Monday 21st February 2022

Upham Meadow     An immature LITTLE GULL over floodwater this afternoon. Also two Mute Swans, 50+ Canada Geese, two Shelducks, 20 Wigeon, two Shovelers, two Buzzards, 16 Curlews, ten Common Gulls, a male Stonechat, 50 Carrion Crows and 50 Rooks. Take the road N out of Twyning village centre by the war memorial towards the end of Strensham. At the top of the hill turn right down towards the M5 tunnel under the motorway and you emerge onto Summer Leasow part of the SSSI. (Mike Smart).

Frampton    A female Merlin, a Buzzard, c100 Curlews, a Shelduck, three Cormorants, a pair of Mute Swan over, a Kestrel, a Mistle Thrush and a Greylag today. (Paul Sutton).

WWT Slimbridge    A female Marsh Harrier from Zeiss hide at 3:30pm, 20 Avocets around the grounds, four Cattle Egrets on South Lake and c100 Lapwings. (Lizzie Grove).

Forest of Dean     A Hawfinch and a Jay drinking from a puddle at Parkend church this morning. (Bettie Sloane).

Halmore     A Brambling today, a garden first, and a female Sparrowhawk flew through. (Chris Newton).

Brambling by Chris Newton

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 104, Fairford at lunchtime 32 Pochards, 26 Shovelers, 24 Black-headed Gulls, 19 Red Crested Pochards, 13 Tufted Ducks, nine Goosanders, eight Wigeon, eight Mallards, six Greylags, three Great Crested Grebes, three Cormorants and a Mute Swan. Two Goldeneyes at Pit 114. (Ian Sherriffs).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon 700+ Linnets over the stubble field below the chicken sheds at SO 774191 and six Chaffinches and Bramblings. Also eight Redwings, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, three Long-tailed Tits, two Coal Tits, a Marsh Tit, two Song Thrushes, two Nuthatches, two Pied Wagtails and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Babdown     A Red Kite at 7:45am in the field opposite Babdown Airfield. (Dan Underhill).

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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