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, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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