Wednesday 2nd March 2022

Slimbridge     At Shepherds Patch the GLOSSY IBIS again opposite the Dutch barn next to the canal at SO 72740 04303. Please park sensibly roadside or in the free car park before the bridge SO 72895 04128. (Martin Price).

Cotswold Water Park West     This morning on Pit 65, two drake SCAUP, two Egyptian Geese and three Goosanders (1m, 2f). On Pit 57, two Goldeneyes and on Pit 45, at least ten Red Crested Pochards. (Jeremy Holland).

Forest of Dean     At New Fancy View birds included c20 Siskins, two Ravens and a pair of Bullfinches today. (Christine Mora).

Alvington    18 Goldfinches and seven Siskins in the garden at Clanna Country Park this morning. (Paul Woolams).

Southam     Two Red Kites over the B4632 at 9:30am. (Dave Jeynes).

Halmore     Garden birds today included the first Siskin of the winter, a Nuthatch and four Greenfinches. (Chris Newton).

Siskin by Chris Newton

Minsterworth Ham     14 Shelducks, three Wigeon, 12 Shovelers, six Curlews, a Skylark singing and a Chiffchaff feeding in a hedge. (Mike Smart).

Upham Meadow, Twyning     A dramatic decrease in flood levels since Monday, most of the meadow N of the M5 free of water. Birds included eight Mute Swans, two Oystercatchers, 27 Curlews (including at least three colour-ringed birds, four Black-tailed Godwits, a Meadow Pipit and 50+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     12 Little Egrets along the River Chelt today. (Mike Smart).

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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