Thursday 21st March 2019

Berkeley shore     26+ Turnstones seen just outside the Glos boundary downstream but 11 flew upstream into Glos. Also three Snipe, eight Oystercatchers, a Little Egret, five Curlews, 12 Shelducks, four Greylags, three Grey Herons, two Little Grebes, three Goldcrests, a male Blackcap, five Chiffchaffs, five Skylarks, two Meadow Pipits, a female Stonechat, four Reed Buntings, a Pied Wagtail and 12 Magpies together. (John Fletcher/Jake King). Pic by John.

Turnstones 210319

Aylburton Warth    Six White-fronted Geese this morning, possibly Greenland, but flew off N just after 11am. (John Sanders). Pic by John.

White-fronted Geese 210319

Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT again today, also a pair of Oystercatchers. Two late Fieldfares and a Mistle Thrush in mistletoe covered trees in the field next to the roadside parking. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Water Pipit 210319

Sharpness     Four Goosanders flew N upriver. Also a male Mandarin. Also three Wheatears between Sharpness and Berkeley Pill. Four JACK SNIPE and WATER PIPIT at the Pill over high tide and a Yellowhammer flew S. (Andy Jordan).

WWT Slimbridge    Six Knot in with the 580 Black-tailed Godwits, two second-summer MEDITERRANEAN GULLS and two adult Great Crested Grebes on South Lake. (Roberta Goodall/Ken Mihill).

Leckhampton Hill     In the top two fields next to Scarp Slope 200 Golden Plovers in one field and 100 Fieldfares in the other. (Duncan Dine/Tom Mabbett).

Forest of Dean     A Chiffchaff singing briefly this lunchtime at Forge Hill. (Chris Sullivan).

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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