Monday 23rd April 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS still today, showing well from Martin Smith hide this morning. (Jon Mercer).

Frampton pools      A GLOSSY IBIS flew over the Sailing Lake and appeared to drop in to the back of Court Lake at 7:45pm. A Cuckoo singing this morning. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     A male and at least two female Crossbills just N of Woorgreens lake. Two Siskins at Cannop Ponds on the feeders at the Stoneworks. A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER at Nagshead. (Martin Price). At the Campbell hide two Fallow Deer and birds included a Jay, three Blackcaps (2m, 1f), two Nuthatches and a Treecreeper. (Martin Russell). Crossbill pic by Martin P, Jay pic by Martin R.

Crossbill 230418

Jay 230418

Tewkesbury     A Cetti’s Warbler at Cowfield Farm today, a patch tick. (Les Ditchburn).

Chedworth     Four Wheatears at the airfield this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Ampney Downs     A Hobby flew NW over the Fosse Way near Ampney Downs Farm today. (Steve Brown).

Coombe Hill Meadows     About ten Canada Geese, at least 15 Shelducks, at least 50 Teal, five Gadwalls, a male GARGANEY, still 30 Shovelers, two Pochards, 15 Tufted Ducks, still at least three Great Crested Grebes, a Little Grebe whinnying, c13 Little Egrets, three Oystercatchers, c12 Lapwings, at least two Redshanks, 46 Black-tailed Godwits, five Whimbrels and two Curlews, two Swifts, c5 Swallows, two Yellow Wagtails, c9 Sedge Warblers, two Lesser Whitethroats, a Whitethroat, two Willow Warblers and two Chiffchaffs. Also a male and a female Roe Deer. (Mike Smart).

Gloucester     At Alney Island, a Cuckoo in the riverside willows, a Sedge Warbler, five Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs, two Grey Herons, two Greylags, a Raven and a Buzzard. (Mark Grieve).

Witcombe Reservoirs     40+ Swallows, 15+ House Martins, 7+ Sand Martins, three Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs, a Stock Dove, two Great Crested Grebes, a Little Grebe, ten Tufted Ducks, a Buzzard and a Red Kite today. (Mark Grieve).

Highnam Woods     Two singing Nightingales at 7:30am. (Martin Greenish).

Quedgeley     Along the canal path from Clearwater Drive to Sellers Bridge included three Lesser Whitethroats, three Linnets, six Red-legged Partridge, a Kestrel, a Stock Dove, three Green Woodpeckers, six Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps and a Raven. (Steve Pullen).

Netheridge     A Whitethroat and a Lesser Whitethroat at Netheridge Farm this morning. (Mark Hobson).

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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