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Sunday 21st April 2019

Eastleach Martin   This afternoon in the fields N of Eastleach Martin, (SP206076 to the W of the county boundary, just in Gloucestershire ) a male RING OUZEL, a Wheatear and a Whitethroat. (Martine & Pete Fenn).

Cleeve Hill     This morning birds included a male and a female RING OUZEL near the heather enclosure, also four Wheatears, six Yellowhammers, ten Skylarks, a Cuckoo calling, a Mistle Thrush singing, a male Kestrel, two Whitethroats, numerous Meadow Pipits, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Willow Warblers. (Alan Hooper/Roy Shilham/Keith White/Dot Jones). Butterflies included Peacock, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood. (Keith White). Pic by Alan.

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Stinchcombe Hill     A male RING OUZEL, two Redstarts (1m) and four Wheatears this morning. (James Robinson/Paul Dunham). Pics by Paul.

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Barnsley Warren, Fosse Way     This afternoon at the GWT Pasque Flower reserve SP053066 a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a Yellowhammer, a Buzzard, two Linnets, two Swallows and a singing male Redstart. (Jeremy Soane).

Frampton    A drake GARGANEY on the pool behind Splatt north reed bed, also a Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper and 33 Black-tailed Godwits through this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four Greenshanks today. (Ian Hull/Les Ditchburn).

WWT Slimbridge     Three Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy. (Paul Dunham). Also a drake GARGANEY on South Lake. (Ken Mihill). Pic by Paul.

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Forest of Dean     At Edge Hills and Haywood plantation this morning a Whitethroat, five Tree Pipits, a Garden Warbler calling, many Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps and a Cuckoo. (Owen Follis). A Cuckoo heard just S of road from Mallards Pike near Little Moseley SO63508). Also three Treecreepers, many Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers. (Keith Williams). At Nagshead, a Pied Flycatcher near the Campbell Hide, a Redstart from the Lower Hide and a Garden Warbler. Between Woorgreens Lake and Speech House Road, a Redstart. At Crabtree Hill, three Stonechats, four Tree Pipits, three Siskins heard and a Whitethroat. (Vic Polley/Claire Halpin/John Ryman).

Cotswold Water Park West     A Nightingale, at least three Garden Warblers, a Reed Warbler, 8+ Common Terns, a Common Sandpiper and several Cuckoos calling. (Paul Rich/Merv Carlyon).

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Selsley     At Bownhill Farm three Wheatears, a pair of Mistle Thrushes, a pair of Song Thrushes, a pair of Buzzards and eight Skylarks. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Stonehouse     A male and a female Sparrowhawk circling together high over the garden at Bridgend at 5:15pm today, then headed W. (Paul Sutton).

Hempsted     Four Swallows over the Car Boot Sale this morning. (Howard Taylor).

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Saturday 20th April 2019

Brockworth     At 6:30 this evening two HOBBIES catching insects on the wing then headed off E toward Witcombe reservoirs. (John Miles).

Cleeve Hill     At 10am seven RING OUZELS. Also four Wheatears, 3+ Yellowhammers,
a Golden Plover, two Whitethroats, a Raven and lots of Skylarks and Meadow Pipits. (Andy Langley/Rob Crofton). At 11:30am male and female RING OUZEL with two Mistle Thrushes, a Song Thrush and two Wheatears in the field next to the masts car park, a Raven on a mast, a Cuckoo and a male Redstart in the wood next to the masts field and a Tree Pipit singing nearby. (Steve Brown).

WWT Slimbridge     An adult LITTLE GULL on South Lake and a Little Ringed Plover on the Rushy. (Dave Paynter). The drake GARGANEY still from Zeiss hide at 2:35pm. An Osprey reported by a visitor over the Rushy at 11:15am. (Dot Jones).

Berkeley shore     Two Avocets flew past at 8:25am. (Paul Taylor).

Sharpness    Two LITTLE GULLS flew N, a Tree Pipit, a Common Sandpiper and two Mediterranean Gulls this morning. (Andy Jordan). Three Whimbrels over this evening. (Kane Brides).

