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 and most recently South Africa.
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