Tuesday 6th March 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     A drake FERRUGINOUS DUCK on Pit 125, Bowmoor Sailing Lake this morning before relocating to Pit 126 to sleep, present until early afternoon at least. Also a female SCAUP and two drake Red Crested Pochards on Pit 126 and a Muntjac. (Duncan Dine et al). 1st pic Duncan, others Mike.

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Cotswold Water Park West     A first-winter ICELAND GULL in the roost at Pit 16 and the drake RING-NECKED DUCK still tonight. (Kim Milsom).

WWT Slimbridge     Three DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE and the Red-breasted Goose with the feral Barnacle Goose flock again this morning on the Dumbles viewed from Holden Tower. The GLAUCOUS GULL was out on the sands prior to high tide. Also five Knot and two Ringed Plovers on the Tack Piece. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Sharpness     Two female-type BLACK REDSTARTS at the end of Dock Road today. Also a Peregrine on the silo. (Richard Newton/Brian Trott). Pic by Brian.

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Quedgeley     A Hawfinch again, lurking in trees to the back of the garden on the edge of Fisher’s Meadow at 8am this morning. (Paul Masters).

Woodcroft     11 Hawfinches today, for the second day at ST546956. (Paul House).

Gloucester     A Hawfinch on the bird table today in Barnwood Avenue (backing onto St Lawrence’s churchyard), a garden first. (Rob Crofton).

Leckhampton Hill     At Hartley Farm three Bramblings with a finch flock, also three Ravens and six Skylarks. (Clive Scarlett).

Saul Warth     A Rock Pipit today. (Richard Newton/Brian Trott). Pic by Brian.

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Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding female Peregrine, which was fiercely driven off after a fight, a female Goshawk, five Buzzards, the resident Raven pair, seven Mandarins, a Goldcrest, three Song Thrushes, a pair of Marsh Tits, a Stock Dove, a Green Woodpecker calling, a Jay, two Treecreepers and a male Siskin. Also a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Painswick     A Red Kite flew over the house at 8:55am, heading NE. (John Fleming).

Hucclecote     A Treecreeper feeding in an apple tree today at 4:40pm stayed for 10 minutes, a garden first. Also today a pair of Song Thrushes. (Des Johns).

Twyning     At Upham Meadow 120 Canada Geese, 20 Mallards, a Cormorant, two Grey Herons, two Oystercatchers, 12 Lapwings, seven Curlews, eight Pied Wagtails, 30 Carrion Crows and three Reed Buntings singing. (Mike Smart).

Shuthonger     Along the Mythe Brook two Mute Swans, ten Teal, three Grey Herons, two Oystercatchers, a Snipe and 34 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     On Severn Ham two Mute Swans, a Great Crested Grebe (on the Avon), two Curlews, 29 Pied Wagtails and 74 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

Maisemore     150+ Lapwings on flooded fields at Persh Farm today. (Jamie Powell).

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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