Monthly Archives: May 2019

Saturday 11th May 2019

Cheltenham     A BLACK KITE seen from the Old Bath Road, over Pilley Bridge nature reserve, at 4:28pm, fairly high up and just a few hundred yards away, watched for c2 minutes, until it had gone out of view, gliding fairly … Continue reading

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Friday 10th May 2019

Forest of Dean     The first NIGHTJARS back in the Forest at traditional sites this evening. (Ben Locke/Martin Vaisey/Arron Roberts). Cleeve Hill     Three Tree Pipits, a male Cuckoo, a female Kestrel, a female Wheatear, a Red Kite, a Buzzard and … Continue reading

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Thursday 9th May 2019

Brimscombe     The recently reported Golden Oriole seen again flying through at the bottom of Browns Hill and left of Knapp Lane at 2.45pm. Today’s sighting was between Brimscombe Port and Chalford, above London Road A419 (out of Stroud, going … Continue reading

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Wednesday 8th May 2019

Frampton     11 BLACK TERNS at the Sailing Lake this morning. (Roy Widgery). Later up to seven BLACK TERNS, up to three ARCTIC TERNS and up to ten Common Terns. Also a Hobby, 30+ Swifts, two Common Sandpipers and a … Continue reading

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Tuesday 7th May 2019

Frampton     A BLACK TERN on the Sailing Lake this morning increasing to nine BLACK TERNS this evening. Also seven Common Terns, a Hobby, a Yellow Wagtail and four Swifts. (Roy Widgery/Nick Goatman/Gordon Hodgson/Mark Easterbrook). Pic by Mark. A Greenshank and a Wheatear at Splatt … Continue reading

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Monday 6th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     At Mid Point over high tide four Turnstones, 11 Curlews, 12 Dunlins, six Ringed Plovers, male and female Wheatear and a Whinchat. (John Budd). Saul Warth     At low tide eight Curlews, five Whimbrels, four Oystercatchers, three Dunlins, … Continue reading

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Sunday 5th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A WOOD SANDPIPER from Zeiss hide at 11:15am. (Dave Creber). Two drake GARGANEYS in the channel to right of Hogarth hide at 12:30pm. A first summer Mediterranean Gull on the Rushy. (Roberta Goodall). Cleeve Hill    14 … Continue reading

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Saturday 4th May 2019

Purton     The GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still singing at the S end of the Timber Ponds at 7:53am. (Andy Jordan). Saul Warth    Prior to high tide a Sanderling, 38 Ringed Plovers, 33 Dunlins, a Whimbrel, 13 Curlews and nine Bar-tailed Godwits … Continue reading

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Friday 3rd May 2019

Purton     An OSPREY flew over the canal at midday at the old Severn railway bridge stretch. It was heading S but lost to view by the Marina. (Kenton Smith). WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY headed down river just past … Continue reading

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Thursday 2nd May 2019

Saul Warth     On the river 12 Bar-tailed Godwits, four Sanderlings, 15 Ringed Plovers, ten Dunlins and a Whimbrel today. (Geoff Moyser/Ian Hull). Frampton pools     This evening five Common Terns, three Common Sandpipers, five Oystercatchers, 20+ Swifts, 100+ Sand … Continue reading

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