Saul Warth   From Hock Ditch sluice this morning two Greenshanks, five Whimbrels, 20 Dunlins, two Ringed Plovers, a female Marsh Harrier, two Wheatears, a Lesser Whitethroat, three Whitethroats, a Willow Warbler and a Grey Heron. (Jake King/Martin McGill/Richard Hearn/John Fletcher).

Aylburton Warth     At high tide this morning three Canada Geese, 18 Shelducks, ten Teal, three Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, six Oystercatchers, two Ringed Plovers, 13 Lapwings, four Golden Plovers, 14 Dunlins, two Black-tailed Godwits, 22 Whimbrels, 56+ Curlews, ten Redshanks, a Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper. Also at least five singing Skylarks, a Meadow Pipit, at least four singing Whitethroats, at least two Ravens and four singing Reed Warblers. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     A Redstart singing near Lower hide today. (Paul Dunham). Pic by Paul.

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Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine on Great Doward Hill nearby, a female Goshawk, a female Sparrowhawk, Ravens, Buzzards, a pair of Mandarins, a pair of Stock Doves, five female Goosanders, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, a Jay, a male Blackcap, a Song Thrush, two Goldfinches, Long-tailed Tits, a Little Egret, Swallows and House Martins. Other sightings included six Fallow Deer, Ashy Mining Bees, Green Longhorn Moths, Comma, Holly Blue and Brimstone butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Stinchcombe Hill     A Cuckoo and two Wheatears this afternoon. (James Robinson).

Forthampton     A Cuckoo calling today. (Sarah Loaring).

Hasfield Ham     Male and female Redstart and a Cuckoo this morning. (Ian Hull).

Ashleworth Ham     A Little Ringed Plover and a pair of Oystercatchers today. (Les Sysum).

Ashleworth Quay     At 4pm, from The Boat Inn a Common Sandpiper and a Little Egret on the river bank. (Richard Humphrey).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A flava type Yellow Wagtail, a Redstart and a Cuckoo today. (Andy Lodge/Ian Hull). Also today a Whimbrel, three Little Ringed Plovers, two Oystercatchers, a Little Egret, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk and a Grasshopper Warbler heard. (Ivan & Rose Sansom). Early morning two Redshanks, two Curlews, two Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler, five Blackcaps (4m, 1f), four Reed Buntings (3m, 1f), a Chiffchaff and 12+ Sedge Warblers. (Dave Stone). Pic by Dave.

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Lower Harford    Several Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers at Lower Harford Farm today. Also a pair of Redstarts and a pair of Long-tailed Tits taking sheep’s wool off a fence for their nest. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard.

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Cheltenham    This morning at Pittville a pair of Song Thrushes, Long-tailed Tits, a Goldcrest heard, a Grey Heron on the lake island and a Buzzard calling from a tree in Albert Road. (Howard Taylor).

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Friday 19th April 2019

Frampton     A LONG-EARED OWL roosting at the pools this morning, but no further sign despite an extensive search. Also today seven Whitethroats, five Reed Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, two Yellow Wagtails, a Whimbrel, 29 Chiffchaffs, 38 Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, 14 Sand Martins, a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, ten Shelducks, two Shovelers, three Gadwalls and six Teal. (Nick Goatman). Four Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Common Sandpipers and a Green Sandpiper all new in at Splatt Bridge this morning. Also five Yellow Wagtails and three Whimbrels. (Gordon Hodgson). Pic by Nick.

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Ashleworth Ham     The WOOD SANDPIPER still this morning. Also four Little Ringed Plovers. (Paul Rich). Also a Whimbrel, two Oystercatchers, two Little Egrets.  The WOOD SANDPIPER still present at 4:25pm, the Whimbrel having flown E. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Cleeve Hill    At least a dozen RING OUZELS seen overhead and then perched in a tree together at 6:30pm today. (Eric Harris). At least 11 RING OUZELS this morning. Also a pair of Redstarts with a male singing below the pylons. (Tom Mabbett). Also two male Whinchats, a male Sparrowhawk and several Skylarks, Yellowhammers and Meadow Pipits. (Dave Soons). At least five Wheatears by the masts at 8am. (Roy Shilham). A Cuckoo in the masts field. (Andrew Whittaker).

