Wednesday 15th May 2019

Tewkesbury     Two WHITE STORKS over this morning, then flew off NE. (Charles Crundwell).

Cotswold Water Park West     Four BLACK TERNS on Pit 57 at 12:45pm, also four Hobbies. (Jon Mercer).

Forest of Dean    In the Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill area two male Redstarts, a Garden Warbler, five Wood Warblers, five Tree Pipits, six Stonechats, a Treecreeper, a Fox and a Small Heath butterfly. (MK/Roger Gillespie). A Wood Warbler along Cannop Ponds entrance road. Another Wood Warbler at Soudley Ponds 150 yds NE of the ponds. At Parkend on Cannop brook S of the Fountain Inn four Dippers, three Grey Wagtails and two Kingfishers. (Roger Gillespie). At Nagshead lower hide area two Pied Flycatchers and three Redstarts. (Roger Gillespie/MK). Pics by Mike.

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Cirencester Park    A Spotted Flycatcher and two Nuthatches in Oakley Wood today. Also 50-60 Pearl-bordered Fritillaries and five Fallow Deer does. (Chris Newton). Pics by Chris.

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Saul Warth     13 Grey Plovers, 12 Sanderlings, three Whimbrels, a Cuckoo and two Roe Deer tonight. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge    At least seven Grey Plovers off of Mid Point and a Cuckoo flying towards Zeiss hide. (Keith Davies).

Highnam Woods     Birds today included nine Great Spotted Woodpecker including two young inside a tree hole being fed, a Nightingale, a Marsh Tit, a Goldcrest, three Nuthatches, two Jays, two Pied Wagtails, five Song Thrushes, 17 Blackcaps, nine Chiffchaffs, a Moorhen, a female Mallard and a Raven and a Cuckoo heard. (John Fletcher).

Cheltenham     c15 Swifts screeching over St Peter’s this afternoon at 2:45pm. (Howard Taylor).

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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