Wednesday 18th March 2020

Minsterworth Ham    A LITTLE RINGED PLOVER flying around this morning and still 160 Pintails, 42 Shovelers, 45 Gadwalls, a Peregrine, nine Black-tailed Godwits and two Sand Martins. (Andy Jayne).

Walmore Common     A female/immature Marsh Harrier over at 12:20pm. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton pools     25 Sand Martins on the Sailing Lake early morning. (Nick Goatman). Just one Sand Martin at 1:40pm. Also a drake Goldeneye and two pairs of Gadwalls. At Court Lake an Oystercatcher, two Fieldfares, a Raven and three Chiffchaffs around the pools. Frampton flashes late morning very quiet five Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, 23 Shelducks, a Water Rail, 12 Curlews, a Kestrel, seven Skylarks and a Meadow Pipit. (MK).

Selsley Common     This morning, a Wheatear, also two Chiffchaffs, at least ten Skylarks singing and a male Kestrel. (Hugh Manistre).

Berkeley shore    Four Wheatears (3 males) early evening. (Paul Taylor).

Little Rissington     Seven Red Kites today. (Bob Lakin).

Notgrove       A Red Kite and a Barn Owl today. (Bob Lakin).

Rodborough Common     Lots of Skylarks and a Peregrine over at lunchtime. (Simon Ashley).

Hawling     Two Grey Wagtails and two Goldcrests at midday. (Gill Worthington).

Ablington Downs     At least 40 Corn Buntings and c100 Yellowhammers this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite over Forge Hill, Lydbrook at lunchtime. (Chris Sullivan).

Berkeley Heath     A Barn Owl flew over the A38 at 7pm at the Berkeley Heath turning tonight. (Neil Smart).

Maisemore     Along Church Road from the lake to the weir on the Severn this afternoon five Greenfinches (3m, 2f ), two Mistle Thrushes, seven Goldfinches, a Redwing, nine Mallards, two Canada Geese, seven Moorhens, a Coot and two Mute Swans. (John Fletcher).

Gloucester     A Barn Owl quartering a field at Sandhurst, just N of Gloucester, at 5:30pm. (Tony Roberts).

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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