Friday 19th March 2021

Frampton     From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge this morning. 157 Meadow Pipits, 109 Woodpigeons, 45 Linnets, six Alba wagtails and eight Sand Martins all flew N. Also five Redshanks, three Dunlins and a female Goosander flew to the river. (Gordon Hodgson). On the pool behind the reedbed 17 Teal and three Shovelers (2m, 1f). On the river three Bar-tailed Godwits, one in brick-red summer plumage, and 30 Curlews flew N. (MK). On Court Lake late afternoon a Sand Martin, a male Goldeneye and a Kingfisher. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Two Avocets, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, a Curlew, a Snipe, seven Dunlins, two Oystercatchers and four Redshanks. Also 1000 Teal still and three Sand Martins. (Ian Hull).

May Hill   100+ Linnets behind May Hill village hall this morning. (Rob Guest).

Forest of Dean     Along the River Wye, between Bigsweir and Redbrook, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire sides two Red Kites, Cormorants and Meadow Pipits. (Alan Waterman).

Aylburton     Two Red Kites over the Common again this afternoon. (per Martin Vaisey).

Stonehouse    A Grey Wagtail and a pair of Dippers near Beard’s Mill late afternoon. (Paul Sutton).

Dippers by Paul Sutton

Tuffley     A Sparrowhawk in the garden today. (John Fletcher).

Sparrowhawk 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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