Tuesday 5th June 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     A male Rosefinch reported from Grundon hide today. (Toni Day). No sign this evening though between 6:30-9pm. Birds included a pair of Redshanks with four chicks, a pair of Oystercatchers, c6 Lapwings, two Curlews, a Little Egret, three Tufted Ducks, three Gadwalls, a Cuckoo, at least six Reed Buntings (including one with partial ring number 7426) and a singing Yellowhammer. (Andy Jayne/MK). Pics by Mike.

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Ashleworth Ham     Two Cuckoos this evening and nearby a Little Owl at Norton. (Mark Hobson).

Forest of Dean     This afternoon at New Fancy View three Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, a Green Woodpecker, a Willow Warbler and two Buzzards. At Nagshead male and female Pied Flycatcher, male and female Redstart, two Spotted Flycatchers, five Treecreepers (3 juv), three Coal Tits, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Blackcaps, a Mistle Thrush, three Willow Warblers, a Nuthatch and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher). Pics by John.

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Symonds Yat     A male Wood Duck on the River Wye below Yat Rock, found by Chris Andrews, and two female Mandarins one with six ducklings, possibly hybrids. (Gavin Black). Also today the resident Peregrines and an intruding Peregrine, a Red Kite, Buzzards, a male Sparrowhawk, Ravens, a Grey Heron, Swallows, House Martins, Swifts, two Stock Doves, two Song Thrushes, a Blackcap, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Tawny Owl calling and Coal Tits feeding young. Also a Speckled Wood butterfly, a Bank Vole and two Hornets. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Record shot by Phil.

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WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN heard booming in the South Finger reedbed. (per Samuel Stafford/Laura/Hollister).

Quedgeley     A Red Kite over at 5:35pm, low over the canal heading E. (Steve Pullen).

Gloucester     30+ Swifts screaming over Gloucester Docks at 9pm. (MK).

Coates     Between Coates and Tarlton three Yellowhammers, and a Grass Snake. (Michael Cook/Felicity Cobb). Pic by Felicity.

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Tarlton     Between Tarlton and Rodmarton a Yellow Wagtail today. (Michael Cook).

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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