Monthly Archives: March 2020

Sunday 15th March 2020

Frampton Pools     This morning a Sand Martin, 58 Tufted Ducks, 33 Coots, nine Great Crested Grebes, 19 Mute Swans, a pair of Gadwalls, a pair of Shelducks, a pair of Oystercatchers, a pair of Mandarins and a Chiffchaff. This … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Friday 13th March 2020

WWT Slimbridge    A near adult ICELAND GULL came in off the river at 9am and flew past Estuary Tower, then inland, briefly seen at South Lake then flew back towards river before eventually settling on the Dumbles until midday … Continue reading

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Thursday 12th March 2020

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake this morning an adult Yellow-legged Gull, the male Goldeneye and a male Mandarin. Late afternoon a Sand Martin. (Nick Goatman). From Splatt Bridge early morning 90 Curlews, two Snipe, a Redshank, two Mandarins, two … Continue reading

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Wednesday 11th March 2020

Forest of Dean     A female Hawfinch in treetops off Crown Lane, Parkend, another in treetops distantly by the church and five flew over the cricket pitch towards Nagshead this morning. Two Mistle Thrushes on the cricket pitch and a … Continue reading

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Tuesday 10th March 2020

Berkeley shore     The high spring tide flushed three Jack Snipes and at least ten Snipe. Also three Rock Pipits, 40 Redshanks and a Common Sandpiper. (Paul Rich). Purton     23 KITTIWAKES flew upriver at 11am. (Francis Steuck). Saul    … Continue reading

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Monday 9th March 2020

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill today. Two Goshawks from New Fancy View. Two Hawfinch at Parkend and a Dipper at Cannop Stoneworks. (R Hopkins). Frampton     An adult CASPIAN GULL at the Sailing … Continue reading

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Sunday 8th March 2020

Forest of Dean     A Dipper by the bridge by the Scout Hut at 1pm in Parkend and singing. (Michael Tomkins). On Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE still and a distant Goshawk circling. A female Crossbill in Yew Tree Brake. … Continue reading

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Saturday 7th March 2020

WWT Slimbridge     Two adult PINK-FOOTED GEESE, 124 White-fronted Geese and two juvenile Greenland White-fronted Geese on the Dumbles this morning. (Dave Paynter). Forest of Dean     Crossbills at Yew Tree Brake, c70-80 Siskins on Serridge Ridge, with a few … Continue reading

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Friday 6th March 2020

WWT Slimbridge     Two adult PINK-FOOTED GEESE with White-fronted Geese on the Dumbles at 2:48pm. Earlier the CATTLE EGRET on South Lake and a Goshawk from Kingfisher hide. (Billy Elliot). Frampton     At Court Lake early afternoon 34 Greylags, five … Continue reading

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