Wednesday 1st May 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pit 41, up to 29 Common Terns feeding, also two Hobbies early afternoon. (Jon Mercer).

Coombe Hill Meadows     An Egyptian Goose, a Cuckoo, a Curlew and the Little Owl again this morning. (Ian Hull).

Frampton    A Cuckoo, a Swift and three Whimbrels at Splatt Bridge this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). At the pools a Hobby, 12 Swifts, 50+ Sand Martins, 20+ Swallows, 10+ House Martins, four Common Terns and six Gadwalls. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite flew low over the Farmer’s Boy pub, Longhope, heading N. (Angela Carswell). At Nagshead this morning five Pied Flycatchers, a Redstart, a Hawfinch, two Crossbills and two Garden Warblers. (Phil Pope). At Parkend behind The Fountain pub this morning a Dipper, a male Kingfisher, a Nuthatch, two Grey Wagtails, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a male Blackcap. (Dave Stone). A Swift at 9:36am flying over Whitecroft towards Parkend. (Bernie Dumbleton).

WWT Slimbridge     A MERLIN on the Dumbles this evening. (Martin McGill/Roberta Goodall). A Common Sandpiper on the Rushy at lunchtime. (Matt Lathan). A Mediterranean Gull on South Lake this afternoon. (Roberta Goodall). Around 2pm at Robbie Garnett hide, a Little Egret fishing along the fence line, a Wigeon and c12 Avocets feeding in pairs. A pair of Great Crested Grebes and a Little Grebe on South Lake. (Dave Tait). Pic by Dave.

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Draycott     A Cuckoo calling this morning. (Hanna Middleton).

Selsley     A Tawny Owl flew across the road into Selsley woods near the airfield entrance at 10:20pm. (Paul Sutton).

Nailsworth     Eight House Martins at Windsoredge this evening. (Roy Bircher).

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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