Saturday 22nd February 2020

Berkeley shore     An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL, four Oystercatchers and 44 Turnstones this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Broadoak     At 1:30pm today an adult KITTIWAKE, and an adult gull showing characteristics of Caspian Gull. In a strong wind, poor light, and at 300 yards it was impossible to get proper details, but the dark eye, contrasting with a pure white head, pale straw legs, and lack of a gonydeal angle suggested Caspian. (John Sanders). Pic by John.

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Saul     A CATTLE EGRET and 31 Little Egrets in the horse paddocks to the right of the Arlingham road after Fretherne (Cadbury) Bridge at SO 74171 08884 until 3:30pm at least. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Saul Warth     A pair of Ravens, 16 Fieldfares and 16 Linnets this afternoon. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Coaley     A Red Kite flew over today at 2:30pm, circled over the garden and then flew towards Frocester. (Paul Skirrow).

Cotswolds     Around Guiting Wood and Roel this morning 50+ Corn Buntings, in stubble field to NE of Roel Gate, 80-100 Golden Plovers in the field down the road towards Guiting and 30+ Chaffinches. (Dave Pinner).

Walmore Common     52 Canada Geese, five Shelducks, 285 Wigeon, 65 Teal, a Shoveler, 12 Mallards, three Curlews and an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton pools    An Oystercatcher on Court Field, also this morning a male Goldeneye, a male Mandarin and 41 Tufted Ducks. (Nick Goatman).

Cherington     At Cherington Lake and in nearby surrounding woods ST898985 this afternoon birds included a Dipper (ST89739835), four Goldcrests, 23 Redwings, five Long-tailed Tits, 12 Mallards, two Stock Doves, a Jay, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Red Kite, a Buzzard and a young buck Roe Deer. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Cotswold Water Park East    260 Tufted Ducks and 30 male Pochards on Pit 125, also Cetti’s Warbler, a Kingfisher and a Green Woodpecker, also five Pintails on Pit 127. (Ian Ralphs).

Forest of Dean     A Buzzard at Cannop over the main road. At Nagshead five Long-tailed Tits, three Coal Tits, three Nuthatches, a Sparrowhawk bathing and three Fallow Deer. (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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