Friday 25th May 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at Mid Point from 9am until 3pm at least. (Scott Petrek). At 11am a GULL-BILLED TERN was off Mid Point later relocating to the ploughed field inside the sea wall until 11:50am when it flew off towards the Rushy, but not relocated. (Ian Hull). Also a Whimbrel, a Knot, two Grey Plovers, at least three Dunlins, five Turnstones all in summer plumage, c20 Ringed Plovers and a Yellow Wagtail at Mid Point. An adult Mediterranean Gull on South Lake, c30 Black-tailed Godwits, and a Bar-tailed Godwit from Zeiss hide at 4pm. Record shots by Scott Petrek in very poor conditions. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Red-necked Phalarope 250518

Gull-billed Tern 250518

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Sanderlings and a Turnstone today. Also 19 Ringed Plovers, seven Greenshanks and two Dunlins. Resident birds included a pair of Mute Swans, three Shelducks, two male Gadwalls and two male Shovelers, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Oystercatcher, two Little Ringed Plovers, 6+Lapwings, 1+ Redshank, a Curlew and a Cuckoo. (Graham Smith/Mike Smart). A male Marsh Harrier mid-afternoon. (Ian Hull).

Saul Warth     This evening 28 Sanderlings, seven Dunlins, five Ringed Plovers and an Oystercatcher on the river tonight and a Hobby over chasing Swifts. (Gordon Hodgson).

Frampton     A Red Kite flew low over Lake Lane at 5pm heading towards Saul. (Eric Palmer).

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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