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 and most recently South Africa.
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