Monthly Archives: March 2022

Thursday 31st March 2022

Frampton     This morning c50 Sand Martins and six Swallows and a second-summer Mediterranean Gull on the Sailing Lake. (Martin Wightman). At lunchtime a LITTLE GULL on the Sailing Lake. (Mark Coller/Nick Goatman/Neil Smart). Also today a Reed Bunting, a … Continue reading

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Wednesday 30th March 2022

Purton     A WOODLARK over N at 8:05am. An OSPREY flew N at 10:30am mobbed by gulls. (Francis Steuck). Frampton     An adult LITTLE GULL on the Sailing Lake at lunchtime. (Nick Goatman). Slimbridge     At Shepherds Patch the GLOSSY … Continue reading

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Tuesday 29th March 2022

Purton     Five ARCTIC SKUAS heading towards Slimbridge at 9:48am. Also a Goosander, two Mediterranean Gulls, a Swallow, four Sand Martins, a Redwing, three White Wagtails and 667 Meadow Pipits all heading NE.  (Francis Steuck/Andy Jordan). Arctic Skuas by Andy … Continue reading

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Monday 28th March 2022

Cleeve Hill     A BLACK REDSTART in the pylon enclosure this morning and 29 Redwings over. (Greg Mabbett). Selsley Common     First Wheatear on the Common this afternoon. (Colin Greenfield). Awre    A calling Little Ringed Plover flew N upriver … Continue reading

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Sunday 27th March 2022

Frampton     Three LITTLE GULLS still on the Sailing Lake at 3pm. (Greg Mabbett). They headed off high NE at 3:45pm. (Nick Goatman).  A male Red Crested Pochard on Court Lake. (Tim Thompson). Also today three Oystercatchers, 37 Chiffchaffs, 13 … Continue reading

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Saturday 26th March 2022

Coombe Hill Meadows     From the Grundon hide a pair of GARGANEYS showing but slightly hidden on Short Pool early afternoon. (Les Ditchburn). Also today four Mute Swans, a Greylag, six Shelducks, 50 Wigeon, 200 Teal, 30 Mallards, five Pintails, … Continue reading

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Friday 25th March 2022

Walmore Common    Two WHITE STORKS circling above the Common at 10:48am, they were heading NE. Presumably the two that were reported at Rockhampton, South Glos yesterday. (Luke Clarke, age 10). White Storks by Luke Clarke White Storks by Luke … Continue reading

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Thursday 24th March 2022

Cotswold Water Park West     An adult LITTLE GULL on Pit 9 this evening. (Nigel Gardener). Slimbridge     At Shepherds Patch the GLOSSY IBIS again by the Dutch barn next to the canal at SO 72740 04303. Please park sensibly … Continue reading

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Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Frampton     Two LITTLE GULLS from 11:30am until early afternoon at least. (Nigel Tucker/MK). The Ross’s Goose early morning with 129 Barnacle Geese, 56 Tufted Ducks, six Great Crested Grebes, four Cormorants, two Gadwalls, two Siskins and five Chiffchaffs. (Nick … Continue reading

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Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, at 9am a singing WILLOW WARBLER moving through back gardens, a Blackcap, a pair of Siskins and a Buzzard over. Nearby a Raven. (Steve Brown). Slimbridge     At Shepherds Patch the GLOSSY IBIS again by … Continue reading

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