Friday 5th April 2019

Bourton-on-the-Water    An OSPREY flew over the village centre heading S at 4:55pm. (Keith Jennings).

Purton     Between 7am-Midday an adult summer and an adult winter LITTLE GULL, three SANDWICH TERNS, three COMMON SCOTERS, 49 COMMON TERNS, a WHIMBREL and two Black-tailed Godwits all flew N upriver. (Francis Steuck).

Cleeve Hill   At SO995259 a SHORT-EARED OWL hunting at 4:30pm, a Red Kite circling above, c12 Skylarks and three Buzzards. (Paddy Doyle). This evening on the approach road a flock of c30 Bramblings and on the Common a male RING OUZEL. (Greg Mabbett).

Nailsworth     A male Redstart this afternoon in a garden. (Francis Steuck).

Stinchcombe Hill     Four Bramblings this morning. (James Robinson).

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake at 11:30am a drake Goldeneye, a Swallow, 50 Sand Martins and a Willow Warbler. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge    On South Lake three third year MEDITERRANEAN GULLS today. (Ian Hull).

Maisemore     A Red Kite over the village at 1:30pm. (Steve French).

Hartpury/Ashleworth     At 3:30pm, three Red Kites circling over woodland in Hartpury and a Red Kite circling low over Ashleworth village. Also a Red Kite on the 4th over Hartpury. Also six Swallows over Ashleworth. (Richard Humphrey).

Forest of Dean    Two male Lesser Redpolls feeding with four Siskins and eight Goldfinches in the garden at Whitecroft. (Bernie Dumbleton). Pic by Bernie.

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Edge     At Rudge Hill NNR mid afternoon birds included six Meadow Pipits,
a Stonechat, three Chiffchaffs, a pair of Bullfinches, 13 Great Tits, a Jay, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a male Kestrel, a Jay and three Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

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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