Monday 19th March 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A JACK SNIPE from Knott hide this afternoon. (Mark Hobson). Pic by Mark.

Jack Snipe 190318

Berkeley shore     Two Wheatears today. (Paul Taylor).

Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT still near Hock Ditch late morning with 90+ Meadow Pipits, a Rock Pipit, two Pied Wagtails and 6+ Skylarks. Also 32 Curlews and seven Redshanks. (MK).

Cheltenham     At least seven 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 but flighty and mobile. (John Sanders/Dave Pearce/Tim Gobourn). Pic by Tim.

Hawfinch 190318

Gloucester     Two Hawfinches on the bird table in the garden at Barnwood Avenue early morning, and then four seen together in St Lawrence’s churchyard mid-afternoon. (Rob Crofton).

Netheridge     At Netheridge Farm this morning a Barn Owl, a Green Sandpiper, a Green Woodpecker and a pair of Bullfinches. (Mark Hobson).

Cirencester     Ten Yellowhammers in the garden at Stratton today. (Ken Cservenka).

Forest of Dean     A pair of Mandarins at Cannop ponds, a Crossbill at Yew Tree Brake, a Hawfinch at Parkend and a Wild Boar with young by the car park at Cannop ponds. (Chris Snook). Pics by Chris.

Wild Boars 190318

Mandarins 190318

Cobney Meadows   Birds included two Mute Swans, 11 Shelducks, 100 Wigeon, 200 Teal, 12 Curlews, 50 Pied Wagtails and ten Meadow Pipits. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     Birds included two Canada Geese, two Shelducks, 300 Wigeon, 355 Teal, five Gadwalls, 20 Mallards, 20 Pintails, 35 Shovelers, 17 Tufted Ducks, a Cormorant, 32 Coot and two Curlews. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     On Severn Ham nine Shelducks lekking, three Curlews and 40 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included 16 Mallards, 12 Shovelers, seven Pintails, 52 Teal, 430 Wigeon, 11 Tufted Ducks, two Pochards, five Lapwings, an Oystercatcher and a Curlew. (David Anderson/Andrew Godden).

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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