Monday 1st April 2019

Hawling     An OSPREY over high at 6pm heading N tonight. (Pete Grimmitt).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A SEDGE WARBLER at 1:05pm by the car park pool. (Mark Easterbrook).

Cleeve Hill     A male RING OUZEL viewed from the bench below the mast station on at 1:25pm. (Michelle Davies/Martin Greenish). This evening a male RING OUZEL in and around the Enclosure and two male RING OUZELS in a tree from SO993256. (Mark Dowie). Male and female Wheatear by the masts at 4pm. The male BLACK REDSTART still present at the far end of the new enclosure in bushes. Also a Red Kite. (Mark Easterbrook). Pic by Mark.

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WWT Slimbridge    Two Little Ringed Plovers on the Tack Piece flew off high N at 9:30am. Two Willow Warblers singing near the Holden Tower. A MARSH HARRIER flew N over the Dumbles at 10am. (Neil Smart). From Zeiss hide eight Knot on the scrape and the GREAT SKUA mid river sat on mud bank. (Ian Hull). A MEDITERRANEAN GULL on the Rushy today. (Roy Kinchin).

Frampton    400+ Sand Martins and a Swallow on the Sailing Lake at 8:30am and a Willow Warbler ringed. (Roy Bircher). Also at the Sailing Lake a Green Sandpiper and three Kestrels. At Court Lake three Teal (2m, 1f), a pair of Oystercatchers, three Mistle Thrushes and a Fox. From Splatt Bridge a female MARSH HARRIER at 1:50pm and a Swallow. (MK). At Court Lake this evening a Cattle Egret came in to roost with three Little Egrets. (Mark Easterbrook). Pics by Mike.

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Saul Warth    A steady trickle of Sand Martins through, a Swallow, a female MARSH HARRIER, a Red Kite heading N and an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL. (Paul Rich).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead four Buzzards, a Treecreeper, three Redwings, two Goldfinches, a Hawfinch, two Nuthatches, a Goldcrest, a Blackcap, a Jay, a Mistle Thrush and a Greylag. (Martin Russell). Pic by Martin.

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Stinchcombe Hill     A male Wheatear and movement of small flocks of Meadow Pipits and a few Siskins W. (James Robinson).

Ebley     A Willow Warbler singing on Doverow Hill.  Also the male Ring-necked Parakeet still present and visiting the garden feeders daily in Foxmoor Lane. (Steve Kear).

Ham    Near Browns Mill Farm three Buzzards, a male Mandarin, two Little Egrets, two Moorhens, a female Greenfinch, two Pied Wagtails, two Mute Swans and a Water Vole today. (Paddy Doyle).

Innsworth     A Red Kite over Imjin Barracks today. (John Constable).

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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