Tuesday 27th March 2018

Blakeney     A Barn Owl by the A48 near Blakeney at 10:30 pm. (John & Viv Phillips).

Cotswold Water Park West     The ICELAND GULL on Pit 16 again tonight at 7:35pm. (Graham Lawlor). At Shorncote Reedbeds birds included two Egyptian Geese, 45+ Canada Geese, 45+ Tufted Duck, three Shovelers, five Gadwalls, a Little Egret, two Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps (1m, 2f) and two Reed Buntings (1m, 1f). (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).

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Lydney     The GLOSSY IBIS again today along the perimeter fence of the pumping station near Lydney station until 2:30pm at least. (Graham Tompsett/Ali McGuckin).

Frampton     Today a CATTLE EGRET on Frampton Court Lake at 7am then at Saul with nine Little Egrets at 7:40am. Two roosting on the middle island of Court Lake on Sunday and Monday early morning. (Roy Widgery). Two Red Kites over the 100-Acre this afternoon, also a Peregrine, two Buzzards and a Kestrel. (Gordon Hodgson/Eric Palmer). Three CATTLE EGRETS came in to roost at 7:45pm at Court Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Shuthonger     A Wheatear in the field along the bridle path between Woodend Lane and Church End. (Sarah Loaring).

WWT Slimbridge     The JACK SNIPE still near Knott hide today, always visible through the reeds over 5 hours but only in the open for c2 minutes this afternoon. (Dave Hughes/Richard Tyler). Pic by Dave. 2nd pic by Richard.

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Saul Warth     A Rock Pipit and 64 Curlews this afternoon. (MK).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning nine Black-tailed Godwits, two Oystercatchers, four Redshanks and a Black Swan. (Ian Hull).

Slad     A Barn Owl today at The Vatch  (also seen 18th March). In the garden a pair of Mandarins on the 20th and a pair of Marsh Tits. (John Wells).

Duntisbourne Leer     A Red Kite today. (John Wells).

Forest of Dean     A pair of Mandarins and two Greylags today. (Ali McGuckin).

Stroud     At Bowbridge a Mandarin on the canal today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Sharpness     Along the canal a Great Crested Grebe and four Bullfinches (2m, 2f). (Paddy Doyle).

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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