Monday 1st March 2021

Frampton     A CACKLING GOOSE with Canada Geese and Greylags on the flashes N of Splatt Bridge this morning until 11:15am at least. Also a Bar-tailed Godwit, 48 Curlews, 11 Redshanks and Cattle Egret this morning. A Treecreeper in the hedge at Saul Warth. (Gordon Hodgson/MK).

Cackling Goose by Mike King

Two adult SPOONBILLS circled the Sailing Lake at 10:40am. (MK).

Spoonbills by Mike King

Kingswood    A Red Kite over early morning. (Tom McCarthy/Rachel Howego).

Stonebench    This morning a drake Goldeneye flew upriver at high tide. Also c20 Fieldfares and c40 Redwings. (Mike Teesdale).

Tewkesbury     A Kingfisher flew up stream from Abbey Mill. (Les Ditchburn).

Quedgeley     A Little Egret back on Dimore Brook this morning. (Paul Masters).

Stonehouse/Eastington area     Two Little Egrets and three Grey Herons in the field below Bond’s Mill. Another Grey Heron, two Grey Wagtails and a Dipper on River Frome at the Churchend end of Millend Lane. Another Dipper at Millend Row and a third Dipper singing at Beard’s Mill. A male Blackcap singing at The Ocean and 40 Redwings in several small flocks. At least 100 Pied Wagtails at Stanley Downton Sewage Works. (Nigel Birch). Along the canal opposite Wycliffe college a Treecreeper, a Grey Heron and a female Sparrowhawk. A Goshawk high over Leonard Stanley later. (Paul Sutton).

Edge     Mid Afternoon to twilight four Bullfinches, a Grey Wagtail, two Pied Wagtails, a Green Woodpecker, three Song Thrushes, 14 Redwings, four Chaffinches, two Red-legged Partridges, 70+ Jackdaws and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean    15 Siskins and 13 Lesser Redpolls at the garden feeder today at May Hill. (Rob & Gillian Guest).

Cotswold Water Park West     A Barn Owl at Shorncote this evening. (Chris Snook).

Barn Owl by Chris Snook

Horsley     A Barn Owl hunting rough ground adjacent to Pyke Quarry re-cycling centre late afternoon. (Jake King).

Maisemore     92 Shelducks on the River Leadon flood near Maisemore this morning. Also two Shovelers and two Oystercatchers. (Andy Jayne).

Cheltenham     A female Alexandrine Parakeet in the garden in Bishop’s Cleeve today. (Andy Oliver).

Alexandrine Parakeet by Andy Oliver

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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