Tuesday 4th April 2017

Gloucester     At 2pm 11 WAXWINGS in the park adjacent to Abbeydale community centre. From the community centre walk past the children’s play area, the birds were in the trees in the eastern corner of the park, near Longborough Drive. (Steve Parker).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon three Little Ringed Plovers, three Curlews, two Oystercatchers, 12 Lapwings, eight Wigeon, a Little Egret, six Reed Buntings (4m), two Willow Warblers, four Chiffchaffs and a White Wagtail again with four Pied Wagtails. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.Little Ringed Plovers 040417Forest of Dean     At Nagshead today from Lower hide three Pied Flycatchers, a Redstart and a Mandarin. (Les Ditchburn).

Cotswold Water Park East     250 Sand Martins and five Goldeneyes on Pit 104 and 150 Sand Martins on Pit 125 today. (Duncan Dine).

WWT Slimbridge     On South Lake probably two first-summer LITTLE GULLS, male and female GARGANEY, one first-summer and two second-summer Mediterranean Gulls, 27 Avocets and 140 Black-tailed.Godwits. (Slimbridge Sightings/Nigel Tucker). The Dark-bellied Brent Goose grazing alone on the Dumbles at 11am still. c20 Barnacle Geese from the Robbie Garnett hide around noon. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine, two Goshawks, six Buzzards, a Kestrel, a male Sparrowhawk, a Red Kite, Ravens, a Song Thrush, a pair of Stock Doves, a pair of Mandarins, a pair of Grey Wagtails, a pair of Marsh Tits, Long Tailed Tits, a Green Woodpecker, a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers. two Siskins, a Treecreeper, two Jays, a pair of Goosanders, three Chiffchaffs, eight Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole and a colony of Ashy Mining Bees. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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