Thursday 31st March 2022

Frampton     This morning c50 Sand Martins and six Swallows and a second-summer Mediterranean Gull on the Sailing Lake. (Martin Wightman). At lunchtime a LITTLE GULL on the Sailing Lake. (Mark Coller/Nick Goatman/Neil Smart). Also today a Reed Bunting, a Raven, 108 Tufted Ducks, eight Gadwalls, two Teal and 14 Little Egrets. (Nick Goatman). Still 40+ Sand Martins and a Swallow on the Sailing Lake in a snowstorm at 3pm. When it cleared they were gone, high to the N. (Roy Bircher).

  Little Gull by Mark Coller

Lower Harford (near Naunton)     An OSPREY over at 11:40am. (Richard Tyler).

Haresfield     An OSPREY flew over the M5 near the incinerator at Junction 12, heading towards the Cotswolds chased by at least four crows at 9:30am. (Chris Downward).

Nailsworth     At Forest Green a female BLACK REDSTART in the garden. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

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. (Mark Coller/Geoff Bryant/MK).

Glossy Ibis by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge     A Jack Snipe from Martin Smith hide this afternoon. (Geoff Bryant). The SPOONBILL very close to the Estuary Tower at 1:15pm feeding with a Little Egret. Two Pink-footed Geese with the Whitefronts and three Snow Geese asleep on the Tack Piece. 18 Black-tailed Godwits and five Avocets on the Rushy and 87 Avocets on South Lake, three Swallows over W high up at 3pm. (MK).

Spoonbill by Mike King

Cotswold Water Park East     At Whelford Pools at lunchtime six Swallows, two Sand Martins, six Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps and a Treecreeper. On Pit 127 a pair of Egyptian Geese. (Ian Sherriffs).

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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