Sightings Saturday 23rd April 2016

Guscar Rocks    A Green Sandpiper, 24Whimbrels, 12 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Turnstone, five Dunlins, a Ringed Plover, a Little Egret, two Lesser Whitethroat, three Wheatears and three White Wagtails today. (Lewis Thomson).

Aylburton Warth    A Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper, a Swift, a Whinchat, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Whitethroats, two Reed Warblers and six White Wagtails. (Lewis Thomson).

Beachley Point    A Lesser Whitethroat, a male Redstart and a Whimbrel this morning. (Vanda Bennett).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Two Swifts, five Sedge Warblers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Whitethroats, a male Blackcap, two Chiffchaffs and two Yellowhammers. From Grundon hide 17 Black-tailed Godwits, six Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, House Martins, four Gadwalls, two Oystercatchers, 8+ Lapwings, a Redshank and two Buzzards. (Clive Bailey).

Forthampton    At Lower Lode brick pit five Greylags, six Mallards, two Tufted Ducks, two Grey Herons, five Cormorants, two Great Crested Grebes and a Buzzard. (Les Brown).

Ashleworth Ham    Five Mute Swans, four Canada Geese, three Greylags, four Shelducks, 13 Mallards, two male Shovelers, six Gadwalls, six Teal, male and female Wigeon, two pairs of Tufted Ducks, two Little Egrets, 29 Coots, two Oystercatchers, three Lapwings, a male Redstart, two male Blackcaps and a Raven. (Les Brown).

Frampton    This morning 16 Bar-tailed Godwits, two Grey Plovers, three Yellow Wagtails, two Swifts, a Lesser Whitethroat and hundreds of Martins. (Neil Smart). At the pools seven Yellow Wagtails, six Lesser Whitethroats, seven Whitethroats, two Common Sandpipers, a Redstart, a Sedge Warbler, three Reed Warblers, 25 Blackcaps, five Willow Warblers and 20 Chiffchaffs. (Nick Goatman).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine, two Sparrowhawks, a Goshawk, a Marsh Tit, a Kingfisher, three singing male Song Thrushes, a pair of Stock Doves, two Swallows and a House Martin. Other sightings included a Brimstone, an Ashy Mining Bee colony, five Bee Flies and six Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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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