Monthly Archives: April 2018

Friday 20th April 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS from Zeiss hide at 12:30pm. (Dan Hill). Upper Swell     An OSPREY over at 4:45pm. (Greg Mabbett). Highnam Woods     4+ singing Nightingales in the mist this morning. The car park will be open … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Wednesday 18th April 2018

Cleeve Hill     A male RING OUZEL near Oat Piece at the N end of the common this morning. (Stuart Galey). At West Down a Cuckoo and two female Wheatears this afternoon. (Peter Rodgers). A Cuckoo seen near the trig point, a … Continue reading

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Tuesday 17th April 2018

Awre     A FULMAR flew up past Awre at 9:35 this morning. (John Phillips). WWT Slimbridge     Two LITTLE TERNS on South Lake this afternoon until 3:15pm, reported briefly again at 4:45pm. (Dave Paynter). Two SANDWICH TERNS past Holden Tower … Continue reading

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Monday 16th April 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows      The summer plumaged BLACK-NECKED GREBE, the male COMMON SCOTER and the adult LITTLE GULL still present until 6:45pm. Wellies/waterproofs mandatory unless you enjoy paddling. (Mark Dowie/Paul Masters). Painswick     A GARDEN WARBLER singing and seen … Continue reading

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Sunday 15th April 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows      Birds included a summer plumaged BLACK-NECKED GREBE, two Little Grebes, five Great Crested Grebes, a male COMMON SCOTER, a Black Swan, five Shelducks, eight Wigeon, a male Gadwall, 30 Teal, 16 Shovelers, two Pochards, 21 … Continue reading

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Saturday 14th April 2018

Sherborne     An OSPREY again along the Broadwater at 3:15pm. (Tom Ginger). Also two Little Owls today. (Anita Teague). Sharpness     Five COMMON SCOTERS on water briefly at SARA just before 7am. They flew N before coming back S 2 minutes … Continue reading

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Friday 13th April 2018

Sherborne     Male and female OSPREY still at the Broadwater at 7:30am, one at least still at 5:45pm. (Richard Tyler/Chris Snook/Paul Masters). Also two Common Sandpipers on Sherborne brook today. (Chris Kidd). 1st pic by Richard, 2nd by Chris. WWT … Continue reading

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Thursday 12th April 2018

Sherborne     Male and female OSPREY at the Broadwater today, seen trying to mate, present throughout the day. (Darcia Gingell/Andy Lewis). Pic by Darcia. Frampton pools     Early morning c150 Swallows, c200 Sand Martins and two House Martins on the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 11th April 2018

Selsley Common     Two male RING OUZELS and a female seen briefly, until 6pm at least, on the western scarp of the common at Selsley at SO8293403402. Park off  The Grove at SO8320403688 in the small car park. (Jake King/Phil Pope/Ian … Continue reading

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