Friday 15th April 2022

Cleeve Hill     Today combined totals included 16 RING OUZELS, 17 Wheatears, a male Whinchat, four Willow Warblers, a Whitethroat, a pair of Stonechats, two Yellowhammers, two Redstarts, a Corn Bunting and a Red Kite. (Paul Masters/Tom Mabbett/Kim Milsom/Marcus John/Paul Rich/Mark Hobson).

Frampton pools     Five Whitethroats, three Reed Warblers, 42 Blackcaps, eight Cetti’s Warbler, a Willow Warbler, 34 Chiffchaffs, a Swallow, a Sand Martin, a Goshawk, a Raven, a male Goldeneye, 28 Shelducks, two male Gadwalls and 16 Stock Doves. (Nick Goatman). A male Whinchat from the gate at Splatt Bridge this morning. (Martin Wightman). Also from Splatt Bridge this morning four Bar-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel, two Avocets, a Reed Warbler, two Whitethroats, a first winter Mediterranean Gull, two Marsh Harriers and three Jays N and a Red Kite over the house. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     Early morning at high tide four Bar-tailed Godwits, two Oystercatchers, three Curlews, one each of Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff, a female Marsh Harrier high NW at 9:20am and a Swallow. A dog walker reported a Common Seal off of Hock Cliff yesterday. (Mark Hobson/MK).

Cotswold Water Park West     A Whitethroat and a Reed Warbler this morning. (David Creber).

WWT Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS from Van de Bovenkamp hide this morning. Two Mediterranean Gulls and a Cattle Egret on South Lake. A Peregrine, two Red Kites and c7 soaring Buzzards high over the Estuary Tower and a female Marsh Harrier over. A Wheatear on the Middle Point cross fence. (Dot Jones/Jonathan Bull). Also this morning two Great White Egrets, four Little Egrets, five Little Ringed Plovers,19 Curlews, six Oystercatchers, two Redshanks, three Snipe, a Bar-tailed Godwit and two Peregrines. (Neil Smart).

Stinchcombe Hill     A WOOD WARBLER singing in Breakheart Quarry above Dursley (Stinchcombe Hill side). Three Wheatears, a Tree Pipit W, and steady movement of Linnets heading over this morning. (James Robinson).

Forest of Dean     At New Fancy View in the woods below the viewpoint a family group of male and female Crossbills feeding c3 juveniles in a Spruce tree, also c50 Siskins, two Goldcrests, a Blackcap, a Willow Warbler and three Buzzards. Near Crabtree Hill, a Raven distantly seen harrying a Goshawk. (Chris Newton).

Dursley     A Whitethroat singing at the end of Ganzell Lane this morning. (Philip Pope).

Uley     A Red Kite moving through Crawley Valley towards Uley at 2:30pm. (Tim Thompson).

Maisemore     In the Court Lake area early afternoon 50+ Linnets, two Ravens, a Stonechat, a Song Thrush, seven Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, two Long-tailed Tits, a Swallow, a pair of  Mallards with four tiny ducklings, two Mute Swans and a Speckled Wood. (John Fletcher).

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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