Wednesday 17th April 2019

Cleeve Hill     Today ten RING OUZELS (8m, 2f), but no sign of the probable alpestris bird. Also two Red Kites, 5+ Willow Warblers and 8+ Wheatears. ((Mark Dowie/David Stone). Early morning four RING OUZELS (3m, 1f) still on the clear scrub patches on the valley side opposite the Tugwell seat. Also 109 Golden Plovers. (Ian Ralphs). Also today 3+ Tree Pipits, dozens of singing Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Skylarks, a Yellowhammer, a Peregrine and a Red Kite. (Jonathan Bull). Pic by David.

Ring Ouzel 170419

Cotswold Water Park West     Two NIGHTINGALES and a GRASSHOPPER WARBLER back at traditional sites today. (Roger Gillespie).

Netheridge Farm     A Whitethroat, a Reed Warbler and a Sedge Warbler at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Berkeley shore    Two Common Sandpipers, four Whimbrels, 11 Wheatears, including Greenland birds, three Ringed Plovers with seven Dunlins and a Yellow Wagtail flew NE early morning. (Paul Taylor).

Frampton pools     Late evening a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Warbler, a Yellow Wagtail and 30+ Curlews over. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth    Four Wheatears (3m, 1f) on the rocks to the right of Hock Ditch at 3:30pm. (MK). Pic by Mike.

Wheatear 170419

Painswick Beacon     Migration watch this morning just eight Meadow Pipits east and two Wheatears in the hill fort. (John Fleming).

Huntley     Three Wheatears (1m, 2f) this morning. (Owen Follis).

Stinchcombe     Four Wheatears on the greens of the Golf course in the fog this morning. (James Robinson/Phil Pope).

Selsley     At Bownhill Farm five Wheatears, nine Skylarks, three Mistle Thrushes, five Swallows and a Buzzard. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Chedworth     Two male Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler, seven Buzzards, a male Kestrel, three Ravens, a Nuthatch, a Greenfinch, a male Wheatear, c15 Meadow Pipits, at least ten Skylarks and a Sparrowhawk. (Alex Priest).

Daglingworth    A Grey Partridge in fields just N of Daglingworth (on the road to Winstone) this morning, also House Martin and Swallows back in the village. (Jon Mercer).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A male CUCKOO calling today. (Andy Jayne). The drake GARGANEY still in the main channel this evening. (Ian Ralphs). Four Redshanks, two Little Ringed Plovers, two Oystercatchers, six Mute Swans, two Greylags, six Canada Geese, six Shelducks, eight Lapwings, male and female Gadwall, a Curlew, two Grey Herons, male and female Mallard and four ducklings, two pairs of Teal, two pairs of Reed Buntings, a Sedge Warbler and numerous Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps singing along the canal. (Terry Stevenson). Early morning Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler along the canal. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     A Pied Flycatcher and a Redstart at Lower Hide, Nagshead. A Dipper behind the Fountain Inn. (Bettie Sloane). A Tree Pipit singing and displaying at Moseley Green, near Parkend, joined by another for a while. Also five Roe Deer. (Laurie Pierce).

Lower Rea     A Lesser Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff and a Blackcap this evening. (Andy Chapman).

Tewkesbury     In fields next to Chapel Farm, Walton Cardiff a Wheatear and two female Yellow Wagtails this morning. (Pete Long).

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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