Tuesday 24th April 2018

Forest of Dean      At Nagshead two pairs of Pied Flycatchers, a Garden Warbler and a drake Mandarin. At Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill a male Siskin, three Tree Pipits, a pair of Stonechats and a pair of Wild Boar. At Yew Tree Brake 20 Lesser Redpolls, ten Crossbills and a male Cuckoo. A Firecrest in the Speech House area. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Highnam Woods     Six singing Nightingales this morning. (Dave Owen).

Frampton pools     24 Swifts, 200+ Sand Martins, 10+ House Martins, 10+ Swallows, a Reed Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, two Whitethroats, 15 Chiffchaffs, 16 Blackcaps and two Oystercatchers. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Oystercatchers, three pairs of Redshank, several Lapwings, 48 Black-tailed Godwit, three Dunlins, three Common Sandpipers and a Ringed Plover today. (Ian Hull). 12 Whimbrels until 1:40pm then flew S. (Roy Shilham).

Ashleworth Ham     Today birds included three Lapwings, two Curlews, two Oystercatchers, a Common Sandpiper, seven Canada Geese, a drake Mandarin, nine Teal, nine Shovelers, 12 Mallards, six Shelducks, five Gadwalls, 26 Coots, a Great Crested Grebe, a Grey Heron, 14 Swallows, a Jay, a Redstart in Stank Lane, a Green Woodpecker, two Chiffchaffs, three Willow Warblers, two Lesser Whitethroats, four Blackcaps, five Skylarks, three Stock Doves, a Reed Bunting, a Peregrine and a Buzzard. (Mark Grieve/John Fletcher).

Netheridge     Two Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, eight Blackcaps and a Swallow 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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