Sunday 28th March 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing Lake all day until 4pm at least, favouring the far end of the lake again, but at times elusive. Also two very brief SANDWICH TERNS, a first-winter MEDITERRANEAN GULL and a Willow Warbler. (Rich Hearn/Paul McGowan). Also today a Common Gull, 350+ Sand Martins, 21 Chiffchaffs, seven Blackcaps, a Siskin, 21 Meadow Pipits, a Curlew, two Ravens, 18 Gadwalls and 90 Tufted Ducks. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth    Early morning at high tide a male Wheatear and a WATER PIPIT near the new fence towards Hock Ditch. Also 21 Curlews and a Little Egret. (MK). This afternoon six KITTIWAKES for 5 minutes then gained height and disappeared into the murk. Also 11 Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, a Sand Martin and the Wheatear still. (Gordon Hodgson).

Cam/Dursley     A Dipper by the river on the Littlecombe Estate in Cam this morning and a Green Woodpecker behind Rednock School. (Donna Cook).

Netheridge Farm     A Willow Warbler at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Newnham-on-Severn     This afternoon a 3rd calendar year MEDITERRANEAN GULL on the river and six Sand Martins heading SW. (Lewis Thomson).

Cheltenham    A Little Egret in the grounds of Pittville School this morning  later flew over the fence onto Wyman’s Brook and walking out of sight. Also a Coal Tit and nesting Nuthatches. (Steve Emerson).

Little Egret by Steve Emerson

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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