Thursday 24th May 2018

Frampton pools     Two BLACK TERNS on the Sailing Lake at 6pm, until 7:45pm at least. (Shane Long). Also eight Common Terns, 150+ Swifts, 20+ House Martins, 15+ Sand Martins, 30+ Swallows, a Kingfisher, a pair of Gadwalls, a Little Grebe, a Water Rail calling, a Mute Swan with eight cygnets another with two and the Oystercatcher still feeding three young. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A WOOD SANDPIPER and a BLACK TERN, which flew through N, this morning at 11am. (Ian Hull).

WWT Slimbridge     A BLACK TERN on the Rushy at lunchtime then on South Lake until 1pm at least. (James Robinson).

Saul Warth     113 small waders this evening, 70% were Ringed Plovers, also two Turnstones, an Oystercatcher, an Avocet, a Whimbrel and a Red Kite. (Gordon Hodgson).

Withington     A Spotted Flycatcher today. (Greg Mabbett).

Rodborough Common     The WOOD WARBLER still singing regularly and showing woods below Winstones ice cream shop. (Seb Buckton).

Forest of Dean     Up to 20 Crossbills including young at Yew Tree Brake this morning. (Martin Harrison/John Casswell).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included a Little Egret, two Grey Herons, a Cormorant, 13 Canada Geese, 17 Mallards, a Gadwall, two Curlews, five Lapwings, two Red-legged Partridges, two Cuckoos, a Pied Wagtail, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Swallow, seven Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler and two Reed Buntings. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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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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