Thursday 19th May 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT WHITE EGRET around the reserve today but views always distant from the Sloane Tower or the seawall at Mid Point. (@slimbridge_wild). Seen again late evening from the towpath N of Splatt Bridge in flight over the 100-Acre at 8:52pm. (MK).

Framilode      The ICELAND GULL on view from Upper Framilode church at 6pm then flew onto fields at Rodley. (Andy Jayne).

Frampton     300+ Swifts with 100+ House Martins at the Sailing Lake tonight also a few Swallows and Sand Martins, four Common Terns and two Buzzards being mobbed by corvids. (Nick Goatman/Nat Wylde).

Newnham-on-Severn     At 8am a Red Kite over the A48 just the Chepstow side of Newnham. (Peter Boorman & Lynne Mayers).

Tewkesbury     At the Mythe N.R. a Cuckoo, Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, two Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker, a pair of Long-tailed Tits, a pair of Bullfinches and a Sedge Warbler. Other sightings included two Hornets, Four-spotted Chasers, Common Blue, Azure and Blue-tailed Damselflies, Beautiful Demoiselle and a male Banded Demoiselle. Butterflies included Large White, Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshells,  Peacock and Brimstone. (Phil & Chris Andrews).

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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