Sunday 6th May 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     Early morning the GLOSSY IBIS still and a GREAT WHITE EGRET. (Andy Lodge). Also two male Cuckoos. (Duncan Dine). A singing Redstart, a Hobby, a Whimbrel and a Little Ringed Plover still. (Mark Dowie).

Hartpury     Dawn chorus at Hartpury Orchard Centre included two Cetti’s Warblers and two Cuckoos, also Reed and Sedge Warblers. (Harvey Sherwood).

Highnam Woods     5-6 Nightingales this morning at 6am. Also a pair of Mandarins flew over. (MK/Harvey Sherwood). A Spotted Flycatcher by the car park early morning. (Kevin Kingscott).

Cranham Woods     A Spotted Flycatcher and two Marsh Tits this morning. (Seb Buckton).

Gloucester     At Alney Island this afternoon, a Cuckoo, Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler heard, three Lesser Whitethroats, two Whitethroats, plenty of Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs, and a Raven. (Steve Pullen).

WWT Slimbridge     A Lesser Whitethroat, an Egyptian Goose, a Green Sandpiper and a Cuckoo this morning. (Roberta Goodall).

Upleadon     At Brand Green Woods mid afternoon birds included six Willow Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Green Woodpeckers, four Buzzards, a Mistle Thrush, a Treecreeper, a Jay and a Raven. (John Fletcher).

Halmore     In woods between Halmore and Purton this morning birds included a nest-building male Goldcrest, at least four Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, a Whitethroat, two Blackcaps, a Mistle Thrush, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a male Kestrel, three Buzzards, a Peregrine and a Cuckoo over. (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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