Sunday 4th June 2017

Cotswold Water Park West     The LITTLE BITTERN still at Shorncote Reedbed today, showed three time before 8am, then a brief flight view at 11:40am and again sat out for 15 minutes at 4:45pm. (Andy Lodge et al). Also the BITTERN again at 7:50pm. (Tony Eveleigh). Pics 1 & 2 by Paul Taylor. Pic 3 by Jon Mercer.Little Bittern 3 040617

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Cranham     The HOOPOE still on Cranham Common all day but can be elusive at times. Please park sensibly in the village and surrounding area as parking is very limited. (Tom Mabbett et al). Pic by Ivan Sansom.Hoopoe 040617

Ashley     10+ Skylarks, 8+ Swallows, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Pied Wagtail, five Buzzards, two Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, 12 Stock Doves, 7+ House Martins, five Yellowhammers, 6+ Swifts, a Kestrel, four Whitethroats, two Bullfinches and a Willow Warbler. (Mark Grieve).

Halmore     Two pairs of Whitethroats nesting in uncut hedges, a Peregrine flew over this morning, and yesterday a female Sparrowhawk in the garden. Also a nest of caterpillars of the rare Small Eggar moth found, apparently not recorded from Glos for some time. (Chris Newton).

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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