Sunday 3rd April 2022

Frampton     A LITTLE GULL still on the Sailing Lake this morning. (Les Sysum). Up to 60 Sand Martins feeding and resting at 8:40am. (Mike Davis). Also this morning a Swallow, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, three singing Cetti’s Warblers, several Blackcaps and Goldcrests and many Chiffchaffs. (Nick Goatman/Chris Newton/DBWPS group).

Cetti’s Warbler by Chris Newton

At 6pm 16 Curlews flew over Court Field and circled around heading back towards Court Lake. (Tanya Allen).

Cleeve Hill    This morning a Wheatear, c150 Fieldfares and 20+ Redwings worming with c50 Fieldfares over high up, also two Stonechats, seven Golden Plovers over and a Tawny Owl on the approach road. (Tom Mabbett).

Leckhampton Hill     Two Wheatears this afternoon and c50 grounded Golden Plovers. (Tom Mabbett).

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL flew over the carpark at 8:42am. (Mark Hobson). On South Lake the adult breeding plumage Mediterranean Gull still. (Ken Mihill/Paul Masters/Mark Hobson). A GLOSSY IBIS from the Van de Bovenkamp hide at 10:15am. (Ken Hurcombe). Two GLOSSY IBISES reported from the Van de Bovenkamp hide at 10:50am. (per Tim Jukes).

Uley    Two Red Kites over Uley Bury late morning. (Magnus Carter).

Forest of Dean     A pair of Peregrines at Nagshead and a Goshawk at New Fancy View this morning. Another Goshawk at Crabtree Hill and a Crossbill. (Marcus John). Also at Crabtree Hill today eight Crossbills, 12 Lesser Redpolls, two Willow Warblers and three pairs of Stonechats. At Nagshead a Red Kite over and a Stock Dove. (Jonny Gentle).

A female Kestrel at Edge Hills this morning chased off by at least 40 Siskins. (Owen Follis).

Cheltenham     At The Park a drake Mandarin, two Nuthatches and five Greylags today. (Eric Harris).

Minsterworth Ham     This afternoon three Curlews, a Green Sandpiper and five Linnets and in a grass field being ploughed up, several hundred Black-headed Gulls and at least 20 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. (Mike Smart).

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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