Sightings Sunday 17th April 2016

Frampton pools    A WOOD WARBLER singing in the “Pallas’s wood”, the 2nd record in recent times. Also two Whitethroats. (Nick Goatman).

Cleeve Hill    Five RING OUZELS, three Stonechats, seven Wheatears and a Cuckoo today.  (Greg Mabbett).

Aylburton Warth    A Red Kite, two Yellow Wagtails, 23+ White Wagtails, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Common Sandpiper and a Little Egret. (Lewis Thomson).

Cotswold Water Park East    Two Whimbrels at Pit 132. (Duncan Dine).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Three Common Cranes (2 rung/1 unrung), departed N at 8:10am. Other birds today included eight Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs, four Willow Warblers, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Whitethroats, 8+ Sedge Warblers, two Skylarks, four Stock Doves, 9+ Reed Buntings, three Grey Herons, 15+ Lapwings, 15 Shelducks, 50+ Teal, two Gadwalls, a Wigeon, 12 Tufted Ducks, eight Shovelers, 10+ Swallows, a House Martin, three Sand Martins, two Pied Wagtail and a White Wagtail, two Oystercatchers, 3+ Curlews, a Black-tailed Godwit, two Redshanks, a Snipe and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a Green Woodpecker. (Les Waring/Mark Grieve).

Whitminster    Four Green Sandpipers flew high over Whitminster heading NE. (Richard Baatsen).

Tirley Sandpits    Six Blackcaps, a Jay, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, nine Chiffchaffs, five Willow Warblers, 18 Stock Doves, two Skylarks, a male Redstart, four male Wheatears, two Swallows, a Green Woodpecker, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Reed Bunting and a Meadow Pipit. (Mark Grieve).

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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