Monday 7th May 2018

Nailsworth     A HOOPOE flew over the garden at 4:20pm heading W over Rockness towards Wallow Green. (Jake King).

Coombe Hill Meadows     The GREAT WHITE EGRET still, a Wood Sandpiper still present at dusk, a pair of Little Ringed Plovers and a Cuckoo. (Paul Masters/Ian Ralphs/Mark Dowie).

Frampton pools     A Nightingale, five Common Terns, two Common Sandpipers, a Little Grebe with three young, four Yellow Wagtails, eight Whitethroats, 12 Reed Warblers, 30 Blackcaps 17 Chiffchaffs and a Kingfisher today. (Nick Goatman).

Walmore Common     Five Chiffchaffs, four Lesser Whitethroats, nine Blackcaps, 12 Sedge Warblers, two Buzzards, three Bullfinches, 2 Stock Dove, six Reed Buntings, two Skylarks, three Lapwings, two Grey Herons, two male Wheatears (one Greenland type), a male Whinchat, two Swallows and a Shelduck. (Mark Grieve).

Woodchester     A possible Iberian Chiffchaff heard singing this morning at Woodchester Park 1/2ml past the mansion by the steps to the lake. (Paul Skirrow). No sight or sound this afternoon only Common Chiffchaffs in the area. Also three Mandarins (2m, 1f), 11 Tufted Ducks, a Little Grebe and a Ravens nest with 3-4 large fledglings and an adult. (MK/Paul Taylor).

Cotswolds     A Swift seen with House Martins and Swallows at Grange Hill Farm N of Naunton. A Cuckoo heard at Baker’s Wood near Brockhampton. A Redstart heard at Clayhill on the Salt Way S of Roel Gate. (Keith White).

Tewkesbury     A Cetti’s Warbler at Cowfield Farm this evening. (Les Ditchburn).

Brockworth     Three Swifts over the house this evening. (John Miles).

Brockweir     A pair of Mandarins in the garden today, a garden first. (Paul Wilkins). Pic by Paul.

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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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