Sunday 7th May 2017

WWT Slimbridge    A TURNSTONE on South Lake, a male GARGANEY on the Rushy and four CATTLE EGRETS around the grounds. (Roberta Goodall). Also a Hobby over the Rushy today. (Les Ditchburn).

Hempsted     At Netheridge Farm this morning a pair of Whinchats, a Lesser Whitethroat, 17 Whitethroats, five Sedge Warblers, four Reed Warblers, six Swifts and a House Martin. (Mark Hobson).

Cam     A Hobby over Jubilee playing fields this afternoon. (Seb Buckton).

Highnam Woods     4/5 Nightingales this evening. (Ashley Davies).

Frampton     On the scrapes N of Splatt Bridge a Whimbrel, a Little Ringed Plover, a Greenshank, a Redshank, two Ruff and two Little Egrets. At Court Lake three Hobbies. (Chris Moore).

Woodchester     At Woodchester Park today a pair of Grey Wagtails nest feeding five young, 13 Grey Herons nests in a heronry and a WOOD WARBLER. (Terry Grant). Pic by Terry.Grey Wagtail 070517Ashley     10+ Swallows, two Goldcrests, two Bullfinches, six Blackcaps, four Swifts, two Pied Wagtails, four Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, nine Buzzards, 8+ Skylarks, four Whitethroats, two House Martins, four Stock Doves, three Nuthatches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Yellowhammers and a male Sparrowhawk today. (Mark Grieve).

Edge     At Rudge Hill N.N.R. mid afternoon a Cuckoo, seven Chiffchaffs, four Meadow Pipits, four Coal Tits, three Willow Warblers, a Nuthatch, a Buzzard, a Mistle Thrush and two Song Thrushes. (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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