Sightings Sunday 1st May 2016

Cotswold Water Park West     A BITTERN flew over to Pit 43 at 7:40am. (Andy Lodge).

Highnam Woods    Four singing Nightingales, two seen, at 9:30am today. Also a Marsh Tit. (MK).

Hartpury Orchard Centre     On the dawn chorus walk , 28 species heard, highlights Tawny Owl, two Reed Buntings, a Skylark, a Willow Warbler, a Whitethroat, a Cuckoo, two Sedge Warblers, two Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs, a  Teal, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Stock Dove, a male Wheatear, two Red-legged Partridge, a Swallow, a male Whinchat and a Reed Warbler. (Mark Grieve/Steve French). Pic by Steve.

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Forest of Dean    Two Swallows at Blaize Bailey this morning. A Hobby over the house here and then downriver from Newnham at 3pm. A Cuckoo calling between Blaize Bailey and Newnham at 8:05pm today. (Peter Boorman & Lynne Mayers). A Wood Warbler and two Tree Pipits at Russell’s Enclosure this morning. (Rob Hill). A Wood Warbler singing near Woorgreens Lake. (Ben Locke).

Whitminster     A Whinchat, seven Swifts, 16 Sand Martins, two Lesser Whitethroats, six Whitethroats, three Yellow Wagtails, a Sedge Warbler and a pair of Ravens. (Rich Baatsen).

WWT Slimbridge     On South Lake a first summer LITTLE GULL. Also three Redstarts on the Tack Piece fence line. (@slimbridge_wild).

Tirley Sandpits     This morning early, eight Blackcaps, seven Chiffchaffs, nine Skylarks, 11 Swallows over, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a male Reed Bunting, two Whitethroats, three male Yellowhammers, three Lesser Whitethroats, four Stock Doves, four Greylags over, a Wheatear and a calling Cuckoo. (Mark Grieve).

Edge     At SO837083 mid afternoon five Wheatears, 11 Skylarks and two Mistle Thrushes. (John Fletcher).

Cherington     At the Lake five Coal Tits, a Marsh Tit, a Grey Wagtail, five Nuthatches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Goldcrests today. (John Fletcher).

Bussage     A Peregrine over at 8:30am and seven Buzzards soaring. Several Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats, a male Bullfinch and a female Sparrowhawk in Frithwood, two Brimstones and a male Orange Tip. (Michael Cook).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included two male Redstarts, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Willow Warbler, 6+ Chiffchaffs, 4+ Blackcaps, 20+ Sedge Warblers, a Grasshopper Warbler, 12+ Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Curlews, five Lapwings, two pairs of Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Grey Herons, six Reed Buntings, two Swallows, a House Martin, seven Shelducks and a Yellowhammer. (Les Waring). Pic by Les.Redstart 010516

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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