Monthly Archives: March 2021

Sunday 21st March 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     A drake GARGANEY, a Little Ringed Plover and a GREAT WHITE EGRET flew W this evening. (Ian Ralphs). Winchcombe     An Egyptian Goose at Postlip this morning. (Graham Tompsett). Frampton Pools      26 Sand Martins, … Continue reading

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Saturday 20th March 2021

Newnham-on-Severn     Belated news of a drake COMMON SCOTER on the river at Newnham yesterday (19th) at 5pm.  It floated down on the current, then flew off down river. (John & Viv Phillips). Saul Warth     A GREAT WHITE EGRET … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Thursday 18th March 2021

Frampton     On Splatt Flashes viewed from the canal towpath c70 Curlews, three Black-tailed Godwits, 21 Redshanks, a Little Egret, ten Sand Martins flew N, a Kingfisher, a Raven, a Coot on canal only 2nd this year, three Fieldfares and … Continue reading

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Wednesday 17th March 2021

WWT Slimbridge     The second calendar year BONAPARTE’S GULL again today, for the first time since the initial sighting on 28th February. The reserve is closed but there is a chance of finding it on suitable habitat nearby. (Slimbridge Sightings). … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Monday 15th March 2021

Cotswold Water Park East    At Whelford Pool NR a Goldcrest singing. On the road from Whelford to Dudgrove at the ‘farm’ on the left with a large gate and lots of vehicles parked, a juvenile male BLACK REDSTART singing … Continue reading

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Sunday 14th March 2021

Saul Warth     29 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE drifted downriver off of the Warth at 8:20am. At midday they were still on the river N of Purton and at 12:40pm they were of off Awre. (Gordon Hodgson/MK). Dark-bellied Brent Geese by … Continue reading

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Saturday 13th March 2021

Sharpness     An adult and a first-winter KITTIWAKE flew past the docks at 9am heading upstream. An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL at the docks at 9:25am. (Rich Hearn). Newnham-on-Severn     An adult summer MEDITERRANEAN GULL flew downriver at c9:25am. (Lewis Thomson). … Continue reading

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Friday 12th March 2021

Stroud     A GANNET being harassed by gulls over Slad Road at 3pm. (Tom Costello). Sharpness     27 KITTIWAKES flew N at 9:05am. (Andy Jordan). Also seen off of Saul Warth. (Gordon Hodgson). Cotswold Water Park East     The first-winter … Continue reading

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