Friday 5th March 2021

Forest of Dean     At Bunjups Wood 6+ Hawfinches and two Ravens. At Symonds Yat two female Peregrines and a male Peregrine, four Ravens and a 2cy male Goshawk. At Ruardean 40+ Crossbills. (Rob Husbands).

Saul Warth     Two adult SPOONBILLS at 10:40am. (MK).

Spoonbills by Mike King

Frampton     Three Sand Martins high over Court Lake at midday. (Mike Davis). From Splatt Bridge this morning 11 Redshanks, 18 Curlews, two Little Egrets, 16 Shelducks, a singing Skylark, two Chiffchaffs and a Buzzard. (Sue Beynon).

Shepherd’s Patch     In the fields N of Patch Bridge two Common Cranes a flock of Fieldfares with Redwings, nine Curlews, two Stock Doves and a Roe Deer. (Sue Beynon).

Cotswold Water Park West    At Shorncote this evening a Barn Owl, two Egyptian Geese, a Little Egret, a Snipe, two Shovelers, two Teal, four Gadwalls, eight Tufted Ducks, small flocks of Fieldfares and Redwings and Long-tailed Tits and a Cetti’s Warbler heard. (Bruce Kettle).

Ashleworth Ham    50+ Greylags, ten Mute Swans, many Teal and Wigeon, four Lapwings, six Shovelers, ten Pintails, two Tufted Ducks, four Oystercatchers, c40 Redwings and a Chiffchaff. (Pete Jones).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A Pochard, five Curlews, eight Snipe, six Dunlins, five Ruff, four Redshanks, 60+Black-tailed Godwits and 20+ Lapwings today. (Les Ditchburn).

Stinchcombe Hill     A Crossbill over this morning. (James Robinson).

Chavenage Lane area     Six Stonechats and a Red Kite with a road kill pheasant which it dropped when attacked by a crow and then a Buzzard. (Terry Grant).

Red Kite by Terry Grant

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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