Monday 30th April 2018

Brockworth     At Henley Bank Plantation a WOOD WARBLER calling from a mature oak at SO901171. (Terry Fenton).

Coombe Hill Meadows     The GARGANEY pair still tonight. (Roy Shilham).

Frampton     A GREAT WHITE EGRET with two Little Egrets and a Grey Heron on the flashes N of Splatt Bridge early morning. Later probably the same bird was at WWT. (Gordon Hodgson). This evening a Peregrine attacking a Buzzard, three Curlews and a Whimbrel. (Jeremy Squire). At the pools a male Whinchat, a juvenile Goshawk through SW, 200+ Sand Martins, 50+ Swallows, a Yellowhammer, 42+ Tufted Ducks and a pair of displaying Great Crested Grebes. (MK). Later c2800 Sand Martins from 11am until 2:43pm when they all disappeared in small lines and a couple of large fronts to the N. Another c1300 Sand Martins came in at 2:55pm in small groups.  When the first group left there were only House Martins and Swallows left. A Hobby flew N at 2:34pm and also two male Yellow Wagtails in flight at different times. (Ken Heron). Pics by Mike.

Whinchat 300418

Great White Egret 300418

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 114 an adult LITTLE GULL with Black-headed Gulls at 11:30am also hundreds of Swallows and Martins and a Hobby through. (Duncan Dine).

Ashleworth Ham     A Whinchat just off Stank Lane this afternoon. (Martin Greenish).

Tidenham     At Poor’s Allotment this morning two singing Tree Pipits and three male Yellowhammers. (Jake King).

Highnam Woods     A singing Nightingale this morning. (Jake King).

Cheltenham     A Swift over the Park Campus this morning. (Russ Peacey). A Swift over Benhall this morning. (David Norman).

Stonehouse     A Swift over Oldends Lane sports fields this afternoon. (Russ Peacey).

Witcombe Reservoirs     A Little Owl today. (Owen Follis).

Quedgeley     A male Siskin on a garden feeder at Shelduck Road. (Steve Pullen).

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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