Sightings Saturday 9th April 2016

Frampton    On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge a LITTLE GULL this morning and again this evening until dusk. In between it was on the Sailing Lake. (Gordon Hodgson/Geoff Moyser/Andy Lodge/John Overfield/MK). A GRASSHOPPER WARBLER heard reeling briefly mid-way between Splatt and Cadbury Bridges. Also a Common Sandpiper heard on the canal. (Gordon Hodgson). A pair of GARGANEY this evening until dusk. Also two Ruff, a SHORT-EARED OWL and a Barn Owl. (John Overfield/MK). Pics by Mike.Little Gull 3 090416

Little Gull 2 090416

Little Gull 1 090416

Little Gull

Cleeve Hill    Seven RING OUZELS (5m, 2f), on the east slope of the cattle enclosure, twoGolden Plovers in the field opposite the radio masts, two Yellowhammers, ten Meadow Pipits and c30 Chaffinches. (Alan Hooper/Julia Eckley/Mark Hobson). Four Wheatears in fields next to the radio masts this afternoon. (Roy Shilham). Pics by Julia and Alan.

Ring Ouzels

Ring Ouzels

Golden Plovers

Golden Plovers

Hidcote    At Hidcote Manor garden a singing male Blackcap, a Treecreeper and a Swallow this morning. (Stephen Grundy).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Three OTTERS from Grundon hide today. (Andy Lodge).

Ashleworth Ham    Birds today included nine Mute Swans, seven Shelducks, a Wigeon, 35 Teal, eight Shovelers, two Tufted Ducks, a male Peregrine, a Little Ringed Plover, two Oystercatchers, three Snipe, two Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, a Blackcap and a male Redstart in Stank Lane. (Les Brown).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine, twoGoshawks, a male Kestrel, a female Sparrowhawk, a pair of Long-tailed Tits, a pair of Goosanders, a pair of Stock Doves, a Goldcrest, a pair of Marsh Tits and six Ravens. Also six Fallow Deers. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.



Nailsworth    A pair of Dippers on river at Egypt Mill today. (Paul Sutton).

Berkeley    A COMMON SANDPIPER and a JACK SNIPE at the shore this morning.

May Hill    A male Redstart singing from trees near the N end of the hill this morning. Also sixWillow Warblers. (Colin Greenfield).

Cotswold Water Park (East)    A Green Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover, a pair of Red Crested Pochards and a Sand Martin this morning at Pit 125. (Ian Ralphs).

Frampton Mansell    Two Red Kites taking a road kill and a Little Owl near Coates. (Michael Cook).

Leckhampton Hill    A Tree Pipit singing on the scarp slope above Leckhampton this morning. AlsoWillow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Yellowhammer and Linnet in song. (Chris Furley).

Stonehouse    Three pairs of Grey Wagtails in 1 mile along the Stroudwater Canal at Bridgend this afternoon. (Gordon Kirk). Pic by Gordon.

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

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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