Wednesday 5th April 2017

Gloucester     11 WAXWINGS still high up in the trees in Glevum Way park behind Morrisons this morning. (Rob Curtis). The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Port Ham today. Park along the by-pass before the Over turn by the metal gate on the left. The bird is on the edge of the reedy pond along the reeds edge, S of the railway bridge at SO817193. (Andy Jayne).

WWT Slimbridge     Still two first-summer LITTLE GULLS today, one on South Lake and one from Zeiss hide. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Hawling     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE until 11am at least, also a Corn Bunting and 260 Golden Plovers. (Duncan Dine/Roger Gillespie).

Ashleworth Ham     A GREAT WHITE EGRET (same bird?), five Little Egrets, two Redshank, a Green Sandpiper, two Oystercatchers, three Snipe, seven Lapwings, two Curlews, 99 Teal, two pairs of Pintails, five Shelducks, a Treecreeper, two Nuthatches, a female Reed Bunting and three Swallows today. (Roger Gillespie/John Fletcher/Ian Hull).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A GREAT WHITE EGRET at 12:30pm, a Little Egret, a Little Ringed Plover, two Swallows and a White Wagtail today. (Roger Gillespie).

Cotswolds     This morning between Burford and Bibury along the B4425 seven Red Kites including four in a sheep pasture near Leys Farm, Aldsworth. (Michael Cook).

Winstone     A Swallow this evening at 6:15pm. (Michael Cook).

Hardwicke     A male Wheatear on waste ground at SO8077512416 for most of the morning, then flew off W at 1:30pm. (Michael Cook).

Ashley     Three Swallows, two Nuthatches, a Bullfinch, four Stock Doves, four Blackcaps, four Chiffchaffs, 6+ Buzzards, 30+ Yellowhammers, 13+ Skylarks, a Green Woodpecker, a Mistle Thrush, a Treecreeper, two Goldcrests, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, eight Linnets and 16 Chaffinches. Also Comma, Brimstone, Orange Tip and Peacock butterflies. (Mark Grieve).

Cheltenham     A Peregrine soaring overhead near Christchurch today. (Tim Gobourn). Pic by Tim.Peregrine 050417

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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