Friday 2nd March 2018

May Hill     Four Crossbill flew over the top of May Hill this afternoon. (Rob Guest).

Frampton     A Woodcock flew down Frampton Green late morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Stroud     Five Hawfinches briefly in the Churchyard off Horns Road/Bisley Road this afternoon. (Francis Steuck). At Frome Banks two Dippers, a Grey Wagtail, two Mistle Thrushes and many Redwings today. (Simon Ashley).

Gloucester     A Little Egret in a tree beside the bypass opposite Plock Court at 5:30pm today. (Ken Hurcombe).

Kingswood     A garden Stonechat this morning. (Iain Green). Two Dippers, two Redwings and three Bullfinches on the Little Avon by Vinyard Lane. A Grey Wagtail in Wotton Road by the Tubbs building and two Little Owls in barns behind Kingswood House. (Tom McCarthy).

Halmore     100-150 Fieldfares in the lanes between Halmore and Berkeley in the heavy snow today, plus a scattering of Redwings. Garden birds included a Song Thrush, a Wren, a Coal Tit, two Long-Tailed Tits, 5-6 Chaffinches and four Goldfinches. This afternoon a Little Egret landed on a neighbour’s window sill before flying off towards Purton. Also a Woodcock flushed in the neighbour’s garden. On the canal at Purton (not frozen), a Great Crested Grebe, 25 Black-headed Gulls and a Grey Heron over. (Chris Newton). Pics by Chris.

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Quedgeley     A male Grey Wagtail in the garden, 3rd record, also three Fieldfares and a female Blackcap. (MK). 16 Fieldfares and four Redwings in the garden today. (Paul Masters).

Forest of Dean     At Coleford a Fieldfare, a garden tick and a Brambling today. (Geoff Fawcett). At Clearwell eight Fieldfares, four Redwings, two Song Thrushes and eight Blackbirds in the garden, also a Peregrine flying over. (Alan Waterman).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, in the garden seven Fieldfares, two Redwings and a female Blackcap. (Steve Brown). At 9am, at least ten Lapwings flew low over Benhall heading S. (David Norman). 4-5 Fieldfares in the garden off Hales Road. (Jonquil Naish).

Cam     Two Nuthatches, a garden first, two Blackcaps and many Fieldfares in the garden today. (Neil Smart).

Charlton Kings     A garden Fieldfare today, a garden first. (Martin Clifford).

Berkeley     Garden birds today included 11 Fieldfares, eight Redwings, 19 Starlings, 13 Blackbirds, 26 House Sparrows and a Pied Wagtail. (Paddy Doyle).

Nailsworth     At Forest Green in the garden 63 Fieldfares, 22 Redwings and three Blackcaps (2m, 1f). (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Bussage     50+ Redwings and 30+ Fieldfares in the garden today. Also three Nuthatches, two Greenfinches and a Siskin and a Wren in the garage this morning roosting in a pair of football boots. Nearby a Cormorant on the lower lake at Toadsmoor. (Michael Cook).

Newent     90 Fieldfares in Glebe Court today. (Alan Hooper). Pic by Alan.

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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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