Sightings Wednesday 27th April 2016

Forest of Dean      Belated news of a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER last Tuesday and Wednesday (19th & 20th) in oak trees by Yorkley Community centre. (Don Pugh).

Cleeve Hill    In the West Down area a Bullfinch, a Cuckoo, three  Whitethroats, a singing Redstart, a Stock Dove, a Jay, three Tree Pipits and a Chiffchaff. A the top of the Wash Pool valley three RING OUZELS, a male Stonechat, a male Whinchat on the gallops, also nine Swallows N, 13+ Skylarks, 40+ Linnets, 8+ Yellowhammers, 9+ Meadow Pipits and 10+ Willow Warblers. (Mark Grieve).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the scrapes at New Bridge, seven Snipe, and a Wigeon. (Andy Lewis). A Cetti’s Warbler heard singing at the southern pits today. (John Pike).

Quedgeley     A Nightingale singing N of Dimore sluice today. (Paul Masters).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Birds today included 25 Shelducks lekking, 15 Teal, six Gadwalls, four Shovelers, four Tufted Ducks, four Grey Herons, a Little Egret, two Oystercatchers, a Little Ringed Plover, c15 Lapwings, three Snipe, a Curlew, a Whimbrel, two Redshanks, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Common Sandpiper, a Redstart singing, two Cetti’s Warblers, c12 Sedge Warblers, three Lesser Whitethroats,  four Whitethroats and a few Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers. (Mike Smart).

Naunton    Five male Whinchats, six Wheatears and two Yellow Wagtails this evening. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.Whinchat 270416

Fretherne     8+ Wheatears on the rocks at the river’s edge today. (Stef Hawley). Pic by Stef.Wheatear 270416.jpg

Sunhill    On the Welsh way between Sunhill and Ready Token at SP 11687 02820 a SPOTTED FLYCATCHER at 7:15 am this morning, singing from the top of an electricity pole before flying off into the adjacent old quarry adjacent. Also two Yellowhammers, two Linnets, four Blackcaps, a female Sparrowhawk and a male Grey Partridge calling from a wheat field and seven Roe Deer. (Michael Cook).

Cotswold Water Park West    At Shorncote Reed a Hobby, a Cuckoo heard, two Egyptian Geese, a Kingfisher, two Linnets, four Sand Martins, 11 Swallows, 11 Cetti’s Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, 22 Tufted Ducks, 26 Gadwalls, a Buzzard, three Little Egrets and a Blackcap. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Pic by John.Egyptian Geese 270416

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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