Sunday 16th April 2017

Stanton     Seven singing male Redstarts around Stanton today. (Roger Wasley). Pic by Roger.Redstart 160417Coombe Hill Meadows    A WHINCHAT today. (Fred & Heather Hobson). Two Redshanks, two Curlews, a Willow Warbler, two Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat heard, five Linnets, two Bullfinches, three Buzzards, a male Sparrowhawk, four Chiffchaffs, two Song Thrushes collecting grubs and numerous Sedge Warblers throughout the reserve. (Les Waring). Pic by Les.Sedge Warbler 160417Forest of Dean    A Cuckoo at Woorgreens this morning. (Lewis Thomson/Frank Williams). At Mallards Pike a Crossbill, two Siskins, a pair of Moorhens with two tiny chicks and five Mandarins (4m, 1f) this afternoon. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge     An immature LITTLE GULL around the grounds today, a summer-plumaged Spotted Redshank on South Lake and second and third calendar year Mediterranean Gulls on the Rushy. (Andy Jordan/Roberta Goodall).

Cotswold Water Park West     A drake SCAUP still on Pit 41 and a male Goosander on Pit 44 today. (Dave Soons).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake early morning a Common Sandpiper, a male Yellow Wagtail, a pair of Grey Wagtails, 60 Sand Martins, four Swallows, a House Martin and a pair of Ravens. (MK).

Gloucester     At Barnwood Park a Little Egret on the Wotton Brook this afternoon. (Terry Fenton).

Selsley     At the horse riding centre nine Wheatears (7m, 2f), 13 Linnets, 11 Skylarks and a Mistle Thrush today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Berkeley     A Peregrine on the Power Station today. (Paddy Doyle).

Bussage     At Frithwood very early this morning, two Chiffchaffs, a male Blackcap, a Coal Tit, two Nuthatches and a Treecreeper. (Michael Cook).

Coates     Along the Wysis way through Hailey Wood this morning four Buzzards, three Jays, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Grey Wagtail, two Pied Wagtails, several Chiffchaffs in the canopy, a singing male Blackcap, and a Whitethroat near the Tunnel House, a pair of Bullfinches near the saw mill and a Speckled Wood. (Michael Cook).

Aston Down     A male Peregrine over mid morning. (Michael Cook).

Ashley     Three Buzzards and a Red Kite worming, 13+ Skylarks, 3+ Whitethroats, eight Stock Doves, 25+ Yellowhammers, two Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Blackcaps, seven Swallows, three Willow Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, a Green Woodpecker, a male Greenland Wheatear, a Corn Bunting, a Bullfinch, two Nuthatches and three House Martins today. (Mark Grieve).

Cotswolds     A Red Kite over the A417 by the Highwayman Inn. (Mark Grieve).

Nettleton     A Red Kite at Nettleton Bottom today. (Mark Grieve).

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