Sunday 29th April 2018

Perrott’s Brook     A singing WOOD WARBLER E of Perrott’s Brook in the L-shaped wood off of the Welsh Way at SP 03491 05895. (Jeremy Squire).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Garganey still, also a Whimbrel, a Cuckoo, a pair of Pintails and a female Wigeon. (Francis Steuck). This evening two Lesser Whitethroats and 40 Cormorants flew N. (Jeremy Squire).

Frampton     An Arctic Tern still on the Sailing Lake at 7:30am. (Mark Dowie). A Whinchat this afternoon. Also a Hobby, two Yellow Wagtails, two Swifts, 2000+ Sand Martins, 500+ Swallows, 100+ House Martins, four Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat, 16 Linnet, 15 Chiffchaffs and 22 Blackcaps. (Nick Goatman). A Grasshopper Warbler S of Splatt Bridge reeling and showing occasionally on the N side of the reedbed. Four Swifts over the church. (Mark Dowie). From Splatt Bridge vismig 7:15-8am included 102 Swallows, 32 House Martins, four Sand Martins, eight Linnets and two Yellow Wagtails all NE. (Francis Steuck).

Saul Warth     From Hock Ditch this morning five Bar-tailed Godwits flew up river and four Yellow Wagtails. (Mark Dowie).

Whitminster     A Hobby by the garden centre at midday. (Jeremy Squire).

WWT Slimbridge     A Spotted Flycatcher in the car park this morning. (Roberta Goodall).

Bussage     A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER flew over Cowswell Lane at 6:35 this morning towards the woodland in Toadsmoor Valley. (Michael Cook).

Cotswold Water Park East     An adult LITTLE GULL at Pit 126 at 5:30pm and later at Whelford Pools. (Graham Lawlor). Seven Swifts, a House Martin, 200 Sand Martins and 20 Swallows at Pit 125 at 4pm. Also two flyover Yellow Wagtails and a Little Ringed Plover. (Ian Ralphs).

Cleeve Hill     Early this morning a Cuckoo, a Stonechat and a Yellow Wagtail. (Graham Tompsett).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Birds this morning included four Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, a Whitethroat, 80+ House Martins, 20+ Sand Martins, 250+ Swallows, a Little Grebe, four Great Crested Grebes, two Cormorants, six Tufted Ducks and a Buzzard. (Mark Grieve).

Cheltenham     A Common Sandpiper still at Pittville Park lake this morning. (Steven Emerson).

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 and most recently South Africa.
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