternoon on South Lake, also a Mediterranean Gull, a drake GARGANEY still, 180 Black-tailed Godwits, two Snipe and a Kingfisher. From Zeiss hide four Swallows, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Little Egrets and two Ravens. (John Fletcher/Roy Widgery). Pics by John. Five SANDWICH TERNS flew up the river and then inland this morning. (Martin McGill). Spoonbill 1 300317

Spoonbill 2 300317

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Cleeve Hill     Two RING OUZELS in the Sheepwash Valley today. (Ray Wintle/Duncan Dine). Pic by Duncan.Ring Ouzel 300317

Forest of Dean     Belated news of an OSPREY heading N over New Fancy View yesterday. (Jimmy MacDonald). Pic by Jimmy.Osprey 290317

Frampton     A GREAT WHITE EGRET showing well in the reedbed N of Splatt Bridge at 5pm today. (Tony Eveleigh). The SPOONBILL seen to land in the 100-Acre early morning viewed from Splatt Bridge, also a SHORT-EARED OWL here and a Willow Warbler singing at Court Lake. (Gordon Hodgson).

Hawling     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still today. (Bob Fryer).

Ashley     Eight Buzzards, 13+ Skylarks, four Green Woodpeckers, two Kestrels, four Yellowhammers, five Stock Doves, two male Wheatears, 8+ Chiffchaffs, a Raven, 40+ Linnets, five Redwings, a Bullfinch, 60+ Fieldfares, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Nuthatches, a Jay, three Blackcaps, a Red-legged Partridge, a Raven and a Red Kite. Also Brimstone, Comma and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. (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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