Friday 25th March 2022

Walmore Common    Two WHITE STORKS circling above the Common at 10:48am, they were heading NE. Presumably the two that were reported at Rockhampton, South Glos yesterday. (Luke Clarke, age 10).

White Storks by Luke Clarke

White Storks by Luke Clarke

Framilode Passage     An adult ICELAND GULL flew upriver at 2:15 pm. At least one Yellow-legged Gull at Epney and a Red Kite also flew upriver. (Terry Grant).

Frampton     A male and female GARGANEY on the scrape at the rear of the northern reedbed at Splatt Bridge this morning, also 20+ Redshanks and 40+ Skylarks flying around. Around the pools 21 singing Chiffchaffs and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Terry Grant).

Berkeley shore     A Dark-bellied Brent Goose just S of the Power Station at 8am. (Paul Taylor).

WWT Slimbridge     Two SPOONBILLS and a Great White Egret feeding on the Bottom New Piece late morning. (Ian Hull). 199 White-fronted Geese, two Greenland White-fronted Geese, two Pink-footed Geese, 23 Avocets and a Little Ringed Plover from the Estuary Tower. Six Cattle Egrets, two Little Grebes, a Great Crested Grebe and a female Goldeneye on South Lake. (Dot Jones/Jonathan Bull/Tim Jukes). Two separate Red Kites seen this morning and another seen late afternoon, all between the A48 and Woolaston Station (as was), at Brookend. Also the 4th consecutive day of a singing Chiffchaff in the garden. (Ian Gorton).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Early morning a Little Ringed Plover, three Dunlins, two Redshanks, eight Black-tailed Godwits, five Curlews, four Lapwings, two Reed Buntings, five Grey Herons, a Great White Egret and eight Little Egrets. (Jeremy Holland/Andy Langley).

Forest of Dean     In Speech House conifers three Goldcrests, five Coal Tits, a Treecreeper, three Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap singing. At New Fancy View Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing, Siskins over, a male Sparrowhawk, two Ravens, a pair of Goshawk and a Green Woodpecker calling. At Parkend a Hawfinch and a pair of Chaffinches. At Nagshead a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a male Grey Wagtail, four Nuthatches, three Song Thrushes, two Buzzards, Siskins over, five Mallards and two Greylags. (Jake King/John Fletcher). At New Fancy View four Buzzards, a Raven, a Sparrowhawk, two Chiffchaff, 5-6 Goldfinches. At Nagshead two Greylags, a pair of Mallards, a Wren, a Dunnock, three Coal Tits, a Sparrowhawk, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Goldcrests and two Nuthatches heard. (Luke Clarke, age 10).

Painswick Beacon     Near the Rococo Gardens at 3:15pm a Brambling in the woods and two Redwings flying over. (Rob & Petra Crofton).

Highnam Woods     A Nuthatch and a Comma amongst commoner species today. (Justin Collinge).

Nuthatch by Justin Collinge

Comma by Justin Collinge

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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