Sunday 20th May 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Little Ringed Plovers still. Also a Cuckoo. (Paul Rich).

Crickley Hill     A Peregrine swooping on Jackdaws today. (Sam Walker).

Rodborough     A Wood Warbler by Winstones Ice cream shop on the Common again this afternoon. (Nigel Pleass).

Frampton pools     A Cuckoo, seven Common Terns, two Lesser Whitethroats , 12 Whitethroats, a Yellow Wagtail, 12 Reed Warblers, 27 Blackcaps, 15 Chiffchaffs, an Egyptian Goose and an Oystercatcher still feeding three young. (Nick Goatman).

Nottingham Hill       A Cuckoo calling today. (Steve Brown).

Twyning     A Cuckoo, a Buzzard and a Red Kite over the garden this evening. (Phil & Chris Andrews).

Highnam Woods     This evening four Nightingales heard singing. Also six Blackcaps, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Song Thrushes, two Red-legged Partridges and a Raven calling. (John Fletcher).

Stroud     Two female Mandarins along the Stroudwater canal this evening with four and nine ducklings. (Colin Greenfield).

Forest of Dean     A melanistic Woodpigeon at Cannop ponds today. (Brian Pendrey). Pic by Brian.

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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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