Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Frampton     A Sand Martin early morning only over Splatt flashes. Also also 16 Redshanks, 34 Curlews and two Mandarin(Gordon Hodgson). Later two adult SPOONBILLS on the flashes until 12:15pm when they flew towards WWT. Also a Little Egret, 60 Curlews and 30 Dunlins over the river. (MK).

Spoonbills by Mike King

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening birds included two Mute Swans, ten Canada Geese, four Shelducks, c400 Wigeon, 200+ Teal, 74+ Pintails, 88+ Shovelers, a Pochard, 25 Tufted Ducks, a Grey Heron, 14 Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, three Great Crested Grebes, ten Coots, two Oystercatchers, 48 Lapwings, a Dunlin, five Ruff (4m, 1f), 55 Black-tailed Godwits, a Redshank and four Curlews came into roost. (Mike Smart).

Halmore     Garden birds today included a male Siskin and a female Lesser Redpoll. (Chris Newton).

Siskin by Chris Newton

Dymock     A male Siskin in the garden today. (Nick Fairburn).

Siskin by Nick Fairburn

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Sparrowhawk and a Red Kite this afternoon near Birdland. (Ben & Rebecca Hilder).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, a garden Stock Dove, 3rd record in 35+ years. A Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming near the playing field and four Blackcaps singing around the area. (Steve Brown).

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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