Monday 17th April 2017

Cleeve Hill     A male RING OUZEL below the heather enclosure at midday and two at 5pm. (Dave Pearce/Andy Lodge).

Aldsworth     This morning at Cocklebarrow Farm 12 Wheatears, four Corn Buntings and a Redstart. (Andy Lodge).

Forest of Dean     A WOOD WARBLER singing between Danby Lodge and Blackpool Bridge this morning. (Andy Jayne). A GARDEN WARBLER singing in Lightmoor this morning. (Owen Follis). A reeling Grasshopper Warbler at Crabtree Hill at 8:15am. (Lewis Thomson).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A WHINCHAT still today at 12:30pm. (Roberta Goodall).

Cotswold Water Park West   At Pit 43 two Nightingales, a Whitethroat and two Cuckoos today. (Roger Gillespie/Andrew Whittaker). At Pit 41 a Commic Tern and on Pit 57 the drake SCAUP still. (Roger Gillespie).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, a flyover Oystercatcher over N calling, the 2nd garden record in 32 years.  Also a pair of Long-tailed Tits showing signs of a nesting attempt. (Steve Brown).

Frampton    A Cuckoo calling, a LITTLE GULL, three Common Sandpipers, four House Martins, three Swallows, 100’s of Sand Martins, a pair of Pochard, three Curlews over and a Yellow Wagtail at the Sailing Lake.  (Nick Goatman/Gordon Hodgson/MK). At Splatt Bridge this evening a Short-eared Owl quartering Splatt flashes, two White Wagtails and a Yellow Wagtail. (Francis Steuck).

Highnam Woods     3+ Nightingales singing this morning. (Colin Greenfield).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Little Ringed Plovers this morning. (Colin Greenfield). This evening birds included two Little Egrets, a Redshank, four Shelducks, four Lapwings, three Swallows, three Chiffchaffs and two Willow Warblers. (John Fletcher).

Bagpath Area     A Yellow Wagtail and a Red Kite early evening. (Paul Rich).

Sharpness     A 2nd calendar year LITTLE GULL flew towards Lydney at 7:07am. (Andy Jordan).

Quedgeley     New arrivals at Netheridge Farm today a Reed Warbler, a Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler. (Mark Hobson).

Rodborough     VisMig over the Common this morning included a Whimbrel, a Corn Bunting, 40 Swallows, seven House Martins, a Sand Martin, 25 Linnets, 15 Meadow Pipits and eight Greylags. (Francis Steuck).

Ashley     12+ Skylarks, 16+ Swallows, two Cormorants NE, eight House Martins, 30+ Fieldfares, eight Wheatears (3 Greenland), 25+ Linnets, a Buzzard, two Green Woodpeckers, 11 Blackcaps, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, seven Chiffchaffs, six Willow Warblers, four Bullfinches, a Corn Bunting, two Nuthatches, a Jay, a Mistle Thrush and two Stock Doves. (Mark Grieve).

Leigh Meadows     A late Green Sandpiper along the Chelt today. Also a Kingfisher, a Redstart and a Sedge Warbler. (Mike Smart).

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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