Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Cleeve Hill     Four RING OUZELS and a Fieldfare around the heather enclosure. Also three Buzzards and many Linnets. (Rose Lennard).

Guscar Rocks     Four Oystercatchers, four Ringed Plovers, 14 Whimbrels, three Curlews, two Bar-tailed Godwits, two Redshanks and a Yellow Wagtail today. (Andy Jayne).

Walmore Common     27 Whimbrels today. (Andy Jayne).

WWT Slimbridge    Three CATTLE EGRETS in fields with cattle along the approach road this morning. A LITTLE GULL on the Rushy still and three female/immature Marsh Harriers through today. (Andy Wiggins/Martin McGill).

Frampton     A summer-plumaged Spotted Redshank on the flashes N of Splatt Bridge this morning. (Roberta Goodall).

Saul Warth     Four Bar-tailed Godwits, five Knot, seven Dunlins, c10 Whimbrel, an Oystercatcher, a Common Sandpiper, two Lapwings, a Wheatear and a Yellow Wagtail at high tide this afternoon. (Mark Dowie/MK). Please don’t block the gate at Fretherne leading up to Hock Ditch/Saul Warth. The farmer is actively using this gate. Thank you.

Epney     Three Dunlins and two Ringed Plovers on the river S of the pub mid afternoon. (MK).

Highnam Woods     7+ Nightingales singing this morning. (Dave Owen).

Tewkesbury     A WOOD WARBLER singing at Mythe N.R. this morning. A SHORT-EARED OWL flew downriver at the weir. (Ian Hull). On Severn Ham four Curlews, a Grasshopper Warbler singing by the Mill Avon, at least seven Sedge Warblers singing along the Mill Avon and at least another five along the Severn and 2-3 Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A Pink-footed Goose (origin unknown), two Shelducks, two Wigeon and two Gadwalls, two Shovelers, two Oystercatchers, two Little Ringed Plovers, ten Lapwings, two Curlews, two Redshanks, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Grasshopper Warbler (reeling from southern meadows), 10+ Sedge Warblers, 3+ Lesser Whitethroats, 10+ Whitethroats, 5+ Willow Warblers, 3+ Chiffchaffs, 5+ Reed Buntings and two Yellowhammers. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     Two Shelducks, eight Lapwings, two singing Redstarts and 3+ singing Sedge Warblers. (Mike Smart).

Sharpness     Two Avocets N past SARA lifeboat station at 11:45am a patch tick. (Andy Jordan).

Cherington     At Cherington Lake a Red Kite, four Marsh Tits, six Long-tailed Tits, two Buzzards, four Tufted Ducks, a Treecreeper and a Great Spotted Woodpecker today. (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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