Monthly Archives: May 2018

Thursday 31st May 2018

Frampton     The two male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER flew over Splatt Bridge at 9:35am and landed 300 yards down the canal towards Slimbridge. A Marsh Harrier from Splatt Bridge 8:30am. (Martin Greenish). At the Sailing Lake five Common Terns, a Hobby, … Continue reading

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Wednesday 30th May 2018

Saul Junction     Two male RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS on the canal at 7:45am. They moved down towards Cadbury Bridge but flew off towards Frampton at 10:55am. (MK). Pics by Mike. WWT Slimbridge     The adult LITTLE GULL still at Mid Point … Continue reading

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Tuesday 29th May 2018

Frampton     Two male RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS on the canal at Splatt Bridge at 9:40am. (Francis Steuck). Then they disappeared for most of the day before being relocated in the same place early evening remaining until late evening but moving towards … Continue reading

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Monday 28th May 2018

Frampton     A HEN HARRIER from Splatt Bridge at 2:15pm today. (Mo Croose). This morning on the flashes a Common Tern, a Kingfisher, two Cuckoos and a Little Egret. (MK). WWT Slimbridge     The RED-NECKED PHALAROPE relocated this morning on … Continue reading

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Sunday 27th May 2018

Frampton      A FULMAR flew over Splatt Bridge towards Frampton pools at 7:10am. Also two male Cuckoos chasing a female. (Rich Baatsen/Paul Taylor/MK). Pics by Mike. At the Sailing Lake a pair of Common Terns mating and a Reed Warbler heard singing. (Fiona … Continue reading

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Saturday 26th May 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     Two HONEY BUZZARDS over Lower Moor farm at 3:30pm heading N towards Cirencester. (Dave Soons). Pic by Dave. Highnam Woods     This morning at 10am two Nightingales in full song. Also a Marsh Tit,  a … Continue reading

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Friday 25th May 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at Mid Point from 9am until 3pm at least. (Scott Petrek). At 11am a GULL-BILLED TERN was off Mid Point later relocating to the ploughed field inside the sea wall until 11:50am when … Continue reading

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Thursday 24th May 2018

Frampton pools     Two BLACK TERNS on the Sailing Lake at 6pm, until 7:45pm at least. (Shane Long). Also eight Common Terns, 150+ Swifts, 20+ House Martins, 15+ Sand Martins, 30+ Swallows, a Kingfisher, a pair of Gadwalls, a Little Grebe, … Continue reading

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Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Rodborough Common     A WOOD WARBLER still singing regularly but unseen in woods close below Winstones ice cream shop. (Colin Greenfield). Highnam Woods     Five Nightingales still singing this morning. (Dave Owen). Coombe Hill Meadows     A Little Ringed Plover, two Redshanks, an Oystercatcher, … Continue reading

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Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pit 57 a BLACK TERN, 18+ Common Terns and three Arctic Terns. (Terry Grant). At Shorncote reed beds this afternoon at Pits 85A and B seven Common Terns, three Gadwalls, two Shelducks, a Little Egret, three Grey Herons, two Cormorants, … Continue reading

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