Sunday 28th February 2021

WWT Slimbridge    A 2cy BONAPARTE’S GULL early evening, bathed and preened for c20 mins, then flew out to the Severn with a flock of Black-headed Gulls. (Martin McGill).

Frampton     The two adult SPOONBILLS that have been touring the Vale turned up late morning on Splatt flashes N of Splatt Bridge and were present until 12:45pm at least. Also a Bar-tailed Godwit again. (Mike Davis/MK). Around the pools three Goldeneye (2 adult males & 1 juv male), eight singing male Blackcaps, two Oystercatchers, two Cettis Warbler, eight Siskins, a pair of Stonechats, a Water Rail, a Grey Partridge, 66 Redwings, two Fieldfares, 18 Yellowhammer and 11 Reed Buntings. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     Four Oystercatchers, a Little Egret, a Rock Pipit, two Chiffchaffs, three Ravens and two Buzzards this morning. (MK).

Awre     An adult summer MEDITERRANEAN GULL this afternoon. (Lewis Thomson).

Mediterranean Gull by Lewis Thomson

Alvington    An adult and an immature Goshawk soaring over Clanna Country Park today. (Paul Woolams).

Goshawk by Paul Woolams

Goshawk by Paul Woolams

Quedgeley    Along Lower Rea today and the canal path to Rea bridge three Buzzards, two Ravens, a Kingfisher heard by the river, six Cormorants, ten Pheasants, three Song Thrushes in song, a Blackcap, a Green Woodpecker, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, nine Moorhens and a Canada Goose. Also a OTTER seen in the Severn dragging a large fish to the opposite bank. (Steve Pullen).

Otter by Steve Pullen

Salperton     Beside the B4068/A436 down towards Salperton 144 Red-legged Partridges, two Red Kites, six Yellowhammers and three Grey Partridges. (Ken Heron & Jenny Jones).

Ashleworth Ham    Two male Goldeneyes displaying today. (Rob Lewis).

Fairford     This morning two Oystercatchers flew in, calling, and landed in the flood meadow on the NW edge of Fairford beside the Coln. (John Durell).

Dursley     A Red Kite over Rockstowes at noon. (Phil Pope).

Stratton     A Red Kite flew over this afternoon. (Ken Cservenka).

Stonehouse     In a copse between the Sports Ground and the A419 two Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a Treecreeper. A Cetti’s Warbler calling at The Ocean. Three Dippers at Beard’s Mill, on the River Frome between Bond’s Mill and Beard’s Mill and at Millend Lane. A Chiffchaff singing near Eastington Park and one at Millend Row, also two in a hedgerow alongside the stream at SO786050. Two Grey Wagtails at Millend Row, three Little Egrets in a field near Beard’s Mill and one flying over near Eastington Park. Ten Redwings at Meadow Bridge, Eastington and a Cormorant near Millend Lane. (Nigel Birch). A Cetti’s Warbler singing near Downton bridge this morning. (Simon Spedding/Paul Sutton). At Ryeford a Kingfisher, a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Jay, a Cormorant and a Buzzard. (Paul Sutton).

Cheltenham   Two Ravens in trees near Cheltenham Railway Station and a Comma butterfly seen in the Griffiths Avenue nature reserve this afternoon. (Keith White). At 11:15am, two parakeets flew quickly over Benhall, headed W. (David Norman).

Lydney     At Rodmore Mead, Lydney New Grounds a Grey Heron, three Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, 12 Lapwings, a Stock Dove, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, c250 Starlings, c50 Black-headed Gulls, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two Common Gulls and a Green Sandpiper in Stockwell Brook at SO619010. (Barrie Mills).

Aylburton Warth     At Warth Brook a Grey Heron, three Redshanks, two Ravens, two Meadow Pipits, 6+ singing Skylarks and c50 Black-headed Gulls. (Barrie Mills).

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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