Monday 14th March 2022

WWT Slimbridge     A female Merlin with prey on the fence line at the N end of the Dumbles. (Ian Hull).

Slimbridge     At Shepherds Patch the GLOSSY IBIS again by 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. (Terry Stevenson).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon 150+ Linnets, two Marsh Tits, two Coal Tits, five Long-tailed Tits, a Goldcrest, four Nuthatches, two Green Woodpeckers, three Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Chiffchaffs, four Pied Wagtails, two Mistle Thrushes, three Song Thrushes, a Jay, two Ravens and two Buzzards. Also nine Brimstone and a Muntjac. (John Fletcher).

Marsh Tit by John Fletcher

Halmore     Around the woods this morning a Mistle Thrush, two singing Song Thrushes, two singing Chiffchaffs, a Treecreeper, a Nuthatch and two Ravens. (Chris Newton).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Four Mute Swans, five Canada Geese, ten Shelducks, at least 500 Wigeon, 20 Gadwalls, 500+ Teal, 313+ Pintails, 50+ Shovelers, four Tufted Ducks, two Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, two Great Crested Grebes, a Little Grebe, two Oystercatchers, c10 Lapwings, 122 Black-tailed Godwits, eight Curlews, a Green Sandpiper, 1+ Redshank, 4+ singing Chiffchaffs and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Cotswold Water Park East     A Dark-bellied Brent Goose in a field E of Pit 132 today. Also three Oystercatchers, a Green Sandpiper, a Snipe and three Shelducks. (Jon Mercer).

Dark-bellied Brent Goose by Jon Mercer

Haresfield Beacon     A Wheatear this morning. (per Duerden Cormack).

Forest of Dean     This morning a Goshawk and a Red Kite viewed from Edge Hills over Green Bottom. (Owen Follis).

Lydney     A Wheatear at New Grounds and a Brimstone butterfly. (Owen Follis). 600 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 150 Black-headed Gulls, five Greater Black-backed Gulls, 5+ Common Gulls, a Curlew, an Oystercatcher, four Shelducks, 150 Starlings, seven Skylarks and a White Wagtail. From the garden ten Linnets, a Buzzard and a Brimstone butterfly. (Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton).

Saul Warth     Late morning a Common Sandpiper, 12 Curlews, three Fieldfares, a Grey Wagtail, four Meadow Pipits, a pair of Linnets, a singing Chiffchaff, a male Sparrowhawk, three Stock Doves and two Ravens. (Jake King/MK).

Common Sandpiper by Mike King

Frampton     From Splatt Bridge six Shelducks, 24 Redshanks, two Cetti’s Warblers heard, a Kestrel. A singing Chiffchaff and a male Blackcap at the Sailing Lake. (MK).

Kestrel by Mike King

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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