Sightings Tuesday 5th April 2016

Cleeve Hill    This morning six RING OUZELS, a Wheatear, a Curlew, a Willow Warbler, at least four Chiffchaffs and a Short-eared Owl mobbed and driven off by two Buzzards SO995255. (Peter Rodgers/Roy Shilham/Ian Hull/Jon Mercer/Chris Stott/Alan Baxter). Also six Bramblingsin West Wood, feeding on the path near the barn. (Chris Stott).

Ready Token    Early this morning 18 Goldfinches, nine Yellowhammers, seven Linnets, three maleBlackcaps, three Swallows, a SWIFT, three Corn Buntings, a male Bullfinch, a Grey Wagtail, a Red Kite, a Green Woodpecker, a male Sparrowhawk, eight Skylarks and a Wheatear. Also a Muntjac, aRoe Deer buck and a Weasel. (Michael Cook).

Forest of Dean    The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill this morning, also Tree Pipitsand Stonechats and a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER calling and drumming at Drybrook Road Station this morning. (Frank Williams). In Haywood plantation at 9pm a Woodcock and Tawny Owlcalling. (Owen Follis).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the resident Peregrines and an intruding Peregrine, aRed Kite, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, two Goshawks, a Goldcrest, two Swallows, a pair of Stock Doves, three Goosanders (1m,2f), three Mandarins (1m,2f), a Grey Wagtail, two Pied Wagtails, a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Green Woodpecker and a Tawny Owl calling. Also a Fox. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Nailsworth    30+ Buzzards, most flying NW very high, male and female Kestrel, male and femaleSparrowhawk, a Red Kite, a male MERLIN which circled and then flew W at 12 noon and threeHouse Martins. (Terry Grant).

Hawling    Two Wheatears, two Golden Plovers, a Lapwing, five Red-legged Partridges, a Red Kite, four Buzzards, 20+ Linnets and five Stock Doves this afternoon. (Yvonne Nash/Martin Greenish).

Frampton    At the pools a Tree Pipit flew over calling, a Mediterranean Gull, a Lesser Redpoll and four Mandarins this morning. (Nick Goatman).

Edge    This afternoon a male Kestrel, three Buzzards, seven Meadow Pipit, three Skylarks, fourBullfinches, four Chiffchaffs and two Coal Tits SO846094. (John Fletcher).

Stonehouse    Along the canal path from Stonehouse bridge to Upper Mills opposite Wycliffe college six singing Chiffchaffs and two Goldcrests. On the railway embankment and trees from The Ocean to Guns Mill seven singing Chiffchaffs and three more from the railway tunnels to Bonds Mill. Also seven Buzzards, two Grey Wagtails at the Frome tunnel under the railway, one at Guns Mill and two at Stonehouse Bridge on the canal. (Paul Sutton).

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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