Thursday 4th March 2021

Frampton    The two adult SPOONBILLS flew in to the flashes N of Splatt Bridge at 2:25pm today. (Gordon Kirk). 34 Curlews, 17 Redshanks, a Bar-tailed Godwit and five Dunlins at Splatt flashes this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). At the pools three Sand Martins at 12:50pm. Also a singing Chiffchaff, a male Goldeneye, two male Pochards, 106 Tufted Ducks and 25 Redwings. (Nick Goatman). The roosting Tawny Owl still at Court field. (Clare Glanville).

Saul Warth     Nine Black-tailed Godwits, 17 Gadwalls and a Sand Martin this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Roel Gate     Up to 100 Golden Plovers circling the fields and a singing Corn Bunting. (Ali Clifton Barnard).

Coombe Hill Meadows     84 Black-tailed Godwits this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Kingswood     A Little Egret in the garden stream then flew around to Tubbs Factory. Also a Dipper, a Grey Wagtail and a Siskin on the feeder. (Tom McCarthy).

Stroud     3000+ Jackdaws roosted at Stratford Park and in trees behind the Premier Inn at 6:15pm. An OTTER ran across Dr Newtons Way this evening at 11:45pm between the canal and the River Frome, just after the footway entrance to Waitrose. (Mike Cook).

Stonehouse    A pair of Dippers on the Frome near Beard’s Mill at 5:30pm. A Grey Heron at the Ocean. A Treecreeper in the copse opposite Wycliffe. (Paul Sutton).

Dippers by Paul Sutton

Robinswood Hill     This afternoon male and female Bullfinch displaying, a Treecreeper, 44 Redwings, a Green Woodpecker, eight Long-tailed Tits, five Chaffinches and two Jays. (John Fletcher).

Treecreeper by John Fletcher

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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