Saturday 15th April 2017

Ashleworth Ham    Two Avocets flew through this morning at 9:25am. (Les Brown).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A female American or Eurasian Wigeon (i/d disputed) from Grundon hide with three drake Eurasian Wigeon still today until 5pm at least.Also today two Little Ringed Plovers, two Yellow Wagtails, a Whitethroat,  a Lesser Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, Swallows, Sand Martins and a House Martin. (Mark Dowie). Pic by Mark.American Wigeon 150417WWT Slimbridge     A Mediterranean Gull in front of the Rushy Hide until 2pm at least. Several Sedge Warblers and Cetti’s Warblers singing and a Little Grebe in front of Martin Smith hide. (Andrew Bluett). Pic by Andrew.Mediterranean Gull 150417Hidcote     A Red Kite over the field beyond Hidcote NT Long Walk at 5:30pm. Also several Buzzards, and Swallows skimming the field. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Churchdown      Belated news of a pair of Ring-necked Parakeets in Sandycroft Road on Tuesday 11th April. (Paul Makepeace).

Gloucester     The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Port Ham and singing early morning. Also a Reed Warbler. Park along the by-pass before the Over turn by the metal gate on the left. The bird is at SO817194 usually in trees/bushes on north side of reed-fringed scrape. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton     An immature LITTLE GULL at the Sailing Lake today. (Nick Goatman).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding juvenile female Peregrine, a Goshawk, two Sparrowhawks, five Buzzards, Ravens, Stock Doves, Long-tailed Tits, a Green Woodpecker, five Swallows, two Sand Martins, two House Martins, three Pied Wagtails, a pair of Marsh Tits, a pair of Goosanders, a male Blackcap, a Chiffchaff, two Song Thrushes and four Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Ashley     13+ Skylarks, seven Swallows, six Wheatears, 12+ Yellowhammers, a House Martin, five Buzzards, four Willow Warblers, a Green Woodpecker, 35+ Linnets, two Ravens, 10+ Blackcaps, 9+ Chiffchaffs, four Bullfinches, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Nuthatch, a Mistle Thrush, a Jay, two Stock Doves and a Stoat today. (Mark Grieve).

Edge     At Rudge Hill N.N.R. mid afternoon 9+ Meadow Pipits, four Coal Tits, a Kestrel, two Buzzards and four Chiffchaffs. (John Fletcher).

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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