Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Frampton     Two LITTLE GULLS from 11:30am until early afternoon at least. (Nigel Tucker/MK). The Ross’s Goose early morning with 129 Barnacle Geese, 56 Tufted Ducks, six Great Crested Grebes, four Cormorants, two Gadwalls, two Siskins and five Chiffchaffs. (Nick Goatman).

Little Gull by Jonathan Bull

Cotswold Water Park East     A drake Garganey at Whelford pools today. Also two Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs and two Goosanders. 11 Red Crested Pochards on Pit 126. (Ian Davies/Pete & Martine Fenn/Ian Sherriffs).

Garganey by Pete Fenn

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL, a pair of Garganeys, a Dark-bellied Brent Goose and three Snow Geese from Robbie Garnett hide. From the Estuary Tower 202 White-fronted Geese, two Greenland White-fronted Geese and two Pink-footed Geese. (Martin McGill/Paul Rich/Jonathan Bull).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Red Crested Pochards this morning. (Roy Kinchin). This evening a Great White Egret, 108 Black-tailed Godwits, two Red Crested Pochards again, three Dunlins and nine Curlews. (Jeremy Squire).

Forest of Dean     At Blaize Bailey a Goshawk and three Buzzards circling together over the forest. Also a pair of Grey Wagtails, two Ravens and a singing Blackcap. (David Smith).

Chavenage Lane area     A female Wheatear, three pairs of Stonechats, a Red Kite, 52 Stock Doves and a Little Owl. (Terry Grant).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included four Mute Swans, 15 Greylags, three Canada Geese, four Tufted Ducks, 16 Shovelers, 13 Pintails, 49 Teal, 68 Wigeon, two Shelducks, five Gadwalls, 25 Mallards, a Little Grebe, nine Coots, three Moorhens, seven Curlews, two Lapwings, a Snipe, four Little Egrets, five Grey Herons, a Cormorant, two Stock Doves, a Jay, three Long-tailed Tits, two Pied Wagtails, four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, three Chiffchaffs, a Buzzard and a Sparrowhawk. Also a Roe Deer. (John Fletcher).

Jay by John Fletcher

Curlew by John Fletcher

Cobney Meadows    Four Canada Geese, six Teal, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, six Buzzards soaring, two Curlews, 20 Fieldfares and Redwings mixed, four Chiffchaffs singing and three Reed Buntings singing. At Leigh Meadows a Buzzard, 15 Snipe, a Curlew and two Chiffchaffs. (Mike Smart).

Churchdown     A female Siskin and a male and female Brambling in the garden today. (Ingrid & Colin Twissell).

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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