WWT Slimbridge     A drake GARGANEY showing well on the scrape from Zeiss hide. Also 613 Black-tailed Godwits. (Ian Hull). A pair of Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy. (Dave Tait). Pics by Dave.

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Coombe Hill Meadows     The drake GARGANEY still today. (Jonathan Bull).

Edge    At Rudge Hill N.R. this morning two male Redstarts, a Tree Pipit, a Willow Warbler, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and an early WOOD WARBLER. (Lloyd Evans).

Tewkesbury     A male Cuckoo calling and then flying over The Manor, Walton Cardiff this morning. (Pete Long).

Selsley Common     A Whinchat and three Wheatears early evening. (Richard Hearn).

Highnam Woods     Early morning good views of a Nightingale singing. (Paul Rich).

Forest of Dean     A pair of Shovelers on Woorgreens Lake this morning, a patch tick. (Frank Williams). At Nagshead in the Lower Hide area three Redstarts (2m, 1f), three Mandarins (2m, 1f), 1+ Treecreeper and a pair of Pied Flycatchers.  A further pair of Mandarins on the Nursery Pond. (Andy & Sue Gibbons/Paul Rich). Also 5+ Crossbills, a Siskin and a singing WOOD WARBLER. (Jonathan Bull) two Bramblings and a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER drumming. (Andy Meaton). On Crabtree Hill a Lesser Redpoll, a Siskin, a Tree Pipit, a Crossbill, a Hawfinch and a Whitethroat. (Paul Rich)

Sharpness     This morning four Greylags, two Shelducks, a Swallow and seven Sand Martins all flew N, a Whitethroat in brambles and a Common Sandpiper on the shore. (Tom Weston-McClung). A Tree Pipit and a Yellow Wagtail S of the picnic site. Also a Lesser Whitethroat and a Ringed Plover flew N with Dunlin. Earlier a Tree Pipit flew W over SARA. 140 Curlews and seven Whimbrels N over this evening. (Andy Jordan).

Charlton Kings Common     Along the scarp two singing Tree Pipits, a Whitethroat, a Kestrel, two Buzzards and two Ravens. A Wheatear E of Hartley farm. (Kim & Steve Brown).

Netheridge Farm     A Wheatear at the Barn Owl Centre today, only the 3rd record in 9 years. (Mark Hobson).

Cheltenham    Two Swallows flying over Pittville Lawn at 7:15pm heading N. (Howard Taylor).

Cirencester     A Raven over calling at midday. (Felicity Cobb).

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Thursday 18th April 2019

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon two WOOD SANDPIPERS from Meerend Thicket hide. One remained until 6:45pm at least. Also four Little Ringed Plovers, two Green Sandpipers and two Little Egrets. (Ian Hull). Pics by Mike. first pic Wood and Green Sandpiper for comparison.

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Stinchcombe Hill    A male RING OUZEL feeding around 7th tee and five Wheatears, increasing to 15 this morning. Also a small movement of Meadow Pipits and Linnets heading W. (James Robinson).

Cleeve Hill     At least five RING OUZELS still this morning. Also nine Wheatears. (Andy Chapman). A male Cuckoo on Prestbury Hill Nature Reserve 11:45am. (Martin Greenish).

Sharpness     A WHINCHAT just S of the picnic site. Also three Wheatears including one Greenland bird. 75 Curlews and 40 Whimbrels flew high NE over SARA this evening. (Andy Jordan). Pic by Andy.

