Thu 14th Apr 2016
Nailsworth At Windsoredge this afternoon an OSPREY appeared from the direction of Gatcombe Lake carrying a large fish. It circled high and drifted off NW at 4:45pm. Also 15 House Martins. (Roy Bircher).
Cleeve Hill This morning a female RING OUZEL near the cattle, three Wheatears, twoStonechats, a Red Kite and a Cuckoo heard calling distantly to the East. (Steve Brown/Glos RSPB Group). Also a Red Kite, a Swallow and many newly arrived Willow Warblers. (Robin Griffiths/Pauline Lawrence).
Frampton At 6:30am two Common Sandpipers on Sailing Lake. Also a pair of Oystercatchers over. (MK/Nick Goatman). This evening the male Redstart still. (Nick Goatman). A Sedge Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat new in at Splatt Bridge this morning and an adult LITTLE GULL over. (Gordon Hodgson).
Cotswold Water Park (West) At Pit 43 two Nightingales, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Garden Warbler, an Oystercatcher over and earlier a Tawny Owl, a Cuckoo and another Nightingale. (Jon Mercer/Kim Milsom).
Cotswold Water Park (East) At Pit 111, 15 Blackcaps, two Oystercatchers, five Cormorants, six Grey Herons, 18 Tufted Ducks, 12 Chiffchaffs, a Treecreeper, seven Willow Warblers and a Red Kite. At Pit 111b six Red Crested Pochards, nine Cormorants, two Swallows and two Nuthatches. At Pit 126 an Oystercatcher. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).
Highnam Woods Nightingales singing again today. (Warren Gill).
Tirley Sandpits Three Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps and a Whitethroat today. (Mark Grieve).