Monday 22nd April 2019

Cleeve Hill     Five RING OUZELS, three Wheatears, a Fieldfare, two Mistle Thrushes, a Redstart, a Whitethroat, five Yellowhammers and a Whinchat SO993257. (Dinesh Patel/Ewan Urquhart/Roberta Goodall). Pics by Ewan.

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WWT Slimbridge     An adult LITTLE GULL on South Lake, a drake GARGANEY and a Little Ringed Plover on the Rushy, a Great White Egret on the edge of Dumbles viewed from Zeiss hide, 52 Bar-tailed Godwits flew upriver viewed from Zeiss Hide heading towards Hock Ditch. (Andy Chapman/Paul Masters).

Sharpness    26 Bar-tailed Godwits flew over N at 10:38am. Also a Whinchat S of the picnic site. (Andy Jordan).

Highnam Woods    A possible Iberian Chiffchaff on Sat 20th. A Chiffchaff seen producing an ‘odd’ song from the trees near the entrance gate and comparison with recordings indicates a possible Iberian. (Tim Young)

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning two Greenshanks still, a White Wagtail and a Bar-headed Goose. (Roberta Goodall). From the Grundon hide at 7:15pm, a Cuckoo heard, two Reed Warblers and at least five Song Thrushes. (Pam & Frank Bryant).

Stinchcombe Hill     Three Wheatears, 14 Skylarks and two Mistle Thrushes today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Frampton pools     A Fieldfare over going S and a Redwing in bushes by the Sailing Club. Also four Lesser Whitethroats, ten Whitethroats, four Yellow Wagtails, a Willow Warbler, 50 Blackcaps, 30 Chiffchaffs, 10+ Reed Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, a Raven and 12 Jays. (Nick Goatman).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage birds during the WeBS count included two Mute Swans, 11 Mallards, a Cormorant, a Little Egret, a Buzzard and a male Reed Bunting singing. (Gord Avery).

Witcombe Reservoirs        Birds during the WeBS count included two Mute Swans, six Canada Geese, 12 Mallards, 12 Tufted Ducks, six Great Crested Grebes, three Cormorants and a male Grey Wagtail. (Gord Avery).

Lydney to Aylburton Warth     This morning four Shelducks off the Harbour, an Oystercatcher on Lydney Sands and a Canada Goose on the New Grounds. In Warth Brook two Mallards, a Redshank, four Canada Geese, a Shelduck and two Lapwings. Also two Wheatears, numerous Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and Linnets, a Cetti’s Warbler heard on the canal at the docks end of Lydney and a Roe Deer on the shore not far from the entrance to Lydney Harbour apparently eating seaweed. (Barrie Mills).

Barnsley Warren, Fosse Way     Today at the GWT Pasque Flower reserve SP053066 four male Yellowhammers, Skylarks heard, a Willow Warbler and a Buzzard. (Pam Bryant). Pic by Pam.

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Cheltenham    In Pittville Lawn this morning a singing Willow Warbler. (Howard Taylor). At Naunton Park, a Lesser Whitethroat feeding and singing in back gardens
for 2+ hours, a garden tick. (David Anderson/Steve Brown).

Tewkesbury    In fields along Walton Cardiff Lane this morning three Lesser Whitethroats, three Whitethroats, a Willow Warbler, two Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff and a male Reed Bunting. (Pete Long).

Littleworth Wood     A Treecreeper searching for insects this morning. (Roger Wasley). Pic by Roger.

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Ashleworth Ham     Birds included two Oystercatchers, seven Snipe, four Little Ringed Plovers, three Lapwings, four Shovelers, male and female Wigeon, a male Teal, two Gadwalls, two Greylags, nine Canada Geese, two Shelducks, two Mute Swans, two Grey Herons. a Cuckoo heard, a male Bullfinch, two Pied Wagtails, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 Blackcaps, three Reed Buntings, a Raven, two Red-legged Partridges, nine Chiffchaffs, four Skylarks, three Sedge Warblers, two Buzzards, a female Kestrel and two Curlews. Also 37 Brimstone butterflies. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean     At Lower hide two singing male Pied Flycatchers, a male Redstart, a Garden Warbler and two Marsh Tits. At Campbell Hide two Pied Flycatchers and a female Redstart. Four Pied Flycatchers on the Short Trail  and a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER heard drumming early and late afternoon. (Phil Baber).

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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