Sunday 13th March 2022

Frampton    A first-summer LITTLE GULL on Court Lake at noon today. (Gordon Kirk). 16 Sand Martins at the Sailing Lake late afternoon. (Jeremy Squire). Also today two Pochards, 17 Gadwalls, 15 Teal, three Shovelers, two Oystercatchers, 17 Chiffchaffs, 33 Redwings, five Fieldfares, four Cetti’s Warblers, 12 Siskins and a Raven. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Spoonbills feeding on the flood in front of Grundon hide at 2:40pm for ten minutes before flying off low towards Wainlodes. Three adult Mediterranean Gulls in the pre-roost at 4pm. (Ian Hull). Birds this morning included four Shelducks, 34 Shovelers, eight Gadwalls, 520 Wigeon, 444 Pintails, 450 Teal, a Pochard, 23 Tufted Ducks, four Great Crested Grebes, two Oystercatchers, 11 Lapwings, 2+ Curlews, a Black-tailed Godwit, four Dunlins, three Redshanks, two Mediterranean Gulls  and a Peregrine. (Andy Jayne).

Slimbridge village     A male Wheatear in the second field on the right after crossing the canal towards WWT. (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson).

WWT Slimbridge     Two Greenland White-fronted Geese on the Tack Piece at 12:10pm. The adult Mediterranean Gull on South Lake still this morning. (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson). Three Snow Geese still on the Tack Piece and a Red Kite. (Jeremy Squire).

Forest of Dean     Three Hawfinches (1m, 2f), three Bramblings (2m, 1f) and two Coal Tits with Siskins and Greenfinch occasionally joining the Chaffinch flock along Crown Lane, Parkend this morning. A female Goosander on Cannop Ponds. (Jonathan Bull). Lydney garden birds today included c150 Black-headed Gulls, c100 Herring Gulls, 44 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Greylag, two Teal, ten Mallards, four Stock Doves, 60 Jackdaws, a Raven, a Chiffchaff and seven Chaffinches. (Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton).

Saul     At least one Cattle Egret beside Passage Road late afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Chedworth     Three Wheatears today. (Keith Jennings).

Huntley     A BLACK REDSTART in the garden today. (Bob Phelps).

Black Redstart by Bob Phelps

Dowdeswell Reservoir     A Firecrest singing today. (Tom Mabbett).

Cotswold Water Park West    11 Red Crested Pochards on Pit 12 late morning. (Jeremy Holland).

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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