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 Pedley/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 and most recently South Africa.
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