Saturday 22nd April 2017

Frampton     A GREAT WHITE EGRET over the village at 6:30am. (Nick Goatman). At Court Lake seven CATTLE EGRETS this morning and four Common Sandpipers on the Sailing Lake. (Tanya Allen/Andy Chapman). At 1:50pm the immature LITTLE GULL on the Sailing Lake, a Lesser Whitethroat in the Gravel Wash and three House Martins. (MK). The SPOONBILL and a summer plumaged Spotted Redshank on the flashes at 11am and the female/immature Marsh Harrier quartering the 100-Acre again this morning viewable from the towpath. This evening three Wheatears, two Whimbrels and four Grey Plovers. (Roberta Goodall). A HOBBY flying N over the river at 6pm. (Craig Lewis/Roberta Goodall). At the pools this evening six CATTLE EGRETS, 12 Little Egrets, two Common Sandpipers, a Yellow Wagtail, 50+ Sand Martins, six Swallows. two Shelducks and an Oystercatcher. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     Still three BLACK-WINGED STILTS on South Lake and a SPOONBILL around the grounds today. (Slimbridge Sightings). Also a HOBBY and three Common Sandpipers. (Tom Weston-McClung). The immature LITTLE GULL back on South Lake at 5:15pm. (Andy Jordan). 24 ARCTIC TERNS flew through off New Grounds at 5:50pm all climbed and went inland. (Martin McGill).

Aylburton Warth     A MERLIN, a Reed Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat today. (Owen Follis).

Cotswold Water Park East     On Pit 132 this morning a Common Sandpiper, two Oystercatchers, two Little Ringed Plovers, five Red Crested Pochards, two Shelducks and two Yellow Wagtails. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.Common Sandpiper 220417Minchinhampton Common     Two female Wheatears today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins/Phil Williams).

Amberley     A male and female Siskin still coming daily to the feeder. (Phil Williams).

Leckhampton Hill     A Tree Pipit, two Willow Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, five Blackcaps and a Kestrel hunting. (Chris Furley).

Hasfield Ham     Two flycatching male Whinchats and a pair of Redstarts in Stank Lane. (Ian Hull).

Forest of Dean     At Kerne Bridge two male Mandarins, a Grey Wagtail, a Grey Heron, four Sand Martins, a Swallow, a pair of Buzzards and a male Blackcap singing. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, five Buzzards, a Goshawk, two Red Kites, three Sparrowhawks flying together, Ravens, a Green Woodpecker, two Pied Wagtails, a pair of Goosanders, a pair of Bullfinches, Stock Doves, a Kingfisher, a Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, House Martins, a Swallow, Long-tailed Tits and a Marsh Tit. Other sightings included Speckled Wood, Red Admiral and Holly Blue butterflies, St Mark’s Flies, Green Longhorn Moths, a Vapourer moth, a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, a Wood Mouse and four Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Ashley     7+ Skylarks, 5+ Yellowhammers, 6+ Swallows, a House Martin, two Willow Warblers, seven Buzzards, 10+ Blackcaps, a Raven, five Fieldfares, a Bullfinch, 7+ Chiffchaffs, a Green Woodpecker, three Stock Doves and two Red-legged Partridges. (Mark Grieve).

Ashleworth Ham     Late evening a Curlew, a Little Ringed Plover, a few Lapwings and Teal and Mallard. Along Stank Lane singing Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Sedge Warblers at far end, two more Curlews, a Song Thrush, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Bullfinch. Butterflies included Orange Tip and Speckled Wood. (Keith White).

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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