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 and most recently South Africa.
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