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 and most recently South Africa.
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