Monthly Archives: April 2019

Monday 29th April 2019

Forest of Dean     A probable Booted Eagle reported, it circled overhead over the centre of Coleford, moving gradually N, then stooped, pulled-up and glided off eastwards. (Rick Mundy). Please report any further sightings to me or Richard.Baatsen@Gmail.com. A Wood Warbler … Continue reading

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Sunday 28th April 2019

Frampton     Five Whitethroats between Cadbury Bridge and Splatt Bridge and the first Sedge Warbler of this year this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). A Cuckoo calling near Splatt Bridge. (Phil Pope). At the pools an ARCTIC TERN early morning only, three … Continue reading

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Saturday 27th April 2019

Frampton pools     A BLACK TERN alternating between Court and Sailing Lakes present until 5pm at least, five Common Terns, an adult Great Black-backed Gull, a Yellow Wagtail, a Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Whimbrels over, six Shelducks and 100+ Sand … Continue reading

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Friday 26th April 2019

Aylburton    An OSPREY flying N past the house between Aylburton Common and the Severn Estuary at 6:30am. (Jonny Gentle). Brockworth     A WOOD WARBLER at Henley Bank Plantation singing at the entrance to the plantation this morning. (Terry Fenton). … Continue reading

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Thursday 25th April 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL flew in to the Tack Piece and remained for about four hours when it flew S but was not relocated. (Terry Stevenson). Record pic by Mike. 150 Mute Swans on Big Pen and on South … Continue reading

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Wednesday 24th April 2019

Berkeley shore     Early evening a male MERLIN and eight Whimbrels. (Paul Rich). Pic by Paul. Sharpness     Two ARCTIC SKUAS N and a MARSH HARRIER NE this morning. (Andy Jordan). Purton     In addition to the Sharpness Skuas and … Continue reading

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Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Chedworth     A male RING OUZEL on the airfield this morning. Also a pair of Grey Partridges. (Duncan Dine). Pics by Duncan. Cleeve Hill     Eight RING OUZELS with Blackbirds on cleared ground opposite the heather enclosure this morning. Also … Continue reading

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Monday 22nd April 2019

Cleeve Hill     Five RING OUZELS, three Wheatears, a Fieldfare, two Mistle Thrushes, a Redstart, a Whitethroat, five Yellowhammers and a Whinchat SO993257. (Dinesh Patel/Ewan Urquhart/Roberta Goodall). Pics by Ewan. WWT Slimbridge     An adult LITTLE GULL on South Lake, a … Continue reading

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Sunday 21st April 2019

Eastleach Martin   This afternoon in the fields N of Eastleach Martin, (SP206076 to the W of the county boundary, just in Gloucestershire ) a male RING OUZEL, a Wheatear and a Whitethroat. (Martine & Pete Fenn). Cleeve Hill     This … Continue reading

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Saturday 20th April 2019

Brockworth     At 6:30 this evening two HOBBIES catching insects on the wing then headed off E toward Witcombe reservoirs. (John Miles). Cleeve Hill     At 10am seven RING OUZELS. Also four Wheatears, 3+ Yellowhammers, a Golden Plover, two Whitethroats, a Raven and … Continue reading

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