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).