Monday 8th May 2017

Saul Warth    Five DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE, 11 Grey Plovers and three Turnstones this morning. Later 13 Grey Plovers, 38 Dunlins, three Bar-tailed Godwits, three Whimbrels and a Knot off Hock Ditch at low tide. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge     Three WOOD SANDPIPERS on the Rushy today. Also an immature LITTLE GULL and four CATTLE EGRETS roosting on the island on the Rushy. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Forest of Dean    At Speech House in the Arboretum Car Park a Pied Flycatcher singing. At Nagshead c3 Pied Flycatchers, a Siskin and a Cuckoo heard. At Crabtree Hill c4 Tree Pipits, three Siskins and a Treecreeper. (Derek Hale). Pic by Derek.Pied Flycatcher 080517Frampton     Tonight at 7:45pm on the Sailing Lake 50+ Swifts, 50+ Sand Martins, ten Swallows, three Common Terns, a Hobby, a Common Sandpiper and 30 House Martins in Vicarage Lane. (Bill Church).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Whelford Pools a Cuckoo, 4+ Blackcap, 5+ Garden Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, two Bullfinches, a Sedge Warbler, 16+ Cormorants, nine Red Crested Pochards, five Great Crested Grebes, two Gadwalls, a Common Sandpiper, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Mistle Thrushes, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Egyptian Geese and a Reed Warbler. At Pits 125 and 126 4+ Garden Warblers, 4+ Blackcaps, a Green Woodpecker, 4+ Reed Warblers, a Common Sandpiper, 20+ Swifts, a Bullfinch, four House Martins, two Common Terns, 2+ Sedge Warblers, five Reed Buntings, four Buzzards, four Great Crested Grebes, five Sand Martins, a Grey Heron, a Cetti’s Warbler, a female Sparrowhawk, two summer plumaged Dunlins and two Red Kites. (Mark Grieve).

Stanley Downton     A Barn Owl flew over at 10:18pm, near the turning for the sewage works. (Paul Sutton).

Ashley     A Tawny Owl calling at 4:10am. (Mark Grieve).

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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