Saturday 16th March 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT SKUA ranging about the Severn off the New Grounds this morning, two flocks of KITTIWAKES c37 and c30 through N. (Martin McGill). The GREAT SKUA was sat on the river off of Awre viewed from Hock Ditch mid-afternoon, and ten KITTIWAKES off of Hock Ditch. (Gordon Hodgson). A MEDITERRANEAN GULL still on South Lake today. (Paul Masters).

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Pit 44 at 9:15am, also two Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest. (Jim Wainwright).

Sharpness     Two KITTIWAKES through N this afternoon. (Andy Jordan).

Epney     A Woodcock on Castle Lane tonight. (Jeremy Squire).

Frampton-on-Severn     At Byres Water pond behind St Mary’s church birds included four Mandarins (3m, 1f), a Little Grebe, 15 Reed Buntings on feeders, a pair of Greylags, a Barn Owl quartering the orchard and graveyard, four Little Owls and three Green Woodpeckers anting around the pond. (Dave Micklewright).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds included a Great Crested Grebe, a pair of Mute Swans, a pair of Greylags, 30 Canada Geese, 300 Wigeon, 100 Teal, eight Gadwalls, 15 Mallards, three Pintails, 60 Shovelers, eight Tufted Ducks, a Grey Heron, an immature male Peregrine, ten Coots, a pair of Oystercatchers, 11 Lapwings, four Redshanks, a Chiffchaff and four singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     13 Mute Swans, two Shelducks, 30 Wigeon, ten Teal, six Pintails, two Tufted Ducks, an Oystercatcher and two Roe Deer today. (Mike Smart).

Haw Bridge      A Goldcrest singing from the only patch of conifers near the pub. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth & Hasfield Hams     Two Mute Swans, five Greylags, 30 Canada Geese, 100 Wigeon, ten Gadwalls, 147 Teal, 20 Mallards, six Pintails, 50 Shovelers, ten Tufted Ducks, ten Coots, two Oystercatchers, 12 Lapwings, 1 or 2 Skylarks and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart). A pair of “Military Observer Day and Night” 10×50 binoculars were left in the hide at Ashleworth. Please phone or text Mike Smart on 07816 140513 to claim.

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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