Thursday 30th May 2019

Forest of Dean    A Red Kite over Morse Road, near Nailbridge flying towards Cinderford. (Greg Jones). At Nagshead today a male Redstart, a Grey Wagtail, a Mandarin family and a Treecreeper at the Lower hide. Also male and female Pied Flycatcher, a male and female Siskin, a Coal Tit, a Nuthatch, Garden Warblers feeding young near the nursery pool, Blackcaps and Song Thrushes. (Alan Jones). Along Cannop brook a Kingfisher and an adult Tawny Owl being mobbed by Blackbirds and a Song Thrush, a pair of Grey Wagtails with 2+ young and dozens of Beautiful Demoiselles, a Garden Warbler at New Fancy View and a Siskin at Cinderford. Also good numbers of Wood Whites, Common Blues and three Dingy Skippers. (MK). Pics by Mike.

Grey Wagtail 300519

Wood Whites 300519

Common Blue 300519

Frampton Sailing Lake     A Dunlin by the Sailing Club for 30mins, 4-5 Common Terns, including one metal ringed bird, two Great Crested Grebes, two Sparrowhawks, a Stock Dove and a Whitethroat today. (Jonathan Bull).

Winchcombe     Early morning a Cuckoo calling, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers and three Swifts circling overhead. (Gill Worthington).

Hucclecote    A pair of Mallards in the garden today and also yesterday. (Harold Smith).

Crickley Hill     On the scarp today two Dingy Skipper, many Brown Argus and a Burnet Companion. (Andy Brazil).

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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