Sunday 18th March 2018

Stroud     20+ Hawfinches in Stroud town cemetery at the far end of Horns Road next to Daisybank Park and the Crown and Sceptre pub at SO 86217 04717. Also at Horns Road a cold weather movement between 8-9:30am of 2000 Fieldfares, 850 Redwings and five Snipe. (Francis Steuck).

Cheltenham     At least 20 Hawfinches still in Sandford Park. Nearest to the top of High Street, in the part with the fountain, feeding in yews and resting in ash at SO 95234 21967. (Tom Mabbett).

Cirencester     A female Hawfinch in the garden at Stratton. (Ken Cservenka).

Nailsworth     A huge hard weather movement of over 25000 birds moving S between 7:45am and 1:10pm. There were 14400+ Fieldfare, 9450+ Redwings, 2100+ Starlings, 60+ Meadow Pipits, 18 Golden Plovers and a number of finches which were not counted. (Terry Grant/Roy Bircher).

Painswick Beacon     Between 9:45am and 1pm, 1360 Redwings , 600 Fieldfares and 196 Starlings SE, 57 Goldfinches NW, 34 Chaffinches SE and 16 NW, a Brambling SE and 32 Hawfinches in one flock NE at 10:40am. (John Fleming).

Tewkesbury     Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS on Tewkesbury Nature Reserve over this weekend (17th &18th). Yesterday two were showing in the fields opposite Morrisons petrol station and one seen there again today. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Frampton pools     A grounded Dunlin on the edge of the Sailing Lake chased off by a Sparrowhawk, 18 Pochards, 132 Tufted Ducks, 14 Little Egrets, 270 Black-headed Gulls, 130 Common Gulls, three Shovelers, seven Gadwalls, a male Mandarin, singing Chiffchaff and Nuthatch, two Little Grebes, six Great Crested Grebes and the roosting Tawny Owl. (Nick Goatman). From Splatt Bridge to Saul Warth, a Green Sandpiper in the ditch by the canal, 20 Black-tailed Godwits flew S, a MARSH HARRIER over the 100-Acre and Rock Pipit, 24 Dunlins and six Redshanks on the river. (Gordon Hodgson).

Ashleworth Ham    Five Tufted Ducks, 350+ Wigeon, 8+ Pintails, 300+ Teal, 20+ Shovelers, 45+ Mallards, ten Gadwalls, 12+ Pied Wagtails, 30+ Meadow Pipits, 20 Fieldfares, 25+ Redwings and 11 Snipe today. (Mark Grieve).

Lower Rea     260 Fieldfares this morning. (Andy Chapman).

Dursley     Two Lesser Redpolls in the garden today, a garden tick. (Shane Long).

Tirley     12 Fieldfares in the village, and four Golden Plovers over. (Mark Grieve).

Halmore     Up to six Reed Buntings in the garden this morning (at least two present every day for the past 10 days). (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.

Reed Buntings 180318

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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.