Saturday 13th May 2017

Sharpness    A Corn Bunting between Sharpness and Berkeley Pill this morning. (Andy Jordan). Also a late Rock Pipit at SARA Lifeboat Station this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Berkeley shore     Early morning three Turnstones, 11 Grey Plovers, 68 Ringed Plovers, c100 Dunlins, two Cuckoos and a Yellow Wagtail. (Paul Taylor).

Frampton    Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS flew N past Splatt Bridge at 7:45pm, a Hobby hunting over Court Lake at 8:20pm and also an Oystercatcher. (Duerden Cormack). At the pools late morning a LITTLE GULL, 6+ Common Terns, 3+ Yellow Wagtails, two Whitethroats, a Sedge Warbler and 10+ Swifts. (Paul Rich). Late afternoon a Nightingale, a Common Sand, a Cuckoo, a Water Rail, two Lesser Whitethroats and 50+ Swifts. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     At Flaxley woods two Spotted Flycatchers, three Firecrests, a Redstart, a Siskin, a Lesser Redpoll and a Raven this morning. (Ian Ralphs).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the resident Peregrines and an intruding juvenile Peregrine, three Goshawks, four Buzzards, a Kingfisher, a male Goosander, a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Green Woodpecker, Stock Doves, a pair of Mandarins, a pair of Pied Wagtails, Swifts, Swallows and House Martins. Also a Holly Blue and a Roe Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Saul Warth     On the tide 14 Knots, eight Bar-tailed Godwits, five Sanderlings, two Whimbrels, two Oystercatchers and a Ringed Plover. (Neil Smart).

WWT Slimbridge     Four CATTLE EGRETS on South Lake this afternoon, two second calendar year Mediterranean Gulls, a Common Sandpiper and seven Cetti’s Warblers today. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Walmore Common     This afternoon a Little Ringed Plover, three Whimbrels, a Cuckoo and a Whinchat. (Andy Jayne).

Wotton-Under-Edge     A Hobby flew low over the garden today. (Paul Rich).

Amberley     A male and female Siskin feeding together again in garden this morning at Theescombe Lane. (Phil Williams).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Mute Swan pair with eight cygnets, four Shelducks, a pair of Gadwall, a Teal, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, Lapwings, a Ringed Plover, two Little Ringed Plovers, six Dunlins, two Redshanks, two Curlews, a Snipe, two Cuckoos, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling in new meadows, a Reed Warbler, singing Sedge Warblers, Whitethroats and Reed Buntings in good numbers. (Mike Smart)

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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