Monday 1st May 2017

Cleeve Hill    Five RING OUZELS, three pairs of Stonechats, 5+ Skylarks, 11+ Meadow Pipits, a Cuckoo, three Willow Warblers, 7+ Linnet, a Mistle Thrush, three Song Thrushes and three pairs of Yellowhammers. (Les Waring). Pic by Les.Ring Ouzel 010517

Frampton    Five BLACK TERNS, a LITTLE GULL, 14 COMMON TERNS, two ARCTIC TERNS, a Common Sandpiper, two pairs of Pochards, two Yellow Wagtails, 30+ Sand Martins, a Cuckoo, a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Warbler and a Whitethroat at the Sailing Lake, tern numbers varying throughout the day.  (Nick Goatman/Shane Long/MK/Bill Church/Steve Curtis/Carol Rushton/Ian Hull).

WWT Slimbridge     An immature SPOONBILL around the grounds today and a BLACK TERN on South Lake. (Slimbridge Sightings/Darren Robson). Pics by Darren.Black Tern 010517

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Berkeley shore     A CATTLE EGRET again briefly today. (Paul Taylor).

Forest of Dean     In the Crabtree Hill Area early morning two singing Wood Warblers. (Paul Rich).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Cuckoo in a copse near Aston Mill today. (Andy Lewis).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Cuckoo, three Sedge Warblers, two Reed Buntings and two Whitethroats today. (Paul Watkins). Pic by Paul.Cuckoo 010517

Saul Warth     On a rising tide today two Avocets, two Oystercatchers, two Curlews, seven Whimbrels, two Redshanks, six Knot in red summer plumage, 14 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Sanderling, a mixed flock of c30 Dunlins and Ringed Plovers and a Common Tern. (Ian Hull).

Cotswold Water Park West     A Greenshank at Pit 87 Shorncote with two Common Sandpipers and two Little Ringed Plover, also a Hobby and a Yellow Wagtail. Two BLACK TERNS at Pit 16 this afternoon. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.Hobby 010517

Ashley     Ten Whitethroats, 17+ Skylarks, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 23+ Yellowhammers, 9+ Swallows, a Lesser Whitethroat, five Stock Doves, five House Martins, three Kestrels, a Willow Warbler, two Grey Partridges, a Pied Wagtail, four Blackcaps, a male Yellow Wagtail, two Buzzards, two Chiffchaffs and a Green Woodpecker today. (Mark Grieve).

Edge     At Rudge Hill NNR mid afternoon four Meadow Pipits, two Buzzards, two Long-tailed Tits, three Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff and four Swallows. Next to Alpaca field off the main road six Skylarks, two Swallows and two Pied Wagtails. (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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