Sightings Sunday 10th April 2016

Forest of Dean    A male PIED FLYCATCHER at Nagshead early morning, viewed from the roped path to Lower Hide. Also 2+ Hawfinches on the Short Trail. (Lewis Thomson). 1 possibly 2 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKERS between Speech House Hotel and New Fancy View, halfway between the two on the right hand side at 3pm. (Della & Hayden Lack).

Frampton    On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge a LITTLE GULL still today until 6:30pm at least but also seen on the Sailing Lake. A pair of GARGANEY still until 6:30pm at least, also two Ruff, aSHORT-EARED OWL and a Barn Owl.  (Geoff Moyser/Mark Dowie/Mark Hobson/Vanda Bennett). Also a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER calling and drumming at 6:50am on the E side of canal 400 yards S of Splatt Bridge. (Mark Dowie). At the pools a WHITETHROAT, a Crossbill over, 44Chiffchaffs, eight Willow Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, six Green Woodpeckers, two Lesser Redpollsand the Siskins. (Nick Goatman). Pics by Mark.

Garganeys

Garganeys

Little Gull

Little Gull

Kilkenny    At Kilkenny Lookout a Chiffchaff singing, a Mistle Thrush, three Skylarks, threeYellowhammers, two displaying Ravens a singing WILLOW TIT further up the lane. (Mark Grieve).

Cleeve Hill    Near the radio masts 7-9:30am, seven RING OUZELS, two Ravens, 4+ Linnets, threeMeadow Pipits, 8+ Skylarks and two Yellowhammers. (Les Waring/Roy Shilham). Pic by Les.

Ring Ouzel

Ring Ouzel

Coombe Hill Meadows    This morning birds included a Cetti’s Warbler, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Grey Herons, 35+ House Martins, three Sand Martins, two Swallows, a Sedge Warbler, a Kestrel, three Chiffchaffs, two Curlews and a pair of Coots with 5+ chicks. (Les Waring).

Ashleworth    26 Swallows over the quay. (Richard Humphrey).

Bourton-on-the-Water    Only four Wigeon left at the south pit, two Sand Martins and sixSwallows over. (Andy Lewis).

Cotswold Water Park (West)    A female Redstart at Pit 43 today. (Jon Mercer).

WWT Slimbridge    At Holden Tower paired adult and second summer Mediterranean Gullsfeeding on the tidal floods and a late female Goldeneye on the Long Ground pool. (@slimbridge_wild). Pic by Mark Dowie.

Mediterranean Gull

Mediterranean Gull

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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