Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Berkeley shore    Two ARCTIC SKUAS (1 pale phase) past Berkeley Power Station at 10:57am. (Paul Taylor).

Purton    Two LITTLE GULLS (ad and 2cy) flew N and five SANDWICH TERNS flew S early morning. (Francis Steuck).

WWT Slimbridge     A SHORT-EARED OWL on the Dumbles at 10am. A SPOONBILL at Middle Point. (Roy Kinchin). 5+ Turnstones, 40+ Bar-tailed Godwits and c50 Dunlins at the river’s edge and two summer plumage Golden Plovers on the Dumbles and a Cuckoo calling seen from Estuary Tower. (Magnus Carter).

Saul Warth    At least ten Whimbrels, a male Wheatear, two Oystercatchers, a Little Egret, 100+ hirundines and five Swifts feeding over sewage works and a Lesser Whitethroat. (Sam Walker).

Frampton     The Grasshopper Warbler still in Splatt Bridge N reedbed this morning. (Jeremy Squire).

Fairford     A Wheatear N of Fairford at SP16610199 feeding in field by the footpath. Also a Corn Bunting. (Dr Paul Tubb).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a Cuckoo, 1+ Redstart, 2+ Cetti’s Warblers and singing Sedge Warblers, Blackcaps, Whitethroats and Chiffchaffs. In the evening five Mute Swans, 12 Canada Geese, including a pair with five small goslings, a pair of Shelducks, a female Wigeon, six Teal, two pairs of Gadwalls and five males, 25 Mallards and 1 duckling, three male Shovelers, two pairs of Tufted Ducks, a Grey Heron, a female Sparrowhawk, five Coots, four Avocets, two Oystercatchers, c6 Lapwings, at least two Little Ringed Plovers, six Curlews came in to roost; at least, three Redshanks, a Cuckoo, five Pied Wagtails, two Yellow Wagtails and two Lesser Whitethroats. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean    An escaped Harris Hawk with jesses on sitting in a tree the garden at Upper Etloe, Blakeney for most of the morning. (Adrian Bluett). A pair of Redstarts at Nagshead today. (Alan McIlquham).









Redstarts by Alan McIlquham

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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