Monthly Archives: April 2017

Friday 28th April 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A male Whinchat, three Wheatears, a Grasshopper Warbler (2 reported) and a Common Sandpiper at Mid Point this morning. Also the redhead SMEW on the Rushy and a LITTLE GULL on South Lake. (MK/Slimbridge Sightings). Pic … Continue reading

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Thursday 27th April 2017

Cleeve Hill     This morning six RING OUZELS (3m,3f), later there were eight, on the slopes E of the Washpool. Also Red Kite over, four Willow Warblers and three Chiffchaffs. Also two Wheatears on the Gallops. (Jon Mercer/Les Ditchburn/Chris Moore/Roy … Continue reading

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Wednesday 26th April 2017

WWT Slimbridge    A redhead SMEW and a LITTLE GULL on the Rushy still today. Along the summer walkway at least eight Wheatears, three Whinchats, a reeling Grasshopper Warbler and two Sedge Warblers. (Slimbridge Sightings). Saul Warth     This evening three Bar-tailed Godwits, seven … Continue reading

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Tuesday 25th April 2017

Cleeve Hill    A male RING OUZEL at the top end of the Washpool Valley this morning. (Ian Hull) and a pair of RING OUZELS this afternoon. (Martin Greenish). WWT Slimbridge    A redhead SMEW on the Rushy still today until midday at … Continue reading

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Monday 24th April 2017

WWT Slimbridge    A redhead SMEW on the Rushy today. Still three BLACK-WINGED STILTS around the grounds today, also LITTLE GULL and Mediterranean Gull on South Lake and two Swifts over the grounds. (Slimbridge Sightings). Cleeve Hill    Three RING OUZELS (2 males) at … Continue reading

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Sunday 23rd April 2017

Selsley Common     Two male RING OUZELS at 7:30am, also a Skylark, a Meadow Pipit, a Raven, a Linnet and a male Kestrel hunting. (Hugh Manistre). At the horse riding centre seven Wheatears (4m, 3f) today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins). WWT Slimbridge … Continue reading

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Saturday 22nd April 2017

Frampton     A GREAT WHITE EGRET over the village at 6:30am. (Nick Goatman). At Court Lake seven CATTLE EGRETS this morning and four Common Sandpipers on the Sailing Lake. (Tanya Allen/Andy Chapman). At 1:50pm the immature LITTLE GULL on the … Continue reading

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Friday 21st April 2017

Stanton    A Swift this morning. (Graham Watson). Frampton     Between 7:30-9:30 this morning on the flashes N of Splatt Bridge (view only from the towpath) an immature LITTLE GULL, six CATTLE EGRETS briefly, two Greenshanks, a summer plumaged … Continue reading

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Thursday 20th April 2017

Frampton      From the tow path at Splatt Bridge between 6-7pm a female/immature Marsh Harrier, a Barn Owl, four Greenshanks and a Common Sandpiper. (Graham Lawlor). WWT Slimbridge     Still three BLACK-WINGED STILTS on South Lake and two still at Zeiss hide today. … Continue reading

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Wednesday 19th April 2017

WWT Slimbridge     Six BLACK-WINGED STILTS found on the Rushy this morning, then moving around the grounds with four settled at Zeiss hide and two on South Lake at 4:40pm. (John Bescoby). The second County record following a pair … Continue reading

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