Sightings Tuesday 12th April 2016

Cleeve Hill    Eight RING OUZELS in the cattle enclosure, 13 Wheatears in the field by the radio aerials car park, a pair of Stonechats, a Kestrel and two Buzzards. (Keith White). A SHORT-EARED OWL over the trig point at Cleeve Cloud and quartering the downs heading east at 6:30pm. (Stuart Galey).

Naunton    15 Wheatears this evening. (Richard Tyler).

Frampton    From Splatt Bridge this morning a Cuckoo, a Common Tern on the Sailing Lake and aTree Pipit over. (Gordon Hodgson/Francis Steuck). A LITTLE GULL on the Sailing Lake still. (Nick Goatman). A GARDEN WARBLER and a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER just S of Splatt Bridge and the pair of GARGANEY still to the N early afternoon. (Ken Heron per @GlosBirds).

Forest of Dean    Two redhead Goosanders, three Common Sandpipers, a Redstart and a Pied Flycatcher at Woorgreens Lake. At Crabtree Hill a Wheatear, a Swallow, 10+ Tree Pipits and a male Stonechat. Two Dippers, a Grey Wagtail and a Kingfisher at Parkend late morning. (Lewis Thomson/Frank Williams).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today birds included the Peregrine pair and a juvenile intrudingPeregrine, two Goshawks, a pair of Sparrowhawks, ten Buzzards, eight Goosanders (7f, 1m), a pair of Mandarins, a Treecreeper, ten Canada Geese, eight Long-tailed Tits, a Goldcrest, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, three Swallows, a Grey Heron, five Chiffchaffs and four Song Thrushes. Also five Fallow Deer and a Fox. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Gloucester    At Port Ham/Castlemeads this morning two Teal, two Little Grebes, a Green Sandpiper, a JACK SNIPE, three Snipe, a Kingfisher, four Sand Martins, a Swallow, a House Martin, four Cetti’s Warblers and five male Reed Buntings. Also another Cetti’s Warbler singing across the river at Sudmeadow. (Andy Jayne). A Black-tailed Godwit and a Kestrel at Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake today. (Mike Broome). Pic by Mike.

Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit

Berkeley shore    A Lesser Whitethroat singing early morning at Severn House Farm. (Paul Taylor).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Birds today included eight Shelducks, three Wigeon, 120 Teal, 15Mallards, ten Shovelers, two Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, two Oystercatchers, c15 Lapwings, four Curlews, two Snipe, three Redshanks, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Swallows, 50 Sand Martins, five House Martins, a Redstart, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Sedge Warblers, aWhitethroat, at least six Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers and three Reed Buntings. (Les Brown/Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham    From the hide and Dirty Lane, two male Wigeon, six Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers, a Great Crested Grebe, three Shelducks, an Oystercatcher over, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, seven Lapwings, 47+ Teal, five Shovelers, four Gadwalls, a Reed Bunting, 60+ Sand Martins, four Tufted Ducks, a Grey Heron, a Blackcap, a Curlew, two Snipe, a Goldcrest, twoNuthatches, three Swallows and a Raven heard. (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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.