Thursday 2nd June 2016

WWT Slimbridge     Three SPOONBILLS landed on South Lake at 9:20am and remained until 11 am when they flew off N. (James Lees).

Minsterworth     A SANDWICH TERN over the river N of the Severn Bore pub at 2:50pm. (Andy Jayne).

Forest of Dean     At Moseley Green, opposite the pub entrance two Redstarts singing, a Tree Pipit and two Ravens.  Two Pied Flycatchers in the Woorgreens car park, at Crabtree Hill from 9:30pm three churring Nightjars, several passes of Woodcocks and a Cuckoo heard.  Also near Eastbach five newly fledged Coal Tits huddling on the ground. (Steve Brown).

Symonds Yat     At Yat Rock the Peregrine pair plus another, a Hobby, a Red Kite, a female Sparrowhawk and 4+ Buzzards. (Steve Brown).

Tirley     A garden Spotted Flycatcher, around the village 15+ House Martins, nine Swifts, four Swallows,  a male Blackcap and a Whitethroat. (Mark Grieve).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon a Buzzard, a Cuckoo, five Lapwings and two tiny chicks, a pair of Shelducks and seven chicks, six Mallards, two Grey Herons, two Curlews, a Sparrowhawk, five Blackcaps, a Goldcrest, a Bullfinch and a Spotted Flycatcher. The Lapwings and Shelducks combined to mob the Buzzard, pic by John. (John Fletcher).Shelduck&Buzzard 020616

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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