Friday 26th February 2021

Frampton     On Splatt flashes 117 Curlews, 15 Redshanks, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 13 Little Egrets, a Cattle Egret, a Goosander and two SPOONBILLS flew S, five more Little Egrets at Saul Warth. (Gordon Hodgson).

Spoonbills by Gordon Hodgson

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning from the Grundon hide 100+ Pintails, 100+ Wigeon, 70+ Shovelers and 300+ Teal. Also 20+ Tufted Ducks, a Great Crested Grebe, 40+ Lapwings, three Dunlins, four Redshanks, six Ruff, a Peregrine and a Goshawk over. Along the canal path c50 Fieldfares and Redwings, a Reed Bunting, a pair of Bullfinches and a Kingfisher. (Mark Longland).

Bishops Cleeve     An Alexandrine Parakeet at 4:45pm on Amber Road. (Mark Longland).

Alexandrine Parakeet by Mark Longland

Forest of Dean    A Red Crested Pochard on Woorgreens Lake today. (Rob Mellors). At Hewelsfield 11 Buzzards in a large field just off Hewelsfield Road today and a Goshawk at midday flew N over Barnage Lane. (Paul Woolams). A drake Wood Duck with Mandarins at Cannop ponds today. (Martin Vaisey).

Stonehouse/Eastington     A Little Egret in a field below Bond’s Mill. Three Redwings flying over at the Ocean. A Raven calling at Beard’s Mill. Four Siskins in trees fringing the Rive Frome at Meadow Mill, Eastington SO779060. (Nigel Birch/Martin Wright). From Eastington to Stanley Downton Sewage Works along the River Frome two Grey Wagtails, five Chiffchaffs, a Kingfisher, two Little Egrets, four Buzzards and a Cormorant. A second hand report of a pair of Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Pike Bridge this morning. (Bob Hindle). Near Beard’s Mill a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Green Woodpecker calling, two Green Sandpipers, a pair of Grey Wagtails, 11 Buzzards, a Cormorant over, a Dipper at the weir, a Raven and a male Kestrel. (Paul Sutton).

Grey Wagtail by Paul Sutton

Dipper by Paul Sutton

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, the first garden Chiffchaff of the year and another singing nearby. A singing Blackcap and five Common Gulls on the playing field. (Steve Brown).

Barrow Wake     c80 Golden Plovers in a field behind Barrow Wake today. (Chris Moore).

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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