Tuesday 30th May 2017

Tewkesbury      A wholly unconfirmed report of a Night Heron photographed on the weir this morning. (per Steve Huggins).

Symonds Yat      From Yat Rock Viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and three young seen in the eyrie, a Red Kite, four Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, four Ravens, a male Goosander, a Kingfisher, a Goldcrest, Song Thrushes, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, three Jays, Swallows, House Martins and Swifts. Other sightings included Hummingbird Hawkmoths, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood and Red Admiral butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Hempsted     Two Cuckoos at Netheridge Farm this morning, also a Yellow Wagtail calling. (Mark Hobson).

WWT Slimbridge     A Little Ringed Plover on South Lake at 9:30am and another on the estuary seen from the safari at 3pm. Also the usual Kingfishers from the Kingfisher Hide and two CATTLE EGRETS in with the longhorn cattle best seen from the viewing platform next to the dragonfly pool, on the South Finger Walkway. (Duerden Cormack).

Highnam Woods     Four Nightingales singing this morning. (Dave Owen).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Grasshopper Warbler and a Cuckoo at 8am. (Les Ditchburn).

Berkeley shore     At high tide a Cuckoo, 24 Shelducks, a pair of Mallards with four ducklings, two Canada Geese, three Oystercatchers and three Reed Warblers. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included a Little Grebe, two Curlews, male and female Teal, three Shelducks, three Lapwings, two Cuckoos, four Blackcaps, two Swallows, three Chiffchaffs, two Nuthatches and two Treecreepers. (John Fletcher).

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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