Saturday 7th May 2022

Sharpness/Berkeley shore     A pair of EIDERS, first found by Matt Hobbs and Oscar Dewhurst off of Severn Beach, South Glos, arriving off of Sharpness at 11am and remaining in the Sharpness/Berkeley area until 1:35pm. (Andy Jordan/Paul Taylor).

Eider pair by Paul Taylor

Coombe Hill Meadows    The WOOD SANDPIPER showed well in front of hide early morning until spooked by Hobby. Also a Cuckoo. (Chris Downward). Also a Common Sandpiper and a Hairy Dragonfly. (Ian Ralphs).

Frampton    At Splatt Bridge this morning, the Grasshopper Warbler reeled for 10 minutes at 8:30am, four Yellow Wagtails, two Whimbrels, three Redshanks, a trickle of Swallows N, six Swifts, two Common Terns over the canal and two over the river. (Gordon Hodgson). Up to four Hobbies high over Court Lake this afternoon. (Roy Shilham).

WWT Slimbridge     Two Great White Egrets on the Tack Piece from Martin Smith hide and a Red Kite over the centre heading N. (Helen Bojaniwska). A SPOONBILL, two Whimbrels, two Golden Plovers, a Curlew and five Wheatears from the Summer Walkway/Middle Point early morning. (Ian Whitehouse/Rob Emery).

Highnam Woods     Two Nightingales singing well just N of the car park, one seen briefly. (Tim Thompson).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead a Garden Warbler, a Goldcrest, three Treecreepers, two pairs of Redstarts, a Song Thrush, four Nuthatches and a Weasel. (Tim Thompson).

Cotswold Water Park East     An OTTER at Pit 125, also Common Terns, Great Crested Grebes, a Cormorant and a Grey Heron. (Ian Davies).

Gloucester     A Peregrine drifted over Abbeymead at 6pm. (Ken Hurcombe).

Bisley     This afternoon male and female Yellowhammer, seven Linnets, two Swallows, a House Martin, a Song Thrush, three Chaffinches, two Blackcaps and 45 Rooks. (John Fletcher).

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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