Sightings Sunday 3rd April 2016

Cleeve Hill    At least six RING OUZELS and seven Wheatears today. Also today a Curlew, aSiskin, four Stonechats, 2+ Chiffchaffs, a Fieldfare and a Green Woodpecker. (MK/Ian Ralphs/Paul Taylor/Richard Baatsen/Mark Coller/Mick Colquhoun). This evening a Swallow flying N at 5pm and four singing Chiffchaffs in Elder Grove bordering the common. (Stuart Galey). Pics by Mick.


Ring Ouzel

Ring Ouzel

Berkeley shore    A pair of RING OUZELS along the path, hedges and drainage ditch S of Severn House farm for at least two hours this afternoon. (Pete & Billy Hancock per Paul Bowerman).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A YELLOW WAGTAIL flew over calling at 3pm today. (Pavlo Zaltowski). The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still, a Little Ringed Plover, seven Curlews, five Black-tailed Godwits, a Peregrine and a male Pintail. (Mike Powell/Dave Gilmore/Judd Hunt). A Cetti’s Warblerstill by the Grundon hide. Also two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, 11 Greylags, 67 Teal, 11 Wigeon, nine Shovelers, nine Tufted Ducks, seven Shelducks, 14+ Wigeon, 11+ Lapwings, threeOystercatchers, four Reed Buntings, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, twoTreecreepers, a Raven, 5+ Chiffchaffs and a Kingfisher today. (Les Waring). Pic by Les.



WWT Slimbridge    Four Mediterranean Gulls on South Lake and 51 Avocets on site today.(@slimbridge_wild).

Leigh Meadows    Three Shelducks, a Grey Heron, four Little Egrets, two Snipe, two Curlews, aGreen Sandpiper, ten Skylarks, four Chiffchaffs and five Reed Buntings today. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean    A Tree Pipit, 14 Crossbills, 6+ Siskins, Grey Wagtail, 6+ Chiffchaffs and four Buzzards at Haywood Plantation this afternoon. Also two Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (MK). At Nagshead a male Hawfinch near the car park and a Tawny Owl today. (Mike Powell/Dave Gilmore/Judd Hunt). First Swallow on telephone wires at Cat’s Hill, Ruardean at lunchtime. (Chris Sullivan).

Cotswolds    This morning at Hazleton 8+ Bramblings, three Linnets and 12 Fieldfares. At Aylworth a Red Kite, three Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker, a Nuthatch, 64 Fieldfares, a Redwing and aMistle Thrush. (Steve Brown).

Tirley Sandpits    Early morning five Great Spotted Woodpeckers, six Chiffchaffs, four Pied Wagtails, two Ravens, a Green Woodpecker, 18+ Skylarks, a Curlew heard, ten Stock Doves and two Yellowhammers. (Mark Grieve).

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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