Monthly Archives: May 2020

Saturday 30th May 2020

Cambridge     At Ryall’s Lane the Grasshopper Warbler still reeling in a hedge near Wickster’s Brook off of the River Cam this morning 5:35-7:45am at least, showing occasionally. Also a pair of Mandarins and a female with a duckling, a … Continue reading

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Friday 29th May 2020

Selsley Common     This morning a Spotted Flycatcher, a Nuthatch, c15 Linnets, 20+ Skylarks, a Swift, many Swallows, c12 House Martins and a male Kestrel. Also many Adonis Blues and an exceptional number of first-generation Small Blues over almost the … Continue reading

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Thursday 28th May 2020

Upton St Leonards     This evening at 7:20pm a HOOPOE flew over a neighbouring house being chased by a Magpie. (Richard Smart). Cleeve Hill     A male Redstart and Meadow Pipits on the slopes beside the radio masts this morning. … Continue reading

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Wednesday 27th May 2020

Purton     A CATTLE EGRET flew low up the canal at 8:56am. (Francis Steuck). Whitminster    Two Red Kites and seven Buzzards feeding behind the plough on the field below the garden centre early evening. (Richard Baatsen). Tewkesbury     A … Continue reading

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Tuesday 26th May 2020

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning, ten Sanderlings, nine Ringed Plovers, three Dunlins, four Oystercatchers, five Curlews, 14 Little Egrets and a pair of Yellow Wagtails. (MK). Pic by Mike. Gloucester     Two Peregrines flying around the tower … Continue reading

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Monday 25th May 2020

Frampton     From Splatt Bridge this morning a male Cuckoo, c120 Shelducks, 30 Black-headed Gulls, a Curlew, three Little Egrets over, c20 House Martins, a male Sparrowhawk, and many Meadow Pipits. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris. Charlton Kings     A … Continue reading

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Catch-up – May

Sunday 24th May 2020  Avening      Two QUAIL calling this evening in the vicinity of Star Farm at ST890967. (Peter Chappell). Cleeve Hill     This afternoon a Spotted Flycatcher, a Cuckoo, a Redstart, a Tree Pipit and Swifts. Also Wood … Continue reading

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Lockdown Catch-up – March/April/May

Tuesday 12th May 2020  Sherborne     A QUAIL calling from fields behind the garden today. (Anna Field). Stinchcombe Hill     A Wheatear today. (James Robinson). Saul Warth     At low tide 11 Curlews, eight Whimbrels, three Oystercatchers, a Bar-tailed Godwit, … Continue reading

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