Sunday 23rd April 2017

Selsley Common     Two male RING OUZELS at 7:30am, also a Skylark, a Meadow Pipit, a Raven, a Linnet and a male Kestrel hunting. (Hugh Manistre). At the horse riding centre seven Wheatears (4m, 3f) today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

WWT Slimbridge     Still three BLACK-WINGED STILTS on South Lake today, also LITTLE GULL and Mediterranean Gull. (Slimbridge Sightings). A Grasshopper Warbler reeling at Mid Point today. (Ian Hull). A Red Kite from Mid Point going W across the river and a pair of Peregrines on a kill on the sand in the river off of Mid Point. (Roberta Goodall). At Slimbridge village SO738037 18 Buzzards in a soaring spiral on the edge of the village at 4:40pm. (Peter Rodgers).

Saul Warth     At high tide this evening 31 Whimbrels, a Curlew, nine Grey Plovers, two Bar-tailed Godwits, seven Dunlins, three Oystercatchers, four Wheatears including a male Greenland Wheatear, ten Swallows and two Sand Martins. (MK). Pics by Mike.Wheatear 2 230417

Wheatear 3 230417Frampton     Early morning a Reed warbler singing at the back of the Sailing Lake, a Cuckoo and a Yellow Wagtail  S of the lake and a Sedge Warbler singing at the end of Vicarage Lane. At Splatt Bridge two Common Sandpipers, a Whitethroat and the summer plumaged Spotted Redshank still on the flashes. (Phil Pope). On the flashes at 11am a SPOONBILL, a CATTLE EGRET, three Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, five Redshanks, six Lapwings and a Curlew heard. (Flyn Mattos). A Swift over the Sailing Lake today and seven CATTLE EGRETS came in to roost. (Nick Goatman/Tanya Allen).

Berkley shore     Early morning at high tide nine Whimbrels and a Common Sandpiper.  (Paul Rich). Also today a CATTLE EGRET, two Greenland Wheatears and a Yellow Wagtail. (Paul Taylor).

Highnam Wood    A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER today, also a Nightingale, four Coal Tits, two Goldcrests, three Blackcaps (1f), five Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and three Long-tailed Tits. (John Fletcher/Ian Hull).

Cotswold Water Park West     Eight Common Terns at Pit 57 this afternoon, also a Cuckoo, and four singing Garden Warblers. (Jon Mercer).

Hawling     17 Wheatears in a field near Hawling today. (Dave Pearce).

Cheltenham     A Red Kite, possibly two, over Lansdown Road at 11:45am today. (David Norman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning two Curlews, two Little Egrets, a Redshank, a Common Sandpiper, a Ringed Plover, two Little Ringed Plovers, a pair of Bullfinches, a Cuckoo, numerous Sedge Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Whitethroats, three Willow Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat and four Blackcaps. (Les Waring). Sedge Warbler pic by Les.Sedge Warbler 230417Gloucester     At least two Sedge Warblers at Alney Island today near the prison. (Simon Hart). At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake at 3:30pm two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, a Bullfinch, a Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat and a pair of Gadwalls. (Andrew Bluett).

Bourton-on-the-Water   A Cuckoo heard at midday near the south pits. (Andy Lewis/NCOS field meeting).

Stonehouse     A Peregrine overhead at 5:15pm today. (Jon Dexter).

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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