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).

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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