Friday 13th May 2022

Saul Warth     At high tide at 6am, two Turnstones, 250+ Dunlins, 100+ Ringed Plovers, 10+ Sanderlings, 16 Curlews, two Whimbrels, a Common Sandpiper, two Oystercatchers and three Bar-tailed Godwits. Also eight Swallows, a pair of Grey Wagtails, a Cetti’s Warbler and two Whitethroats. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge     Three drake GARGANEYS distant on the Bottom New Piece. A LITTLE GULL, two Mediterranean Gulls and a Common Sandpiper on South Lake. Two SPOONBILLS on the Top New Piece. A pair of Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy. A pair of Kingfishers feeding young at Kingfisher hide. (Tim Jukes/Jonathan Ball).

Cotswold Water Park East    Two Sanderlings, a Whimbrel and three Common Sandpipers at Pit 132. (Jeremy Squire).

Bentham     This morning a Garden Warbler, five Blackcaps, eight Whitethroats, six Chiffchaffs, three Greenfinches, four Linnets, a Green Woodpecker, a Sparrowhawk, a Goldcrest and eight Song Thrushes. (John Casswell).

Painswick Beacon     In a 4 hour session this afternoon 2414 Swifts, 368 House Martins, 257 Swallows, three Sand Martins and a Hobby. (John Fleming).

Lydney     From the harbour this evening 32 Shelducks, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, four Great Black-backed Gulls, an Oystercatcher, a Curlew, a Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Swallows and a Greenfinch. From the garden at Bishop Mead 20 Swifts, 30 House Martins, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Mistle Thrushes, a Great Black-backed Gull, three Mallards, two Ravens and two Buzzards. (Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton).

Witcombe Reservoirs     This afternoon a Whinchat briefly, good numbers of House Martins, six Swifts, a Sparrowhawk and a Buzzard. (Eric Harris).

Whitminster    Two Grey Partridges in the gateway to the field with tyres just before the church. (Tanya Allen).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area three Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two pairs of Coot,  one pair with one very young chick, a male Kestrel hunting, a singing Wren, at least five singing Whitethroats, numerous Goldfinches, several Blackbirds, and a pair of Mute Swans with ten very young cygnets. (Steve Parker).

Alderton     This morning a Red Kite flew low W and two Swifts and at least ten House Martins over the school. (David Norman).

Bishops Cleeve     At least six Swifts near Lidl. (David Norman).

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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