Friday 20th May 2016

Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET showed four times in flight over 100 Acre and also on the ground between 9:45-10:05am from the towpath N of Splatt Bridge. Views are fairly distant and best with a scope. (Mark Dowie/Geoff Moyser). This afternoon at the Sailing Lake three Common Terns, c100 Swifts and four Yellow Wagtails. (MK). Pic by Mike.Yellow Wagtail 200516Stroud     At Wallbridge this morning at 7:45am a Dipper and a male Grey Wagtail along the River Frome. (MK). Pic by Mike.Dipper 200516Framilode      The ICELAND GULL on the river opposite Framilode church at 8:45am. (Steve Owen).

Forest of Dean     A Firecrest with a Goldcrest in mixed woodland near the clear-felled area, opposite Yew Tree Brake Crematorium. Also a Spotted Flycatcher, Siskins, and two Tree Pipits. (Martin Wright/Tim Hutton).

Coombe Hill Meadows     From the Grundon Hide a Black-tailed Godwit, a Curlew, a Little Egret and a Red Kite over at 4pm. Along the canal birds included Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler (pic by Paddy Doyle) and Reed Bunting. Also a Large Red Damselfly and a few Common Blue Damselflies; also several Orange Tips and a Brimstone. (Keith White). Sedge Warbler 200516Cotswold Water Park East    At Whelford Pools GWT at Pit 111 two Reed Warblers, five Willow Warblers, four Sedge Warblers, six Blackcaps, four Chiffchaffs, four Great Crested Grebes, two Reed Buntings, 11 Tufted Ducks, two Oystercatchers, four Coal Tits, 11 Cormorants and four Grey Herons. Also a Muntjac. At Pit 126 four Reed Buntings, seven Common Terns, six Great Crested Grebes, two Red Crested Pochards, six Sand Martins and a Tawny Owl calling at 1:30pm. At Pit 111a five Cormorants, two Red Crested Pochards, two Grey Herons and three Great Crested Grebes. (John Fletcher).

Ashleworth Ham    Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, two Buzzards, a Curlew, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Swift, Skylarks and a Whitethroat. Also Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and Orange Tip butterflies, Scorpion Flies and Large Red Damselflies. (Chris & Phil 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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