Wednesday 27th April 2022

Cotswold Water Park West     An OSPREY flew over the Spine Road towards Pit 16 at 4:50pm. (Greg Mabbett). Four Swifts and a male Cuckoo at Pit 43 this evening. (Dot Jones/Simon Ashley/Ken Cservenka).

Forest of Dean     A SWIFT over the garden at Cinderford early morning. (Owen Follis).

Frampton     A SWIFT over the Sailing Lake at 9:15am. Also two Common Sandpipers, two Swallows, two House Martins, 20+ Sand Martins, 19 Tufted Ducks and a Cetti’s Warbler. At Splatt Bridge this morning the Grasshopper Warbler showed occasionally, two Common Sandpipers, a Curlew, a Little Egret, a Great White Egret, six Swallows, six Sand Martins, a pair of Mistle Thrushes, two Cetti’s Warblers and a Lesser Whitethroat. (MK). At lunchtime the Swift still, 20+ House Martins, 10+ Swallows, 100+ Sand Martins, a Shelduck, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Cetti’s Warblers and a Reed Bunting. (Nick Goatman).

Common Sandpiper by Mike King

Saul Warth     This evening four Curlews, 16 Whimbrels, five Bar-tailed Godwits, 50+ Dunlins, ten Ringed Plovers, nine Sanderlings, six House Martins, five Swallows and a Sand Martin. (Gordon Hodgson).

Purton    VisMig (visible migration) this evening included 104 Swallows, nine House Martins, two Sand Martin, a Hobby, two Whimbrels, two Ringed Plovers, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Dunlin and two Yellow Wagtails. (Francis Steuck).

Frocester     A Hobby flew towards Leonard Stanley at 4:30pm. (Jon Dexter).

Halmore     The first Cuckoo heard around Red Wood yesterday and again briefly near Halmore Farm this morning. (Chris Newton).

Tresham     Early evening three Wheatears, a Yellow Wagtail, a Corn Bunting, a pair of Stonechat, a Yellowhammer and two Swallows. (Paul Rich).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Lesser Whitethroat, c100 House Martins through, two Snipe and a Redshank today. (Duncan Dine).

Kempley     Seven Red Kites drifted over at 3:15pm. (Robin Turner).

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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