Monday 13th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A TEMMINCK’S STINT on the island with the nesting Common Crane from Zeiss hide from 2:15pm, always fairly distant. First record since the WWT bird in September 2015. (Ian Hull). Record shot by Mike.

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Cotswold Water Park West    13 Hobbies feeding over Pit 57 early afternoon. (Jon Mercer).

Bentham     This morning three Greenfinches, two Lesser Whitethroats, three Bullfinches, eight Whitethroats, five Linnets, a Green Woodpecker, two Garden Warblers, a Kestrel, four Blackcaps and a Goldcrest. (John Casswell).

Cheltenham    A Peregrine seen over Pittville Lawn this morning at 10am. (Howard Taylor).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon birds included 11 Lapwings including two adults and four tiny chicks, four Redshanks, a Common Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover, two Oystercatchers, a Little Egret, two Grey Herons, four Shelducks, two Gadwalls, 19 Mute Swans, three Canada Geese, a drake Teal, nine Mallards, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Sand Martins, four Swallows, two Greenfinches, four Whitethroats, five Long-tailed Tits, nine Blackcaps, seven Chiffchaffs, 11 Goldfinches, three Reed Buntings, 13 Sedge Warblers, three Song Thrushes, a Jay and a Buzzard. Also 40+ Brimstone butterflies and a a Hornet. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Maisemore     At Church Road on Maisemore Court Lake this morning birds included two unringed male Wood Ducks still and the male Red Crested Pochard. Apparently a local said that the Wood Ducks had been released in the last week but from where is unclear. (Chris Snook). Pics by Chris.

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Gretton     A Wood Mouse scavenging for seed beneath a bird feeder today and frequently being chased away by Blackbirds. (Roger Wasley). Pic by Roger.

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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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