Thursday 11th May 2017

Cotswold Water Park West    An OSPREY again today seen over Ashton Keynes and Pit 43. It has a blue ring 6k. (Dave Soons). Pic by Dave.Osprey 110517

Frampton    A juvenile LITTLE GULL on the Sailing Lake again also a Common Tern and a Common Crane over high to the S. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     Nine Sanderlings and 13 Ringed Plovers today. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge    A Whinchat along the Summer Walkway this morning near Mid Point. (Geoff Moyser). On the Dumbles at high tide a Short-eared Owl, four Sanderlings, two Bar-tailed Godwits, a Turnstone, four Oystercatchers, 19 Ringed Plovers and eight Dunlins. Also three CATTLE EGRETS on South Lake. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Little Ringed Plovers, four Curlews, two Oystercatchers, two Redshanks, two Little Egrets, 15 Sedge Warblers, six Whitethroats, six Blackcaps, a Yellow Wagtail, 11 Reed Buntings and a Cuckoo today. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.Yellow Wagtail 110517

Forest of Dean     Near Kensley Lodge, a Firecrest  and a Garden Warbler. At Woorgreens, a Wood Warbler. At Crabtree Hill, three Tree Pipits, two Stonechats and two Garden Warblers. At Yewtree Brake, two Wood Warblers and a Firecrest. At Nagshead RSPB, two Pied Flycatchers and a Spotted Flycatcher. (Dave Pearce/Vic Polley). A Tree Pipit in the clearing W of Dilke Hospital today. (Martin Harrison). Wood Warbler pic by Dave.
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Longlevens     A Little Egret on the brook this morning. (Sarah-Jayne Cook). Six Swifts over the garden today, first seen yesterday. (Elly Rickelton).

Gloucester     Three Swifts over Barton Street this evening. (Mark Grieve).

Nottingham Hill     A Corn Bunting singing this morning. (Peter Rodgers).

Cleeve Hill     A Cuckoo on The Masts reserve early afternoon calling loudly. Also Duke of Burgundy, Small Blue, Dingy Skipper and Small Copper butterflies. (Peter Rodgers). Pic by Peter.Duke of Burgundy 110517

Cleeve Hill    From the Bill Smillie reserve today two Cuckoos, a male Wheatear, Tree Pipits, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, three Mistle Thrushes, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Kestrel, and a Yellowhammer. Butterflies included, two Green Hairstreaks, Dingy Skippers, Small Blues, Green-veined Whites, a Large White, Holly Blue, Red Admiral and Peacocks. Also a male Adder. (Chris & Phil Andrews) Pic by Phil. Green Hairstreak 110517

Brimscombe     An adult Otter in the canal E of Brimscombe today at 12:50 pm. (Graham Bullivant).

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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