Wednesday 25th April 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS from Martin Smith hide early morning, but flew N at 8:20am. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Frampton pools     At the Sailing Lake a Common Sandpiper, 10+ Swifts, 20+ Sand Martins, a Reed Warbler and a pair of Bullfinches. Over Court Lake 1+ Swift and 50+ Sand Martins. (Nick Goatman/MK). This evening two ARCTIC TERNS on the Sailing Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Lasborough    A second report (again wholly unconfirmed) of probable Hoopoe by the A46 at Lasborough, south of Calcot crossroads at the weekend. (Martin Saunders).

Tewkesbury     On Severn Ham at least three Curlews, a Common Sandpiper along the Mill Avon, a Cuckoo, five Sedge Warblers along the Mill Avon, a Lesser Whitethroat and two Ravens over. (Mike Smart).

Sandhurst Hill     A Wheatear, three Swallows, five Buzzards, two Ravens and a Bullfinch. (Martin Greenish).

Hardwicke     Three Common Sandpipers, a Sedge Warbler, a Kingfisher and Stock Dove along the canal south of Sellars Bridge early morning. (Paul Masters).

Tetbury     A Corn Bunting singing this morning, near Nesley Farm between Tetbury and Leighterton. (Seb Buckton).

Brimscombe     Around the canal/River Frome six House Martins, two Swallows, a Dipper and two Treecreepers. (Seb Buckton).

Sheepscombe     Along Painswick stream late afternoon birds included seven Mandarins (5m, 2f), two Grey Wagtails, 50+ Rooks, 23 nests in the rookery, three Blackcaps, four Chiffchaffs, a Green Woodpecker heard, three Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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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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