Wednesday 10th April 2019

Westbury-on-Severn     An adult GLAUCOUS GULL at Pimlico Sand this morning at 10am. It was chased off by a Great Black-backed Gull and flew away towards Arlingham church. (John Phillips). No sign from Arlingham Passage at 4pm.

Wotton-Under-Edge     An OSPREY flew NE pursued by a Peregrine at 2:20pm. (Terry Fenton).

Cleeve Hill     In the heather enclosure at midday a male RING OUZEL and a Wheatear. (Steve Brown/Roy Shilham). This afternoon a male RING OUZEL in bushes below and to the NW of the radio masts. A singing first-summer male BLACK REDSTART also present with another female/immature at another part of the common. (Andy Jayne). Also a Red Kite, a Buzzard, a male Kestrel, two Swallows, a Redwing, four male Bramblings, four Meadow Pipits, two Skylarks, a Mistle Thrush, a pair of Ravens, a Wren, a pair of Dunnocks and two Stock Doves. Also a Gorse Shield Bug and a Brimstone butterfly. (Andy Jayne/Chris & Phil Andrews). Black Redstart pic by Andy. Brambling pic by Phil.

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WWT Slimbridge     A pair of GARGANEY dropped into the Tack Piece at 2pm viewable from Robbie Garnett hide. (Duerden Cormack).

Ashleworth Ham     Male and female GARGANEY still at 7:30pm. (Les Sysum).

Hasfield Ham    At least one female Redstart along Stank Lane this afternoon. (Sarah Loaring).

Doverow Hill     A male Ring-necked Parakeet on garden feeders in Foxmoor Lane again this morning. (Steve Kear). Also three Buzzards today. (Chris Rodell).

Frampton pools    The DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE still on Court Field this morning. Also 200+ Sand Martins, five Swallows and 15 Meadow Pipits. (Nick Goatman). 18 singing Willow Warblers, three Treecreepers and a singing Sedge Warbler by Sailing Lake. (Steve Kear).

Saul     A Cattle Egret flew over the Arlingham road towards Saul Warth at 4pm. (Steve Kear). Two Cattle Egrets in the horse paddocks including one in summer plumage this morning. (Jonathan Bull).

Saul Warth     A male Redstart this evening. (Gordon Hodgson).

Aylburton-Guscar Rocks     This morning 7-11am highlights included (all N) Curlew movement 80-100 per minute until 9am, four Knot, a Bar-tailed Godwit, steady trickle of Meadow Pipits, irregular groups of Swallows mid channel, ten Sand Martins, a Yellow Wagtail, a White Wagtail and a Peregrine. (Mark Dowie).

Purton/Sharpness    200 Sand Martins over Purton and Sharpness with eight Willow Warblers across both sites. Six Wheatears S of Sharpness docks. (Andy Jordan).

Tewkesbury     A Red Kite circling over the garden, drifting ESE, this morning. (Les Ditchburn).

Forest of Dean     Early afternoon today a Siskin just the other side of Parkend by New Road pools on the B4234. (Paul Dunham). Pic by Paul.

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Painswick Beacon     A Red Kite flew NE at 2:23pm. (John Fleming).

Pedington Elm    70 Fieldfares at The Quarries ST680965 near Pedington Manor. (Paddy Doyle).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening four Whimbrels, two Curlews, c40 Fieldfares and at least six Redshanks. (Mark Easterbrook).

Amberley     At Theescombe Lane this morning in the garden a Chiffchaff, a Blackcap and a Greenfinch singing and male and female Siskins on the feeder. (Phil Williams).

Stonehouse     A Willow Warbler singing a the top of a silver birch tree in the garden. (Chris Rodell).

Ryeford     A Dipper today. (Chris Rodell).

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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