Thursday 11th March 2021

Sharpness     A GANNET heading N at 9:20am. (Andy Jordan). It flew over Saul Warth and inland over Dunstalls Farm at 9:35am. (MK).

Saul Warth    34 Curlews and a Bar-tailed Godwit on the river this afternoon. (Gordon Hodgson). Four Chiffchaffs together this morning looked like fresh migrants. (MK).

Frampton     Eight Redshanks at Splatt flashes, a pair of Red Crested Pochards and a Sand Martin at the Sailing Lake. (Gordon Hodgson).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote a leucistic Magpie by the Sewage Works, 13 Snipe, a Barn Owl, six Redwings. On Pit 85a 20 Teal, a pair of Mute Swans, a Cormorant, a Little Egret, two Gadwalls, six Tufted Ducks and several Coots and Mallards. (Bruce Kettle). (There was a leucistic Magpie at Cotswold Country Park and Beach 07/12/19).

Leucistic Magpie, record shot, by Bruce Kettle

Elmore Back     13 Teal, 15 Mallards, a Grey Heron, four Snipe, two Skylarks singing, two Meadow Pipits and a big rookery at Ash Covert with nearly 100 nests. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     Birds today included six Canada Geese, a Greylag, six Shelducks, c30 Pintails, 20 Gadwalls, seven Tufted Ducks (5m, 2f), a Little Grebe, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, 25 Lapwings, two Dunlins, two Redshanks, 10+ Snipe, a Buzzard, a Peregrine and a Chiffchaff. (Gord Avery).

Nailsworth     A Lesser Redpoll and male and female Siskin in the garden this morning. (Liam Lansdown).

Cheltenham     At 10am two Peregrines on one of the spires at Christ Church. (David Norman).

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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