Thursday 10th March 2022

Frampton    41 Bewick’s Swans and a Black Swan flew N over Splatt Bridge at 6:45am. The Black Swan eventually turned back and took four Bewick’s Swans back with it, 13 more Bewick’s came back S 15 minutes later. (Gordon Hodgson). At the pools this evening a male Goosander on Court Lake, around the pools two male Pochards, 62 Tufted Ducks, 20 Shovelers, a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail, four Cetti’s Warblers, four Chiffchaffs and 45 Greylags. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     A Green Sandpiper from Hogarth hide this afternoon. 88 Avocets and three Goldeneyes (1m, 2f) on South Lake. (Mike Davis/Slimbridge Sightings).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four Great Crested Grebes, two Curlews, two Ruff and pair of Pochards today. (Ian Hull).

Cotswold Water Park East     Three Oystercatchers at Pit 132 this morning. (Jon Mercer).

Longney     Two Fieldfares, a Greenfinch, 13 Jackdaws, a Buzzard and a Long-tailed Tit today. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean    A Hawfinch and c12 Bramblings at Parkend this morning. (Merv Carlyon/Wes Hayfield).

Brambling by Merv Carlyon

Hawfinch by Merv Carlyon

Hawfinch by Wes Hayfield

Hucclecote     This afternoon a Grey Heron was mobbed by a Lesser Black-backed Gull and a Herring Gull and then a Carrion Crow. (Harold Smith).

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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