Friday 23rd March 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     A second-winter ICELAND GULL on Pit 16 in the roost this evening. Also an adult Mediterranean Gull and a 3rd-winter Great Black-backed Gull. (Nigel Pleass/Graham Lawlor).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 125 37 Greylags, 15 Gadwalls, 172 Tufted Ducks, a SCAUP, five Red Crested Pochards, a Cetti’s Warbler in sib-song and two singing Mistle Thrushes. At Pit 114 158 Tufted Ducks, 14 Pochards and ten Goldeneyes. (Nigel Pleass).

Frampton     Two CATTLE EGRETS roosted on the middle island at Court Lake this evening. (Nick Goatman/Gordon Hodgson).

Lydney     The GLOSSY IBIS at 8:30am 50 yards from the station end of Lydney Harbour Walk footpath, initially on derelict land to the right of the partially flooded field and then back on the same field. Present until 2pm at least. (Geoff Fawcett/Joe Newton/Owen Follis). Pic by Joe.

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Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT still beside the river but distant, flighty and unapproachable. (MK).

Shuthonger     A GREAT WHITE EGRET flew across the river towards the main pit at Bredon’s Hardwick, Worcs. (Sarah Loaring).

Epney     A Great Crested Grebe on the river off of the Anchor Inn at 12:15pm. (MK).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a Kingfisher, five Chiffchaffs looking freshly in, c10 ‘alba’ Wagtails, c10 Reed Buntings, two Black-tailed Godwits, three Redshanks, two Oystercatchers, a Curlew, a Pochard, four Tufted Ducks, a Raven and a Bullfinch. Also a Bank Vole seen well. (Rob Crofton).

Stratton     At 11:45am two male Hawfinches in the garden and at 3:30pm a Hawfinch in a Hornbeam tree in a neighbouring garden. Also in the garden a male Brambling, seven Yellowhammers and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Ken Cservenka).

Forest of Dean     At Cannop Ponds, 12 Mandarins (8m, 4f), on the feeders two Coal Tits, a Siskin, two Goldfinches, a Blackcap and a Buzzard overhead. (Chris Keeling).

Tewkesbury     On Severn Ham two pairs of Mute Swans, five Curlews, 84 Carrion Crows and two Reed Buntings singing. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Grundon Hide not accessible, circular walk impassable. Birds included five Mute Swans, 350+ Wigeon, 400+ Teal, three Gadwalls, 35 Pintails, 45 Shovelers, 17 Tufted Ducks, a Pochard, ten Coots, a pair of Oystercatchers, two Redshank s, 25 Lapwings, two Black-tailed Godwits and two Reed Buntings singing. (Mike Smart).

Ozleworth     Two Red Kites over woods at Newark Park today. (Paddy Doyle).

Wortley     20 Redwings, 18 Fieldfares, six Goldfinches and a Great Spotted Woodpecker today. (Paddy Doyle).

Draycott     c8 Yellowhammers along the River Cam today. (Liam Lansdown).

Sherborne     A pair of Mandarins on Sherborne brook weir this afternoon. (Keith Jennings).

Dursley     A Tawny Owl in flight this evening in Hermitage Woods. (Shane Long).

Hucclecote     A Grey Heron in the garden at 5:15pm. (Harold Smith).

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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