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).

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