Sunday 1st May 2022

Berkeley shore    Two DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE flew S past the shore at 6:46am. (Paul Taylor).

Cotswold Water Park West     A BLACK TERN on Pit 41. (Jon Mercer).

Lydney    Three Commic Terns and a LITTLE TERN flew down river at New Grounds, also three Dunlins and two Oystercatchers. A Bar-tailed Godwit, a Whimbrel flew upriver. (Dan Watson).

WWT Slimbridge     A LITTLE TERN off of Middle Point. Two Spotted Redshanks on the Bottom New Piece distantly from Estuary Tower. (Mark Hobson). A WOOD SANDPIPER and an immature SPOONBILL around the grounds. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Purton     A drake COMMON SCOTER floating N upriver on the tide past Purton at 9:26am. Also two Whimbrels, three Dunlins, a Curlew, three Yellow Wagtails, two Jays, 16 Swallows, 18 House Martins, a Siskin, two Whitethroats and a Garden Warbler. (Francis Steuck).

Frampton pools     Three Common Terns, a Redstart, a Garden Warbler, a Whimbrel, six Lesser Whitethroats, 15 Whitethroats, 25 Chiffchaffs, 36 Blackcaps, ten Reed Warblers, four Sedge Warblers, seven Cetti’s Warblers, a Yellow Wagtail, two Oystercatchers, 100+ Sand Martins, 20+ Swallows, a House Martin and a Common Sandpiper today. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Mute Swan, seven Greylags, six Canada Geese, eight Teal, four Gadwalls, 20 Mallards, six Tufted Ducks, a Grey Heron, three Coots, four Oystercatchers, four Avocets, six Lapwings, at least three Little Ringed Plovers, two Curlews, at least three Redshanks, a Cuckoo, ten Swallows, five House Martins, five Sand Martins, a Redstart, at least one Cetti’s Warbler, a Reed Warbler, several singing Blackcaps, Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats and Chiffchaffs and two or three Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Saul Warth     11 Whimbrels, 18 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Greenshank, 47 Ringed Plovers, a Sanderling, ten Dunlins, five Curlews, three Oystercatchers, two Common Terns and a Wheatear this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Cheltenham     A Common Sandpiper at Pittville Park. (Tom Mabbett).

Gloucester     A Swift over St. Lawrence Church, Barnwood. (Rob Crofton).

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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