Thursday 11th April 2019

Frampton     The DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE still on Court field this morning, a Cattle Egret on the island, four Willow Warblers singing and two Oystercatchers. (Nick Goatman). At Splatt Bridge tonight, ten Redshanks, two Green Sandpipers flew N and a Yellow Wagtail. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge    Four LITTLE GULLS (3 ads, 1 2cy) dropped in to South Lake at 10am. (John Budd). A Common Sandpiper on South Lake  today. A Little Ringed Plover on the Tack Piece this morning viewed from Robbie Garnett hide. (Matt Lathan/Slimbridge Sightings).

Stroud     A pair of Grey Wagtails and a singing Blackcap at Lodgemoor Mill lagoon at lunchtime. (Richard Williams).

Aylburton Warth     Six Ringed Plovers, a Knot and a Whitethroat today. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).

Chedworth    Four Buzzards, two Red Kites, nine Skylarks, 20+ Meadow Pipits, House Martins and a pair of Ravens. (Alex Priest).

Painswick Beacon     Migration watch highlights this morning included two Yellow Wagtails E, four HAWFINCHES E together at 7:40 am, 14 Meadow Pipits NW and a male RING OUZEL NW at 7:15 am. (John Fleming).

Cirencester     Male and female Crossbill in Hailey Wood, Cirencester Park today. (Martin Wright).

Hock Ditch to Hope Pill, Arlingham     A pair of Oystercatchers at Hock Ditch. In Long Wood, Hock Cliff five Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler, a Nuthatch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. In Smith’s Wood, Hock Cliff two Chiffchaffs, a male Blackcap, three Willow Warblers and another Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. In the Awen Standing Stone field at SO7149809889 31 Meadow Pipits, a male Blackcap and a Willow Warbler. (MK).

Saul     Two Cattle Egrets in the second field on the right after Cadbury Bridge at 10:15am. (MK).

Quedgeley     The Raven back at Tesco again today at 3:10pm. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Halmore     Two Treecreepers in the woods this morning, a local first. Also two male Blackcaps, a Goldcrest, a Mistle Thrush, male and female Great Spotted Woodpeckers, at least ten Chiffchaffs, and an Orange Tip butterfly. (Chris Newton).

Forest of Dean   In the Crabtree Hill, Woorgreens, Speechouse area a Stonechat, a Willow Warbler, seven Linnets, three Long-tailed Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Siskins, a Tree Pipit and a Blackcap. Also nine Fallow Deer (6 bucks, 3 does) and a Wild Boar with two boarlets. (Martin Russell).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening a pair of Mute Swans, two Greylags, nine Canada Geese, five pairs of Shelducks, c100 Wigeon, ten Gadwalls, at least 400 Teal, 20 Shovelers, eight Tufted Ducks, at least ten Coots, two Oystercatchers, c12 Lapwings, two Black-tailed Godwits, at least four Redshanks and at least three Snipe. (Mike Smart).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed four Cetti’s Warblers heard and a pair of Blackcaps. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.

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Cheltenham     A Holly Blue butterfly seen in Queen’s Road this afternoon. (Keith White).

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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