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, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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