Monday 16th March 2020

Frampton      On the flashes from Splatt Bridge today 20 Little Egrets, three GREAT WHITE EGRETS, a CATTLE EGRET, a female Marsh Harrier, a Barn Owl, 50 Shelducks, a drake Teal, c60 Curlews, nine Redshanks, 34 Black-tailed Godwits, an Oystercatcher, three Mandarins, two Sand Martins, three Chiffchaffs and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Gordon Hodgson/Neil Smart/MK). A LONG-EARED OWL flew along the canal N of Splatt Bridge at 6:40pm. (Gordon Hodgson). On Court Lake a CATTLE EGRET, 20 Little Egrets, four Sand Martins, a Red Kite, two Oystercatchers, two Shelducks and eight Curlews migrating N. (Nick Goatman). Pics by Mike.

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Saul Warth     This morning a CATTLE EGRET, three Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, ten Black-tailed Godwits flew N, a pair of Oystercatchers, a female Stonechat, a Chiffchaff and two male Reed Buntings. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Gloucester    A Barn Owl over Longford roundabout this morning. (Jim Northcott). A Little Grebe on a flooded field on the road to the household waste site at Hempsted. (Ken Hurcombe).

Moreton-in-Marsh     A Barn Owl flew across a field at Draycott this evening at 6:15pm. (Sue Harrison).

Forest of Dean     Above Lydbrook today several Buzzards with up to five in the air at once, a Peregrine, possibly two, numerous Ravens displaying and harassing Buzzards and Goshawks. Two Goshawks in display flight at times harassed especially by Buzzards and a Red Kite at times soaring with the Buzzards. ((Mick & Ali Colquhoun). Pics by Mick.

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The GREAT GREY SHRIKE again at Crabtree Hill, a pair of Crossbills at New Fancy View and a redhead Goosander on Woorgreens Lake. (Duncan Dine/Andy Wiggins). A Woodcock roding in flight display over Drybrook this evening. (Ed Drewitt). Pics by Dunc.

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WWT Slimbridge    The Kingfishers were mating this afternoon at Kingfisher hide. (Pam & Frank Bryant).

Epney     A Sand Martin N over Epney at 2:40pm. (Jeremy Squire).

Tewkesbury     A male Peregrine on the abbey tower. On Severn Ham a Grey Heron, a Cormorant, at least three Curlews, two or three singing Skylarks, a Meadow Pipit and at least two singing Reed Buntings. (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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