Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Cleeve Hill     This evening male and female RING OUZEL in the masts area. Also this evening a SHORT-EARED OWL and a Fieldfare. (Tom & Greg Mabbett). The BLACK REDSTART still today by the radio masts. (Jon Mercer/Ken Heron/Mark Dowie/Roy Shilham). A male RING OUZEL at 12:40pm in the valley below and W of the heather enclosure. Also a Willow Warbler heard. (Ken Heron). A male REDSTART below the heather enclosure. (Andy Jordan).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake two House Martins with 300+ Sand Martins, a male Goldeneye, 70 Tufted Ducks and a Willow Warbler. (Nick Goatman). Also there 10+ Meadow Pipits, 150+ Woodpigeons, a Sparrowhawk and four Chiffchaffs. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge     A male Goshawk hunting on the Top New Piece and later on the Tack Piece. c100 Sand Martins and c12 Swallows over South Lake. A Cetti’s Warbler from Kingfisher hide. (Les Ditchburn).

Witcombe Reservoirs    c25 Sand Martins, 15 Swallows and five House Martins this morning. (Duncan Dine/Paul Brunt).

Purton     This evening three MEDITERRANEAN GULLS on river off of the timber ponds. 35 Sand Martins, two House Martins and two Willow Warblers by timber ponds. (Andy Jordan). This morning at least 15 Blackcaps, 12 Willow Warblers and 20 Chiffchaffs between Lower bridge and the Timber ponds. (Francis Steuck).

Doverow Hill     A Ring-necked Parakeet sat at the top of a tree on the hill. (Jamie Warren).

Haw Bridge     A Curlew, a Swallow and 26 Fieldfares today. (Mike Smart).

Winchcombe     Four Siskins on garden feeders today, two males and two females. (Gill Worthington).

Wotton-Under-Edge     Two Ravens circling over the library at the bottom of Long Street then drifted towards The Coombe at 12:30pm. At Kingscote Barn turning a Weasel ran across the entrance T-junction, off the Nympsfield road at midday. (Paul Sutton).

Nailsworth     A Dipper on the river between the flood ponds and the cycle track at 6pm. Also a Chiffchaff calling along the cycle track. (Paul Sutton).

Stonehouse     A Chiffchaff opposite Wycliffe College on the cycle track this evening. (Paul Sutton).

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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