Saturday 2nd March 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 today. (Mark Gurney/Morag Hughes).

Purton     A first-winter MEDITERRANEAN GULL loafing off of Purton this evening amongst many thousands of Common Gulls. (Francis Steuck).

Frampton     Five Sand Martins over the flashes N of Splatt Bridge today. Also 50+ Teal, 27 Wigeon, 17 Pintails, 30 Gadwall, 17 Redshanks, 60 Curlews, a Snipe and two singing Chiffchaffs. (Gordon Hodgson).

Cirencester     A Ring-necked Parakeet eating blossom in The Brewery Arts car park, present there for a couple of days apparently. (Mike Kom).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included two Curlews, 286 Teal, 17 Shovelers, 131 Wigeon, four Tufted Ducks, two Shelducks, four Pintails, two Gadwall, 12 Mallards, 150 Lapwings, 19 Snipe, five Redwings, a Treecreeper, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Four Mute Swans, eight Canada Geese, 11 Shelducks, 100 Wigeon, four Gadwalls, 150 Teal, five Pintails, 40 Shovelers, 19 Tufted Ducks, four Cormorants, a Little Grebe, a juvenile Peregrine, five Lapwings, 17 Curlews, 100 Fieldfares and 100 Redwings, a Chiffchaff singing and at least eight singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Barrow Ponds     Four Mute Swans, at least 22 Grey Herons and 40 Fieldfares flocking in tree tops. (Mike Smart).

Halmore     A male Reed Bunting in the garden today. (Chris Newton). 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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