Tuesday 16th March 2021

Forest of Dean     A HOUSE MARTIN over the garden in Littledean this afternoon. (Dan Watson).

Eastington    A BLACK REDSTART at Middlehall Farm at midday today. (Jeremy Nottingham).

Slimbridge village     Seven CATTLE EGRETS amongst the cattle in canalside fields this evening. (Martin McGill).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening four Mute Swans, a Greylag, eight Canada Geese, three Shelducks, 420+ Wigeon, 600+Teal, 40 Mallards, six Pintails, 20 Shovelers, nine Tufted Ducks, a Great Crested Grebe, a Grey Heron, two Little Egrets, a Buzzard, three Oystercatchers, six Lapwings, a Curlew, two Redshanks, a Skylark and four Pied Wagtails roosting in a willow bush. (Mike Smart).

Witcombe Reservoirs     On the WeBS count this morning birds included 12 Canada Geese, eight Mute Swans, 15 Mallards, two Teal, 17 Tufted Ducks, three Little Grebes, seven Great Crested Grebes, three Cormorants, three Moorhens, ten Coots, 37 Black-headed Gulls, a Herring Gull, a Lesser Black-backed Gull and two Siskins. Over the woods two Buzzards and a male Goshawk. (Gordon Avery).

Bentham     Two Green Woodpeckers and four Meadow Pipits today. (Gordon Avery).

Winchcombe     Two pairs of Bullfinches just E of Winchcombe on Langley Road this morning. (Stuart Galey).

Quedgeley      This afternoon from Rea Bridge along the Severn Way a male Kestrel, three Buzzards, a Raven, four Cormorants, a Chiffchaff , three Meadow Pipits, four Redwings, four Mallards, three Moorhens, two Collared Doves, four Pied Wagtails and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (John Fletcher).

Buzzard by John Fletcher

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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