Monthly Archives: May 2018

Friday 11th May 2018

Walmore Common     The GREAT WHITE EGRET still today. (Roberta Goodall). Frampton     On the Sailing Lake a Common Sandpiper, three Common Terns, 100+ Swifts, eight House Martins, a Sand Martin, and an Oystercatcher. (Nick Goatman/MK). Also a Hobby on Court … Continue reading

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Thursday 10th May 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The Dark-bellied Brent Goose still and 56 Avocets from Holden Tower this morning. (James Robinson).  An Egyptian Goose from Holden Tower, a lot of Kingfisher feeding activity at the Kingfisher hide and a Cuckoo seen and heard on … Continue reading

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Wednesday 9th May 2018

Walmore Common     A GREAT WHITE EGRET mid-afternoon today, a first for the site, possibly the CHM bird. (Andy Jayne). Coombe Hill Meadows     The GREAT WHITE EGRET for its 5th day this morning. (Ian Hull). From the Withy way to Grundon … Continue reading

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Tuesday 8th May 2018

Cleeve Hill     A male NIGHTJAR disturbed while resting in the centre of Warden’s Wood early morning. Also a Cuckoo here. Corn buntings singing along West Down and near Wontley Barn. Redstarts in song at Wontley Barn and West Wood, and three … Continue reading

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Monday 7th May 2018

Nailsworth     A HOOPOE flew over the garden at 4:20pm heading W over Rockness towards Wallow Green. (Jake King). Coombe Hill Meadows     The GREAT WHITE EGRET still, a Wood Sandpiper still present at dusk, a pair of Little Ringed Plovers … Continue reading

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Sunday 6th May 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     Early morning the GLOSSY IBIS still and a GREAT WHITE EGRET. (Andy Lodge). Also two male Cuckoos. (Duncan Dine). A singing Redstart, a Hobby, a Whimbrel and a Little Ringed Plover still. (Mark Dowie). Hartpury     Dawn … Continue reading

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Saturday 5th May 2018

Sharpness     A dark phase ARCTIC SKUA N past SARA at 8:45am. Also a Cuckoo, a Hobby, a pair of Gadwall and Reed Warblers new in and a male (probable Greenland) Wheatear. (Andy Jordan). Pic by Andy. Coombe Hill Meadows    … Continue reading

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Friday 4th May 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     A GLOSSY IBIS at 5:45pm today. (Jonathan Angliss). Cleeve Hill     This morning a male Whinchat between the radio masts and Warden’s Wood, 1+ Garden Warbler singing at Warden’s Wood, a Tree Pipit near the footpath from … Continue reading

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Thursday 3rd May 2018

Forest of Dean     Three singing Wood Warblers in the Crabtree Hill area. At least ten Crossbills at Yew Tree Brake. Also at Nagshead three Pied Flycatchers and at the Nursery Pool two singing Garden Warblers. At Woorgreens a male … Continue reading

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Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Cleeve Hill     At 6:45pm a ring-tailed HEN HARRIER hunting E of the radio masts. Also on Bill Smyllie Reserve a Cuckoo briefly seen and heard and two Kestrels hunting. (Mike Dobson). 17 Wheatears with 14 of them together just … Continue reading

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