Friday 16th March 2018

Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET at 4pm on Tewkesbury Nature Reserve. (Ian Hull).

Cotswold Water Park East     The SCAUP still on Pit 126 this morning. Also a singing Chiffchaff at Pit 114 and 37 Magpies at Whelford Pools. (Ian Ralphs).

WWT Slimbridge     The GLAUCOUS GULL again distant from Holden Tower this morning. (Ian Hull).

Condicote     A singing Corn Bunting, ten Yellowhammers, 50 Fieldfares, two Linnets by the Condicote-Donnington road SP160280 and a Grey Wagtail at Donnington brewery. (Graham Tompsett).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A pair of Red Crested Pochards, two drake Pochards and fou Great Crested Grebes at Bourton Gravel Pits. Two Jays, two Bullfinches, a singing Chiffchaff and a few Redwings at Greystones Farm. (Graham Tompsett).

Forest of Dean     A female Crossbill at Cannop ponds mid-afternoon. (Robert Daw). Pic by Robert.

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Nailsworth     A Chiffchaff briefly in the garden at Windsoredge this morning. (Roy Bircher).

Netheridge     A singing Chiffchaff at Netheridge Farm, also a Barn Owl and a Siskin this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Cheltenham     In Naunton Park, a male Siskin in the garden, a Red Kite over S, a Coal Tit, a Long-tailed Tit and a singing Mistle Thrush. (Steve Brown).

Ashleworth Ham     From the GWT hide SO827263 and along Meerend Thicket this afternoon birds included two Curlews, 40+ Teal, 80+ Wigeon, 14 Pintails, 27 Shovelers, 14 Tufted Ducks, a Shelduck, 75 Lapwings over, two Buzzards, a male Reed Bunting, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming and two Nuthatches. (John Fletcher).

Kingswood     A Cormorant in Little Avon river this morning, a garden first. (Tom McCarthy).

Sharpness     Along the canal from the Marina this morning birds included a Chiffchaff, a Great Crested Grebe, a male Bullfinch and two Mute Swans. (Paddy Doyle).

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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