Saturday 19th May 2018

Forest of Dean     At Parkend two female Crossbills (1 ad, 1 juv) and Siskins calling. Also two female Broad-bodied Chasers and Green-veined, Large White and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, a Sparrowhawk, Ravens, Buzzards, a Spotted Flycatcher, Stock Doves, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Swallows, House Martins, Sand Martins and a Green Woodpecker. Also a Hornet, Rose Chafers, a Rhinoceros Beetle, a Wood Mouse, a Holly Blue butterfly and Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Ashleworth Ham     Three House Martins, three Swallows, 2+ Cuckoos, 7+ Whitethroats, 6+ Sedge Warblers, 6+ Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a Lesser Whitethroat and three Redstarts this morning. (Jonathan Angliss).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a female Ruff, three Little Ringed Plovers, a Redshank, a pair of Yellow Wagtails, two singing Redstarts and a Cuckoo. (Steve Brown).

Alderton/Dumbleton     Early morning a Yellow Wagtail and a singing Willow Warbler. (Graham Tompsett).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake a pair of Pied Flycatchers feeding young reported but no sign this afternoon. A Kingfisher, a Reed Bunting, a Reed Warbler, a Whitethroat, two Swifts, a Buzzard and a Grey Heron. (Philip Terence). Also this afternoon a Little Egret and a pair of Mute Swans with seven cygnets. (MK).

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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