Sunday 14th March 2021

Saul Warth     29 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE drifted downriver off of the Warth at 8:20am. At midday they were still on the river N of Purton and at 12:40pm they were of off Awre. (Gordon Hodgson/MK).

Dark-bellied Brent Geese by Mike King

Frampton pools      11 Sand Martins, 12 Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, three Cetti’s Warblers, three Oystercatchers, nine Curlews, a pair of Mandarins, 87 Tufted Ducks, 33 Gadwall, four Teal, five Shovelers, 105 Coots, 17 Moorhens, four Little Grebes, five Great Crested Grebes, a Redwing, two Fieldfares and a Raven today. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park East    Three LITTLE RINGED PLOVERS on the new partly drained Pit 201 at Cerney Wick, just in Glos. (Jon Mercer). On Pit 127 on the WeBS count seven Oystercatchers, two Egyptian Geese, three pairs of Red Crested Pochards, 57 Teal, two Snipe and c100 Black-headed Gulls. At Pit 126 a singing Reed Bunting and a Cetti’s Warbler. On Pit 116 113 Wigeon and a pair of Red Crested Pochards. At Pit 115 five Lesser Redpolls. On Pit 114 a pair of Goosanders, two pairs of Goldeneyes and three Little Egrets and a GREAT WHITE EGRET on an adjacent field. (John Durell/Robin Griffiths).

Andoversford     Two Marsh Tits in bushes near to the sewage works early afternoon today. (Cottia Howard).

Bishops Cleeve     The Alexandrine Parakeet still today, present since the 1st of March at least. (David Benton).

Whitminster    Along the Frome and disused canal from Fromebridge Mill to Wheatenhurst  early morning a female Goosander on the Frome, a Cetti’s Warbler, ten Curlews, two Stock Doves, two Pied Wagtails, a Skylark, a Meadow Pipit, seven Mute Swans, 24 Mallards, 16 Moorhens, a Black-headed Gull, four Common Gulls and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. (Sue Beynon).

Goosander by Sue Beynon

Aylburton Warth/Guscar Rocks     WeBS count today three Canada Geese, nine Shelducks, 82 Wigeon, 136 Teal, six Mallards, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, 11 Lapwings, 105 Golden Plovers, 324 Curlews, three Dunlins, 23 Redshanks, a Turnstone, 300 Black-headed Gulls, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Cormorant, a Peregrine, a Buzzard, five Meadow Pipits, two Ravens and two Reed Buntings. (Barrie Mills/Mike Smart).

Lydney to Warth Brook    WeBS count today two Mute Swans, nine Mallards, two Oystercatchers, a Moorhen, a Cormorant, 400+ Black-headed Gulls, 100 Common Gulls, five Lesser Black-backed Gulls, four Curlews, 12 Herring Gulls, three Shelducks, five Canada Geese, 90 Black-headed Gulls, four Skylarks, two Meadow Pipits, a Raven, a Buzzard, 11 Linnets and small flocks of Goldfinches. (Barrie Mills).

Robinswood Hill     This afternoon a Goldcrest, seven Long-tailed Tits, a Pied Wagtail, five Goldfinches, two Moorhens, a Green Woodpecker, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming and three Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Bourton-on-the-Water     15 Grey Herons in the new heronry at the north pits. (Andy Lewis).

Cotswold Water Park West    200+ mixed group of ducks in a flooded field S of Cerney Wick at SU084953 this morning mostly Wigeon, several Teal and Gadwall, a Shelduck and two Pintails. Eight Sand Martins flew over the canal near Cerney Wick and 50 Starlings. Also a Chiffchaff and a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Little Egret alongside the canal close to Cerney Wick and 26 Canada Geese grazing in a field alongside the old railway line. (Bruce Kettle).

Stonehouse     At Ryeford Bridge this morning a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Buzzard, a male Kestrel and a Chiffchaff. Near Beard’s Mill late afternoon two Green Sandpipers, a pair of Dippers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Grey Herons. (Paul Sutton).

Green Sandpipers by Paul Sutton

Dipper by 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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