Tuesday 11th April 2017

Chaceley     At least five singing Redstarts in a very small area in SO8429 and SO8529. Also a singing Willow Warbler and two calling Little Owls. (Mike Smart & Juliet Bailey).

Frampton     This morning at 250+ Sand Martins over the Sailing Lake at 8:30am, some drifting away high to the NE. Also 16+ Blackcaps singing in and around the Blue Pool area. (Roy Bircher). A near summer plumaged Spotted Redshank on Splatt flashes

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Redshanks, six Curlews, five Sedge Warblers along the canal bank, a pair of Sparrowhawks displaying and a singing Lesser Whitethroat. (Ian Hull).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon a singing Redstart and at Stank Lane a Lesser Whitethroat. (Ian Hull).

Painswick Beacon     Passage over the Beacon today included four Common Gulls, 11 Meadow Pipits, two Swallows and at 8:25am a Hawfinch E. (John Fleming).

Sheepscombe     Along the Painswick stream a Goldcrest, three Nuthatches, four Coal Tits, three Buzzards, two Green Woodpeckers and three Long-tailed Tits. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead a Firecrest singing at 5:15pm. (John Edwards).

Saul Warth     This morning a Mediterranean Gull, a Yellow Wagtail, two Wheatears, two Willow Warblers, a Common Sandpiper and a Whimbrel heard. (Francis Steuck/Gordon Hodgson).

Aylburton Warth     Two Whitethroats, 19 White Wagtails, two Yellow Wagtails, four Wheatears, a Little Ringed Plover, three Golden Plovers, two Ringed Plovers and two Sand Martins today. (Lewis Thomson).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, the male bringing in a kill, the female showing well later. Also six Buzzards, Nuthatches, three Canada Geese and two adult Wild Boars with 6-8 piglets from the SY Trail at 5pm. (Andy & Sue Gibbons). Also three Goshawk’s, a Sparrowhawk, two Swallows, a Sand Martin, Ravens, a pair of Stock Doves, a Marsh Tit, a pair of Mandarins, five Song Thrushes, three Blackcaps, four Chiffchaffs, a Green Woodpecker, two Pied Wagtails, Green Longhorn moths and two Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Greet     Four House Martins over Greet today at 9:15am. (Adrian Buckel).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed 5-6pm two Oystercatchers, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Red Kite, a Swallow, a House Martin, c30 Sand Martins and five Cetti’s Warblers. (Jon Mercer).

WWT Slimbridge     A Greenshank around the grounds today. (Martin McGill).

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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