Thursday 19th April 2018

Frampton     A GLOSSY IBIS and two Little Egrets at Splatt Bridge reed bed at 2:30 pm today,then flew off northwards along the canal towards Saul Warth. (Richard Farr). A WOOD WARBLER singing occasionally and showing on and off at the top end of the Sailing Lake (Blue Pool) in willows this morning. Also this morning a Yellow Wagtail over, a Sedge Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Whitethroat. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge     A GLOSSY IBIS on the Tack Piece at midday but flew towards the  Top New Piece. A CATTLE EGRET on the Tack Piece at 4pm. (Trevor & Sue Clayson). Pics by Sue.

Glossy Ibis 190418

Glossy Ibis 190418 2

Cranham     A RING OUZEL at Overtown Farm earlier this week. (Paulha Whitaker).

Barnsley Warren SSSI     Three Redstarts singing late morning. Enter via the stone stile on the Welsh Way near Barnsley. (Steve Brown).

Prestbury Hill     A Redstart singing below the beech wood, a Cuckoo calling and moving around the area and a Red Kite wheeling just to the north, over Cleeve Common. (Rob Homan).

Cotswold Water Park East     A Cuckoo calling at Whelford Pools today. Two Common Terns still at Pit 125. (Duncan Dine).

Forest of Dean     A male Cuckoo at Crabtree Hill this morning. (Lewis Thomson). Five Buzzards over Mitcheldean around mid afternoon. (Chris Keeling).

Dymock     A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER calling today. (Charles Martell/Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening/Ian Duncan).

Clifford’s Mesne     A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER calling today. (Charles Martell).

Chedworth     A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER seen and heard today. Also a Red Kite and a Raven. (Ken Hall).

Tidenham Chase     Three singing Siskins and a pair of Crossbills, the male singing from Pines. (Terry Fenton).

Saul Warth     A Whimbrel feeding on the mud flats off Hock Ditch at 7am. (Martin Greenish).

Netheridge     A Common Sandpiper, patch tick, and a Lesser Whitethroat at Netheridge Farm this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Cleeve Hill     Five Buzzards, a female Sparrowhawk, a pair of Kestrels seen mating, Ravens, a Willow Warbler, two Yellowhammers, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, and a female Stonechat. Also Brimstone and Peacock butterflies and a Seven Spot Ladybird. (Chris & Phil  Andrews).

Coombe Hill Meadows     39 Black-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel, three Curlews, a Redshank, the Black Swan still and a Lesser Whitethroat this afternoon. (Martin Greenish).

Ashleworth Ham     Six Whimbrels and up to seven Curlews, three Lapwings, three Oystercatchers, four Little Egrets, five Grey Herons, a Great Crested Grebe, a Red Kite, a Kestrel, a Tawny Owl, four Mute Swans, five Greylags, 13 Canada Geese, nine Shelducks, ten Tufted Ducks, 46 Teal, two Shovelers, two Gadwalls, a Cormorant, a calling Cuckoo, three Chiffchaffs, three Willow Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, four Blackcaps, two Skylarks, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Reed Buntings, a Jay, two Bullfinches, two Stock Doves and a Red-legged Partridge. (Mark Grieve/John Fletcher).

Tewkesbury     At Cowfield farm three Lesser Whitethroats, two Whitethroats, a Sparrowhawk, a Raven, a Reed Bunting and a Green Woodpecker. (Les Ditchburn).

Batsford     This afternoon around the Arboretum birds included a pair of Jays ground feeding S of the lake, two Red Kites flying S over Batsford House then circling back over the church, and three Nuthatches. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

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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