Friday 29th March 2019

Newnham-on Severn     The adult RING-BILLED GULL again from the White Hart Inn car park on a sandbank with Common Gulls at 3:20pm. (Trevor Fletcher). It arrived off of the car park downstream at 4:18pm with 40 Common Gulls. (Les Ditchburn). There seems to be only a short window of time to connect with this bird, it has arrived off of the car park at SO 69443 11902 for the last 3 days between 4:45-5:15pm. No-one has connected from the Arlingham side yet.

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Westbury Sewage works this week at SO716133. (John & Viv Phillips). A Swallow on wires this afternoon. (Les Ditchburn).

Saul     A WILLOW WARBLER heard singing in the mist near Saul Lodge early morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean     A WHITE STORK at Cannop ponds flew SE over the Stoneworks at 10am. (per RBA). A Red Kite and Buzzard circling each other just N of Lydney town hall. (Mike Gardiner).

Cirencester     A WHITE STORK over Cherry Tree Lane, flying towards the Water Park mid-afternoon. (Chris Snook).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two pairs of GARGANEYS this morning from the Grundon hide at 10:39am. (Duncan Dine).

Cleeve Hill     A BLACK REDSTART just next to the car park by the radio masts this afternoon. (Richard Cawsey). Two Corn Buntings, a Yellowhammer, a Raven, many Meadow Pipits and Skylarks and three Buzzards. (Mark Easterbrook). Pic by Mark.

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WWT Slimbridge     A Little Ringed Plover on the Tack Piece at 2:55pm. (Dot Jones).

Aylburton Warth     Two Little Ringed Plovers this evening, also seven Golden Plovers, a Peregrine and a Cetti’s Warbler nearby. (Lewis Thomson).

Tewkesbury     Two Little Ringed Plovers at Mitton today. (Mike Smart).

Rodborough     Three Swallows over Rodborough Fields at 4:15pm. (Seb Buckton).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning a Wheatear, a few Redwings coming out of a roost and four singing Chiffchaffs. (James Robinson).

Whitminster     A Tawny Owl sat on a telegraph post close to Whitminster Church, calling, then flew off towards Wheatenhurst Weir at 7:13pm. (Tanya Allen). A Red Kite over N at 2:45pm. (Martin McGill).

Berkeley    A Green Sandpiper flying and calling over at 8:10pm. (Kane Brides).

Churchdown    Male and female Siskin and male and female Greenfinch on feeders today. Also a possible Osprey over that had possibly travelled from the Witcombe reservoir direction, and was travelling NW. (Ingrid & Colin Twissell).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake today birds included a pair of Mute Swans, three Mallards, two adult Little Grebes, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, five Coots, seven Moorhens, a Buzzard and a pair of Pied Wagtails. (Gordon Avery).

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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