Friday 29th April 2022

Dymock    Belated news of a sighting of a HOOPOE on the 27th April 11am at Brooms Green, Dymock, just in Gloucestershire. It was heard only the day before in an adjacent wood just in Herefordshire (Andrew and Janet Perry per Charles Martell).

Frampton    A Grasshopper Warbler still in Splatt Bridge N reedbed at 6:35am. (MK/Dave Pinner). A Greenshank heard going over at 7am and seen over the Sailing Lake by Mark Coller. Later a Common Sandpiper, six Jays flew N and four Swifts. (MK). A Common Tern and four Common Sandpipers on the Sailing Lake early morning. (Mark Coller). A Swift through at 8am. (MK/Dave Pinner). The Common Tern still present this afternoon, a Hobby over Court Lake, a Black Swan and the Ross’s Goose. (MK).

Hobby by Nigel Young

Purton     VisMig this morning two Great White Egrets, 12 Yellow Wagtails, 23 Jays, a White Wagtail, a Fieldfare, a Siskin, two Whimbrels, two Common Sandpipers, a Bar-tailed Godwit, three Curlews, 45 Swallows, 16 Sand Martins, 14 House Martins and 38 Goldfinches. (Francis Steuck).

Sharpness     Over the high tide a Hobby and nine Whimbrels flew up river. (Paul Rich).

Saul Warth     From Hock Ditch at high tide 11 Whimbrels, two Common Sandpipers, an Oystercatcher, Shelducks, a Whitethroat and a few Swallows. (Mike Davis).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Early morning birds included a Greenshank, six Little Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, plenty of Sand and House Martins, three Swallows, a Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, a Greenfinch and a Little Owl. (Dave Stone). This evening two Whimbrels, four Curlews, nine Yellow Wagtails and a Green Sandpiper. (Jeremy Squire).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead two Willow Warblers, three Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff, three Song Thrushes, a Garden Warbler , a pair of Redstarts, a pair of Pied Flycatchers, a Siskin and a Mistle Thrush. (Roy Kinchin).

Halmore     A Hobby this morning, at least two Cuckoos calling for the fourth day running, seven Whitethroats, four Swallows, and a group of House Martins very high overhead. Also a group of Roe Deer, a doe and two fawns from last year. (Chris Newton).

Cotswold Water Park East    At Whelford Pools two Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, four Swallows, seven Sand Martins, three Reed Buntings, four Gadwalls, six Great Crested Grebes and 150+ Black-headed Gulls in the colony on Pit 127. (John Fletcher). A Common Sandpiper and two Common Terns on Pit 127. (John Durell).

Cotswold Water Park West    A Hobby on Pit 41 today. (David Creber).

Horton     A Cuckoo heard in woods above Horton Court today. (David Luddington).

Hilcot     Several Tree Pipits displaying this morning, two Garden Warblers, a Raven, two Red Kites and seven Swallow flying N. (Harvey Sherwood).

Nailsworth     39 Swallows, 35+ House Martins and four Sand Martins flew N between 2:05-2:40pm. (Terry Grant). Two Grey Partridges at Tipputs Inn lay-by on the A46 at Tiltups End. (Paul Rich). Three Swifts at Windsoredge. (Roy Bircher).

Chavenage Lane     75+ Swallows N between 3:20-4:55 pm, also a Red Kite circling, and at nearby Barton End, another seven Swallows, a female Wheatear and a Red Kite. (Terry Grant).

Whittington     A Garden Warbler singing in a small valley N of the village. (Rob Crofton).

Little Farmcote, near Hailes     This afternoon 4+ Buzzards circling together, two Red Kites, Chiffchaffs singing, a Skylark, a Green Woodpecker and 5+ House Martins. (Andrew & Gill Worthington).

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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