Friday 27th May 2016

Forest of Dean    At Nagshead this morning, on the short trail two male Pied Flycatchers, two Spotted Flycatchers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Treecreeper and several singing Goldcrests.  A Wood Warbler at the top of the long trail, also a Wild Boar. At Moseley Green, opposite the entrance to the Rising Sun Inn, a Redstart and a Tree Pipit both singing, a Raven and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.  Just S of Upper Soudley four Fallow Deer. (Andy Watts/Steve Brown). At Blaize Bailey a pair of Hawfinches visiting feeders at 6:50pm. (Peter Boorman & Lynne Mayers).Hawfinch 270516Gretton     A Spotted Flycatcher holding territory across several gardens in the village today. (Roger Wasley). Pic by Roger.Spotted Flycatcher 270516Painswick Beacon     Birds over today included eight Red Kites, 16 Buzzards, two Kestrels, a Hobby, a Sparrowhawk, five Ravens, 271 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 179 Herring Gulls, 37 Swifts, 23 House Martins, six Swallows, a Yellow Wagtail, a Linnet and a Siskin. (John Fleming).

Lower Harford      A Cuckoo singing on and off for a couple of hours around midday today. (Andy Lewis).

Bisley     A pair of Linnets nest-building and a pair of Little Owls nearby. (Sid Freeman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Cuckoo, 5+ Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, 5+ Sedge Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, a Black-tailed Godwit, a pair of Oystercatchers with two chicks, a Redshank, two Curlews, two Wigeon and two Teal. (Jonathan Angliss).

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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