Thursday 25th May 2017

Hawling     In and around the pheasant pens, two Whitethroats, a pair of Yellowhammers, a Garden Warbler, two Meadow Pipits, three Red Kites, four Linnets, a Wren and late evening around 8:45pm, three Cuckoo’s flew S low overhead then 12 Canada Geese over Southdown Farm. (Rupert Dennis).

Stinchcombe     Two Red Kites seen just past junction 14 of M5 Northbound at 11am this morning in the Stinchcombe area. (Steve Curtis).

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite over St Briavels this afternoon. (Owen Follis). At Crabtree Hill 3+ Nightjars churring from 9:10pm and males and females in flight, a Woodcock flypast, two singing Tree Pipits, a distant Cuckoo heard and two Pipistrelles. Between here and the Woodland car park two Tawny Owls hooting and a juvenile heard begging and hissing. Earlier a Redstart singing near Kensley Lodge. (Steve Brown).

Ashleworth Ham      A female Kestrel, a male Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, a Cuckoo, two pairs of Redstarts, a Grey Heron, Song Thrushes, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, two Blackcaps, four Lapwings, a drake Shelduck, a pair of Teal, a pair of Pied Wagtails, a pair of Long-tailed Tits, Canada Geese, a Whitethroat and two male Blackcaps singing. Also Brimstone, Peacock, Red Admiral, Holly Blue and Green-veined White butterflies, a Weasel, a Four Spot Chaser, Azure Damselflies and a Large Red Damselfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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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