Tuesday 8th March 2022

WWT Slimbridge    A BITTERN flew to the reedbed near Kingfisher hide. A Cattle Egret and a female Goldeneye on South Lake. Three Snow Geese on the Tack and the Ross’s Goose on the Dumbles. From Martin Smith hide three Greenland White-fronted Geese and a Pink-footed Goose with the Whitefronts. (Slimbridge Sightings/Roy Kinchin/Jonathan Bull).

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. (Roy Kinchin).

Forest of Dean    At Crabtree Hill and Woorgreens, 10/12 Crossbills, 40-50 Siskins and a
Buzzard. At Parkend c30 Bramblings. (Chris Snook).

Brambling by Chris Snook

Cotswold Water Park West     This morning at Shorncote two Great White Egrets, four Little Egrets, three Green Sandpipers, a pair of Oystercatchers, three Shelducks, five Chiffchaffs and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Duncan Dine).

Epney     A Red Kite high over the Anchor at 1:40pm heading N. (MK).

Frampton pools     Four Crossbills and 20+ Siskins over E, a Cattle Egret, 11 Little Egrets, two Chiffchaffs, six Redwings, two Cetti’s Warblers, 16 Shovelers, 77 Tufted Ducks, ten Gadwalls, four Barnacle Geese, 44 Greylags, 17 Canada Geese and 1000+ Starlings today. (Nick Goatman).

Tewkesbury     A pair of Peregrines circling the Abbey tower calling to each other and setting down on tower ledges at 10am. (Nige Murray). At Cowfield Farm this morning a Red Kite, 14 Snipe and a Reed Bunting. (Les Ditchburn).

Ashleworth Ham     From Ashleworth village end Ham Road open to only 150m past Stonebow Farm, deep water beyond 400 Black-headed Gulls, six Mallards, three Greylags, four Mute Swans, a Stonechat and two Song Thrushes. (John Fletcher).

Hasfield Ham     Below Draper’s Lane distant views of 200+ Lapwings, 15 Greylags, 25+ Canada Geese and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Hartpury     In field opposite the Watersmeet pub 200+ Starlings and nine Fieldfares.. (John Fletcher).

Maisemore     From Church Road to just above the weir eight Mallards, four Moorhens, two Coots, a Cormorant, two Nuthatches, male and female Stonechat, a Song Thrush and three Redwings. (John Fletcher).

Stonehouse    Around Ryeford today, two Buzzards, a Grey Wagtail, a female Kingfisher,
two female Great Spotted Woodpeckers, male and a female Kestrel, a Dipper, at least six Lesser Redpolls and a Song Thrush. (Paul Sutton).

Dipper by Paul Sutton

Southam     A garden Sparrowhawk today. (Paul Watkins).

Sparrowhawk by Paul Watkins

Elmore Marsh     Ten Mallards, three Grey Herons, six Snipe, two Herring Gulls, two Skylarks singing, two Meadow Pipits, 120 Fieldfares, a Mistle Thrush singing, eight Carrion Crows and 120 Linnets 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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