Saturday 8th April 2017

Frampton    An OSPREY N over Splatt Bridge at 9:05am. (Gordon Hodgson). Then presumably the same bird heading slowly N quite low at Minsterworth at 10am. (John & Viv Phillips). A Yellow Wagtail by the S side of the Sailing Lake this morning. Also a Kingfisher and a pair of Pochards. (MK). Five House Martins over the village heading for the Sailing lake at 12:10pm. (Tom Weston-McClung). Pic by Gordon.Osprey 080417

WWT Slimbridge     A second OSPREY heading N upriver at 10:30am. Also a Little Ringed Plover from Holden tower, a Spotted Redshank on South Lake and a first-winter Mediterranean Gull on the Rushy. (Paul Daunter). A CATTLE EGRET in the Decoy, then flew towards the Top New Piece and a Green Sandpiper on the Rushy. (Paul Masters).

Forest of Dean     c50 Ravens in the Cows Hill area near Hewelsfield, a Wheatear nearby at Coldharbour and a pair of Firecrests at Speech House. (Andy Jayne). At Nagshead three Song Thrushes, two Long-tailed Tits, a Tawny Owl calling, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Sparrowhawk, two Chiffchaffs and a Peacock butterfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the resident Peregrines, four Ravens, five Buzzards, a juvenile Goshawk, a pair of Sparrowhawks, a Kestrel, nine Goosanders (5f, 4m), a pair of Stock Doves, a Chiffchaff, a pair of Marsh Tits, three Sand Martins, a Kingfisher, a Green Woodpecker, two male Siskins, three Pied Wagtails and two Jays. Also a Red Admiral, Holly Blue butterflies, Green Longhorn Moths, a Bank Vole and a Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Cleeve Hill     East of the Trig Point two male Wheatears, a pair of Stonechats (one male in song) and a second pair of Stonechats near the enclosure, a Red Kite and 100+ Linnets flocking over ploughed fields S of the common. Also a singing Willow Warbler near the gate from the common to Wontley Farm. (Keith White).

Sharpness    A probable Harbour Porpoise this evening. (Andy Jordan).

Ashley     8+ Skylarks, two Green Woodpeckers, 5+ Blackcaps, six Buzzards, two Swallows, three Ravens, five Fieldfares, a Redwing, 12+ Chiffchaffs, three Yellowhammers, two Willow Warblers, a Kestrel, four Stock Doves and a calling sunbathing Tawny Owl at 4:14pm. Also a Weasel, a Roe Deer, Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue and Orange Tip butterflies. (Mark Grieve).

Stonehouse     A Swallow over this evening. (Jon Dexter).

Cranham Common     A pair of Coal Tits, two Linnets, two Buzzards, six Long-tailed Tits, four Chiffchaffs, two Buzzards and two Tawny Owls calling to each other after dark. (John Fletcher).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Ten Chiffchaffs, three Great Crested Grebes, 12 Tufted Ducks, a male Shoveler, a Cormorant, three Blackcaps, three Willow Warblers, a Red Kite over, a Green Woodpecker, a Nuthatch, a Buzzard, a Jay and a Swallow. Also a Muntjac and two Roe Deer. (Mark Grieve).

Ashleworth Ham     Five Canada Geese, six Shelducks, three Shovelers, two Pintails, four Wigeon, two Gadwall, 78 Teal, eight Mallards, 18 Coots, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Little Egret, two Grey Herons, three Curlews, two Oystercatchers, a Redshank, two Snipe, eight Lapwings, two Nuthatches, a Redstart, two Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap. Also Green-veined White, Orange Tip and Brimstone. (Les Brown).

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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