Wednesday 9th March 2022

Frampton     On Court Field this morning, two male WHITE WAGTAILS with a group of 20 Pied Wagtails (18m, 2f). (Gordon Kirk). A drake Red Crested Pochard on the Sailing Lake this afternoon. (MK).

White Wagtail (record shot) by Gordon Kirk

Red Crested Pochard by Mike King

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. Also a pair of Oystercatchers by the Dutch barn at Shepherd’s Patch today around midday. (Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby).

Oystercatcher & Glossy Ibis by Dave Abrams

WWT Slimbridge    Two Pink-footed Geese with 163 White-fronted Geese on the Tack Piece. (Jon Mercer).

Coombe Hill Meadows     The Grundon hide is now accessible with wellies. Birds included 30 Tufted Ducks, two Great Crested Grebes, a Black-tailed Godwit, a pair of Oystercatchers and a female Goshawk. (Ian Hull).

Forthampton     A Red Kite today. (Mike Smart).

Upham Meadow, Twyning     A Grey Heron, eight Curlews, including the GPS tagged bird and two locally ringed birds. AA and AC, 50 Black-headed Gulls, 50 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 50 Common Gulls,20 Herring Gulls and 50 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     Male and female Crossbills at New Fancy View today. (Simon Bradfield).

Woodmancote      A Lesser Redpoll and eight Blackcaps (6m, 2f) and five Greenfinches in the garden today. (John Widgery).

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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