Saturday 20th April 2019

Brockworth     At 6:30 this evening two HOBBIES catching insects on the wing then headed off E toward Witcombe reservoirs. (John Miles).

Cleeve Hill     At 10am seven RING OUZELS. Also four Wheatears, 3+ Yellowhammers,
a Golden Plover, two Whitethroats, a Raven and lots of Skylarks and Meadow Pipits. (Andy Langley/Rob Crofton). At 11:30am male and female RING OUZEL with two Mistle Thrushes, a Song Thrush and two Wheatears in the field next to the masts car park, a Raven on a mast, a Cuckoo and a male Redstart in the wood next to the masts field and a Tree Pipit singing nearby. (Steve Brown).

WWT Slimbridge     An adult LITTLE GULL on South Lake and a Little Ringed Plover on the Rushy. (Dave Paynter). The drake GARGANEY still from Zeiss hide at 2:35pm. An Osprey reported by a visitor over the Rushy at 11:15am. (Dot Jones).

Berkeley shore     Two Avocets flew past at 8:25am. (Paul Taylor).

Sharpness    Two LITTLE GULLS flew N, a Tree Pipit, a Common Sandpiper and two Mediterranean Gulls this morning. (Andy Jordan). Three Whimbrels over this evening. (Kane Brides).

Saul Warth   From Hock Ditch sluice this morning two Greenshanks, five Whimbrels, 20 Dunlins, two Ringed Plovers, a female Marsh Harrier, two Wheatears, a Lesser Whitethroat, three Whitethroats, a Willow Warbler and a Grey Heron. (Jake King/Martin McGill/Richard Hearn/John Fletcher).

Aylburton Warth     At high tide this morning three Canada Geese, 18 Shelducks, ten Teal, three Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, six Oystercatchers, two Ringed Plovers, 13 Lapwings, four Golden Plovers, 14 Dunlins, two Black-tailed Godwits, 22 Whimbrels, 56+ Curlews, ten Redshanks, a Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper. Also at least five singing Skylarks, a Meadow Pipit, at least four singing Whitethroats, at least two Ravens, a Reed Warbler and four Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean     A Redstart singing near Lower hide today. (Paul Dunham). Pic by Paul.

Redstart 200419

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine on Great Doward Hill nearby, a female Goshawk, a female Sparrowhawk, Ravens, Buzzards, a pair of Mandarins, a pair of Stock Doves, five female Goosanders, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker, a Jay, a male Blackcap, a Song Thrush, two Goldfinches, Long-tailed Tits, a Little Egret, Swallows and House Martins. Other sightings included six Fallow Deer, Ashy Mining Bees, Green Longhorn Moths, Comma, Holly Blue and Brimstone butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Stinchcombe Hill     A Cuckoo and two Wheatears this afternoon. (James Robinson).

Forthampton     A Cuckoo calling today. (Sarah Loaring).

Hasfield Ham     Male and female Redstart and a Cuckoo this morning. (Ian Hull).

Ashleworth Ham     A Little Ringed Plover and a pair of Oystercatchers today. (Les Sysum).

Ashleworth Quay     At 4pm, from The Boat Inn a Common Sandpiper and a Little Egret on the river bank. (Richard Humphrey).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A flava type Yellow Wagtail, a Redstart and a Cuckoo today. (Andy Lodge/Ian Hull). Also today a Whimbrel, three Little Ringed Plovers, two Oystercatchers, a Little Egret, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk and a Grasshopper Warbler heard. (Ivan Sansom & Rose Hughes). Early morning two Redshanks, two Curlews, two Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler, five Blackcaps (4m, 1f), four Reed Buntings (3m, 1f), a Chiffchaff and 12+ Sedge Warblers. (Dave Stone). Pic by Dave.

Sedge Warbler 200419

Lower Harford    Several Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers at Lower Harford Farm today. Also a pair of Redstarts and a pair of Long-tailed Tits taking sheep’s wool off a fence for their nest. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard.

Willow Warbler 200419

Chiffchaff 200419

Long-tailed Tit 200419

Cheltenham    This morning at Pittville a pair of Song Thrushes, Long-tailed Tits, a Goldcrest heard, a Grey Heron on the lake island and a Buzzard calling from a tree in Albert Road. (Howard Taylor).

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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