Monday 25th March 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A WHITE STORK flew over the Rushy at 2pm and continued towards Splatt Bridge at Frampton where it seemed to land the other side of the river at 2:40pm. (Kane Brides/Sam Walker/James Robinson/Louise Bailey). Also today the GREAT SKUA on the river again and a female MARSH HARRIER. (Ian Hull). A LITTLE RINGED PLOVER on the Tack Piece then flew towards the Rushy. (Slimbridge Sightings). Pic by David Hanks.

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Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this morning 30 Sand Martins, a male Goldeneye, two Curlews over and a pair of Sparrowhawks displaying. (Nick Goatman). This afternoon a male Mandarin on Court Lake and two SWALLOWS flying N. (Martyn Leighton). Three GARGANEYS (2m, 1f) on Splatt flashes just N of Splatt Bridge viewed from the canal towpath again today at 3:20pm. Also 30 Curlews, four Redshanks, two Oystercatchers and two Grey Herons. (MK).

Ashleworth Ham     At 6pm male and female GARGANEY and two Fieldfares. (Richard Humphrey/Maggie Mitra). A male GARGANEY still at 11:15am today. (Duncan Dine).

Coombe Hill Meadows      Still two GARGANEYS this evening and a hunting Peregrine. (Jonathan Angliss).

Hawling     A female MERLIN late afternoon. (Richard Tyler).

Forest of Dean     In the Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill area a pair of FIRECRESTS, two male Stonechats, 4+ Siskins, three Lesser Redpolls and a Raven. Also today ten Fallow Deer, three Commas, a Peacock butterfly and three Adders. (MK). Also at Woorgreens a Buzzard, a Snipe, ten Canada Geese, six Greylags and two Coots. At Nagshead a Siskin, a male Blackcap, a Nuthatch, a Pheasant, a Redwing, two Coal Tits and a Buzzard. Also two Brimstones and a Peacock butterfly. (Martin Russell). Pics by Mike.

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Cheltenham     A Chiffchaff calling at Wyevale Garden Centre on the Evesham Road at midday today. (Stuart Galey).

Churchdown    Male and female Siskin on feeders today. (Ingrid & Colin Twissell).

Maisemore     This afternoon a Red Kite, a male Sparrowhawk, a Peregrine, two Buzzards, 11 Canada Geese, seven Mallards, two Mute Swans, four Chiffchaffs, five Greenfinches, nine Goldfinches, a Song Thrush, two Green Woodpeckers, a Skylark, three Red-legged Partridges and two Grey Partridges. (John Fletcher).

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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