Friday 3rd May 2019

Purton     An OSPREY flew over the canal at midday at the old Severn railway bridge stretch. It was heading S but lost to view by the Marina. (Kenton Smith).

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY headed down river just past Mid Point at 12:50pm, probably the Purton bird. The drake GARGANEY from Zeiss hide today. Two first-summer Mediterranean Gulls on South Lake. (Ian Hull). A SHORT-EARED OWL high over the Dumbles at 5pm. (Rich Hearn).

Saul Warth     Early morning before the tide from Hock Ditch 11 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Grey Plover, a Common Sandpiper, nine Curlews, c100 Dunlins and 170 Shelduck. (Eric Palmer). At high tide a Whimbrel flew through N. (Paul Rich/MK). Late afternoon at least five Sanderlings and 25 Ringed Plover in addition to the earlier species. (Phil Pope). Also 16 Whimbrels. (Mark Dowie).

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge flashes a Greenshank, a Wheatear, a male Cuckoo, two Little Egrets, two Common Terns, two Swifts, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Great Spotted Woodpecker flew out into the reedbed. (Eric Palmer/Paul Rich/MK). Pic by Mike. Over the Sailing Lake three Swifts with hirundines. (Eric Palmer).

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Cleeve Hill     Three Wheatears this morning. (Duncan Dine).

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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