Sunday 12th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL around the grounds again today. Also three drake GARGANEYS on the Top New Piece. (Roberta Goodall).

Oakridge     An OSPREY circled over Strawberry Banks N.R. SO0910033 at 1:30pm. (Tom Mabbett).

Cotswold Water Park West    At least 16 Hobbies over and around Pit 57 this morning. (Russell Peacey).

Forest of Dean     At Haywood Plantation and Edge Hills this morning four Tree Pipits, five Garden Warblers, two Woodcocks, a Wood Warbler, a Kestrel and two Whitethroats. (Owen Follis).

Berkeley shore     This morning a drake Shoveler, 11 Whimbrels, two Yellow Wagtails and three Swifts  flew NE. (Paul Taylor).

Frampton     At the Sailing Lake and surrounding area this afternoon six Common Terns, a Cuckoo, five Whitethroats, two male Yellowhammers, three Shelducks, just two Swallows and Common Blue Damselflies and a female Broad-bodied Chaser. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Stinchcombe Hill     A Tree Pipit flew over N this morning. (James Robinson).

Longlevens     Five Swifts over today. (Elly Rickelton).

Gloucester     30-40 Swifts screaming high up over the city today. (James Barradine).

Stroud     On the River Frome by the viaduct two Dippers, two Grey Wagtails and two Ravens over. (Trevor & Sue Clayson).

Maisemore     At Church Road just around Maisemore Court Lake this evening birds included two unringed male Wood Ducks, a male Red Crested Pochard, nine Mallards with seven ducklings, 11 Tufted Ducks (6m, 5f), three Canada Geese, two Mute Swans, two Chiffchaffs, two Song Thrushes, two Stock Doves, a Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming, a Raven and a male Kestrel. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Coombe Hill Meadows     The four baby Lapwings still surviving, at least three Redshanks and a summer plumage Dunlin today. (Mike Smart).

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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