Saturday 27th March 2021

Frampton     The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing Lake all day, favouring the far end of the lake. (Nick Goatman/Paul Masters). Also a second-summer MEDITERRANEAN GULL. (MK). This afternoon 400+ Sand Martins, a Swallow and a House Martin. (Jeremy Squire).

Bonaparte’s Gull by Paul Masters

Cotswold Water Park East     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK on Pit 132 today. Also a Cetti’s Warbler. (Duncan Dine).

Ring-necked Duck by Richard Tyler

Ring-necked Duck by Chris Snook

Berkeley    A male MERLIN, c40 Turnstones and a male Wheatear at the shore this morning. Also a Red Kite from the garden SW over Whitcliff Park at 11:30am. (Paul Taylor).

Hawling     At Larkhill Farm six Fieldfares, six Bramblings, four Skylarks, a Corn Bunting and a Treecreeper. (Dave Clarke).

Huntley     A male Brambling amongst a group of Chaffinches in the garden today. (Bob Phelps).

Forest of Dean    Near Newland early afternoon a pair of Dippers at Valley Brook, 2 or 3 Skylarks near Rookery Lane and a Red Kite over the church at Newland at 1:45pm. (Andrew McDermid & Louise Watson).

Prestbury     Seven Red Kites and four Buzzards circling at 11:40am today just E of Prestbury at the bottom of Cleeve Hill. At 12:15pm four Buzzards over the High Street. (Ken Heron).

Cheltenham     A Peregrine on the tower at Christchurch church today. (Eric Harris).

Ashleworth Ham     A GREAT WHITE EGRET flew out of the main drainage ditch by the church next to the Severn and landed 50m further up. On the reserve 41 Black-tailed Godwits, five Little Egrets, a male Peregrine, three Curlews, a passage of at least 70 Sand Martins and 30 Swallows. Also two Roe Deer. (Richard Humphrey).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Two Mute Swans, two Canada Geese, seven Shelducks, 40 Wigeon, 30 Teal, 20 Mallards, four Pintails, 15 Shovelers, three Tufted Ducks, five Coots, two Oystercatchers, five Avocets, 5+ Lapwings, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Snipe, nine Black-tailed Godwits, four Redshanks, c5 singing Skylarks, a Pied Wagtail together with three White Wagtails, at least five singing Chiffchaffs and 5+ Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Brockworth     A Little Egret in a brook near Coopers Edge. (Julie Loxley).

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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