Sightings Saturday 16th April 2016

WWT Slimbridge     Nine Mediterranean Gulls on South Lake and 100 Swallows. 37 White Wagtails feeding in front of the Holden Tower today, also seven Ringed Plovers and 64 Dunlins. (@slimbridge_wild).

Hardwicke     A Lesser Whitethroat singing 1km S of Sellars Bridge, also four Willow Warblers, 21 Chiffchaffs and eight Blackcaps. (Paul Masters).

Forest of Dean    At Lower Lydbrook a Cormorant, a mixed flock of 15 House Martins and Swallows, a Kestrel, a Treecreeper, a Goldcrest, a Chiffchaff and a pair of Long-tailed Tits. At Cannop Ponds a female Pied Flycatcher, six Siskins. a pair of Grey Wagtails, Chiffchaffs, a pair of Blackcaps, House Martins and Swallows feeding over the ponds, two Willow Warblers, a pair of Long-tailed Tits, two Song Thrushes, a Mistle Thrush and a pair of Nuthatches. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.Pied Flycatcher 160416Symonds Yat    From Yat Rock viewpoint the resident Peregrines, a female Sparrowhawk, a Red Kite, six Buzzards, a Kestrel, a Jay, a Green Woodpecker, a pair of Marsh Tits, a Swallow, two pairs of Canada Geese, four Song Thrushes, a pair of Long-tailed Tits and a pair of Nuthatches. Also Two Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Ashleworth Ham    11 Mute Swans, 23 Canada Geese, six Greylags, two Shelducks, a male Wigeon, a male Gadwall, 21 Teal, 29 Mallards, five Shovelers, two pairs of Tufted Ducks, a Little Grebe, two Great Crested Grebes, an immature female Peregrine, a Buzzard, 16 Coots, six Lapwings, 100+ Swallows and 10+ Meadow Pipits passing N. (Les Brown).

Tirley / Tirley Sandpits    A garden Chiffchaff, and at the sandpits seven Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, four Willow Warblers, a Little Egret over, ten Skylarks, 35+ Swallows, two Reed Buntings, four Meadow Pipits, a male Wheatear, a House Martin, a Green Woodpecker, six Stock Doves, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Yellowhammers and a Whitethroat today. (Mark Grieve).

Cherington    At Cherington Lake birds included seven Tufted Ducks, four Marsh Tits, six Coal Tits, a Grey Wagtail, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Blackcaps. (John Fletcher).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Birds today included six Shelducks, three Wigeon, six Gadwall, 150 Teal, 20 Shovelers, three Tufted Ducks, three Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, two Oystercatchers, 20 Lapwings, two Dunlins, a Little Ringed Plover, two Snipe, a Curlew, a Whimbrel, a Black-tailed Godwit, two Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, a House Martin, two Yellow Wagtails, a male Wheatear, a Cetti’s Warbler, c4 Sedge Warblers, a Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat, three Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, three Chiffchaffs and two Reed Buntings. (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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