Wednesday 12th April 2017

Highnam Woods     Two NIGHTINGALES in song this morning including one in full view quite high up in a tree. (Andy Jayne).

Hardwicke     A SWIFT over Quadrant Way at 1:13pm today (photographed). (Michael Cook).

Westbury-on-Severn     From Garden Cliff, a first-year LITTLE GULL feeding with other gulls in wet mud on Pimlico Sand. (Andy Jayne).

Cheltenham     A mobile Ring Necked Parakeet in Montpellier Gardens this afternoon. (Chris Furley).

Painswick Beacon     Passage over the Beacon today included three Swallows, a female RING OUZEL NE at 7:55am, ten Blackbirds , nine Song Thrushes, 33 Linnets and eight Meadow Pipits. (John Fleming).

Frampton     A Barn Owl hunting this evening from Splatt Bridge at SO740066 at 8:15pm. (Paddy Doyle). A GREAT WHITE EGRET in flight briefly late morning SW of Splatt Bridge on the 100-Acre. Also a couple of Reed Warblers singing. (Dennis Jones). Around the pools today a Red Kite, three Yellow Wagtails, 34 Blackcaps, 35 Chiffchaffs, four Willow Warblers, a House Martin, three Swallows, 300+ Sand Martins and two Teal. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley shore     A male Greenland Wheatear this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Arlingham     A singing Whitethroat in the hedge running N from Old Passage this morning 100m from the pub. (Gordon Kirk).

Tewkesbury     On Severn Ham today two Curlews, a Swallow, a Sand Martin, two Sedge Warblers, a Willow Warbler and at least three Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Tuffley     A Willow warbler singing at 7:30am. (Ian Elphick).
Robinswood Hill CP     A Whitethroat in subsong this morning. (Ian Elphick).

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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