Wednesday 11th March 2020

Forest of Dean     A female Hawfinch in treetops off Crown Lane, Parkend, another in treetops distantly by the church and five flew over the cricket pitch towards Nagshead this morning. Two Mistle Thrushes on the cricket pitch and a Raven over. Two Dippers on the stream behind The Fountain Inn. Nagshead very quiet with only a male Siskin, a Treecreeper, a pair of Bullfinches and a Raven all on the Long Trail. 2+ Siskins and 30 Redwings at Woorgreens. The GREAT GREY SHRIKE on Crabtree Hill at 1pm and still present at 3pm. Also a pair of Stonechats, a Meadow Pipit and a Raven. At Drybrook Road Station at least one male Lesser Redpolls and 20+ Siskins and a large female Goshawk over. On Serridge Ridge at least five Bramblings, four males, but flushed by dogs. Also 20+ Siskins and 6+ Lesser Redpolls, but probably many more in the treetops. Also a Crossbill. (Paul Masters/MK). Pics by Mike.

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Berkeley Pill     This morning at high tide a Ruff, five Jack Snipe and a Common Sandpiper. (Andy Jordan).

Sharpness     A Common Sandpiper at the Dock entrance this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Hucclecote     A Red Kite over at 9am. (Stuart Matthews).

Maisemore     Along Church Road around the lake to the weir on the Severn this afternoon birds included a pair of Tufted Ducks, six Mallards, two Greylags, a Canada Goose, two Mute Swans, seven Moorhens, a Little Grebe, three Cormorants, 14 Goldfinches, a Goldcrest, 16 Redwings, five Long-tailed Tits, two Greenfinches, two Mistle Thrushes, two Song Thrushes, a Nuthatch, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Buzzards and a male Kestrel. (John Fletcher).

WWT Slimbridge     A female Goldeneye, an Oystercatcher, a Shoveler on South Lake this afternoon. (Paul Dunham). Pics by Paul.

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A pair of Kingfishers mating at Kingfisher hide today. (Graham Bullivant).

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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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