Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Cleeve Hill     A male RING OUZEL at 12:30pm in bushes and feeding on the ground below the heather inclosure. Also a Willow Warbler and a male Yellowhammer. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Yellowhammer 020419

Frampton     An OSPREY flew over at 1:10pm heading towards the Severn. Also 150+ Sand Martins, two Swallows, a male Goldeneye and three Shovelers. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park East     c50 Swallows and c400 Sand Martins early morning at Pit 125. (Duncan Dine).

Shuthonger     A male Wheatear this morning. (Sarah Loaring).

Purton     The Avocet still and a Common Sandpiper on the canal between Sharpness and Purton. (Andy Jordan). Also this evening a Great White Egret flew past, an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL, three Willow Warblers and two Gadwalls. (Francis Steuck).

WWT Slimbridge    Two Great White Egrets flew S over the Tack Piece and landed in the reserve early afternoon. (Duerden Cormack).

Whitminster     A Red Kite over A38 between Whitminster and Moreton Valence this afternoon. (Martin McGill).

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite flew low over Whitecroft, heading toward Yorkley at 10:30 this morning. Also 8+ Siskins feeding in the garden. (Bernie Dumbleton).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair and a Peregrine on Great Doward Hill nearby, a male Sparrowhawk, six Buzzards, Ravens, a Song Thrush, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, a Chiffchaff, a female Goosander, a pair of Stock Doves, three Mandarins (2m,1f), a Goldcrest and a Kingfisher. Also a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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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