Monday 28th May 2018

Frampton     A HEN HARRIER from Splatt Bridge at 2:15pm today. (Mo Croose). This morning on the flashes a Common Tern, a Kingfisher, two Cuckoos and a Little Egret. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge     The RED-NECKED PHALAROPE relocated this morning on the mud S of Mid Point. Also at Mid Point an adult LITTLE GULL briefly, 50+ Shelducks, 11 Dunlins, 12+ Sanderlings, two Whimbrels, two Oystercatchers and four Grey Plovers. (Slimbridge Sightings/Ian Ralphs/Duncan Dine/John Fletcher).

Saul Warth     At Hock Cliff a second calendar year Mediterranean Gull loafing on the river. Also today two Whimbrels, 25 Ringed Plovers, c10 Sanderlings and 11 Dunlins, a Red Kite and 44 Swifts N. (Gordon Hodgson/Francis Steuck/Ian Ralphs/Duncan Dine/Les Ditchburn).

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite over Five Acres today and late news of a Red Kite seen flying over Lydbrook school field on Tuesday 22nd May in the afternoon (Brian Pendrey/Harrison Smith, age 8).

Fossebridge     A Red Kite this morning. (Felicity Cobb).

Ashleworth Ham     CES ringing session caught a Redstart, seven Sedge Warblers, a Whitethroat, two Willow Warblers otherwise resident breeders but no juveniles yet confirming the breeding season is going slowly. Around the reserve a Lapwing, 2-3 Curlews and a Cuckoo. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart/Barrie Mills).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A female Gadwall, six Shelducks, two Greylags, three Grey Herons, a Sparrowhawk, three Stock Doves, a Kestrel, two Little Ringed Plovers, 17+ Lapwings, two Curlews, Redshanks, at least two Cuckoos, two House Martins, six Skylarks, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, five Sedge Warblers, four Blackcaps, four Whitethroats, at least three Reed Warblers, a Redstart and six Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart/Mark Grieve).

Gloucester     10+ Swifts back on territory over Frampton Road at midday. (MK).

Moreton-in-Marsh     A escaped Guineafowl in Fosseway Avenue, living wild for four years. (Felicity Cobb).

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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