Monday 7th March 2022

Over     A Barn Owl over the A40 dual carriageway halfway between Over farm market and the Newent turning at 10:20pm. (Derek Summers).

WWT Slimbridge    From the Estuary Tower a Estuary Tower a calling LITTLE RINGED PLOVER flew over S this morning. (Martin McGill). From Kingfisher hide a Merlin chasing small waders, also three Chiffchaffs and a Cetti’s Warbler showing close to hide. (Les Ditchburn/Keith Davies). A Siskin just outside the Discovery hide today. (Nigel Young).

Siskin by Nigel Young

Cotswold Water Park West    Two male GREATER SCAUP today and the CASPIAN GULL with three Common Gulls on the S end of the lake. (Ken Heron).

Frampton pools     At Court Lake early evening, a Red Kite heading towards the A38, and a Cattle Egret. (Clare Glanville).

Cattle Egret by Clare Glanville

Forest of Dean     Two Hawfinches at Crown Lane, Parkend. At Parkend Church two Siskins and a Brambling. At New Fancy View 2 or 3 Goshawks displaying and a Crossbill. At Cannop Ponds two Bramblings, a Marsh Tit, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, five Goosanders and three Treecreepers. Three Mistle Thrushes in the Speech House area. (Don Smith).

Brambling by Don Smith

Gloucester     A male BLACK REDSTART flitting about on S side of the Cathedral at 11:25am. (Andy Jayne). A Chiffchaff singing along the canal towpath this afternoon c3-4 miles S of Gloucester. (Geoff Bryant).

Chavenage Lane area     At least 11 Stonechats (4m, 7f), two Red Kites, 200+ Golden Plovers roosting in a Linseed field, five Mistle Thrushes and 30+ Stock Doves. (Terry Grant).

Minsterworth Ham     Two Shelducks, ten Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Buzzard, two Skylarks singing, 120 Fieldfares, a Raven and 18 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

Stonehouse     Two Lesser Redpolls with three Siskins and a small flock of Goldfinches and some Long-tailed Tits and a Treecreeper at Ryeford near the locks. (Paul Sutton).

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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