Monday 3rd May 2021

Sharpness    A GREAT SKUA NE past SARA at 3:17pm. Two KITTIWAKES (adult & 1cy) NE past SARA at 2:52pm. (Paul Taylor).

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY resting on driftwood off Mid Point early morning but flew off after being mobbed by gulls, circled over Awre/Arlingham and headed towards Newnham-on-Severn. (Martin McGill).

Frampton     On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge early morning four Redshanks, three Curlews, two Lapwings, a Whimbrel heard, 19 Dunlins, three Common Sandpipers on the canal, two Common Terns, a Little Egret, a Marsh Harrier, a Cuckoo heard and two Swifts. (MK/Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean     A pair of Hawfinches at 7am at Crown Lane, Parkend. A Kingfisher at Cannop Ponds at the Stoneworks. (Bettie Sloane).

Cotswold Water Park West     A pair of Grey Wagtails at Cerney Wick lock on the disused canal at South Cerney. (Alistair Hardy).

Cheltenham     A Peregrine on Christchurch eating a pigeon this morning. (Alan McIlquham).

Peregrine by Alan McIlquham

Coombe Hill Meadows    24 Mute Swans, two Greylags, seven Canada Geese, two Shelducks, a pair of Wigeon, a pair of Gadwalls, 20 Mallards, two Grey Herons, four Coots, four Avocets, two Oystercatchers, six Lapwings, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Snipe, at least three Redshanks, a Cuckoo, 50+ Swallows, 20 + Sand Martins, two Pied Wagtails, 12 Yellow Wagtails, 3-4 singing Redstarts, singing Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler also a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

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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