Wednesday 14th March 2018

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill this morning. (Duncan McLaughlin).

Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT still, a Peregrine sheltering under the bank on The Noose, 25 Curlews, a female Marsh Harrier viewed distantly over the 100-Acre, but all the wildfowl gone the only bird on the actual Warth was a Mute Swan. Also 17 Little Egrets between Cadbury Bridge and Fretherne in roadside fields at 12:25pm. (MK). Earlier two Snipe, 20 Dunlins and three distant Common Cranes, presumably GCRP birds. (Martin Greenish).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Very heavy flooding here today, a pair of Oystercatchers, a Dunlin, two Black-tailed Godwits, three Redshanks and three Sand Martins. (Ian Hull).

Gloucester     A Red-legged Partridge running along the pavement in Linden at 3:40pm. Flew off over the rooftops of Seymour Road chased by a Crow. (MK).

Hazleton     At least ten Bramblings at the western edge of Hazleton.  Also a few Greenfinches in the village. (Laurie Pierce).

Frampton pools     This morning three Chiffchaffs, 32 Fieldfares, 15 Redwings, five Pochards, 85 Tufted Ducks and two Oystercatchers. (Nick Goatman).

Lydney New Grounds     78 Curlews, eight Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper and displaying Lapwing this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Sharpness     From SARA lifeboat station between 10am-midday a Peregrine, 120 Common Gulls and a Rock Pipit. (Martin Greenish).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reed beds around Pits 84, 85A and 85B early afternoon until 5:50pm birds included two Egyptian Geese, 75 Canada Geese, 35 Shovelers, 12 Wigeon, 15 Pochards, four Teal, 85 Tufted Ducks, two Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, four Chiffchaffs, 22 Goldfinches, a Goldcrest, two Bullfinches, two Reed Buntings, two Water Rails heard, two Cetti’s Warblers heard, 19 Fieldfares, a Green Woodpecker, two Buzzards, two Cormorants, a Sparrowhawk and a Barn Owl hunting after 5pm. (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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