Sunday 22nd April 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     A WHITE STORK this afternoon briefly, but moving south to Pilning (South Glos) during the afternoon. Also a Swift and a Garden Warbler. (Will Coles). Pic by Will. A summer-plumaged CATTLE EGRET with 15 Little Egrets this afternoon. Also 47 Black-tailed Godwits. (MK/Les Ditchburn/Andy Jayne). A male GARGANEY still, four Whimbrel, six Ringed Plovers. (Graham Tompsett/Paul Rich/Tom & Greg Mabbett).

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Kingscote     A reliable report of a Hoopoe between Hunters Hall, Kingscote and the Bagpath area, probably Thur 19th/Fri 20th April last week. (Martin Saunders).

Cleeve Hill /Wardens Wood     A calling Cuckoo, a calling Curlew, male and female RING OUZEL near Postlip, five Wheatears (2m, 3f), five Tree Pipits, five Whitethroats, 11 Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, five Blackcaps, five Swallows N, five Stock Doves, three Buzzards, 15+ Yellowhammers, 30+ Skylarks, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 16+ Meadow Pipits, six Red-legged Partridges, a Jay, a Kestrel and a flock of 80+ Linnets. (Mark Grieve).

Frampton     From Splatt Bridge to Saul Warth, a Cuckoo, two Lesser Whitethroats, three Whitethroats, a Wheatear and a drake Mandarin this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). Around the Sailing Lake and along Marsh Lane a Whimbrel, a Garden Warbler, two Reed Warblers, two Wheatears, two Yellow Wagtails, a Lesser Whitethroat, five Whitethroats, 17 Chiffchaffs, 33 Blackcaps, 18 Linnets, six Yellowhammers and ten Shelducks. (Nick Goatman). Around Court Lake a drake Mandarin, a pair of Greylags with five goslings, an Oystercatcher, three Reed Warblers, a Water Rail squealing, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and a Whitethroat at the Sailing Lake. (MK). Six Swifts, 50+ Sand Martins and four Swallows over Court Lake this evening. (Nick Goatman).

Stroud     A Spotted Flycatcher seen briefly, near the bridges at the N end of the lake at SO847056. Also a Nuthatch here. (Paul Sutton).

Highnam Woods     1-3 singing Nightingales heard, a singing Willow Warbler heard, four Marsh Tits, two Coal Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Nuthatch, two Mistle Thrushes and a Buzzard being harassed by a Crow.  (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Highnam     A Barn Owl showing well over rough pasture to N of Lassington Wood (SO 80352 20646). Last night two, today four returning House Martins over the village. (David Nicholls).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 125 a Common Tern, four Reed Warblers, Red Kites, eight Greylags and a Marsh Tit near the yacht club. (Richard Williams)

Berkeley shore     A Reed Warbler, three Whimbrels, seven Wheatears, five Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Yellow Wagtail over this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Halmore     A Cuckoo heard and briefly seen today. (Chris Newton).

Tuffley     A Cuckoo heard from home, a first here, calling from the direction of Kingsway. (Mark Hobson).

Frocester     A Red Kite at 8:30am over Peter’s Street harassed by crows then flew towards Leonard Stanley. (Malcolm Balster).

Charlton Kings     On the Common a Cuckoo, five Tree Pipits, seven Willow Warblers and two Stock Doves this morning. (Chris Furley).

Stinchcombe Common     Eight Wheatears today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins). A Marsh Tit near the top of the Nunnery lane track. (Geoff Moyser).

Daglingworth     c10 House Martins back over Daglingworth this morning. (Jon Mercer).

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 and most recently South Africa.
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