Saturday 7th March 2020

WWT Slimbridge     Two adult PINK-FOOTED GEESE, 124 White-fronted Geese and two juvenile Greenland White-fronted Geese on the Dumbles this morning. (Dave Paynter).

Forest of Dean     Crossbills at Yew Tree Brake, c70-80 Siskins on Serridge Ridge, with a few Lesser Redpolls, a Coal Tit and two Bramblings. A pair of Goshawks seen from Serridge Ridge to the S. A Marsh Tit at Parkend Church, a Dipper behind the Fountain Inn and another on the sluice at the Cannop stoneworks. (Roberta Goodall/Dave Creber). At New Fancy View two displaying Goshawks, a male Crossbill perched and others in flight over. At Organ’s Green two Dippers. At Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE, a Lesser Redpoll and six Siskins. At Woorgreens four Goosanders flew over. At Speech House Hotel two Hawfinches. (Oliver Smart).

Saul    A CATTLE EGRET and 26 Little Egrets in the horse paddocks to the right of the Arlingham road after Fretherne (Cadbury) Bridge at SO 74171 08884 at 1:15pm. (MK).

Saul Warth     128+ Shelducks, ten Gadwalls, a pair of Shovelers, seven Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, two Buzzards, 200+ Curlews, five Lapwings, 6+ Skylarks, four Pied Wagtails, two Grey Wagtails, 14 Linnets and six Goldfinches, no spring migrants except a brief burst of Chiffchaff song. (MK).

Ryeford     Along the canal a Kingfisher at 5:30pm. (Paul Sutton).

Roel Hill     At lunchtime at Roel grain store a flock of Skylarks on the stubble field and singing overhead. (Gill Worthington).

Charlton Abbots     At 1pm a Red Kite circling overhead and two Buzzards together and calling. (Gill Worthington).

Winchcombe     Early morning a Tawny Owl calling in the area near the cemetery. (Gill Worthington).

Cirencester     A pair of Peregrines on the tower of the church of St John the Baptist adjacent to the old Abbey grounds today. They were calling loudly, and the male passed a large bird wing in mid air to the female over the market square. (Sarah Dearlove).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair and the Strathdon Cliff Peregrine pair nearby, two Goshawks (juv & ad), two Red Kites, two Sparrowhawks (m & f), 13 Buzzards, including a mating pair, a nesting pair of Ravens, a Kingfisher pair excavating a nest hole, Stock Doves, a Green Woodpecker calling, five Goosanders (2m, 3f), two Goldcrests, a large Redwing flock and Long-tailed Tits. Also five Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Mute Swans, two Greylags, four Canada Geese, three Shelducks, 95 Wigeon, four Gadwalls, 17 Teal, nine Mallards, three Tufted Ducks, a Grey Heron, two Little Grebes, three Oystercatchers, a Curlew, 190 Black-headed Gulls, 20 Common Gulls, eight Lesser Black-backed Gulls, five Herring Gulls, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 200 Fieldfares and five Redwings. (David Anderson/Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     Five Mute Swans, 68 Wigeon, 72 Teal, nine Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Cormorant, two Curlews, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Skylarks, two Meadow Pipits, 20 Fieldfares, a Stonechat and two Reed Buntings. (David Anderson/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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