Sunday 17th April 2022

Cleeve Hill    11 RING OUZELS, six Wheatears, two Red Kites, two Buzzards, three Linnets, seven Yellowhammers, a Song Thrush, six Meadow Pipits, 11 Skylarks, two Willow Warblers, a male Stonechat, a pair of Ravens, two Buzzards and a Cuckoo calling from behind the masts area. At least ten RING OUZELS still present this evening. (Josh Adamms/Caspar Hambling/Keith White/David Douglas/Dot Jones/Chris Snook). In Warden’s Wood E of Cleeve Hill Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and a Bullfinch and Peacock and Holly Blue butterflies. (Keith White).

Ring Ouzel by Chris Snook

Ring Ouzel by David Douglas
Ring Ouzels by David Douglas

Highnam Woods    Three singing NIGHTINGALES this morning. Also a pair of Marsh Tits. (Bob Phelps/Mark Hobson). Also a male Blackcap, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Nuthatch. (Justin Collinge).

WWT Slimbridge     A Common Tern feeding in front of Robbie Garnet hide at midday. Later on South Lake. (Donna Potts). A 2cy Caspian Gull candidate on South Lake causeway, also flying around over the lake and circling the roadside fields. (Martin McGill).

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning five Curlews, a Whimbrel, two Bar-tailed Godwits, two Oystercatchers, 12 Ringed Plovers, eight Dunlins, a Sanderling, a LESSER WHITETHROAT heard singing, two Whitethroats, a Blackcap, two Chiffchaffs and a Grey Wagtail. (MK).

Whitethroat by Mike King

Frampton pools     A Common Tern, a LESSER WHITETHROAT, a Tree Pipit over, two Yellow Wagtails, six Whitethroats, 39 Chiffchaffs, 44 Blackcaps, four Reed Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, eight Cetti’s Warblers, six Shelducks, two Mandarins and three Gadwalls today. (Nick Goatman).

Hardwicke     A LESSER WHITETHROAT along the canal near Southfield Farm today. (Paul Masters).

Purton     16 Jays through today and a LESSER WHITETHROAT. (Francis Steuck).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning a Whitethroat, a Yellow Wagtail and a male Wheatear. A Siskin singing in garden. (James Robinson).

Dursley     A Cuckoo calling at Whiteway today. (Philip Pope). A male Wheatear on ploughed field above Breakheart Hill late morning. (James Robinson).

Forest of Dean    At Edge Hills this morning a Red Kite over drifting N, large flocks of very vocal Lesser Redpolls, two singing Tree Pipits and Willow Warblers everywhere. (Owen Follis). A Swallow and three House Martins at Park Farm, Lydney this evening. At Forge Hill, Lydbrook Orange Tip butterflies, both sexes, and Holly Blue. (Chris Sullivan).

Bussage     Early this morning in the Frithwood a singing Mistle Thrush, at least three Chiffchaffs singing, a male Blackcap, four Jays and two drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers. Also a pair of Ravens resident in the Toadsmoor Valley. (Mike Cook).

Guscar Rocks/Aylburton Warth     Four Canada Geese, 24 Shelducks, six Teal, six Mallards, four Oystercatchers, 57 Curlews, two Whimbrels, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Redshanks, five Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Peregrine, a Kestrel, 5+ Skylarks, three Meadow Pipits, a Cetti’s Warbler at ST607996, a Reed Warbler, three Blackcaps and three Chiffchaffs. (Mike Smart).

Hawling     This evening 5+ Swallows around the farm barns, two Blackcaps, two Song Thrushes, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Buzzard and a Red Kite. (Gill & Andrew Worthington).

Gloucester     A male Peregrine over the garden at Hempsted at 4:38pm. (Gordon Avery).

Cirencester     A Grey Wagtail in Gloucester Road today. (Felicity Cobb).

Grey Wagtail by Felicity Cobb

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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