Sightings Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Shurdington     A HOOPOE reported in gardens of South Park Farm, Chargrove Lane, early afternoon only. No sign in subsequent searches and no further information forthcoming. (RBA).

Minchinhampton Common     Three Wheatears and 140+ Carrion Crows, post roost dispersal, today. (Terry Grant).

Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon, two Nightingales at Pit 43 and Garden Warblers, Reed Buntings, Willow Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, a Cetti’s Warbler and nine Swifts at Pits 65/43. (Vic Polley/Terry Grant).

Frampton     Three Hobbies and two Common Terns on Court Lake today. (Dan White).

Stinchcombe Hill     A Cuckoo, a Garden Warbler and a Willow Warbler this evening. (Paul Taylor).

Coombe Hill Meadows     An Avocet this afternoon. (Ian Ralphs).

Forest of Dean    A Pied Flycatcher, a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER and a Reed Bunting in the Woorgreens area this morning. (Frank Williams).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding adult Peregrine, a Kestrel, a pair of Sparrowhawks, six Buzzards, the resident Raven pair with three juveniles, a Jay, a pair of Marsh Tits, two Swifts, Swallows and House Martins, five Siskins, four Stock Doves, a male Bullfinch and a Kingfisher. Also a Brimstone, Green Longhorn Moths, Ashy Mining  Bees, a Bank Vole and 14 Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Woodchester Park     16 nests in the heronry and most of the young Grey Herons now almost ready to fly. (Terry Grant).

Tirley     A calling Lesser Whitethroat next to cottage and a male Siskin in the garden, a garden first. (Mark Grieve).

Upham Meadow     This morning a Mute Swan, four Greylags, 13 Canada Geese, a Mallard with three tiny ducklings on the Avon, a Grey Heron, at least six Curlews, three Skylarks, five Sedge Warblers and 2 or 3 Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Forthampton     On Severnside meadows below Forthampton (SO 83Q) a Curlew heard, 30 Sand Martins around a colony and two singing Redstarts. (Mike Smart).

Nailsworth     A very early Hummingbird Hawk Moth in the garden today. (Terry Grant).

WWT Slimbridge     A Swift and a Greenshank today. (Robin Griffiths).

Marston Meysey     An unringed Crimson Rosella at large in Marston Meysey and Driffield during the latter part of April. (per Chris Berens).Crimson Rosella 0416

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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