Tuesday 26th March 2019

Newnham-on-Severn     An adult RING-BILLED GULL this afternoon on the sands on the River Severn at low tide at SO 69512 12251 near the car park. (John & Viv Phillips/Lewis Thomson). Pic by Lewis.

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Symonds Yat     A White Stork in the Symonds Yat area this afternoon at 4pm, at SO565172. It circled for at least 30 mins before it flew south over woodland towards Yat Rock. This is just in Herefordshire. Presumably yesterday’s bird. (Toby Fountain). Also today the resident Peregrine pair, the Great Doward Hill Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine, two Goshawks, a Kestrel, two Sparrowhawks, a Red Kite, eight Buzzards, six Ravens, a Green Woodpecker, four Stock Doves, six Goosanders (2m, 4f), a pair of Kingfishers, a pair of Mandarins, a Mistle Thrush, a Goldcrest, two Chiffchaffs, two Long-tailed Tits and a Tawny Owl calling. Also six Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Frampton    At Splatt flashes three GARGANEYS still (2m, 1f), 120 departing White-fronted Geese NW at 11:35am, 14 Redshanks, six Curlews, a Dunlin, three Black-tailed Godwits, a Cattle Egret, a Little Egret, a Cetti’s Warbler ticked on call in the south reedbed, the GREAT SKUA flew S along the edge of the flashes at 1:26pm and a pair of Mandarins on the canal. (James Robinson/MK). Pic by Mike.

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Forest of Dean   In the Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill area 20-30 Lesser Redpolls, three Siskins, six Snipe and a male Reed Bunting calling. From New Fancy View three Goshawks over the ridge towards Cinderford and a Peregrine. (Jonny Gentle).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three GARGANEYS still, five Oystercatchers and 22 Black-tailed Godwits. (Graham Watson). Along the canal to the Grundon Hide two singing Chiffchaffs and a Grey Heron. From the hide two Oystercatchers, a Redshank, a Ruff, several Lapwings and a Swallow with many ducks, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Gadwall, Shelduck Shoveler, Pintail and a few Greylags. (Keith White).

Tewkesbury    On Severn Ham this afternoon four Mute Swans, 1 or 2 Skylarks singing and six Pied Wagtails. A male Peregrine sitting on the Abbey tower again. (Mike Smart).

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

Lydney     From Lydney docks to New Grounds late morning four Red-legged Partridges, a Kestrel, a Pied Wagtail and several Pheasants. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin.

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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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