Saturday 13th April 2019

WWT Slimbridge     An ARCTIC TERN on the Rushy at 10am. (Dave Paynter).

Frampton pools     The DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE still on Court field this morning. Also two Cattle Egret and eight Little Egrets, four Oystercatchers, a Common Sandpiper, two Shelducks, four Willow Warblers and a Siskin. (Nick Goatman). A male Goldeneye on the Sailing Lake still. (Colin Greenfield).

Cleeve Hill     Four RING OUZELS (3m, 1f) across the valley opposite the heather enclosure. Also a male Redstart, a Wheatear, two Red Kites and a Willow Warbler. (Tom Mabbett/Richard Price).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon, male and female GARGANEY, four Redshanks, three Black-tailed Godwits, two Little Egrets, four Curlews and good numbers of Shoveler, Wigeon and Teal. (Terry Stevenson). Also today at least eight Mute Swans, 18 Canada Geese, two Greylags, c6 Shelducks, a female Mallard with 11 freshly hatched ducklings, three Little Ringed Plovers, 12 Lapwings, a Whimbrel, three Swallows, 40 Meadow Pipits, a Willow Warbler, 2-3 each singing Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs and two Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Dowdeswell     Two OSPREYS flew N from Lineover Wood at 10am, closely followed by a third, but not relocated at any of the local reservoirs. (Paul Tubb).

Painswick Beacon     Migration watch highlights this morning included 2060 House Martins, 540 Sand Martins, 190 Swallows, 36 Siskins, six Cormorants, six Meadow Pipits, a Willow Warbler present and seven Buzzards together overhead. (John Fleming).

Witcombe Reservoirs     This afternoon, a passage of 720 House Martins, 270 Sand Martins and 70 Swallows over E and a Yellow Wagtail over E. (John Fleming).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair, a Red Kite, a female Sparrowhawk, 11 Buzzards, Ravens, two Stock Doves, a male Chiffchaff, a pair of Mandarins, a male Blackcap, five Goosanders (4f, 1m), a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Jay. Other sightings included six Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole and a colony of Ashy Mining Bees. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Saul     Two Cattle Egrets in the paddocks on the right after Cadbury Bridge today still. (Colin Greenfield).

Berkeley shore     A Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler and two Yellow Wagtails this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Charlton Kings Common     Early morning three Tree Pipits, two Treecreepers, eight Willow Warblers and seven Stock Doves. (Chris Furley).

Tewkesbury     At Tewkesbury nature reserve at 1:15pm a Wheatear, a pair of Teal and a Kestrel. (Tim Cash).

Gloucester    A Cormorant and a Great Spotted Woodpecker on Alney Island this afternoon. (Simon Hart).

Brockworth     A Swallow behind the Toby Carvery. (Simon Hart).

Hucclecote     A male Greenfinch on a feeder at 4:30pm, the first garden record since March 2013. (Harold Smith).

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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