Saturday 6th March 2021

Awre     An adult WHOOPER SWAN today, presumably the Arlingham bird. Also a Weasel. (Lewis Thomson).

Longlevens     A GREAT WHITE EGRET flew over NE at 5:55pm. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton pools     Six Barnacle Geese, three Oystercatchers, three Curlews, a Reed Bunting and a Chiffchaff. (Cas & Luther Hambling).

Oystercatcher & Barnacle Geese by Cas Hambling

Sharpness     From the Severn Way today 20+ Dunlins, two Redshanks, a Curlew, 60+ Wigeon and 30+ Mallards. (Clare Glanville).

Ashleworth Ham     46 Greylags, 54 Canada Geese, three Oystercatchers, 150+ Pintails, 35+ Shovelers, 360+ Wigeon, 250+ Teal, 24 Gadwalls, 12 Tufted Ducks, 60+ Mallards, six Grey Herons, eight Mute Swans and three Little Grebes. On the Hams in the fields beyond the reserve to the river 48 Shelducks, 4000+ Wigeon, Teal, Shovelers and Pintails. (Richard Humphrey).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Three Mute Swans, 800+ Wigeon, 400+ Teal, 724+ Pintails, 5+ Gadwalls, 127+ Shovelers, 25 Tufted Ducks, 100+ Shelducks, 60+ Coots, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, 50 Lapwings, ten Dunlins, four Ruff, five Curlews, a Redshank, 96 Black-tailed Godwits, a Redshank, 20+ Pied Wagtails, a Chiffchaff singing and a Reed Bunting singing this morning. (Mike Smart/Les Ditchburn/Alan McIlquham).

Halmore     Garden birds today included two Lesser Redpolls, male and a female Siskin, two Greenfinches, a Song Thrush and six Long-Tailed Tits. (Chris Newton).

Lesser Redpoll by Chris Newton

Ebworth     A Raven near the National Trust centre at 2:30 this afternoon. (Simon Hart).

Cheltenham     A drake Mandarin at The Park Campus today still. (Mike Beer).

Mandarin by Mike Beer

Gretton     Three Siskins on the seed feeder in the garden this morning. (Sheila Wasley).

Alderton     A male Tawny Owl calling at 10am. (Sheila Wasley).

South Cerney     c5 Yellowhammers in the hedge alongside fields outside South Cerney this evening. Also a roost of 200 Starlings, 100 Jackdaws over and Song Thrush and Green Woodpecker heard. (Bruce Kettle).

Yellowhammer by Bruce Kettle

Eastington     From Eastington to Stanley Downton Sewage Works along the River Frome a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a pair of Grey Wagtails, six Chiffchaffs, nine Little Egrets, a Cormorant and a Stonechat. (Bob Hindle).

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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