Wednesday 7th April 2021

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY sat on a post on the Dumbles until it flew N just after 9am. A SPOONBILL still present and 12 CATTLE EGRETS in the roost. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Westbury-on-Severn     An OSPREY at midday, over the river near Garden Cliff, it flew slowly towards Rodley. Probably the same bird as at WWT. (John & Viv Phillips) and possibly the bird Rich Tyler had going W over Pit 44 CWP (W) yesterday afternoon.

Frampton pools     The BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing lake from 11:30am-3:30pm at least feeding along the SW side with Black-headed Gulls. (Dave Hughes/Ian Hayes). A Fieldfare, 100+ Swallows, 200+ Sand Martins, six House Martins, a male Redstart, a Common Sandpiper, 14 Willow Warblers, 38 Chiffchaffs, 31 Blackcaps, three Yellow Wagtails, a Sedge Warbler and a Green Sandpiper. (Nick Goatman). Also a White Wagtail still. (Roy Shilham).

Forest of Dean     A Pied Flycatcher and a pair of Mandarins at Nagshead again today. (Ken Burrows). Speech House to Crabtree Hill a pair of Goldcrests, three singing Blackcaps, two singing Willow Warblers and a pair of Mandarins, a male Green Woodpecker, two male Stonechats, a Siskin and a male Linnet. From New Fancy View a Raven in the car park, male and female Goshawks but distant and a Crossbill and a Siskin over. At Parkend a Hawfinch, two Coal Tits and a pair of Chaffinches. (Jake King).

Netheridge Farm     A JACK SNIPE, a singing Sedge Warbler, two Swallows, 10+ Chiffchaffs, three pairs of Blackcaps and two Willow Warblers at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Ruff and a Redshank today. (Chris Snook).

Ruff by Chris Snook

Gloucester     A pair of Barn Owls on the outskirts of the city tonight. (Justin Collinge).

Barn Owls by Justin Collinge

Barn Owl by Justin Collinge

Stonehouse     A Grey Heron on the River Frome near Bond’s Mill and another near the Sewage Works. a Little Egret at Millend Lane, a Buzzard at the Sewage Works, two Green Sandpipers on the River Frome near the Sewage Works, two Dippers at Beard’s Mill, one at Bond’s Mill and two at Millend Lane, a Cetti’s Warbler singing near Beard’s Mill, a Willow Warbler on the River Frome near Eastington Park and one at the Sewage Works. (Nigel Birch).

Chipping Campden     A Willow Warbler in a neighbours Holly tree today. (Julian Bennett).

Gloucester     A Greylag at Alney Island close to Lower Parting today. (Robert McAllister).

Greylag by Robert McAllister

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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