Thursday 14th April 2022

Cleeve Hill     Early morning ten RING OUZELS, seven Wheatears, three Stonechats, a Corn Bunting, six Willow Warblers and three Hawfinches over. (Greg Mabbett).

Ring Ouzel by Jon Mercer (taken yesterday)

Ring Ouzel by Jon Mercer (taken yesterday)

Chedworth      A WHINCHAT and seven Wheatears on the Airfield at 3:15pm. (Duncan Dine).

Whinchat by Duncan Dine

Northleach     A GRASSHOPPER WARBLER reeling from a scrubby roadside hedgerow 100m W of the Old Prison. (Harvey Sherwood).

Purton     A CUCKOO flew through N at 10:58am, 19 Tree Pipits, 16 White Wagtails, a female Merlin over N, 732 Linnets flew N and 55 Jays over this morning, some heading out W over the Severn towards the Forest. (Francis Steuck).

WWT Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS and a Mediterranean Gull on South Lake at 2:15pm. (Mark Hobson). A Common Sandpiper on the Pill Box pool at lunchtime. (Les Ditchburn).

Gloucester     A male Redstart feeding on a vegetable plot and on the garden feeding station in Longlevens this afternoon. (Steven Parker/Catherine Greig). A Red Kite drifted across Hempsted bypass at SO818165 at 3:35pm today towards Llantony Priory. (Ian Elphick).

Forest of Dean    A male Pied Flycatcher near Lower Hide at Nagshead this morning, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a male Mandarin on the pond. (Dave Stone/Kenny Hills). Also three Redstarts (2m, 1f). (Terry Stevenson). Six Buzzards passing over Mitcheldean this afternoon and three this morning. (Chris Keeling).

Rodborough     A male Brambling on the garden seed feeder, a garden tick. (Seb Buckton).

Selsley     Three Wheatears at Bownhill Equestrian Centre. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Frampton     On Court Lake at lunchtime a first summer Mediterranean Gull, an adult LITTLE GULL, a Willow Warbler, two Sedge Warblers, a male Mandarin, a pair of Gadwalls and the Ross’s Goose. (Nick Goatman). A Whitethroat at Splatt Bridge this morning and 70+ Curlew going N over the house this evening. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning a Common Sandpiper, four Oystercatchers, nine Greylags, three Barnacle Geese, a Yellow Wagtail, a Swallow, three Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail, two Pied Wagtails, a Willow Warbler and a Chiffchaff. (Neil Smart/MK).

Blaisdon Woods     Late morning at SO696180 three Crossbills including a singing male and a Tree Pipit singing. (Ian Elphick).

Sharpness     This morning a Reed Warbler, a Willow Warbler, 28 Chiffchaffs and seven Blackcaps. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Stinchcombe Hill     Two male Wheatears this evening. (James Robinson).

Nailsworth     At Windsoredge five Siskins ringed this morning and two unringed Siskins seen this afternoon. Also 19 Golden Plovers flying W with a smaller wader, two Ravens, two Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk. (Roy Bircher).

Cheltenham     A Red Kite and a Buzzard circling around together over Westbourne Drive, Pittville at lunchtime today. (Clare McNulty).

Bentham     This morning two Greenfinches, three Goldfinches, two Bullfinches, two Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, ten singing Chiffchaffs, five Linnets, a Mistle Thrush, four Song Thrushes, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming and a Buzzard. (John Casswell).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Two Common Sandpipers, seven Great Crested Grebes, including a pair displaying and a Swallow. (John Casswell/Eric Harris).

Hucclecote     This morning a female Great Spotted Woodpecker on the bird table. (Harold Smith).

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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