Sunday 6th March 2022

Cotswold Water Park West     A near-adult CASPIAN GULL at Pit 16 briefly at 5:30pm and relocated at 5:45pm. (Dave Creber/MK/Richard Williams).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 this morning birds included 400 Golden Plovers, 50 Lapwings, 42 Teal, 20 Redwings, four Fieldfares, three Green Sandpipers, a Shelduck, two Wigeon, two Little Egrets, two Oystercatchers, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Cetti’s Warbler and a singing Yellowhammer. (Ian Sherriffs). At Whelford Pools a male Goosander, 40+ Siskins, a Red Kite, two Chiffchaffs and three pairs of Red Crested Pochards. (Dot Jones).

Sunhill     A Short-eared Owl over roadside fields S of Hampton Fields Farm early afternoon. (per BirdGuides).

Alvington     A Lesser Redpoll on neighbouring feeders today at Clanna Country Park. Also a Goshawk and Red Kite over. (Paul Woolams).

Goshawk by Paul Woolams

Lesser Redpoll by Paul Woolams

Saul Warth     17 Curlews, a Redshank, two pairs of Shelducks, 70+ Woodpigeons, 100+ Redwings and 70+ Fieldfares N, six Meadow Pipits, three Grey Wagtails, a Reed Bunting and two Buzzards including the white bird. (MK).

Buzzard by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge     A male Mandarin on a willow stump amongst the reeds at the far side of the Rushy this morning. (Howard Smith).

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. (Andy Jordan/Ed Betteridge).

Frampton pools     A Red Kite, a Mediterranean Gull, two Grey Partridges, two Oystercatchers, six Shelducks, seven Snipe, three Chiffchaffs, 47 Redwings, 12 Little Egrets, a Kingfisher, 15 Teal, 109 Tufted Ducks, 13 Gadwalls, two Shovelers and three Cetti’s Warbler. (Nick Goatman).

Tuffley     A Red Kite over Tuffley/Grange at 2:50pm heading E over Robinswood Hill Golf Course, mobbed by gulls and circling to gain height. Up to six Greenfinches on garden feeders regularly, one singing this morning. (Ian Elphick).

Longney    Two Oystercatchers opposite Longney Crib this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Berkeley     A singing Chiffchaff in Pedington Wood and a Peregrine over. (Derek Edmondson).

Forest of Dean     Lydney house and garden birds today included a Grey Heron, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, three Ravens, six Buzzards , a probable Goshawk, three Sparrowhawks, three Greylags over, a Great Black Backed Gull, a Mistle Thrush, a pair of Greenfinches, 20 Chaffinches, 17 Linnets and 104 Black-headed Gulls. (Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton). On bird feeders in the grounds of Dilke Hospital this afternoon included a Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Coal Tits and a Nuthatch. (Christine Mora).

Cheltenham     On Pittville Park lakes a Common Gull and a Great Crested Grebe still today. (Steve Emerson).

Common Gull by Steve Emerson

Great Crested Grebe by Steve Emerson

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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