Sunday 28th April 2019

Frampton     Five Whitethroats between Cadbury Bridge and Splatt Bridge and the first Sedge Warbler of this year this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). A Cuckoo calling near Splatt Bridge. (Phil Pope). At the pools an ARCTIC TERN early morning only, three Common Terns, a Wheatear, three Yellow Wagtails, a White Wagtail, a Cuckoo, three Lesser Whitethroats, 14 Whitethroats, 40 Blackcaps, 21 Chiffchaffs, six Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler and 100+ Sand Martins. (Nick Goatman).

Nailsworth     A Honey Buzzard flew low over Nailsworth Valley at 1pm, circled and gained height but then disappeared. (Terry Grant).

WWT Slimbridge     Up to three drake GARGANEYS on site today and a Common Sandpiper on the Rushy. (Martin McGill/Ivan Sansom & Rose Hughes). Pics by Ivan & Rose.

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Highnam Woods     A Nightingale singing, seen briefly seen today. (Ben Locke).

Cambridge     A Redstart near Cambridge Bridge today. (Phil Pope).

Stroud     A Dipper and a pair of Mandarins at Bowbridge today. (Julian Gould).

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite hunting successfully over Hobbs Hill, Longhope, at 1:30pm. (Angela Carswell).

Ashleworth Ham     A pair of Little Ringed Plovers, a pair of Shelduck, five Lapwings, a Curlew, a Whimbrel, a Tawny Owl nearby and five Teal. (Richard Humphreys). Pic by Richard.

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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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