Sunday 22nd March 2020

Selsley     An adult male RING OUZEL on the SW flank of the common this morning at 6:40am, but no sign later. (Hugh Manistre).

Frampton    On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge early morning a CATTLE EGRET, 15+ Little Egrets, 70 Curlews, five Oystercatchers, seven Redshanks, a Ruff, a Dunlin, three Mandarins, six Sand Martin and many Chiffchaffs. (Gordon Hodgson). Also Brimstone and Peacock butterflies. (Mark Dowie). A MEDITERRANEAN GULL over the flashes and two MEDITERRANEAN GULLS and a male Goldeneye on the Sailing Lake today. (Seb Buckton). This evening at the pools a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a CATTLE EGRET, 14 Little Egrets, a Goshawk, five Fieldfares, 19 Chiffchaffs, 50+ Sand Martins, two Teal, 73 Tufted Ducks and three Little Grebes. (Nick Goatman).

Nailsworth     Three White Wagtails on plough near Tiltups End today. (Francis Steuck).

Cirencester     A Peregrine on and around the Parish Church, flying and calling this morning over the marketplace at 10:30am. (Joss Elphick).

Tetbury     The wandering reintroduced Isle of Wight immature WHITE-TAILED EAGLE flew E at 11:15am. (per RBA).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill today. (Dot Jones/Simon Ashley/Jonathan Bull). Today at Forge Hill, Lydbrook a Chiffchaff singing and two Blackcaps singing. Also a male Brimstone and a Small Tortoiseshell. (Chris Sullivan).

Leckhampton Hill     15 Golden Plovers, some coming into breeding plumage. (Tom Mabbett).

Highnam Woods      A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER (or maybe two) drumming at 12:15pm and 13:19pm in two different areas. Also Great Spotted Woodpecker and Green Woodpecker calling, four Marsh Tits singing and two Redwings. (Ken Heron).

Caudle Green/Brimpsfield     A Kestrel, a Red Kite at very close range, and many Buzzards very actively displaying and calling. (Nikki Smith).

Winchcombe     A Chiffchaff singing just above Lower Langley Farm on Langley Road this morning. (Stuart Galey).

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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