Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pit 57 a BLACK TERN, 18+ Common Terns and three Arctic Terns. (Terry Grant). At Shorncote reed beds this afternoon at Pits 85A and B seven Common Terns, three Gadwalls, two Shelducks, a Little Egret, three Grey Herons, two Cormorants, a Cuckoo, two Stock Doves, a Buzzard, three Chiffchaffs, three Lesser Whitethroats, eight Sedge Warblers, two Cetti’s Warblers, two Reed Warblers, three Blackcaps and five Reed Buntings. (John Fletcher).

Forest of Dean     In the Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill/Yew Tree Brake area a Hobby, three Tree Pipits, 10+ Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, five Siskins, a Lesser Redpoll heard, a male Reed Bunting and a Treecreeper. Also Broad-bodied Chasers, Four-spotted Chaser, Large Red and Common Blue Damselflies. (MK).

Tree Pipit 220518

Rodborough Common     A WOOD WARBLER still singing continuously between 7:30am and 9am in woods close below Winstones ice cream shop. (Simon Gathercole).

WWT Slimbridge     The Common Crane pair have hatched at least one chick on South Lake today. Also a pair of Mediterranean Gulls here. (Slimbridge Sightings). A Bar-tailed Godwit, a drake Wigeon and at least two Avocet broods on the Top New Piece. (James Robinson).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake this evening a Little Egret, a Kingfisher, a Reed Warbler, a Reed Bunting, two Swifts, two Grey Herons, a Little Grebe and a Skylark. (Geoff Fawcett).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake early morning a Hobby being chased by a Common Tern and a Sedge Warbler by Court Lake. At lunchtime two Hobbies and four Common Terns at the Sailing Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrines, a Red Kite, a Goshawk, a Sparrowhawk, four Buzzards, Ravens, a Green Woodpecker, Swifts, Swallows, House Martins and Sand Martins. Also Holly Blue and Large White butterflies, Rose Chafers, Hornets and Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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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