Sightings Thursday 14th April 2016

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).

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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