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Saul Warth    23 and 13 Whimbrels through and five on the river, a Bar-tailed Godwit, four Oystercatchers, a Greenshank heard and five Wheatears. Also a wader flock of c20 Curlews, eight Bar-tailed Godwits and five Knot flew through. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean     Two Common Sandpipers on Woorgreens Lake on separate islands. In the Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill area two Tree Pipits, at least four Goldcrests and a FIRECREST. (Martin Harrison/John Casswell). At Nagshead, around Lower Hide two Pied Flycatchers, two Redstarts, a Jay, two Coal Tits and a Grey Wagtail. Another Pied Flycatcher singing at the lower junction of the short and long trails. (Steve Brown/Suren Akkaraju/Jake King/John Fletcher). Also at Nagshead ten Chiffchaffs, 12 Blackcaps, a male Goshawk over, ten Nuthatches, a pair of Willow Warblers, a Treecreeper, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER heard drumming. (Jake King/John Fletcher). At Parkend by the Fountain Inn two Dippers at 11am. From New Fancy View five Buzzards, a Red Kite and a Raven at midday. Also a Mistle Thrush, five Lesser Redpolls and Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps. (Suren Akkaraju/Jake King/John Fletcher).

Ebley    A Grasshopper Warbler reeling and seen briefly in the hedge by the front garden on Foxmoor Lane. Also an early morning visit from the Ring-necked Parakeet again. (Steve Kear).

Berkeley shore     Early morning a Brambling over NE, a White Wagtail, six Yellow Wagtails, a Common Sandpiper, four Wheatears and a Reed Warbler. (Paul Taylor). At 5:55pm 44+ Curlews and at least two Bar-tailed Godwits flew high N upriver from Berkeley Pill. Also two Wheatears, two Swallow, three House Martins, 12+ Teal, a male Blackcap, two Skylarks and a Buzzard. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Aylburton Common     A Cuckoo calling at 8:05am. (Martin Vaisey).

WWT Slimbridge     A Common Sandpiper and a Little Ringed Plover on the Rushy. Two Greenshanks on South Lake. (Ken Mihill).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning 30 Linnets, a pair of Yellowhammers and a Lesser Whitethroat and a Whitethroat. (Ian Hull). Also at south meadow four Wheatears on the ‘brown’ field. (Les Ditchburn). Along the canal all singing three Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs, a Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler, five Sedge Warblers and a Reed Bunting. Also from the hide this afternoon the drake GARGANEY again, c20 Teal, 12 Wigeon, five Shelducks, two Gadwalls, a Shoveler, 3+ Redshanks, 8+ Lapwings, two Oystercatchers, two Grey Heron, 2+ Little Ringed Plovers, two Mute Swans and two Canada Geese. Also Brimstone, Peacock and Orange Tip butterflies. (Keith White/Mike Smart).

Cockbury Hall (SO 8429)     Late afternoon a female Redstart. (Mike Smart).

Nympsfield     Red Kite over the top of Owlpen wood today at 3:10pm. (Paul Sutton).

Tewkesbury     At the Mythe Reserve today four Buzzards, Blackcaps, a Grey Heron, Chiffchaffs, a Green Woodpecker, a female Sparrowhawk, Wrens, Stock Doves, and a pair of Long-tailed Tits. Other sightings included Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Green-veined White, Large White, Peacock, Speckled Wood and Holly Blue butterflies, Seven Spot and Sixteen Spot Ladybirds and four Dock Bugs. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Cheltenham     Sparrowhawks are nesting again in Pittville Park. (John Sanders). At Pittville Lawn at midday a Buzzard calling but not seen. Robins and Long-tailed Tits appear to be nesting in the same garden bush. At Prestbury Racecourse Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Robin and Blackbird all heard but not seen. Also Peacock, Orange Tip and Holly Blue butterflies. (Howard Taylor). Pic by John.

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Wednesday 17th April 2019

Cleeve Hill     Today ten RING OUZELS (8m, 2f), but no sign of the probable alpestris bird. Also two Red Kites, 5+ Willow Warblers and 8+ Wheatears. ((Mark Dowie/David Stone). Early morning four RING OUZELS (3m, 1f) still on the clear scrub patches on the valley side opposite the Tugwell seat. Also 109 Golden Plovers. (Ian Ralphs). Also today 3+ Tree Pipits, dozens of singing Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Skylarks, a Yellowhammer, a Peregrine and a Red Kite. (Jonathan Bull). Pic by David.

