Saturday 21st May 2016

WWT Slimbridge     12 Sanderlings, 56 Ringed Plovers, 79 Dunlins & 1 and a Curlew on the Dumbles high tide roost this morning. The GREAT WHITE EGRET still on site and probably best viewed from Splatt Bridge, Frampton looking S, views are fairly distant and best with a scope.(@slimbridge_wild).

Frampton     At the pools 250+ Swifts, 400+ mixed hirundines flock of House Martins and Swallows, six Common Terns, two Yellow Wagtails and a Lesser Whitethroat. (Nick Goatman).

Tirley Sandpits     Five Chiffchaffs, six Blackcaps, eight Skylarks, six Whitethroats, six House Martins, 30+ Swifts, nine Swallows, nine Stock Doves, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker this morning. (Mark Grieve).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included a pair of Mute Swans, two pairs of Greylags and two goslings, a pair of Shelducks, a pair of Wigeon, three Gadwalls, a female Mallard with seven ducklings, a Little Egret, two Grey Herons, a Hobby, c 8 Lapwings, two Oystercatchers, two Whimbrels, a Curlew, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Cuckoo, a Cetti’s Warbler and  small numbers of singing Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     Two Little Egrets and two Redstarts singing. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Mute Swans, two Shelducks with a single remaining duckling, a male Wigeon, three male Teals, a pair of Gadwalls, two Lapwings and a Curlew. (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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