Tuesday 17th May 2016

WWT Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS flew S over the Rushy at 4:20pm. This morning the summer-plumaged CURLEW SANDPIPER and four Dunlins and a male Ruff with a white ruff and a Greenshank on the Top New Piece. (@slimbridge_wild).

Highnam Woods     A Nightingale still today. (Warren Gill).

Symonds Yat    From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrines, a Red Kite, Ravens. Buzzards, ten Siskins, a Kingfisher, House Martins, Swallows and Swifts, a Reed Bunting, a Goldcrest, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Marsh Tit. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Birds today included two Ringed Plovers which left early, a Dunlin, a Black-tailed Godwit,  four Shelducks, two Gadwalls, a Little Egret, five Grey Herons, c8 Lapwings, two Oystercatchers, two Curlews, two Redshanks, two Redstarts, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Reed Warbler, five Sedge Warblers, four Whitethroats and three Reed Buntings. (Juliet Bailey/Les Brown/Mike Smart). At Ashleworth, the pair of Shelducks have only three ducklings left. (Les Brown).

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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