Friday 4th March 2022

Sharpness     A male BLACK REDSTART still in Dock Road today, on and around the derelict ship moored opposite the houses. (Chris Newton).

Black Redstart by Chris Newton

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. (John Fletcher).

Glossy Ibis by John Fletcher

Glossy Ibis by Bob Shiret

Notgrove     c150 Bramblings today with many of the males coming into breeding plumage. (Duncan Dine).

Bramblings by Duncan Dine

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning a Grey Plover, a Redshank, 34 Curlews, two Oystercatchers, three Pintails, a Raven, a white Buzzard, three Fieldfares, two Redwings, a pair of Stonechats, four Meadow Pipits and a singing Chiffchaff. Three Snow Geese distant on Dumbles. Four Goshawks displaying over the Forest of Dean and a Red Kite flew N at 9am. (MK/Martin McGill).

Guiting Power    A female Goshawk soaring with two Buzzards, also in the area a Sparrowhawk, two Kestrels at Hawling village, c15 Buzzards, several Red Kites, two Ravens and a Tawny Owl calling in Guiting Wood. (Rob & Petra Crofton).

Stanley Downton     Five Buzzards including a very pale bird, a Red Kite over very high W, a Grey Wagtail and 100+ Pied Wagtails at the water works. (Paul Sutton).

Buzzard by Paul Sutton

Ozleworth     A Yellowhammer, small flocks of Chaffinches, a pair of Jays, a flock of c400 Rooks and Crows, 11 Buzzards and two Ravens. (Paul Sutton).

Nailsworth     A Little Egret, a Grey Heron diving for fish, a Grey Wagtail and a Little Grebe. (Paul Sutton).

Grey Heron by Paul Sutton

Upham Meadow, Twyning     16 Curlews, three of them with rings fitted locally in spring 2021, 21 Greylags, five Canada Geese, a Grey Heron, a Buzzard, two Skylarks, a female Stonechat, 64 Carrion Crows, two Rooks and two Reed Buntings, one singing from the M5 embankment. (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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.