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Cotswold Water Park West     Two NIGHTINGALES and a GRASSHOPPER WARBLER back at traditional sites today. (Roger Gillespie).

Netheridge Farm     A Whitethroat, a Reed Warbler and a Sedge Warbler at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Berkeley shore    Two Common Sandpipers, four Whimbrels, 11 Wheatears, including Greenland birds, three Ringed Plovers with seven Dunlins and a Yellow Wagtail flew NE early morning. (Paul Taylor).

Frampton pools     Late evening a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Warbler, a Yellow Wagtail and 30+ Curlews over. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth    Four Wheatears (3m, 1f) on the rocks to the right of Hock Ditch at 3:30pm. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Painswick Beacon     Migration watch this morning just eight Meadow Pipits east and two Wheatears in the hill fort. (John Fleming).

Huntley     Three Wheatears (1m, 2f) this morning. (Owen Follis).

Stinchcombe     Four Wheatears on the greens of the Golf course in the fog this morning. (James Robinson/Phil Pope).

Selsley     At Bownhill Farm five Wheatears, nine Skylarks, three Mistle Thrushes, five Swallows and a Buzzard. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Chedworth     Two male Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler, seven Buzzards, a male Kestrel, three Ravens, a Nuthatch, a Greenfinch, a male Wheatear, c15 Meadow Pipits, at least ten Skylarks and a Sparrowhawk. (Alex Priest).

Daglingworth    A Grey Partridge in fields just N of Daglingworth (on the road to Winstone) this morning, also House Martin and Swallows back in the village. (Jon Mercer).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A male CUCKOO calling today. (Andy Jayne). The drake GARGANEY still in the main channel this evening. (Ian Ralphs). Four Redshanks, two Little Ringed Plovers, two Oystercatchers, six Mute Swans, two Greylags, six Canada Geese, six Shelducks, eight Lapwings, male and female Gadwall, a Curlew, two Grey Herons, male and female Mallard and four ducklings, two pairs of Teal, two pairs of Reed Buntings, a Sedge Warbler and numerous Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps singing along the canal. (Terry Stevenson). Early morning Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler along the canal. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     A Pied Flycatcher and a Redstart at Lower Hide, Nagshead. A Dipper behind the Fountain Inn. (Bettie Sloane). A Tree Pipit singing and displaying at Moseley Green, near Parkend, joined by another for a while. Also five Roe Deer. (Laurie Pierce).

Lower Rea     A Lesser Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff and a Blackcap this evening. (Andy Chapman).

Tewkesbury     In fields next to Chapel Farm, Walton Cardiff a Wheatear and two female Yellow Wagtails this morning. (Pete Long).

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Tuesday 16th April 2019

Netheridge Farm     A LESSER WHITETHROAT at Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Cotswold Water Park West     A LESSER WHITETHROAT and a GARDEN WARBLER in the Pits 43/65/36/37 area this morning. (Roger Gillespie). A female CUCKOO calling this morning at Shorncote heard from the hide in front of Pit 85b. (Kieren Thomas).

Cleeve Hill   Seven RING OUZELS still present this afternoon, five males, two females. Also a Red Kite, a Corn Bunting and 7+ Willow Warblers. (Richard Tyler/Ian Hull/Terry Grant). 1st pic by Richard, 2nd by Terry.

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WWT Slimbridge    Two Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy on the first island. (Mike Davis).

Frampton pools     Two Cattle Egrets, a Great White Egret, two Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper over, a Reed Warbler and three Oystercatchers early morning. (Nick Goatman). Five Whimbrels flew through Splatt Bridge this morning and three Ringed Plovers, two Sanderlings and ten Dunlins on the river. (Gordon Hodgson). A Common Sandpiper on left hand pontoon at the Sailing Lake at 3:19pm. (Les Ditchburn).

