Wednesday 26th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon in the roost at Pit 16 a first-winter CASPIAN GULL and an adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Paul Masters/MK). At Shorncote Reedbeds four Little Egrets, a female Peregrine hunting, a Red Kite, four Water Rails, a Barn Owl, a pair of Stonechats, five Cetti’s Warbler and three Chiffchaffs this morning. (Nigel Pleass).

Frampton pools     This morning at Court Field a MERLIN flew through, two Oystercatchers, 26 Little Egrets, 47 Greylags and the regular roosting Tawny Owl. (Nick Goatman).

Chipping Campden     A Barn Owl this evening at “Paul’s Pike” at the top of the hill above Aston Sub-Edge. (Sue Harrison).

Calcot Farm     A Corn Bunting on wires above a stubble field 100m W of Calcot crossroads at ST837950 at midday, park in small lay-by opposite. Also 20 Stock Doves and six Buzzards. (Paul Masters/MK).

Hartpury     A Red Kite over Hartpury Mill this afternoon. (Geoff Fawcett).

Stonehouse    A Red Kite over Doverow Hill at 3:30pm. (Jamie Warren).

Gloucester    120 Pied Wagtails coming in to roost on industrial unit roofs at 5:30pm then moved across to Pets at Home roof. (Mark Hobson).

Edge     At Rudge Hill NNR this afternoon four Goldcrests, nine Redwings, two Nuthatches, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers and four Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Upham Meadow     At the northern end on a narrow area of the top of the flood bank were 20 Curlews, 565 Wigeon feeding at the water’s edge, 11 Greylags, 103 Canada Geese, five Teal, five Mallards, five Gadwalls, ten Shovelers, four Tufted Ducks, a Oystercatcher, three Lapwings, 290 Black-headed Gulls, five Common Gulls and six Ravens displaying overhead. (Mike Smart).

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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