Sunday 25th February 2018

Rodley Sands     The GLAUCOUS GULL again today at 10:15am. Also  four Whooper Swans (2 ads, 2 juvs), six Snipe, 15 Shelducks, five Stonechats and two Reed Buntings. (Dave Smith).

Cotswold Water Park West     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK still present this morning on Pit 16. (Mark Hobson). A GREAT WHITE EGRET on the small island between the two hides at Shorncote Reedbed at 8:20am. (Dave Soons).

Frampton pools     A BITTERN flew into Court Lake reed bed at dusk. Also the male Goldeneye still, 30 Little Egrets, a Snipe, two Tawny Owls and a Little Owl. (Nick Goatman). The Red-breasted Goose early this morning until it headed back to WWT at 7:30am. A pair of Red Crested Pochards, three Oystercatchers, 14 Gadwalls, ten Teal, a male Mandarin, three Water Rails, 122 Tufted Ducks, 50+ Lapwings and a Stonechat. (Nick Goatman/Gordon Hodgson). A MARSH HARRIER from Splatt Bridge at 11:35am. (Duerden Cormack).

Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT still at 1:15pm today. (Mark Hobson).

Highnam Woods     Four Marsh Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Nuthatch, a Treecreeper, a Sparrowhawk and a Buzzard. (Les Ditchburn).

Ashleworth Ham     A Grey Heron, 22 Greylags, 15+ Fieldfares, 49+ Lapwings, 450+ Teal, 350 Wigeon, 30+ Shovelers, 30+ Pintails, two Shelducks, 30+ Coots, a Stock Dove, 30+ Mallards, four Tufted Ducks, four Canada Geese, four Gadwalls, two Snipe and a Raven. Nearby 120+ Lapwings at Wainlodes. (Mark Grieve).

Quedgeley     At Dimore Brook next to Fishers Meadow, no sign of the Hawfinches but two Little Egrets next to the footpath, a Grey Heron on a rooftop and three singing Song Thrushes. (Steve Pullen).

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 and most recently South Africa.
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