Saturday 30th March 2019

Forest of Dean     An OSPREY from New Fancy View late morning. (Kim Milsom).

Rodborough Common    A HOUSE MARTIN N over the Common at 5pm. (Rich Hearn).

Cleeve Hill     The BLACK REDSTART singing just next to the car park in the radio masts compound until 2pm at least. (Ian Ralphs/Duncan Dine/Tom Mabbett/Mark Easterbrook). A Wheatear at Warden’s Wood. (Les Ditchburn). 1st two pics by Mark, 3rd pic by Duncan.

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Purton     An Avocet at 8am on the mud banks, also today a WHITE WAGTAIL, three Swallows, four Sand Martins, six Lesser Redpolls, a Siskin, a Crossbill, a Fieldfare, a Redwing, 50 Meadow Pipits, 11 Chiffchaffs, five Blackcaps and a JACK SNIPE. (Francis Steuck).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three drake GARGANEYS and a female this morning from the Grundon hide at 9:45am. Also today three pairs of Mute Swans, four Greylags, ten Canada Geese, 22 Shelducks, 100 Wigeon, ten Gadwalls, 200 Teal, a Pintail, 84 Shovelers, 15 Tufted Ducks, 20 Coots, a pair of Oystercatchers, 12 Lapwings, three Snipe, 80 Black-tailed Godwits, four Redshanks, at least four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 or 2 Skylarks, four Chiffchaffs and a Yellowhammer. (Jon Mercer/Mike Smart). 

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning six Wheatears, 20 Meadow Pipits and Redwings still. (James Robinson).

WWT Slimbridge     A Little Ringed Plover on the Tack Piece again and 100+ Golden Plovers on the Bottom New Piece. (Dot Jones).

Frampton    30 Sand Martins, three Swallows and a Lesser Redpoll through Splatt Bridge as the mist lifted, also seven Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, a Red Kite N and the Willow Warbler still near Saul Lodge. (Gordon Hodgson). A Swallow over the Sailing Lake with four Sand Martins late afternoon. (Nick Goatman).

Whitminster     A Red Kite over at 1:30pm mobbed by Ravens. (Martin McGill).

Cotswold Water Park West   At Shorncote Reedbed at Red Kite for most the morning. Also three Cetti’s Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a pair of Red Crested Pochards, a Gadwall, four Reed Buntings, a Little Egret, a Kestrel and a Buzzard. At Pit 34 four Bullfinches, seven male Red Crested Pochards and a female. (Ken Burrows). Pics by Ken.

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Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine on Great Doward Hill, a Goshawk, four Buzzards, the resident pair of Ravens, three Goosanders (1m, 2f), a Stock Dove, a Wren, a Green Woodpecker, three Jays, a Mistle Thrush, a Song Thrush, two Chiffchaffs singing and a Tawny Owl calling. Also a Peacock butterfly and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Bibury    A Barn Owl at 9:30pm a mile E of Bibury over the B4425. (Jon Mercer).

Stroud     At Frome Banks N.R. at SO848049 birds included a pair of Dippers, two pairs of Nuthatches, a Treecreeper.a Mistle Thrush, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Chiffchaff, a pair of Grey Wagtails and two Speckled Wood butterflies. Also two more pairs of Grey Wagtails along the Stroudwater Canal/River Frome and three Mandarins (2m, 1f) on the canal. (Martyn Leighton).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Birds today included a pair of Mute Swans, eight Canada Geese, four Greylags, eight Mallards, a pair of Shovelers, 14 Tufted Ducks, three pairs of Great Crested Grebes, 3+ Little Grebes, nine Coots, nine Moorhens, six Cormorants, a Buzzard and a male Blackcap singing. (Gord 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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