Purton     Four Common Sandpipers today. (Geoff Moyser). A Tree Pipit flew N, 100+ Curlews heading high N, 4+ Oystercatchers, 19 Swallows N, three Shelducks, a Chiffchaff, eight Meadow Pipits and a Reed Bunting. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Chedworth     Three Wheatears on the airfield this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Saul Warth    A male Wheatear on the rocks by Hock Ditch sluice. (Les Ditchburn).

Stroud     This morning two Mandarins in Stratford Park, two more on the canal at Bowbridge and three on the River Frome near Capel Mill, also a Dipper here. (Julian Gould).

Forest of Dean    Two Woodcock roding at Crabtree Hill this evening. (Martin Vaisey). Three Redstarts (2m, 1f), a Grey Wagtail, five Mandarins (4m, 1f) a Blackcap, three Treecreepers, two Jays and lots of Nuthatches from Lower hide. (Roy Kinchin). At Woorgreens a Tree Pipit, a pair of Stonechats, a pair of Teal and several Wild Boar. (MK).

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Ready Token     On farmland and hedgerows near Ready Token birds included a male Whitethroat, seven Blackcaps (4m, 2f), four Corn Buntings, seven Linnets, ten Goldfinches, three Yellowhammers, a pair of Bullfinches, three Coal Tits, a Marsh Tit, three Stock Doves, a Kestrel, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, four Red-legged Partridges, a Grey Partridge, a Jay, four Skylarks, two Meadow Pipits, two Buzzards and a Grey Heron. (Michael Cook).

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Monday 15th April 2019

Cleeve Hill     6+ RING OUZELS on the scrub opposite the heather enclosure still today. One apparently of the Alpine race alpestris, a very striking scaly bird. (Chris Snook/Merv Carlyon/Jon Mercer). 1st pic by Chris, 2nd by Merv.

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Coombe Hill Meadows     An OSPREY flying E towards the dual carriageway, seen from the footpath at 10:30am. Also three Whimbrels, four Little Ringed Plovers and two Ringed Plovers. (Les Ditchburn/Graham Smith/Beryl Smith). Also a drake GARGANEY at 2:35pm in the channel between the scrapes from Grundon hide. (Mike Davis).

Forest of Dean     At Cannop Ponds birds included two Common Sandpipers, two Little Grebes, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Siskin, a pair of Grey Wagtails, a Willow Warbler and 2 or 3 Nuthatches. At Nagshead three Redstarts at Lower hide, also a Willow Warbler, a Treecreeper, a Grey Wagtail, two Jays, three Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Mandarins, a Redwing, a Blackcap, a Nuthatch, 5+ Chaffinches, two Jays, a Fallow Deer and two young Boarlets wandering alone. On the Long Trail two Mistle Thrushes and a Goldcrest. (Martyn Leighton/Hilary Smith/Chris Snook/Martin Russell). In the Speech House area a Goldcrest, two Willow Warblers, a Green Woodpecker and two Wild Boar with young. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin.

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WWT Slimbridge    A REED WARBLER in the reeds in front of Zeiss hide. Also 502 Black-tailed Godwits, two Little Ringed Plovers and c15 Golden Plovers. (Ian Hull).

Purton    Two Arctic Terns, a Grey Plover, three Common Sandpipers, three MEDITERRANEAN GULLS, a REED WARBLER and a Sedge Warbler early morning. (Francis Steuck). Also a Wheatear, a Kestrel, a Cetti’s Warbler, Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler, Chiffchaffs, a Curlew and Oystercatchers today. (Alan Jones). This evening two Whimbrels flew high N upriver. Also three Swallows, four Blackcaps and two Chiffchaffs. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Gloucester     At Robinswood Hill, a Willow Warbler singing in the car park this morning. (Ian Elphick). A Red Kite flew across the Hill at 2:30pm. (Felicity Davies-Birks).

Ashleworth Ham   Two Mute Swans, a Canada Goose, three Shelducks, ten Wigeon, 250 Teal, five Shovelers, a Little Egret, two Oystercatchers, four Lapwings, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, five Meadow Pipits, two singing Redstarts, two Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and five Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

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