Sunday 1st April 2018

Nailsworth     A second year ICELAND GULL flew W along the Avening valley and veered N as it reached the Nailsworth valley with a group of 12 Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gulls at 8:16am. . Also at least two Grey Herons making daily visits to the garden pond. (Terry Grant).

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY over the grounds/reserve heading N at 10:57am. Also a Grey Plover from Holden Tower. (Slimbridge Sightings). Two Peregrines on a kill out on the Dumbles today. (Simon Ashley). A pair of Mediterranean Gulls on South Lake this morning. (Roberta Goodall).

Lydney     The GLOSSY IBIS showing well at Lydney water works at 10:50am. (Mark Coller).

Barnsley Warren SSSI     At the Fosse Way end two Grey Partridges, a Red Kite, two Buzzards, ten Common Gulls, five Lapwings, two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, ten Fieldfares, 40 Linnets and six singing Yellowhammers. Two more Grey Partridges on the other side of the Fosse Way. (Steve Brown).

Staunton & Corse     A pair of Mandarins flew in and perched atop an old orchard tree for 5 mins before fast flight NW. (Harvey Sherwood).

Edge     At Sevenleaze Lane from the entrance towards Spoonbed Farm mid afternoon at SO861124 30+ Linnets, two Kestrels and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Tirley     A singing Chiffchaff today. (Mark Grieve).

Ashleworth Ham     An OSPREY at 12:39pm over the reserve heading towards Cleeve Hill. (Ken Heron). Birds today included a singing Chiffchaff, two Curlews, eight Lapwings, four Little Grebes, 35+ Shovelers, 21+ Mallards, 67+ Teal, 42+ Wigeon, 43+ Coots, eight Pintails, a Gadwall, two Snipe, seven Buzzards, four Tufted Ducks, a Reed Bunting, a Cormorant, a Red-legged Partridge, two Greylags and a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker.  (Mark Grieve).

Frampton     At the pools a Willow Warbler, a Blackcap, a Cetti’s Warbler, a CATTLE EGRET, 11 Sand Martins, nine Chiffchaffs, a pair of Teal, 30+ Siskins and a Red Kite this morning. This evening two Swallows, 40+ Sand Martins and the female Red Crested Pochard. (Nick Goatman). A MERLIN at Splatt Bridge this morning, presumably the Saul Warth bird. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT this morning coming into summer plumage. (Gordon Hodgson). A MERLIN perched up before hunting and flying off high this morning. (Mark Dowie/Paul Rich).

Saul     Two CATTLE EGRETS and five Little Egrets in a field between Cadbury Bridge and Fretherne (half way between the two, on the right going towards Fretherne) at 4pm. (Richard Newton).

Stroud     A Hawfinch this morning flew high NE over Stroud Town Cemetery. (Francis Steuck).

Overton     A Little Owl in ash trees in Overton Lane this morning near the turning for Wick Court. (Sam Walker).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 125 the SCAUP, a Green Sandpiper, two Egyptian Geese and good numbers of Reed Buntings this morning. (Ian Ralphs).

Berkeley     Two Hawfinches calling above the car park at Berkeley Castle again today. Also a Green Sandpiper, four Mallards and two Shelducks in flooded fields at Berkeley Castle. (Tom Weston-McClung). A Wheatear at Berkeley shore this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Cheltenham     The female Goosander still on Pittville boating lake today. (Phil Cull/Paul Dodd).

Daglingworth     1+ Brambling with Chaffinches by Longhill Farm N of Daglingworth this morning. (Jon Mercer).

Forest of Dean     Eight Goosanders on Woorgreens Lake today. (Dan White).

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