Tuesday 21st May 2019

Purton     A SPOONBILL flying N towards WWT at 8:35am. (Ed Drewitt).

WWT Slimbridge     Three drake GARGANEYS from Zeiss hide. (Ken Mihill). A Great White Egret flew over the Rushy at 10:30am. (James Robinson).

Snowshill     Five singing male Redstarts near Snowshill this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area the Peregrine pair and another Peregrine on Great Doward hill nearby, Buzzards, Ravens, Stock Doves, Swallows, House Martins, Swifts, a Blackcap, Chiffchaffs, a nesting pair of Kingfishers and a pair of nesting Treecreepers. Other sightings included a Wood Mouse,a Bank Vole, Green Longhorn moths, a Rose Chafer, Ashy Mining Bees, Holly Blue and Speckled Wood butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Saul Warth     200+ Shelducks, a pair of Gadwall, a pair of Oystercatchers, a pair of Skylarks, three Linnets and six House Martins through N this afternoon. (MK).

Batsford     This afternoon a Jay in the Arboretum and a male Green Woodpecker feeding in the pasture beyond the N boundary. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Stonehouse    A very tatty looking Red Kite cruised above Regent Street, circled over Wycliffe College, then drifted towards Stanley Downton at 7:45am. (Paul Sutton).

Cotswold Water Park West   At Shorncote from the footpath on the way to the reedbed, in a field full of umbellifers, a Sedge Warbler singing and displaying. Also several Whitethroats there SU038969. (Gordon Kirk). Pic by Gordon.

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Maisemore     Either side of Church Road near and around the pool late afternoon birds included the two male Wood Ducks, believed escapes, and the male Red Crested Pochard of unknown origin. Also a pair of Mallards with seven ducklings, a pair of Tufted Ducks, two Moorhens, a Canada Goose, a pair of Mute Swans, two Willow Warblers, four Chiffchaffs, five Blackcaps, three Song Thrushes, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Red-legged Partridge and a pair of Wrens with five fledglings. (John Fletcher).

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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