Friday 30th March 2018

WWT Slimbridge     Two SANDWICH TERNS dropped into South Lake during heavy rain at 3pm but flew off quickly. (Barry Dursley).

Lydney     The GLOSSY IBIS again today along the perimeter fence of the pumping station near Lydney station. (Francis Peplow).

Frampton     Three Egyptian Geese on Splatt flashes early morning, then flew towards the pools at 7:50am. Also 43 Curlews, seven Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, two Oystercatchers, a Peregrine and two Sand Martins. (Gordon Hodgson). At the pools today 18 Sand Martins, five Chiffchaffs, two Fieldfares, four Redwings, a female Red Crested Pochard, a pair of Shelducks, a Green Sandpiper, ten Lapwings, 17 Gadwalls, a pair of Shovelers 103 Tufted Ducks and six Great Crested Grebes. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley shore     Four JACK SNIPE this morning. (Paul Taylor). A Hawfinch calling above the car park at Berkeley Castle at 11:10am. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Saul Warth     30 Sand Martins flew upriver at 9am. Also 17 Fieldfares, 12 Redwings and the white Buzzard. (MK).

Sharpness     A Common Sandpiper this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Stroud     Eight Hawfinches feeding around mature gardens on Castle Street (top of Nelson Street) at 10am. (Francis Steuck).

Tuffley     A male Siskin singing at 7:50am, a garden first. Also two Greenfinches, four Goldfinches and c6 House Sparrows. (Ian Elphick). A female Brambling and two Siskins in the garden. (Mark Hobson).

Winchcombe     A flock of 19 Siskins seen from the garden this morning, and a male on feeders this afternoon. (Peter Rodgers).

Quedgeley     Two Hawfinches in the garden this afternoon. (Paul Masters).

Stratton     Garden Birds today included a Hawfinch at 11:45am and six Yellowhammers. (Ken Cservenka).

Forest of Dean     25 Crossbills between Crabtree and Yew Tree Brake today. (Francis Peplow). 25 Bramblings in the garden today at Ellwood. (Clive Mowforth).

Longlevens     Two Stock Doves dropped into the garden at 4pm. (Marian Carroll).

Burford (Oxfordshire)     A GREAT WHITE EGRET on flashes W of Burford early afternoon then it flew into Gloucestershire airspace and was lost to view over Barrington. (Keith Jennings).

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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