Wednesday 10th May 2017

Cleeve Hill    This morning a male RING OUZEL and a very late Fieldfare above the heather enclosure, also four Wheatears and a Cuckoo. (Greg Mabbett).

Frampton     A Short-eared Owl S of Splatt Bridge at 8pm. (Colin Greenfield).

Forest of Dean     At Speculation this afternoon,  a pair of Redstarts, a pair of Stock Doves, a Treecreeper  and a pair of Bluetits visiting  a nest hole in a tree,  but later this was predated by a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Laurie Pierce).

WWT Slimbridge     Two CATTLE EGRETS on South Lake and an immature LITTLE GULL on the Tack Piece today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote reed beds a Little Ringed Plover, two Common Terns, two Oystercatchers, three Shovelers, two Gadwalls, six Tufted Ducks, eight Mallards, a Great Crested Grebe, two Cormorants, two Lapwings, two Kingfishers, six Whitethroats, 8+ Reed Warblers, five Cetti’s Warblers, nine Sedge Warblers, five Blackcaps, five Sand Martins, six Swifts, four Swallows, a Cuckoo, a Mistle Thrush, two Reed Buntings, two Kestrels and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Pic by John.Reed Warbler 100517Ashley     14+ Swifts, five Whitethroats, a Tawny Owl, 21+ Swallows, four Skylarks, two Willow Warblers, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 8+ Blackcaps, 8+ Chiffchaffs, four House Martins, three Red-legged Partridges, three Mistle Thrushes, two Sparrowhawks, four Buzzards, a Wheatear, a Stock Dove, three Bullfinches, two Green Woodpeckers, two Ravens, two Nuthatches, three Yellowhammers, a Kestrel and a Stoat. (Mark Grieve).

Cricklade     A Tawny Owl flew across the A417 at 2:45am. (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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