Wednesday 20th March 2019

Newnham-on-Severn    An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL in summer plumage on the sand banks at 2pm today. (Ian Draycott).

Selsley Common     This morning a Wheatear, two Ravens, seven Linnets, a Chiffchaff and at least nine singing Skylarks. (Hugh Manistre).

Leckhampton Hill     A Wheatear this morning. (Tom Mabbett).

Cleeve Hill     A Wheatear this morning. Also a Weasel. (Tom & Greg Mabbett).

Saul Warth     Male and female Wheatear N of Hock Ditch today. Also the WATER PIPIT again. (Les Ditchburn/Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).

WWT Slimbridge     An adult and a second-summer MEDITERRANEAN GULL on South Lake at 11am. (Jon Mercer).

Forest of Dean    At Nagshead mid afternoon six Redwings, four Bramblings, three Goldfinches, a Jay and a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (Martin Russell).

Winchcombe     A male Tawny Owl calling, early evening in the cemetery. Garden birds today included, two female Siskins, six Goldfinches and a Song Thrush singing. (Gill Worthington).

Coombe Hill Meadows      Six Mute Swans, four Shelducks, c300 Wigeon, 12 Gadwalls, c150 Teal, a Pintail, 74 Shovelers, 15 Tufted Ducks, two Pochards, a Little Grebe, 20 Coots, a pair of Oystercatchers, c15 Lapwings, 31 Black-tailed Godwits, three Redshanks, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Chiffchaff, 2 or 3 Reed Buntings and a Yellowhammer singing. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     Eight Mute Swans, four Shelducks, 20 Wigeon, four Gadwalls, ten Teal, three Pintails, four Shovelers, two Tufted Ducks, an Oystercatcher, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Snipe, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Chiffchaff and two Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     On Severn Ham 26 Mute Swans, two Shelducks, 20 Mallards, two Great Crested Grebes, a Little Grebe, an Oystercatcher flew over and 200 Black-headed Gulls, 50 Common Gulls, 100 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and ten Herring Gulls. (Mike Smart).

Nailsworth     Garden birds included a male Goshawk over, eight Buzzards, a Chiffchaff singing, three Greenfinches and six Goldfinches over, a Raven, a Grey Wagtail still and four Stock Doves. (Jake King).

Stratton    20 Fieldfares on the Bathurst Estate farmland today. (Ken Cservenka).

Churchdown    A male and female Lesser Redpoll on feeders today. (Ingrid & Colin Twissell).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park this morning a garden Chiffchaff. (Steve Brown).

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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