Sunday 8th March 2020

Forest of Dean     A Dipper by the bridge by the Scout Hut at 1pm in Parkend and singing. (Michael Tomkins). On Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE still and a distant Goshawk circling. A female Crossbill in Yew Tree Brake. (Les Ditchburn). At 12:30pm a Red Kite between Littledean (Collafield) and Plump Hill. (Nigel Murray).

Aylburton Common     A Dipper on Colliers Brook this afternoon. The 4th recorded in 30 years here. (Martin Vaisey).

WWT Slimbridge     The CATTLE EGRET again on South Lake today. (Paul Masters/Ken Mihill). Two juvenile Greenland White-fronted Geese on the Bottom New Piece with White-fronts. A Goshawk on the Top New Piece. (Roberta Goodall). The two adult PINK-FOOTED GEESE with Greylags today. (Martin McGill). Pic by Paul.

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Calcot     At Calcot Farm crossroads 12 Corn Buntings, eight Skylarks, 59 Redwings, two Ravens, a male Yellowhammer, three Buzzards, 12 Stock Doves and 11 Meadow Pipits. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Lechlade Pit 119 nine Tufted Ducks, two Gadwalls, four Mallards, a Great Crested Grebe, five Coots and a Green Sandpiper. At Pit 127 two Oystercatchers. (Paul Charles).

Cotswold Water Park West     An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL on Pit 48 with 97 Black-headed Gulls and four Common Gulls. (Mark O’Connell).

Frampton pools     A male Goldeneye, 12 Gadwalls, 59 Tufted Ducks, a pair of Mandarins, two Shelducks, two Oystercatchers, five Chiffchaffs, 45 Redwings, 22 Fieldfares, ten Skylarks, 15 Meadow Pipits, three Snipe and three Lapwings. (Nick Goatman).

Guscar Rocks     Today’s WeBS count included seven Canada Geese, four Shelducks, 90 Wigeon, 30 Teal, three Mallards, three Oystercatchers, 46 Curlews, two Redshanks, two Skylarks singing and five Redwings. (Eric Palmer/Mike Smart).

Aylburton Warth     Today’s WeBS count included eight Canada Geese, six Shelducks, 15 Wigeon, 140 Teal, a Grey Heron, a Peregrine, two Oystercatchers, 276 Golden Plovers, four Lapwings, 18 Snipe, ten Dunlins, 259 Curlews, 16 Redshanks, a Common Sandpiper, 80 Black-headed Gulls, ten Common Gulls, ten Lesser Black-backed Gulls, five Herring Gulls, 5-6 Skylarks, a Meadow Pipit singing and four Reed Buntings. (Eric Palmer/Mike Smart).

Stinchcombe Hill     A pair of Stonechats this morning. (James Robinson).

Kingswood     A Little Egret by Tubbs factory today. (Thomas McCarthy). Pic by Thomas.

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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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