Saturday 24th March 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK back on Pit 16 this evening. Also an adult Mediterranean Gull and four Sand Martins. A Barn Owl and two Egyptian Geese at Shorncote Reedbed. (Graham Lawlor).

Frampton     At Court Lake four CATTLE EGRETS flew across the lake from the W and then beyond the reedbed at 6:20pm. (Paul Rich).

Lydney Harbour     The GLOSSY IBIS up against the fence of the sewage works at 8:30am and a female Sparrowhawk through. (Steve Brown/Martin Russell). Also a Grey Heron, two Greylags, a Buzzard, a Wren, six Red-legged Partridges, two Ravens and eight Pheasants. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin.

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Forest of Dean     At New Fancy View a pair of Goshawks at 10:30am, two Ravens, 20 Siskins and Crossbills heard. (Andy Lewis/Steve Brown).

Berkeley shore     A Wheatear and three Chiffchaffs this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Cleeve Hill     Five Stock Doves, two Kestrels, a Red-legged Partridge, 24+ Yellowhammers, 35+ Skylarks, 35+ Meadow Pipits, two Stonechats, a Green Woodpecker and a Red Kite flew NE. (Mark Grieve).

Cotswold Water Park East     The  immature/female SCAUP on Pit 126 today, standing near the island. Also six Red Crested Pochards. (Wilf Lewis). Pic by Wilf.

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Alderton     A Hawfinch today, a garden tick. (Graham Tompsett).

Upton St Leonards     Four Hawfinches in Upton St Leonards churchyard this morning. (Vanda Owen).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair seen mating and an intruding Peregrine, two Goshawks, a female Sparrowhawk, five Buzzards, Ravens with fledged young, five Buzzards, two Jays, a Song Thrush, a Green Woodpecker, two Goosanders, two Marsh Tits, Long-tailed Tits, a pair of Stock Doves, c30 Redwings, a Treecreeper, a Grey Heron and three Mandarins (2m,1f). Also doe and buck Fallow Deer, two Bank Voles and a Red-tailed Bumble Bee. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Tuffley     A Little Egret in Grange Road fields by the old cow sheds until 5:10pm at least at SO826141. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Cherington     Around Cherington Lake mid afternoon birds included male and female Bullfinch, two Goldcrests, a Nuthatch, a Marsh Tit, two Buzzards, two male Tufted Ducks and a Grey Heron. (John Fletcher).

Hucclecote     This morning garden birds included male and female Mallard, three Goldfinches, a Coal Tit, a female Blackcap and 20 House Sparrows. (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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