Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Chedworth     A male RING OUZEL on the airfield this morning. Also a pair of Grey Partridges. (Duncan Dine). Pics by Duncan.

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Cleeve Hill     Eight RING OUZELS with Blackbirds on cleared ground opposite the heather enclosure this morning. Also a Raven by the Radio Masts entrance to the common, two Linnets, four Meadow Pipits, a Goldfinch, a Red Kite, a Buzzard, four Skylarks. (Mike Beer/Les Ditchburn). Other birds today included seven Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, a Whitethroat, a Blackcap, five Tree Pipits, three Cuckoos, two Yellowhammers and a male Kestrel. Also Green Hairstreak butterflies on hawthorn trees adjacent to the path in the Bill Smyllie reserve, and Orange Tips and Brimstones. (Ian Coote). Pic by Mike.

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WWT Slimbridge     A Hobby flew N along the seawall at 4:30pm. (Scott Petrek). An adult LITTLE GULL and a Common Tern on South Lake. Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy and four on South Lake. (Mick Colquhoun/Bob Shiret/Geoff Moyser). 1st 2 pics by Mick, 2nd 2 by Bob.

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Cotswold Water Park West     Five LITTLE GULLS (3 ad summer & 2 1st summer) reported at Pit 57 this morning. (Robert Kelsh).

Cotswold Water Park East     A Garden Warbler at Pit 125 this morning. (Duncan Dine). Pic by Duncan.

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Witcombe Reservoirs     A Common Sandpiper and a Green Sandpiper today. (Duncan Dine).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A summer-plumage Dunlin today. (Les Ditchburn).

Frampton     Early morning on the Sailing Lake six Common Sandpipers and a Common Tern, two at 1:15pm. (Nick Goatman). Pic by Mike.

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Sharpness     27 Bar-tailed Godwits and two Whimbrels flew N by midday. 20 Commic Terns and a LITTLE TERN flew high overhead at 11:25am. (Andy Jordan).

Saul Warth     Eight Whimbrels on the riverbank and a male Greenland Wheatear on the rocks at Hock Ditch. (Neil Smart/Paul Rich/MK). This evening 82 Bar-tailed Godwits feeding on the river off the Warth, also four Dunlins and two Oystercatchers. (Gordon Hodgson). A Cuckoo calling at 5:30pm for at Saul Marina SO758090. (Paddy Doyle).

Selsley Common     A Whinchat this lunchtime and 20+ Fieldfares in the field where the A4135 meets the road to Nympsfield. (James Robinson).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon a Chiffchaff which was probably the bird mooted as Iberian, always difficult in high canopy but seems to be a Common Chiffchaff with an irregular song. Also an elusive Nightingale singing strongly. (MK).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair and another Peregrine on Great Doward Hill nearby, a female Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, a Red Kite, Ravens, a Chiffchaff, a Song Thrush, a male Blackcap, a pair of Mandarins, a pair of Stock Doves, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a pair of Kingfishers, a female Goosander, Swallows and House Martins. Other sightings included six Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole, Saint Marks Flies, Green Longhorn Moths, Speckled Wood,Holly Blue and Brimstone butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Guiting Power     A singing Redstart, a Cuckoo, a Tree Pipit and four Corn Buntings on a farm survey this morning. (Andy Lewis).

Ozleworth    Three Yellowhammers, two Ravens over, small flocks of Goldfinches and Chaffinches, many Pied Wagtails and Swallows around ST792958 at Sawcombe Farm. (Paul Sutton).

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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