Saturday 12th May 2018

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Spotted Flycatcher at Newbridge today. (Duncan Dine).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake a Cuckoo, two Common Sandpipers and six Common Terns. (Nick Goatman).

Tidenham     At Poor’s Allotment a Yellowhammer, a Blackcap, Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a Jay, a Buzzard, a Song Thrush, a Treecreeper, Linnets and a Swallow. At the Park, a Mallard and two more Song Thrushes. (Iain Crawford).

Berkeley shore     Two Swifts, three Whimbrels and two Dunlins this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Ashleworth Ham     Four Grey Herons, a Little Egret, four Shelducks, a Gadwall, two Lapwings, two Curlews, four Buzzards, a Hobby, a Cuckoo, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Bullfinch, 11 Swallows, six House Martins, eight Swifts, a Pied Wagtail, 11 Blackcaps, five Chiffchaffs, six Willow Warblers, six Sedge Warblers, six Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, eight Reed Buntings, four Redstarts and three Skylarks and a Roe Deer. (Mark Grieve).

WWT Slimbridge     An Egyptian Goose still today from Martin Smith hide. (Ruthie Stennett).

Ebley     A female Mandarin on the canal with five ducklings. (Simon Spedding).

Quedgeley     A Red Kite over Shelduck Road heading E at 7:05pm. (Steve Pullen).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the resident Peregrines and an intruding female Peregrine, possibly wearing jesses or a tracker, a Goshawk, a Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Ravens, a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers taking food to the nest hole, two Song Thrushes, a Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, Swifts, Swallows and House Martins, Stock Doves, Dunnocks, a Goldcrest and a male Goosander. Also a Fallow Deer, a Bank Vole and a Wood Mouse. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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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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