Friday 18th March 2022

WWT Slimbridge     Nine Cattle Egrets, the GLOSSY IBIS and two Little Egrets on South Lake this morning. A Green Sandpiper from Hogarth hide. Three Snow Geese on the Tack Piece. From the Estuary Tower 200 White-fronted Geese, two Pink-footed Geese and the Ross’s Goose on the Dumbles. A Merlin from Kingfisher hide. (Dot Jones/Jonathan Bull/Martin Price).

Cotswold Water Park East     The Dark-bellied Brent Goose on Pit 132 on the spit right in the middle of the pit. (Ian Sherriffs).

Bourton pits     A drake Goldeneye today. (Duncan Dine).

Coombe Hill Meadows    200+ Black tailed Godwits, a Great White Egret, a Little Egret and a drake Garganey reported near the Snipe Pool this afternoon. (Paul Clark). Three Great White Egrets at dusk. (Jeremy Squire).

Frampton     On fogbound Splatt flashes early morning 19 Shelducks, a Curlew, six Common Gulls, a male Reed Bunting, a Green Woodpecker, three Chiffchaffs and a Kingfisher. (MK). Later on a female Marsh Harrier, a Great White Egret and an adult Mediterranean Gull over the foreshore, seen from Splatt Bridge and at least 17 singing Chiffchaffs heard in a walk round the Sailing Lake and Court Lake. (Terry Grant). An adult Mediterranean Gull over Court Lake with 200+ Black-headed Gulls, a female Goshawk, five Buzzards and four Siskins. (Nick Goatman). This evening a Marsh Harrier again, four Reed Buntings, a Chiffchaff, three Buzzards, a Cormorant and a Canary. (Josh Adamms).

Canary by Josh Adamms

Tresham     A singing Corn Bunting along the footpath going E from Tresham at ST801913. (Vic Polley).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning a Chiffchaff singing, at least two Bramblings with Chaffinches, 10’s of Siskins heading N and 20 Redwings. (James Robinson).

Forest of Dean     A male Blackcap singing at Forge Hill, Lydbrook this lunchtime. Also
Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. (Chris Sullivan).

May Hill    Two male Stonechats at the top of May Hill this morning. (Rob & Gillian Guest).

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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