Tuesday 16th April 2019

Netheridge Farm     A LESSER WHITETHROAT at Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Cotswold Water Park West     A LESSER WHITETHROAT and a GARDEN WARBLER in the Pits 43/65/36/37 area this morning. (Roger Gillespie). A female CUCKOO calling this morning at Shorncote heard from the hide in front of Pit 85b. (Kieren Thomas).

Cleeve Hill   Seven RING OUZELS still present this afternoon, five males, two females. Also a Red Kite, a Corn Bunting and 7+ Willow Warblers. (Richard Tyler/Ian Hull/Terry Grant). 1st pic by Richard, 2nd by Terry.

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WWT Slimbridge    Two Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy on the first island. (Mike Davis).

Frampton pools     Two Cattle Egrets, a Great White Egret, two Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper over, a Reed Warbler and three Oystercatchers early morning. (Nick Goatman). Five Whimbrels flew through Splatt Bridge this morning and three Ringed Plovers, two Sanderlings and ten Dunlins on the river. (Gordon Hodgson). A Common Sandpiper on left hand pontoon at the Sailing Lake at 3:19pm. (Les Ditchburn).

Purton     Four Common Sandpipers today. (Geoff Moyser). A Tree Pipit flew N, 100+ Curlews heading high N, 4+ Oystercatchers, 19 Swallows N, three Shelducks, a Chiffchaff, eight Meadow Pipits and a Reed Bunting. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Chedworth     Three Wheatears on the airfield this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Saul Warth    A male Wheatear on the rocks by Hock Ditch sluice. (Les Ditchburn).

Stroud     This morning two Mandarins in Stratford Park, two more on the canal at Bowbridge and three on the River Frome near Capel Mill, also a Dipper here. (Julian Gould).

Forest of Dean    Two Woodcock roding at Crabtree Hill this evening. (Martin Vaisey). Three Redstarts (2m, 1f), a Grey Wagtail, five Mandarins (4m, 1f) a Blackcap, three Treecreepers, two Jays and lots of Nuthatches from Lower hide. (Roy Kinchin). At Woorgreens a Tree Pipit, a pair of Stonechats, a pair of Teal and several Wild Boar. (MK).

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Ready Token     On farmland and hedgerows near Ready Token birds included a male Whitethroat, seven Blackcaps (4m, 2f), four Corn Buntings, seven Linnets, ten Goldfinches, three Yellowhammers, a pair of Bullfinches, three Coal Tits, a Marsh Tit, three Stock Doves, a Kestrel, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, four Red-legged Partridges, a Grey Partridge, a Jay, four Skylarks, two Meadow Pipits, two Buzzards and a Grey Heron. (Michael Cook).

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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