Thursday 19th March 2020

Frampton     On the flashes late afternoon a SPOONBILL, a CATTLE EGRET, 19+ Little Egrets, a Barn Owl and 52 Sand Martins. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     Two Wheatears along the rocks at 2:10pm, still there at 4pm, also 75 Shelducks, a pair of Mandarins, a pair of Gadwalls, 10+ Mallards, four Canada Geese, two Greylags, five Oystercatchers, a Grey Heron, two Little Egrets, three Stock Doves, 18 Skylarks, six Meadow Pipits, a female Stonechat, a male Reed Bunting, a Cetti’s Warbler and a Chiffchaff heard. (MK). Pics by Mike.

Wheatear 190320

Wheatear 190320 f

Huntley     Seven Siskins in the garden at 3pm. (Richard Smart). Pic by Richard.

Siskins 190320

WWT Slimbridge     Three Sand Martins over South Lake this afternoon and 92 Avocets. (Paul Masters).

Nailsworth area     A garden Chiffchaff at The Poplars. At Ruskin Mill ponds six Chiffchaffs, four Grey Wagtails, four Nuthatches, two Marsh Tits, two Song Thrushes, three Tufted Ducks, four Mallards, five Moorhens and a Coot. At Hill Barn eight Chaffinches (2 males). At Kingscote five Redwings and a Mistle Thrush. At Conygre pond 24 Mallards and in Hay Lane a pair of Treecreepers. (Jake King).

Stonehouse     Along the Stroudwater canal at 5:30pm a Kingfisher around Ocean bridge at SO798050 and 20+ Goldfinches at Nutshell bridge at SO800049. (Paul Sutton).

Painswick Beacon    This morning a Marsh Tit calling, first since the autumn, a Green Woodpecker, a male Bullfinch and plenty of Meadow Pipits. (Sam Walker).

Purton    27 Chiffchaffs, four Goldcrests and plenty of Robins. Vismig included three Sand Martin and 170 Meadow Pipits. (Francis Steuck). Also between Purton and Sharpness two Snipe, a male Mandarin, a Grey Heron, a Buzzard and a Great Crested Grebe on SARA pool. (Mike Davis).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Accessible only in waders. Seven Shelducks, 25 Shovelers, 20 Gadwalls, two Pintails, 34 Tufted Ducks, two Goldeneyes, a Little Grebe, a Great Crested Grebe, 42 Coots, three Oystercatchers, two Redshanks and 100 Sand Martins. (Andy Jayne).

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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