Thursday 4th June 2020

WWT Slimbridge     A PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE briefly on South Lake today. On the Rushy a drake GARGANEY, a Green Sandpiper, two pairs of Avocets nesting and a pair with a chick, a pair of Little Ringed Plovers, a pair of Oystercatcher, 60+ Gadwalls and a drake Teal. Slimbridge Wetland Centre will re-open on June 10. Members of the public and WWT members must pre-book online to visit so we can manage numbers. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Saul Warth    An Avocet, 14 Sanderlings, seven Dunlins, two Oystercatchers, a Little Egret, a male Yellow Wagtail and a pair of Reed Buntings gathering food. A female Tufted Duck still with ten ducklings on Saul Lodge pond. (Neil Smart)/MK). Pics by Mike.

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Frampton pools     150+ Swifts, 100+Sand Martins, 50+ House Martins, 30+ Swallows, a Yellow-legged Gull, nine Common Terns, a Yellow Wagtail, two Oystercatchers, a Cuckoo and a Kingfisher today. (Nick Goatman).

Elmstone Hardwicke     A Hobby over Sheldon Nurseries mid-afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Forest of Dean     This afternoon at Woorgreens two Crossbills and three Tree Pipits. Also three Stonechats (2m) on the heath at Crabtree Hill. Also a young Wild Boar trotting  across the road E of Speech House. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Longney     Upstream from Crib Lane late afternoon at low tide birds included two Peregrines that made a corvid kill, a Red Kite, eight Shelducks, nine Mallards, two Oystercatchers, a Pied Wagtail, five Skylarks, three Stonechats, two Swifts, four Swallows, two House Martins, two Song Thrushes and a Sedge Warbler. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Gloucester     A Cuckoo seen this evening at Alney Island. (Simon Hart).

Hucclecote     A singing male Greenfinch in the garden, first garden record for over a year. (Harold Smith).

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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