Thursday 22nd March 2018

Lydney     The GLOSSY IBIS again today 50 yards from the station end of Lydney Harbour Walk footpath, in the partially flooded field on the right at the start of the path next to the sewage works. Also two Red-legged Partridges. (Ceri Jones/Jake King/Andy Jayne). From Lydney to Aylburton Warth 51 Golden Plovers, 137 Curlews, 14 Lapwings, 70+ Dunlins, a Peregrine pair, a male Kestrel, two Ravens, a Chiffchaff, ten Redshanks, two Buzzards and 12 Red-legged Partridges. (Jake King/Andy Jayne).

WWT Slimbridge     A drake GARGANEY on the Tack Piece from Robbie Garnett Hide until lunchtime at least. Also 123 White-fronted Geese and the Red-breasted Goose still.  (Slimbridge Sightings). Black-tailed Godwits and Greylag by Paddy Doyle below.

Greylag & Godwits 220318

Gloucester     A Hawfinch on the bird table still today in Barnwood Avenue (backing onto St Lawrence’s churchyard). (Rob Crofton). A Hawfinch flew NE over the Gas Works in Bristol Road at 8:15am. (Mark Hobson).

Walmore Common     29 Shovelers, 13 Gadwalls, six Shelducks, 20 Coots, 14 Pintails, six Greylags and four Stock Doves today. (Jake King/Andy Jayne).

Forest of Dean     18 Crossbills at Yew Tree Brake at 7am. (Martin Greenish).

Symonds Yat     A male Brambling, a Treecreeper and a Peregrine this afternoon at Yat Rock. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.

Brambling 220318

Witcombe Reservoirs     A Red Kite over at midday today. (Owen Follis).

Stratton     A Barn Owl hunting on the field margins W of Stratton this evening. (Ken Cservenka).

Arlingham     From Arlingham Old Passage S to the pylons opposite Awre, 36 Common Gulls, a male Kestrel, 34 Meadow Pipits, ten Skylarks, two Pied Wagtails and a male Stonechat early afternoon. (MK).

Saul Warth     At high tide four Oystercatchers, 12 Curlews, a male Kestrel and the Water Pipit flew over. Nearby just one Little Egret at Saul in the paddocks by Cadbury Bridge. (MK).

Longney     At Longney Old Orchards mid afternoon at SO754137 birds included a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Buzzard, 32 Fieldfares and five Goldfinches. (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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