Sunday 21st April 2019

Eastleach Martin   This afternoon in the fields N of Eastleach Martin, (SP206076 to the W of the county boundary, just in Gloucestershire ) a male RING OUZEL, a Wheatear and a Whitethroat. (Martine & Pete Fenn).

Cleeve Hill     This morning birds included a male and a female RING OUZEL near the heather enclosure, also four Wheatears, six Yellowhammers, ten Skylarks, a Cuckoo calling, a Mistle Thrush singing, a male Kestrel, two Whitethroats, numerous Meadow Pipits, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Willow Warblers. (Alan Hooper/Roy Shilham/Keith White/Dot Jones). Butterflies included Peacock, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood. (Keith White). Pic by Alan.

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Stinchcombe Hill     A male RING OUZEL, two Redstarts (1m) and four Wheatears this morning. (James Robinson/Paul Dunham). Pics by Paul.

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Barnsley Warren, Fosse Way     This afternoon at the GWT Pasque Flower reserve SP053066 a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a Yellowhammer, a Buzzard, two Linnets, two Swallows and a singing male Redstart. (Jeremy Soane).

Frampton    A drake GARGANEY on the pool behind Splatt north reed bed, also a Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper and 33 Black-tailed Godwits through this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four Greenshanks today. (Ian Hull/Les Ditchburn).

WWT Slimbridge     Three Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy. (Paul Dunham). Also a drake GARGANEY on South Lake. (Ken Mihill). Pic by Paul.

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Forest of Dean     At Edge Hills and Haywood plantation this morning a Whitethroat, five Tree Pipits, a Garden Warbler calling, many Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps and a Cuckoo. (Owen Follis). A Cuckoo heard just S of road from Mallards Pike near Little Moseley SO63508). Also three Treecreepers, many Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers. (Keith Williams). At Nagshead, a Pied Flycatcher near the Campbell Hide, a Redstart from the Lower Hide and a Garden Warbler. Between Woorgreens Lake and Speech House Road, a Redstart. At Crabtree Hill, three Stonechats, four Tree Pipits, three Siskins heard and a Whitethroat. (Vic Polley/Claire Halpin/John Ryman).

Cotswold Water Park West     A Nightingale, at least three Garden Warblers, a Reed Warbler, 8+ Common Terns, a Common Sandpiper and several Cuckoos calling. (Paul Rich/Merv Carlyon).

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Selsley     At Bownhill Farm three Wheatears, a pair of Mistle Thrushes, a pair of Song Thrushes, a pair of Buzzards and eight Skylarks. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Stonehouse     A male and a female Sparrowhawk circling together high over the garden at Bridgend at 5:15pm today, then headed W. (Paul Sutton).

Hempsted     Four Swallows over the Car Boot Sale this morning. (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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