Wednesday 24th April 2019

Berkeley shore     Early evening a male MERLIN and eight Whimbrels. (Paul Rich). Pic by Paul.

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Sharpness     Two ARCTIC SKUAS N and a MARSH HARRIER NE this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Purton     In addition to the Sharpness Skuas and Harrier, a Cuckoo, four Common Terns, nine Whimbrels, 23 Curlews, 11 Oystercatchers, nine Dunlins and two Yellow Wagtails all flew NE upriver. (Francis Steuck).

Saul Warth     The Sharpness ARCTIC SKUAS flew past Hock Ditch at 11:25am and eight Whimbrels on the foreshore. (Jonathan Bull). A Whimbrel on the foreshore by Hock Ditch, also a Lesser Whitethroat singing. (Phil Pope).

Thrupp    A SWIFT feeding over the Golden Valley this afternoon seen from the garden in Thrupp. (Martin Wright).

Cleeve Hill     A BLACK REDSTART this morning. (Terry Stevenson).

Frampton     A flyover calling Cuckoo at 7am over the Blue Pool this morning. On the Sailing Lake a Common Sandpiper, two Common Terns and 100+ Black- headed Gulls feeding on a massive small fly hatch. (Roy Bircher). An ARCTIC TERN briefly on the Sailing Lake this morning. Also this evening a Cuckoo, two Great White Egrets, a Yellow Wagtail and 30+ Sand Martins. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park West   Six Garden Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, four Willow Warblers, five Whitethroats, eight Sedge Warblers, six Blackcaps, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Reed Buntings, a male Cuckoo and three Nightingales seen, two singing. At Pit 9 Cerney Wick 12 Red Crested Pochards and a Red Kite low overhead. (Jake King). At Pit 58 c15 Common Terns and a Cuckoo calling. (Duncan Dine).

Hasfield Ham     12 Fieldfares, a pair of Redstarts and Cuckoo calling this morning. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).

Newark Park     20 Fieldfares in the field with the sheep today. (Katharine Goatman).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Three Common Sandpipers this morning. (Owen Follis).

Hempsted     Two Swallows over the Car Boot Sale and a Song Thrush singing this morning. (Howard Taylor).

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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