Friday 6th March 2020

WWT Slimbridge     Two adult PINK-FOOTED GEESE with White-fronted Geese on the Dumbles at 2:48pm. Earlier the CATTLE EGRET on South Lake and a Goshawk from Kingfisher hide. (Billy Elliot).

Frampton     At Court Lake early afternoon 34 Greylags, five Barnacle Geese, 17 Canada Geese, four Mute Swans, three Great Crested Grebes, 16 Tufted Ducks, nine Mallards, 29 Coots, an Oystercatcher, four Cormorants, four Buzzards, five Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Ravens, two Song Thrushes singing, three Long-tailed Tits and a Treecreeper. From the towpath at Splatt Bridge late afternoon an Egyptian Goose, nine Shelducks, 31 Wigeon, six Mallards, 28 Curlews, a Water Rail, three Little Egrets, male and female Stonechat, two Meadow Pipits, a Greenfinch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Forest of Dean      A ringed Dipper on Greathough Brook between Brierley and The Pludds this afternoon. (Owen Follis).

Turkdean     Two SHORT-EARED OWLS just N of Turkdean along the Macmillan Way from Cold Aston. (Rosie Woolley).

Brockeridge Common    Late afternoon a Peregrine, four Yellowhammers, eight Fieldfares and four Mallards. (Les Ditchburn).

Cheltenham     Five Buzzards flying and hanging in the thermals over Benhall this morning at 11am. (Nathan Slee).

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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