Friday 26th March 2021

Frampton     A first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing Lake from 4:30pm until 6:35pm at least, favouring the far end of the lake. The first record for the Pools. (Nick Goatman).

Ashleworth Ham     A SANDWICH TERN flew southwards in front of the hide at 2:30pm. Two Little Egrets, six Mute Swans, 13 Greylags, four Canada Geese, 42 Wigeon, 84 Teal, 50 Shovelers, 16 Mallards, three Tufted Ducks, two Pintails, two Gadwalls, four Shelducks, 73 Black-tailed Godwits, two Oystercatchers, four Lapwings, seven Curlews, 24 Snipe, 29 Coots, three Moorhen, a Water Rail calling, a WILLOW WARBLER sang once at 12:39pm, a female Peregrine, four Buzzards over the river with three towards Coombe Hill at the same time, at least 16 Sand Martins and at least 12 Swallows. (Ken Heron). 40+ Fieldfares flew through today. (Richard Humphrey).

Bishops Cleeve     The Alexandrine Parakeet still at 11:30am. (Ken Heron).

Stinchcombe Hill     A male Wheatear this morning and a Crossbill heading E. (James Robinson/Mike Davis).

Nailsworth     A male Peregrine hunting over the valley and 12+ Buzzards. (Terry Grant).

Chavenage Lane area     240+ Fieldfares, 40+ Redwings, 18+ Buzzards and at least 173 Golden Plovers, many in summer plumage, feeding in fields. (Terry Grant).

Tewkesbury    In meadows along the Severn, S of Lower Lode eight Mute Swans, 15 Canada Geese, eight Mallards and two Teal, two Oystercatchers, at least two Curlews and a Sand Martin. At Lower Lode brickpits two Mute Swans, two Shelducks, two Gadwalls, ten Tufted Ducks, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Grey Heron, ten Cormorants, two Great Crested Grebes and a Little Grebe whinnying. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Curlews, a Common Sandpiper, two Ringed Plovers, two Dunlins, a Little Egret and a Sand Martin. (Eric Harris). Also eight Lapwings, a Redshank, eight Pied Wagtails, a pair of Pintails, Wigeon ,several Teal and two Shelducks. A Sparrowhawk mobbing a larger raptor, probably a ringtail Hen Harrier. (Alan Baxter).

Aylburton Common     A Red Kite again today at 4:20pm. (Martin Vaisey). Also a Goshawk and a Peregrine over this afternoon. (Jonny Gentle).

Cleeve Hill     A Goshawk attacking Buzzards over the Bill Smiley Nature Reserve at 3pm. (Jeremy Squire).

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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