Gloucester-Sharpness Canal

Friday 13th June 2008
On a pleasant evening, a cycle ride along the canal towpath from Sellar's Bridge (The Pilot) to Cambridge Arm Bridge, returning to Spatt Bridge at Frampton via Green Lane and back along the canal, produced a good list of birds including:
Nightingale (one calling near The Pilot)
Kingfisher (south of The Pilot)
Great Crested Grebe
Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler (several of each singing)
Grey Heron
Whitethroat (numerous)
Lesser Whitethroat (south of The Pilot)
Song Thrush (numerous in song)
Willow Warbler (a few in song, one north of Parkend Bridge)
Sand Martin (several at Parkend Bridge)
House Martin, Swallow, Swift (latter especially numerous)
Mandarin (seven at Saul Junction)
Cetti's Warbler (one south of Fretherne Bridge and two WWT 100-acre/Green Lane)
Common Tern (one at Splatt Bridge)
Reed Bunting (WWT 100-acre and reed-bed north of Splatt Bridge)
Cormorant (WWT 100-acre)
Redshank (WWT 100-acre)


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