Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sightings Wednesday 20th April 2016

Frampton    A Grasshopper Warbler reeling at the Sailing Lake not far from the club house. (Nick Goatman). Ashleworth Ham    Two Oystercatchers, eight Lapwings, a Curlew, a Little Egret, six Shelducks, eight Shovelers, ten Gadwalls, 29+ Mallards, 12 Tufted Ducks, 30 … Continue reading

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Sightings Tuesday 19th April 2016

Forest of Dean    A SWIFT over Crabtree Hill at 8pm. (Arron Roberts). Symonds Yat    A female Wheatear flew into a tree close to the viewpoint from a northerly direction today. First site record. (Phil & Chris Andrews). Pic by Phil. Cleeve … Continue reading

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Sightings Monday 18th April 2016

Sharpness    A WHINCHAT and three Wheatears tonight at Sharpness. (Andy Jordan). WWT Slimbridge     20 White Wagtails and a Yellow Wagtail on the Dumbles today. (Geoff Moyser). Stinchcombe Hill     A Whitethroat at Drakestone Point today. (Geoff Moyser).

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sightings Friday 15th April 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows    An unringed adult COMMON CRANE and two GCRP birds were present for an hour until 11:55am when they flew off NW. Also a male Blue-headed Wagtail with eight Yellow Wagtails, a White Wagtail and six Pied Wagtails. … Continue reading

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Sightings Thursday 14th April 2016

Thu 14th Apr 2016 Nailsworth    At Windsoredge this afternoon an OSPREY appeared from the direction of Gatcombe Lake carrying a large fish. It circled high and drifted off NW at 4:45pm. Also 15 House Martins. (Roy Bircher). Cleeve Hill    This … Continue reading

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Sightings Wednesday 13th April 2016

Forest of Dean    A singing WOOD WARBLER at New Fancy View this morning. (Lewis Thomson). Two Goshawks, a pair of Siskins, the male displaying , a Peregrine, a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff. At Parkend behind the Fountains Inn a Dipper, … Continue reading

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Sightings Tuesday 12th April 2016

Cleeve Hill    Eight RING OUZELS in the cattle enclosure, 13 Wheatears in the field by the radio aerials car park, a pair of Stonechats, a Kestrel and two Buzzards. (Keith White). A SHORT-EARED OWL over the trig point at Cleeve … Continue reading

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Sightings Monday 11th April 2016

Frampton    On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge two adult summer Mediterranean Gulls and a pair of GARGANEY still. (Gordon Hodgson). On the pools an ARCTIC TERN, five Common Terns, two LITTLE GULLS, a Yellow Wagtail and 150+ Sand Martins … Continue reading

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