Monthly Archives: May 2018

Monday 21st May 2018

Seven Springs     At least one BEE-EATER flew over calling at 7:30am at SO9716. It was heard only but not seen. (Terry Fenton). Winchcombe     A QUAIL heard calling at 3:30am for about 30 seconds distantly. (Steve Owen). Aylburton     A … Continue reading

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Sunday 20th May 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three Little Ringed Plovers still. Also a Cuckoo. (Paul Rich). Crickley Hill     A Peregrine swooping on Jackdaws today. (Sam Walker). Rodborough     A Wood Warbler by Winstones Ice cream shop on the Common again this afternoon. … Continue reading

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Saturday 19th May 2018

Forest of Dean     At Parkend two female Crossbills (1 ad, 1 juv) and Siskins calling. Also two female Broad-bodied Chasers and Green-veined, Large White and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the … Continue reading

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Friday 18th May 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A first-summer LITTLE GULL on the Rushy this lunchtime. This morning two summer plumaged Grey Plovers and three Sanderlings on the river off of Mid Point. (Slimbridge Sightings). Coombe Hill Meadows     A WOOD SANDPIPER this morning. (Graham Smith). … Continue reading

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Thursday 17th May 2018

Cleeve Hill     A BLACK REDSTART on a fence next to the radio masts this afternoon. (Alex Barclay). Pics by Alex. Belas Knap     Three male Redstarts singing from treetops along the footpath to the barrow at midday. (MK). Pic … Continue reading

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Wednesday 16th May 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     A WOOD SANDPIPER this afternoon. (Terry Stevenson). Gloucester     Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS near the reed bed at Alney Island at midday. Also five singing Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler and Reed Warblers. (Martin Wright). … Continue reading

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Tuesday 15th May 2018

Saul Warth     22 Whimbrels this evening. (Gordon Hodgson). Maisemore     A Spotted Flycatcher on wires today. (Mark Grieve). Highnam Woods     Five Nightingales singing this morning. (Dave & Vanda Owen). Tidenham Chase     At Poor’s Allotment a Yellowhammer singing, … Continue reading

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Monday 14th May 2018

Frampton     A female Marsh Harrier flew over Splatt Bridge towards the 100-Acre at 11am. Three Little Egrets on the flashes and an Oystercatcher over. Two Hobbies over the 100-Acre and another over Nebrow Hill. A male Cuckoo calling from … Continue reading

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Sunday 13th May 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A HOOPOE in the car park orchard early morning, the bird was flighty as cars arrived to park, and was last seen heading into the trees in the overflow car park. (Tanya Grigg). Four Sanderlings, 6-7 Dunlins and … Continue reading

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Saturday 12th May 2018

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Spotted Flycatcher at Newbridge today. (Duncan Dine). Frampton     At the Sailing Lake a Cuckoo, two Common Sandpipers and six Common Terns. (Nick Goatman). Tidenham     At Poor’s Allotment a Yellowhammer, a Blackcap, Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a … Continue reading

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