Saturday 30th April 2022

Frampton     A SANDWICH TERN over the village this afternoon; seemed to be flying from Sailing Lake to Hock Ditch area. (Gordon Kirk). A Blackcap in a Vicarage Lane garden and a Kingfisher perched at the Sailing Lake. (Sue Spurr). At the pools early morning a first summer LITTLE GULL still, a Common Tern, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat, a Reed Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Bunting and a Raven. (Nick Goatman). The Grasshopper Warbler still in Splatt Bridge N reedbed this morning. (Paul Masters/Gordon Hodgson). Two GLOSSY IBISES through Splatt with five Little Egrets, seemed to keep going high N. Also 28 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Greenshank. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     A Whimbrel at high tide this morning. (Nigel Young).

Whimbrel by Nigel Young

Halmore     Two Whinchats in the hedges surrounding a local meadow today. Also two Cuckoos, a Hobby, a Kestrel, two Buzzards and nine Whitethroats. (Chris Newton).

Whinchat by Chris Newton

Windrush/Barrington     Today three Yellowhammers, a Blackcap singing , a Song Thrush singing, a Lapwing over arable fields pursued by a Red Kite, three more Red Kites, 2+ Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaffs calling, a Grey Heron on a small pool and two House Martins. (Andrew & Gill Worthington).

Cleeve Hill     This morning three Red Kites, two Red-legged Partridges, a Stonechat, three RING OUZELS, a Cuckoo, three Swallows, a Yellowhammer, two Wheatears and two Mistle Thrushes. (Eric Harris).

WWT Slimbridge    From Zeiss hide three GARGANEYS, two Great White Egrets and a Green Sandpiper. (Jeanne Vitkovskis). 

Brimscombe     A FIRECREST in a rural garden today. (Tricia Watson).

Cotswold Water Park West    Four Hobbies feeding on insects over Swillbrook Lakes Pits 46/48 and a Cuckoo calling. (Jon Mercer).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A female GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL with 20 Yellow Wagtails this evening. (Jeremy Squire).

Cheltenham     A Great White Egret in the fields by the water ditches by the racecourse. (Richard Hirons).

Great White Egret by Richard Hirons

Chavenage Lane area     Two Hobbies circling together, gradually making their way N, also at least seven Whitethroats singing. (Terry Grant).

Tresham     Three Yellow Wagtails and a Red Kite, and another Red Kite at nearby Boxwell. (Terry Grant). Early morning four Yellow Wagtails, three Wheatears and two Corn Buntings. (Paul Rich).

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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