Sunday 5th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A WOOD SANDPIPER from Zeiss hide at 11:15am. (Dave Creber). Two drake GARGANEYS in the channel to right of Hogarth hide at 12:30pm. A first summer Mediterranean Gull on the Rushy. (Roberta Goodall).

Cleeve Hill    14 Wheatears including nine together on the 11th fairway, a Cuckoo, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Yellow Wagtail over and a trickle of Swallows and House Martins. (Tom Mabbett).

Purton     A GRASSHOPPER WARBLER reeling briefly from the reedbed S of the half-submerged boat S of the Timber Ponds on the canal at 8pm. (Andy Chapman).

Stroud     Two Dippers, an adult with a juvenile, on the River Frome by the viaduct. Also a male Mandarin. (Trevor & Sue Clayson).

Highnam Woods     A singing Garden Warbler heard from the footpath c200 yds W of the viewpoint. Also a Marsh Tit seen and, from the hide, a male Great Spotted Woodpecker briefly looking into the nestbox being used by Blue Tits. Also two Muntjacs. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Awre     Today 16 Buzzards spiralling over the river at 10:30am. (Dave Smith).

Cotswold Water Park West     A Nightingale, a Cetti’s Warbler and a Garden Warbler at a traditional site. (Merv Carlyon). Pics by Merv.

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Halmore     Three singing Whitethroats today. A Marsh Tit in the garden, first since March. At least two Cuckoos seen and singing intermittently through the day for the past six days. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.

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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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