Friday 9th March 2018

Saul Warth     A drake GARGANEY on the Warth from 9:45am until 2pm at least. Also 120 Pintails, 30 Shovelers, 22 Wigeon, 260 Teal, 11 Redshanks and a Ruff (Gordon Hodgson). This afternoon 17 Black-tailed Godwits, five Dunlins, two Lapwings and a singing male Bullfinch. (MK). Best way to view: Park safely at Cadbury Bridge and walk c100yds towards Arlingham, take the public footpath on the left. Walk up to the 5-bar gate, cross the field diagonally to your right. View from the stile. Don’t walk out onto the sea wall or all the duck will flush.

Ashleworth Ham     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still from the hide at 12:45pm. (Jon Mercer).

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART at the end of Dock Road still today. (Ivan & Rose Sansom). Pic by Ivan.

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Frampton     A drake Goosander N over Splatt Bridge at 7:25am. Also a Red-legged Partridge on the canal bank at 8am. (Gordon Hodgson). On the Sailing Lake a male Goldeneye and four Pochards also an Oystercatcher and four Curlews over. (Nick Goatman).

Netheridge     A Barn Owl hunting at Netheridge farm again this morning. Also a Roe Deer. (Mark Hobson).

Gloucester     A Hawfinch on the bird table again today in Barnwood Avenue (backing onto St Lawrence’s churchyard). Probably best looked for in the churchyard. (Rob Crofton).

Miserden     Two Hawfinches in the village this morning. (Jeremy Squire).

Wotton-Under-Edge     Four garden Hawfinches today. (Morag Hughes).

Forest of Dean     A Hawfinch in the garden at Blakeney today. (Mick Swann).

Epney     An adult Mediterranean Gull with a white colour ring opposite the Anchor Inn at 8:30am. (Jeremy Squire).

Halmore     Two male Reed Buntings feeding in the garden today, a garden first. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.

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Cotswold Water Park East     At Whelford Pools from GWT first hide and around Pit 111 this afternoon birds included three Goldeneyes (2m, 1f), eight Teal (5m, 3f), 73 Tufted Ducks, 16 Shovelers, two Pochards, a male Goosander over, four Great Crested Grebes, 21 Cormorant, two Kingfishers, a Buzzard, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Coal Tit. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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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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