Friday 21st April 2017

Stanton    A Swift this morning. (Graham Watson).

Frampton     Between 7:30-9:30 this morning on the flashes N of Splatt Bridge (view only from the towpath) an immature LITTLE GULL, six CATTLE EGRETS briefly, two Greenshanks, a summer plumaged Spotted Redshank, three Redshanks and two Lapwings. A female/immature Marsh Harrier quartering the 100-Acre and a Cuckoo S of Splatt Bridge with two Reed Warblers and a Cetti’s Warbler in the southern reedbed. (MK). At the pools this evening a Nightingale, a Cuckoo, a Redshank, six Yellow Wagtails, two Lesser Whitethroats, two Whitethroats, four Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, 30 Chiffchaffs, 26 Blackcaps and two Pochards. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     Still three BLACK-WINGED STILTS on South Lake and a GREAT WHITE EGRET on the Bottom New Piece this morning. (Slimbridge Sightings). A Common Sandpiper on the Rushy. (Nigel Warren). Also from Zeiss hide nine Ruff, a Greenshank and a  Peregrine. (Andy & Sue Gibbons). A SPOONBILL on the Tack Piece from Martin Smith hide at 5:20pm. (John Overfield). Pic by Mike.GWEgret 210417

Berkeley shore     A Cuckoo at first light today. (Paul Taylor). This afternoon a CATTLE EGRET, two Whimbrels, a Greenland Wheatear, 68 Shelducks and five Oystercatchers. (Tom Weston-McClung). Pic by Paul.Cuckoo 210417

Tewkesbury     A Cuckoo calling between Church End and Woodend Lane this morning. (Sarah Loaring).

Gloucester     A Cuckoo seen on Port Ham, Alney Island opposite Sudmeadow at 6:20pm not singing, but seen feeding SO820185. (Ian Elphick).

Hawling     Three singing Corn Buntings along the Windrush Way near Hawling this morning. (Peter Rodgers).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pit 43 this morning, four or five Nightingales, a Cuckoo, 2+ Garden Warblers, 4+ Sedge Warblers, plus Reed Buntings and Willow Warblers. (Vic Polley).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Four Common Sandpipers and a singing Cetti’s Warbler today. (Gord & Margaret Avery).

Southrop     On the River Leach at SP2031003522 two Dippers, a Grey Wagtail and a Water Vole by the road bridge. (Michael Cook).

Bentham     A Barn Owl over the A417 at 2:45am. (Mark Grieve).

Nettleton Bottom     Two Red Kites today. (Mark Grieve).

Bussage     A Hedgehog in the garden tonight. (Michael Cook).

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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