Sightings Friday 29th April 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A GLOSSY IBIS flew in to the Rushy at 1:45pm. It was mobile around the grounds, sometimes showing very well until 4:55pm at least. Also a distant Whinchat still on the Middle Point fence line this afternoon. (James Lees). Pics by Mike.

Glossy Ibis 2 290416

Glossy Ibis 1 290416

Glossy Ibis 3 290416

Also today a LITTLE GULL and two Mediterranean Gulls on South Lake. (Jon Mercer). Pics by Jon.

Little Gull 290416

Mediterranean Gulls 290416

Cleeve Hill     Two RING OUZELS and two Stonechats at the heather inclosure today. (Morag Hughes).

Walmore Common    An adult WHOOPER SWAN this morning. Probably the latest spring record ever in Glos. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton     This morning around the Sailing Lake two Common Sandpipers, 50 Sand Martins, seven Swifts, two Garden Warblers, two Cetti’s Warblers, three Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat and a Lesser Whitethroat. An Oystercatcher was on Court Field. N of Splatt Bridge a Lesser Whitethroat, a Cetti’s Warbler and a Little Egret. In the reedbed S of Splatt Bridge a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Warbler and a Cetti’s Warbler and three Swifts over. (MK).

Gloucester    At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake today birds included a pair of Mute Swans, ten Mallards, 10+ Moorhens, six Coots, an adult Little Egret, an adult Grey Heron and a Common Sandpiper. (Gordon Avery).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Two male Little Grebes trilling, a Little Owl in the roost tree near Great Witcombe, seen from the Reservoir and a Cetti’s Warbler singing well in the SE corner of No.1 reservoir, 2nd record. (Gordon Avery).

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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