Saturday 31st March 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE on the Dumbles this morning, present until 3:10pm at least. (Scott Petrek/Nigel Warren/Neil Smart).

Frampton pools     Three Swallows, 50 Sand Martins, five Chiffchaffs, a female  Red Crested Pochard, nine Pochards, 71 Tufted Ducks, seven Gadwalls, a Kingfisher, 11 Pied Wagtails, 27 Linnets, two Siskins, two Oystercatchers and six Curlews today. (Nick Goatman/Gordon Hodgson). A Barn Owl at Splatt Bridge at 6pm at SO741067. (Paddy Doyle).

Rodley     At Wilmer flood today three Egyptian Geese, 13 Shelducks, six Gadwalls and 65 Teal. (Andy Jayne).

Berkeley shore     A Red Kite upriver past the shore at 11:44am. (Paul Taylor).

Gloucester     A Red Kite flew over Spa Road near the Quays at midday heading in the direction of the Railway Station. (Derek Lightstone).

Forest of Dean     A garden Chiffchaff at Clearwell, also yesterday 30th. (Alan Waterman).

Stratton     Ten Yellowhammers in the garden today. (Ken Cservenka).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans, a Black Swan, a Grey Heron, a Little Grebe, six Greylags, three Shelducks, 300+ Wigeon, 600+ Teal, 90 Shovelers, 47 Pintails, 11 Gadwalls, ten Tufted Ducks, 15+ Lapwings, a Curlew, three Oystercatchers, ten Black-tailed Godwits, four Redshanks, a Ruff, 11 Snipe, a Pied Wagtail, six Stock Doves, a singing Skylark, three Bullfinches, a Reed Bunting, a Buzzard and a Chiffchaff feeding low on the wharf wall. (Mark Grieve/Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 34 Coots, four Canada Geese, a female Gadwall, four Tufted Ducks, 33 Teal, 12 Wigeon, four Shovelers, two Lapwings, six Snipe, a Curlew heard, two Goldcrests, a Treecreeper, a Stock Dove, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Raven today. (John Fletcher).

Tuffley     The Little Egret was back again in Grange Road fields by the old cow sheds at 7:10pm. (John Fletcher).

Saul     Eight Little Egrets at Saul Lodge at SO744086 this evening. (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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