Friday 1st April 2022

WWT Slimbridge     A LITTLE GULL briefly on South Lake mid-morning. (Tim Jukes). Also an adult summer Mediterranean Gull, a Little Ringed Plover, a Knot, 46 Black-tailed Godwits, eight Cattle Egrets, the GLOSSY IBIS roosting, later seen at Zeiss hide, a Little Egret and 20 Avocets. A Willow Warbler singing briefly from cover outside the Discovery hide. A Little Stint, eight Ringed Plovers and 18 Dunlins on the Tack Piece at high tide this morning. Also 138 White-fronted Geese and two Pink-footed Geese. (Tim Jukes/Paul Masters/MK). The SPOONBILL back in front of the Estuary Tower at midday. (Tim Jukes).

Cattle Egrets by Mike King

Mediterranean Gull by Mike King

Avocet by Paul Sutton

Frampton     Two LITTLE GULLS, an adult winter and an immature, on the Sailing Lake this afternoon. Also a White Wagtail. On Court Lake 30+ Sand Martins and three Swallows. (Roberta Goodall/Jeremy Squire/Nick Goatman/Jonathan Bull).

Cotswold Water Park West     A LITTLE GULL on Pit 57 today. (David Creber).

Slimbridge     At Shepherds Patch the GLOSSY IBIS again by the Dutch barn next to the canal at SO 72740 04303 mid morning. Please park sensibly roadside or in the free car park before the bridge SO 72895 04128. (Paul Sutton).

Glossy Ibis by Paul Sutton

Lydney Harbour     This morning a late Fieldfare, six Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, two Great Black-backed Gulls and a Red Kite. (Jonny Gentle).

Berkeley shore     A female Merlin and 18 Redshanks in the Pill over the high tide. (Paul Rich).

Coombe Hill Meadows     From Grundon hide two Avocets, a pair of Great Black-backed Gulls, a Little Owl and a Ruff. Also two Oystercatchers, a Great White Egret and a Little Egret. (Duncan Dine/Andy Wiggins/Paul Clark).

Stinchcombe Hill     A Wheatear this afternoon. (Shane Long).

Gloucester     An OSPREY seen from a car on Westgate Street at 2pm heading N up the Severn. (Toby Fountain).

Tewkesbury     A Little Egret at 10:30am on the River Swilgate at Tewkesbury Nature Reserve. (Nige Murray).

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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