Saturday 14th March 2020

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge this morning an adult LITTLE GULL, a Sand Martin and a male MERLIN. Also a male Goldeneye, 64 Curlews, 11 Redshanks, five Oystercatchers, nine Black-tailed Godwits, six Pintails, 14 Little Egrets, two Blackcaps and two Cetti’s Warblers. (Gordon Hodgson). The LITTLE GULL visited the Sailing Lake mid-afternoon but was back on Splatt flashes at 5:30pm. Also a Barn Owl here late afternoon. At the pools a CATTLE EGRET came in with 23 Little Egrets, five Chiffchaffs, 50+ Redwings, 100+ Fieldfares, two Oystercatchers, two Shelducks and two Mandarins. (Nick Goatman/Seb Buckton). Pics by Gordon.

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WWT Slimbridge    From the Estuary Tower an adult SPOONBILL flew into the scrape just before noon. Also three Grey Plovers, a CATTLE EGRET, a unringed Common Crane and a displaying male Goldeneye on the River Severn. (Paul Rich).

Cotswold Water Park West     A PINK-FOOTED GOOSE in a field SE of Pit 75 this afternoon. Also five Curlews here. (Mark Gurney).

Sudeley     female Goosander in the Castle Grounds today. A new bird for SP02. (Nigel Wakerley).

Minsterworth Ham     18 Black-tailed Godwits, an Oystercatcher, a Curlew and two Green Sandpipers today. (Andy Jayne).

Walmore Common     12 Black-tailed Godwits, two Oystercatchers and a Redshank today. (Andy Jayne).

Andoversford     A Barn Owl flew low across the Stow road 1 mile before Andoversford traffic lights at 4:30pm. (Roy Shilham).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Chiffchaff singing today. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     16 Mute Swans, two Shelducks, 53 Wigeon, two Teal, a pair of Gadwalls, 5+ Mallards, a pair of Shovelers, three Tufted Ducks, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Buzzard, five Coots, two Moorhens, six Oystercatchers, a Lapwing, a Curlew, two Green Sandpipers, a Kingfisher, two Skylarks, 140 Fieldfares, a Redwing, a Chiffchaff singing, a Treecreeper singing and two male Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     Two Canada Geese and a Chiffchaff singing. (Mike Smart).

Haw Bridge     On the East bank of the Severn a pair of Mandarins, three Wigeon, 55 Black-headed Gulls and 50 Common Gulls. (Mike Smart).

Hasfield Ham     Two Curlews bubbling and a Chiffchaff singing. (Mike Smart).

Newent     At Betty Daws Wood four Mandarins, two Marsh Tits, a singing Chiffchaff, a Treecreeper, four Buzzards and lots of Wild Daffodils. (Robin Griffiths).

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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