Tuesday 10th April 2018

Sherborne     The OSPREY still present at the Broadwater (Sherborne Brook) at 8:40am and throughout the day until 4:45pm at least when it was at SP159150. (Alex Priest/John Fletcher/Martin Greenish/Richard Tyler). Other birds included three Red Kites, a Sparrowhawk, three Buzzards, two Little Grebes, a Little Egret and two Swallows. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). First three pics by Richard 4th pic by John.

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Selsley     The female RING OUZEL on Selsley Common still today at 4:30pm in the quarry just up from the church. (Colin Greenfield).

Cleeve Hill     A RING OUZEL below the heather enclosure today at 1:15pm today. (Roy Shilham).

Frampton     A male Redstart at Splatt Bridge this morning and a CATTLE EGRET flew N over the bridge. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge     Two CATTLE EGRETS flew over the Rushy and headed NE at 11:50am. (Geoff Moyser). A SANDWICH TERN over the Severn from the Holden Tower at 8:40am. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Saul Warth     This afternoon a male Redstart flycatching in the hedgerows, two male Wheatears on the river bank, also present this morning seen by GH, 30 Curlews on the sands and migrants moving through included two male Yellow Wagtails, 22 Linnets, 30+ Sand Martins and 6+ Swallows. Also present an Oystercatcher, a Little Egret, two Chiffchaffs, a female Reed Bunting and 16 Shelducks lekking on the Warth. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Arlingham     A Barn Owl flying down river along the bank at 10:35am. (Martin Greenish).

Chipping Sodbury     A Ring necked Parakeet in a tall cherry tree in the garden today. (Stuart Miller). Pic by Stuart.

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Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Shelducks, 25 Wigeon, two Gadwalls, ten Teal, eight Pintails, 20 Shovelers, two Pochards, 90 Tufted Ducks, three Little Egrets, a Little Grebe, five Great Crested Grebes, four Oystercatchers, four Lapwings, eight Curlews, six Redshanks, 20 Sand Martins, three Swallows and a Willow Warbler today. (Andy Jayne).

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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