Wednesday 21st March 2018

Frampton     Five CATTLE EGRETS flew into Court Lake to roost at 6:30pm. (Nick Goatman/Martin Greenish). At Court Lake eight Little Egrets left the roost by 6:40am, the CATTLE EGRET was roosting on the back of the middle island and flew off towards Whitminster at 7:30am. Also a pair of Oystercatchers, the roosting Tawny Owl and 36 Pochards on the Sailing Lake this morning. (MK).

Lydney     A GLOSSY IBIS today at 11:30am 50 yards from the station end of Lydney Harbour Walk footpath, in a part flooded field on the right at the start of the path. (Peter Boorman & Lynne Mayers).

Cotswold Water Park West     A first-winter LITTLE GULL on Pit 12 at 5:25pm then it flew towards Pit 16. Also three adult Mediterranean Gulls on Pit 16 this evening. (Graham Lawlor).

Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT again but getting flighty, flew from near Hock Ditch into the Warth, seen again later with a Rock Pipit. Six Reed Buntings and four newly arrived Chiffchaffs feeding on the ground along the edge of the Warth. (MK). Pic by Mike.

Chiffchaff & Reed Bunting 210318

Great Barrington     A Little Owl on the stone thatched hut opposite Park Farm. Also a Kestrel and around the trig point ten Yellowhammers, 20 Linnets and ten Lesser Redpolls. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris. Pic by Chris.

Little Owl 210318

Gossington Bridge     This evening a Barn Owl hunting along the hedge at SO738017 at 6:15pm. (Paddy Doyle).

WWT Slimbridge     The JACK SNIPE still today near Willow hide feeders and the GLAUCOUS GULL on the river from Holden Tower until the Bore came. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Stroud     On the canal a pair of Mandarins near Hope Mill Lane, Brimscombe and a Grey Heron near Bowbridge Lock. On the River Frome a Dipper by the viaduct near Waitrose. (Trevor & Sue Clayson).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead this afternoon seven Nuthatches, four Treecreepers, two Ravens, five Jays, male and female Mandarin, a Buzzard and five Coal Tits. (John Fletcher).

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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