Monday 6th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     At Mid Point over high tide four Turnstones, 11 Curlews, 12 Dunlins, six Ringed Plovers, male and female Wheatear and a Whinchat. (John Budd).

Saul Warth     At low tide eight Curlews, five Whimbrels, four Oystercatchers, three Dunlins, two Avocets, a Greenshank and a Bar-tailed Godwit. (Gordon Hodgson).

Berkeley shore     A Red Kite and two Whimbrels today. (Paul Taylor).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning along the canal to the Grundon hide, all singing a Reed Warbler, 5+ Sedge Warblers, 5+ Whitethroats, a Willow Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, 4+ Reed Buntings and a Skylark. Also a Buzzard, two Grey Herons over and a male Linnet. From the Grundon hide, six Mute Swans, an Egyptian Goose, six Shelducks, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, two Oystercatchers, 2-3 Little Ringed Plovers, two Curlews, a Redshank and a WOOD SANDPIPER, also a male Cuckoo heard. (Ian Hull/Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Frampton pools    150+ Swifts, 100+ Sand Martins, two Cuckoos, a Whimbrel, six Common Terns, a Common Sandpiper, three Hobbies, six Yellow Wagtails, 15 Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, 24 Blackcaps, 21 Chiffchaffs, 18 Reed Warblers, three Sedge Warblers, a Raven, three Oystercatchers and seven Gadwalls. (Nick Goatman/Les Sysum).

Tresham     A Yellow Wagtail and a Corn Bunting at Hatherall’s Barn between Tresham and the A46. (Vic Polley).

Cotswold Water Park West     Mid morning three Nightingales at a traditional site plus seven Garden Warblers, a Cuckoo heard, three Sedge Warblers, two Reed Buntings, Whitethroats and Willow Warblers. (Vic Polley).

Naunton     A Garden Warbler in and around the quarry N of Grange Hill Farm at SP112243. (Keith White).

Quedgeley     At Clearwater Drive this morning five Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, three Willow Warblers and 38 House Sparrows. (Andy Chapman).

Rendcomb     A Dipper seen from the bridge today. (Steve Brown).

Stroud     At Frome Banks Nature reserve late afternoon birds included a Buzzard, two Jays, a WOOD WARBLER, two Grey Wagtails, a Kingfisher, a Coal Tit, two adult Dippers and two juvenile Dippers and a Great Spotted Woodpecker heard. (Malcolm Balster).

Ashleworth Ham     Birds today included a male Mandarin Duck, two Curlews, a Whimbrel, three Little Ringed Plovers, two Lapwings, two Shelducks, 11 Canada Geese, four Teal (3m), a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, two Cuckoos, three Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, a Sedge Warbler, two Whitethroats, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers and four Red-legged Partridges. (John Fletcher).

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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