Sightings Wednesday 6th April 2016

Wed 6th Apr 2016

Ashleworth Ham    A male REDSTART at Stank Lane today. Also a Red Kite and probably the same bird seen at Coombe Hill. (Ian Hull). A drake Mandarin, two Swallows and a good passage of Sand Martins today. (Keith Bannister).

Berkeley    A male REDSTART in the back garden of Hamfield Farm for an hour mid afternoon. (per Paul Taylor).

Chedworth    A male REDSTART in the garden this evening on Field Road. (Chris Berens).

Frampton    A HOBBY N over the village green at 4:20pm. (Gordon Hodgson). An OSPREY flew W over the northern end of the village today at 4:30pm then headed steadily W. (Gordon Kirk). TwoMediterranean Gulls over the Sailing Lake, an adult and a first-summer, 150+ Sand Martins, threeSwallows, a House Martin, five Willow Warblers and five Lesser Redpolls. (Nick Goatman).

Whitminster    Three House Martins over the village this evening. (Martin McGill).

Minchinhampton    A male Wheatear on the Common today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Forest of Dean    At Nagshead today a Tawny Owl and a Wild Boar with three piglets. Also aGoshawk over New Fancy View. (Nick Page). At Yew Tree Brake a Tree Pipit, a GREAT GREY SHRIKE, a Willow Warbler, eight Nuthatches, six Chiffchaffs, four Mistle Thrushes, two Song Thrushes, a Green Woodpecker, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, four Coal Tits and a Raven. At Parkend by The Fountain Inn two Dippers and at Speech House two LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKERS today. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).

WWT Slimbridge    From Holden Tower a Sanderling, two Ringed Plovers and two Grey Plovers, aPeregrine, 18 Lapwings, two Swallows and five Willow Warblers and seven Mediterranean Gulls on site today. (@slimbridge_wild).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Two Mute Swans, six Greylags, 11 Shelducks, ten Wigeon, 50 Teal, 30Shovelers, ten Tufted Ducks, two Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, a Red Kite, a Kestrel, tenCoots, two Oystercatchers, 15 Lapwings, a Little Ringed Plover, two Snipe, two Curlews, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a White Wagtail, two Pied Wagtails, at least two Cetti’s Warblers singing, two Willow Warblers, four Chiffchaffs, two Reed Buntings and a Yellowhammer today. (Mike Smart).

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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