Monday 26th February 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     At Whelford Pools a CATTLE EGRET flew in and landed
under the Cormorant roost at 1:30pm on Pit 111b. Also 30+ Tufted Ducks, three Wigeon, 10+ Coots, two Mute Swans, two Great Crested Grebes, 10+ Cormorants nest building and a Buzzard over. (Bob Webb).

Saul Warth     Early afternoon the WATER PIPIT with 10+ Meadow Pipits still and the GLAUCOUS GULL sat on mudbank then flew high to the W. (Les Ditchburn).

WWT Slimbridge     The second calendar year GLAUCOUS GULL from Holden Tower until 8:40am. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed the Barn Owl was active until 8:30am today. (Duncan Dine).

Netheridge Farm     A Barn Owl and a Peregrine were the highlights this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Stroud     A Dipper on the river near Waitrose. Also a few Redwings in the canalside trees and a Sparrowhawk. (Richard Williams).

Brockeridge Common     Three Stonechats today. ( Sarah Loaring).

Coombe Hill Meadows     At dusk this evening still 26 Shelducks, at least 500 Lapwings. four Snipe and 13 Curlews roosting. (Mike Smart).

Cirencester     A Barn Owl over the A419 at 3:25am. (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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