Thursday 6th April 2017

WWT Slimbridge     Two SPOOONBILLS arrived on the Top New Piece late afternoon viewed from Zeiss hide. (Martyn Leighton).  A first-summer LITTLE GULL, a drake GARGANEY and a Spotted Redshank on South Lake and a CATTLE EGRET on the Top New Piece. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Cotswold Water Park West    At Shorncote Reedbed four Little Egrets, a pair of Shovelers, a pair of Teal, two Green Sandpipers, an Oystercatcher, a Little Ringed Plover, 15 Lapwings, three Meadow Pipits, a Skylark, two Sand Martins, a WHITETHROAT, four Willow Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, eight Cetti’s Warblers, five Linnets, eight Goldfinches, six Reed Buntings, an albino Magpie and a female Wheatear. At Pit 43 a Sedge Warbler and Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Cetti’s Warbler. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.Blackcap 060417Northleach     At Crickley Barrow Farm, Sof Northleach, a summer plumage male Brambling with a small feeding flock of Linnets and Chaffinches, a Wheatear, a singing Corn Bunting, two Stock Doves and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Steve Brown).

Woodchester     A male Wheatear in the top field at Woodchester Park today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Forest of Dean     At least two Woodcocks roding over Haywood tonight. (Owen Follis).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a pair of Bullfinches, a Grey Heron, four Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, two male Reed Buntings, a Redshank heard, three Grey Herons, a Little Egret, two Buzzards, four Shovelers, a Sedge Warbler, two Gadwalls, five Curlews, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Skylark, an Oystercatcher, two Swallows and Pied and White Wagtails .Also Bee Flies, Orange Tips, Brimstone, Comma, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Keith White)/Chris & Phil Andrews).

Ashley     20+Yellowhammers, 13+ Skylarks, five Swallows, five Buzzards, two Blackcaps, two Kestrels, a male Redstart, two Willow Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, four Stock Doves, 75+ Linnets, a male Wheatear, two Meadow Pipits, a Green Woodpecker and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also Peacock, Brimstone, Comma and Small White butterfly. (Mark Grieve).

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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