Thursday 20th April 2017

Frampton      From the tow path at Splatt Bridge between 6-7pm a female/immature Marsh Harrier, a Barn Owl, four Greenshanks and a Common Sandpiper. (Graham Lawlor).

WWT Slimbridge     Still three BLACK-WINGED STILTS on South Lake and two still at Zeiss hide today. Also a LITTLE GULL again, a Mediterranean Gull, three Greenshanks and a Cuckoo on South Lake. (Slimbridge Sightings/Scott Petrek). Four CATTLE EGRETS on the approach road, flying over South Lake and later on the Tack Piece. (Matt Scott/Morag Hughes). A Peregrine from the Holden Tower, a black summer plumage Ruff and Sedge Warblers singing from the Zeiss hide, a Spotted Redshank, nine Ruff and a drake Mandarin on South Lake and a Blackcap singing along the Holden walkway. (Morag Hughes). Pics by Richard Tyler, 1st two and 2nd two Roy Shilham. BW Stilts 1 200417

BW Stilt 2 200417

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BW Stilt 4 200417Haresfield     A male RING OUZEL on Haresfield Beacon today. (Andy Chapman).

Cotswold Water Park West    Three Nightingales singing at Pit 43 early morning, also a Cuckoo, two Sedge Warblers, a Reed Warbler, a Garden Warbler, two Cetti’s Warbler, four Willow Warbler, two Whitethroats and a Chiffchaff. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.Nightingale 200417Cleeve Hill    Three Cuckoos, perched on bushes in the Bill Smillie reserve from 3:30-4pm today (SO 9924). Two birds occasionally calling. (Martin Wright).

Cirencester     A late flock of 50+ Fieldfares in Cirencester Park late morning. (Jon Mercer).

Great Barrington     A Little Owl on the thatched hut opposite Park Farm today. (Megan & Steve Brown).

Stone     A pair of Barn Owls near Stone today. (Derek Edmondson).

Edge     At Rudge Hill N.N.R. four Song Thrushes, six Chiffchaffs, a Green Woodpecker, five Meadow Pipits, two Willow Warblers, three Swallows, a Jay and a Mistle Thrush today.  (John Fletcher).

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