Sunday 7th March 2021

Frampton     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE flew S over the pools early morning but not relocated. Also eight Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, three Goldeneyes, 33 Gadwalls, 85 Tufted Ducks, two Pochards, nine Shovelers, five Mandarins, three Cetti’s Warbler, 132 Barnacle Geese, 24 Fieldfares, 70 Redwings, eight Yellowhammers, 16 Meadow Pipits, 14 Skylarks and 22 Little Egrets. (Nick Goatman).

Gloucester     A male BLACK REDSTART still on Gloucester Cathedral today. (Gareth Jones).

Coombe Hill Meadows     94 Black-tailed Godwits, four Dunlins, 71 Coots, 98 Shelducks and 14 Chiffchaffs today. (Jeremy Squire). Also today five Mute Swans, ten Canada Geese,  c800 Wigeon, 8+ Gadwalls, c400 Teal, 433+ Pintails, c100 Shovelers, 20 Tufted Ducks, four Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, 60 Lapwings, c5 Ruff, 15 Curlews, a Redshank, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, at least 5 singing Chiffchaffs, a singing Cetti’s Warbler and at least two singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Cotswold Water Park East     A White-fronted Goose still on Pit 132 today. Also a JACK SNIPE. (Duncan Dine/Chris Snook). Two Oystercatchers on Pit 106 and a singing Blackcap near the Estate Yard at the west end of Pit 125. (John Durell).

White-fronted Goose by Chris Snook

Sharpness     At the marina eight Snipe, a Redshank, 40+ Wigeon, a Buzzard, ten Redwings and two Ravens today. (Clare Glanville).

Ebley    Two Sand Martins over the garden at 1:40pm. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).

Near Owlpen     Seven Lapwings in a field besides the B4058, near the junction to Horsley or Nympsfield. (Vic Polley).

Kingscote, Ashel Barn     124 Golden Plover in a field besides the B4058 at ST806969. (Vic Polley).

Chedworth    Two Buzzards, a Red Kite and a Great Spotted Woodpecker today. (Ben & Rebecca Hilder).

Ozleworth     60 Golden Plovers in a field near the junction of A4135/B4058 at ST795962. (Vic Polley).

Cheltenham    At Naunton Park, two Coal Tits and a Long-tailed Tit at the entrance to the Rose Garden and a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. From the garden two Coal Tits and male and female Blackcaps. At Cheltenham College, six Redwings and two Nuthatches outside the main reception. (Steve Brown).

Quedgeley    Along the canal path this afternoon a Cetti’s Warbler heard near Brockeridge Close, a Kingfisher in the ditch next to the canal path at Highclere Road, also four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, four Redwings and two Fieldfares. Along the canal between Rea Bridge and Sellars Bridge, 14 Moorhens, a Canada Goose, a Mute Swan, six Mallards, three Linnets in fields next to the canal and a Raven and a Buzzard. (Steve Pullen).

Stonehouse    Around Ryeford this morning a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, a Cormorant and a Kingfisher. At Stanley Downton this afternoon a female Kestrel, two Buzzards, a Little Egret over and a second near Bond’s Mill, a Dipper and a Cormorant. (Paul Sutton).

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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