Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Forest of Dean     A Tree Pipit and 25 Crossbills at Yew Tree Break, two Goshawks over Crabtree Hill and a Hawfinch at Parkend. (Shane Long).

Frampton     This morning on Court Lake 30+ Sand Martins, an Egyptian Goose and a pair of Oystercatchers. (Nick Goatman).

Fretherne     Two CATTLE EGRETS with six Little Egrets in a field N of the road between Fretherne and Arlingham at 8:10am. (Paul Rich).

Standish     A Raven, a garden tick, landed briefly on a tree in the garden and called. (Juliet Bailey).

Gloucester     At Alney Island 27 Teal and five Shovelers on floodwater today. (Mark Grieve).

Newent     A Red Kite today. (Mark Grieve).

Cobney Meadows     Two pairs and a flock of ten non-breeding Mute Swans, nine Shelducks, two Gadwalls, 20+ Teal, two Curlews and a Little Owl sitting in an old pollarded willow. (Mike Smart).

Haw Bridge     On the East bank two Curlews and two singing Chiffchaffs. North of Haw bridge another two Curlews and a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     On Severn Ham a Little Egret flew over, two Great Crested Grebes on the flood, two Curlews, three Sand Martins and 96 Carrion Crows today. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     No access to hides due to flooding. Birds today included a Black Swan, a Skylark, a Chiffchaff seen and others heard, a Buzzard and a Sparrowhawk. Also three Roe Deer. (Luke Clarke).

Tresham     A male Wheatear and 188 Stock Doves in a field near Tresham.

Ozleworth     131 Stock Doves near the Goose Green radio mast near Ozleworth, and 42 Stock Doves in an adjoining field at the same time and 50+ Stock Doves in fields near the Wotton, Dursley, Horsley junction A 4135. Also a Red Kite near Calcot Manor. (Terry Grant).

Churchdown     A female Brambling feeding on sunflower hearts in the garden today, a garden tick, also a Marsh Tit, male and female Great Spotted Woodpeckers, three Goldfinches and male and female Chaffinches. (Colin & Ingrid Twissell).

Cleeve Hill     Four Skylarks, 5/6 Meadow Pipits, two Yellowhammers and two Wheatears today. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.

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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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