Monday 14th May 2018

Frampton     A female Marsh Harrier flew over Splatt Bridge towards the 100-Acre at 11am. Three Little Egrets on the flashes and an Oystercatcher over. Two Hobbies over the 100-Acre and another over Nebrow Hill. A male Cuckoo calling from the towpath S of Splatt Bridge and then flew towards Nebrow Hill, later it flew back to the 100-Acre. A Cetti’s Warbler at the reedbed S of Splatt Bridge. Also a Hairy Dragonfly and a Common Blue Damselfly. (MK). The pair of Oystercatchers on Court Lake have three young. (Tanya Allen).

Cambridge     A Hobby hunting near the Cambridge Arms bridge at 11:45am, two Common Terns and a Cetti’s Warbler just S of the bridge. Also S of the bridge a Beautiful Demoiselle and a Banded Demoiselle. (MK).

May Hill     A pair of Stonechats and a Willow Warblers at the top of the hill today. (Rob Guest).

Brockworth     A Hobby over the garden at 4:55pm. (John Miles).

Standish     A Red Kite over at 7:45am this morning near the church. (Steve Pullen).

Ashleworth Ham     From Meerend Thicket hide two Shelducks, two Gadwalls, two Grey Herons, two Curlews, two Lapwings, 10+ Mallards and two Pied Wagtails. Along Stank Lane a Cuckoo, a Curlew, a pair of Bullfinches, Willow Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, Whitethroats and two Song Thrushes. Also Brimstone, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Peacock and Green-veined White butterflies and a few Large Red Damselflies. At Tirley Church a Cuckoo, a Whitethroat and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Keith White). During the evening additional birds included two Cuckoos, two Shelducks. two Oystercatchers, three Lapwings, ten Canada Geese, a Greylag, six Coots, two Swallows, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and four Blackcaps. (John Fletcher).

Gloucester     This morning at Port Ham four Little Egrets and a Grey Heron. At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake a Little Egret and a male Reed Bunting singing. (Ian Elphick).

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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