Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, at 9am a singing WILLOW WARBLER moving through back gardens, a Blackcap, a pair of Siskins and a Buzzard over. Nearby a Raven. (Steve Brown).

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. (Roy Kinchin).

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL and a Little Egret from Martin Smith hide this morning.  (Roy Kinchin). Two Pink-footed Geese from the Estuary Tower. (Jake King). A male and a female Goldeneye in the Eider Pen this afternoon. (Jonathan Bull).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens today ten Crossbills over, 20 Lesser Redpolls, many Siskins, several Stonechats, Chiffchaffs, Meadow Pipits and a Blackcap singing. Goshawks from New Fancy View at midday. (Rob Husbands). In the woods N of New Fancy today, two Goshawks over together and another harassed by three Buzzards, six Goldcrests, a female Crossbill, a Grey Wagtail, at least 20 Chiffchaffs, 40 Siskins, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Treecreeper and a pair of Greylags over. Also c15 Brimstones, three Commas, two Peacocks and a Red Admiral. (Chris Newton). A Treecreeper at Cannop Upper Pond, also nine Tufted Ducks and a Nuthatch calling. A Brimstone near Speech House. (Chris Keeling).

Goldcrest by Chris Newton

Sparrowhawk by Chris Newton

Purton    VisMig this morning included a female Marsh Harrier, 15 Magpies, a Grey Plover, a Brambling and two Lesser Redpoll this morning. Also eight Chiffchaffs. (Francis Steuck).

Cotswold Water Park West    A SCAUP still on Pit 65 and three Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps and a male Brambling in the Lower Mill area. (Dave Creber).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Mid afternoon from Grundon hide three Little Ringed Plovers, 131 Black-tailed Godwits, six Little Egrets and two Oystercatchers. (John Fletcher). Also three Ruff, two Grey Herons, two Redshanks, a Buzzard, a Green Woodpecker and a singing Chiffchaff. (Jeremy Holland). Also a Curlew, a Goshawk and a Little Owl. (Paul Clark). In the evening nine Curlews, 15 Fieldfares over, two Chiffchaffs singing, c1000 Teal, c100 Wigeon, 40 Pintails and a Great White Egret. (Mike Smart).

Little Ringed Plover by John Fletcher

Highnam     Today near Highnam Church a Raven and a Red Kite. (Clare McLeod).

Stonehouse     At Bridgend a Red Kite over the garden going SW at 9:30am. Seen again in the distance (from the garden) over Stanley Downton at 3:30pm. A pair of Buzzards circled over at 10:30am, and another later. Also a Brimstone butterfly in the garden. (Paul Sutton).

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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