Wednesday 8th May 2019

Frampton     11 BLACK TERNS at the Sailing Lake this morning. (Roy Widgery). Later up to seven BLACK TERNS, up to three ARCTIC TERNS and up to ten Common Terns. Also a Hobby, 30+ Swifts, two Common Sandpipers and a Sand Martin. (Nick Goatman/Shane Long/MK). Six Hobbies on Court Lake. (Nick Goatman). Six ARCTIC TERNS at dusk on the Sailing Lake. (Eric Palmer).

WWT Slimbridge    Six BLACK TERNS, five Common Terns, 37+ ARCTIC TERNS, a first-summer LITTLE GULL, 65 Knot, two Sanderlings,  and 24 Grey Plovers on the river and a BLACK TERN on South Lake. The GARGANEY from Zeiss hide. (Slimbridge Sightings). Also from Mid Point the SPOONBILL, later from Zeiss hide, 25 Ringed Plovers, 14 Dunlin and a Whimbrel over. (Phil Pope).

Saul Warth     On the falling tide eight Grey Plovers, two in summer plumage and ten Knot, all flew N at 2pm, a Whimbrel and two Swifts. (MK). This evening 13 Knot, ten Curlews, five Whimbrels, four Grey Plovers, three Dunlins and an Oystercatcher. (Gordon Hodgson).

Cotswold Water Park East     Three BLACK TERNS and 30+ ARCTIC TERNS for about 10 minutes only at Pits 125/126 prior to 9am. Also a Whimbrel over. (Andy Jayne). 28 BLACK TERNS on Pit 114, also c30 Commic Terns, the majority Common, and two Hobbies. On Pit 131 another BLACK TERN, a pair of Oystercatchers with three nearly fledged young and two Hobbies. On an unnumbered Pit by Fairford Airfield a Sanderling and a Yellow Wagtail. (Duncan Dine).

Cotswold Water Park West     37 BLACK TERNS on Pit 41 and six Hobbies this afternoon. (Andy Jayne).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Grey Plovers, a Greenshank, 12 Dunlins, three Ringed Plovers, four Oystercatchers, three Redshanks, a Curlew, 41 Black-tailed Godwits, 2+ Lapwings and two Little Ringed Plovers. Also two Yellow Wagtails and a Great White Egret today. (Ian Hull/Roy Shilham). In the evening a male Wigeon, 12 Dunlin in summer plumage still, 40-50 Swallows brought down by showers and three Yellow Wagtails. (Mike Smart).

Westbury-on-Severn     From Westbury Strand this morning waders, arriving and departing in various mixed groups included 27 Knot, 12 Redshanks, nine Turnstones, five Grey Plovers, a Bar-tailed Godwit, c35 each of Dunlins and Ringed Plovers. Also a second-summer Mediterranean Gull. (John Phillips).

Forest of Dean     A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, three Pied Flycatchers (2m, 1f), a female Redstart, a Grey Wagtail, a Garden Warbler heard and a brief Spotted Flycatcher. (Roy Kinchin).

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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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