Sightings Monday 2nd May 2016

Highnam Woods     This morning two Marsh Tits, a Coal Tit, two Nightingales, a pair of Blackcaps, two Nuthatches, a male Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Chiffchaffs. (Les Waring). Pic by Les.Nightingale 020516

Awre    As the tide was coming in this afternoon a LITTLE TERN feeding over the estuary and then flying off upriver.  Also a Common Tern, a first-summer Mediterranean Gull  and five Sanderlings with a flock of Dunlin. Also a female type MARSH HARRIER flying around over the other side of the estuary, in the 100 Acre area. (John & Viv Phillips).

Stratton     At 7pm  a Swift flying over N. (Ken Cservenka).

Frampton      A female MARSH HARRIER over the 100-Acre at 7:03am. Six Whimbrel over the pools and an ARCTIC TERN on the Sailing Lake at 4:50pm then flew high N.(Paul Taylor). Around the pools 30+ Swifts, six Yellow Wagtails, two Lesser Whitethroats, six Whitethroats, a Cuckoo, 20 Chiffchaffs, 21 Blackcaps, two Common Sandpipers and five Reed Warblers. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge    An ARCTIC TERN on South Lake until 3:20pm until it flew off presumably to Frampton. (Roberta Goodall). Pic by Roberta.Arctic Tern 020516

Severnside meadows, Haw Bridge to Chaceley Stock     Six Mute Swans, two Little Egrets over, two Curlews, a Cuckoo singing, five Sand Martins (round Malthouse Farm colony), two Redstarts, a Sedge Warbler, two Lesser Whitethroats. three Whitethroats, five Linnets and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart ).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening birds included 12 Canada Geese, four Greylags, 23 Shelducks, three Wigeon (2m, 1f), 12 Gadwalls, a Little Egret, two Oystercatchers, 15 Lapwings. four Curlews came into roost, a Common Sandpiper, at least two Redshanks, a Cuckoo, ten Swifts and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Mike Smart). Earlier 7+ Sedge Warblers, two Blackcaps, 3+ Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler, three Chiffchaffs, two Swallows, 6+ Lapwings, a Redshank and two Reed Buntings. (Jonathan Angliss).

Forest of Dean     A pair of  Red Kites overhead flying N at Broadwell at 4:22pm. (Colin Pain).

Toadsmoor Lake     At SO8816004164 this six Long-tailed Tits, two Nuthatches, three Blackcaps, a Grey Heron, a Kingfisher, several Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Treecreepers, a Sedge Warbler, a male Reed Bunting and a Brown Rat. (Michael Cook).

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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