Thursday 4th May 2017

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pit 57 three BLACK TERNS this afternoon. (Dave Soons). Also at Pit 57 at least one ARCTIC TERN, Common Terns, two Hobbies and a Little Egret, at Pit 44 a Swift over and at Pit 41 two Hobbies and a Little Egret. (John Edwards/Andy & Sue Gibbons/Liz Smart).

Cleeve Hill     Three RING OUZELS (1m, 2f) and a Fieldfare 200m East of the heather enclosure along the ridge, a singing Tree Pipit and a male Stonechat. A Cuckoo here, also at Wontley Gate and West Down, probably the same bird. At Wontley farm a singing Redstart and a Wheatear, at Warden’s Wood two Garden Warblers. (Steve Brown).

Lower Slaughter     A Red Kite over today. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard. 
Ashley     14+Swallows, two Kestrels, 13+ Skylarks, 6+ Yellowhammers, three Whitethroats, 11 Blackcaps, three Wheatears (2f, 1m), a Swift N, four Buzzards, a Grey Heron, five Chiffchaffs, a male Yellow Wagtail, a Red Kite, two Stock Doves, a Mistle Thrush, a Raven, a Willow Warbler and a House Martin. (Mark Grieve).

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).

WWT Slimbridge     From Knott hide four Reed Warblers. From Mid Point 133. Shelducks, two Bar-tailed Godwits, four Black-tailed Godwits, three Yellow Wagtails, two Whimbrels, a Peregrine, six Wheatears, four Cetti’s Warblers heard, nine Swifts and seven Swallows. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).

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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