Sunday 15th May 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows     From the wharf to the Grundon hide five Chiffchaffs, five Swallows,  a Sparrowhawk, seven Blackcaps, three Whitethroats, 6+ Sedge Warblers, two Curlews, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Reed Warbler, two Reed Buntings, a Yellowhammer, two Bullfinches, six Lapwings, a Redshank, five Grey Herons, seven adult Shelduck and six ducklings, six Little Egrets, a Black Tailed Godwit, a Cuckoo, five House Martins and two Swift. (Mark Grieve).                                                                                                            

Tirley  Sandpits     Eight Chiffchaffs, seven Blackcaps, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, eight Greylags over, six Skylarks, a Lesser Whitethroat, eight Buzzards, 11+ Whitethroats, six Stock Doves, four Cormorants over, two Swallows and four House Martins today. (Mark Grieve).

Cotswolds     Along the Windrush Way E of Lower Harford a Red Kite, two Buzzards, a Raven, a Little Owl, three singing Redstarts and a female, and a Goldcrest.  Also a Tree Pipit at Notgrove Long Barrow. (Steve Brown).

Twyning    From the garden today two Buzzards, a Cuckoo, a Swallow, two Swifts, a Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel. Also a Holly Blue and two Small White butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Wainlode     A Sand Martin with Swallows over the Red Lion Inn today. (Mark Grieve).

Cotswold Water Park West     17+ Hobbies feeding over Pits 57/42 early afternoon, 20 counted at midday. (Jon Mercer/Russ Peacey). At Shorncote three Common Terns in the evening, also Muntjac and Roe Deer. (MK).

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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