Monday 10th May 2021

Saul Warth    At high tide this morning just five Grey Plovers, two Knot, six Dunlins, a Whimbrel, a Curlew, a Common Sandpiper, an Oystercatcher, a Little Egret and a Swift. A drake Mandarin, a pair of Shelducks and three Tufted Ducks (2m, 1f) on Saul Lodge pond. (MK). This evening 51 Dunlins, five Ringed Plovers, two Knot, four Whimbrel, an Oystercatcher, a Curlew and an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL flew through N with a Black-headed Gull flock. (Gordon Hodgson).

Whimbrel by Mike King

Shelducks by Mike King

Leckhampton Hill     A Cuckoo, two Red-legged Partridges, a Stock Dove, a Yellowhammer and three Linnets early morning. (Eric Harris).

WWT Slimbridge    Six Lesser Snow Geese, of unknown origin, in the entrance fields this morning. (Martin McGill). Off Mid Point at low tide a Sanderling, a Knot a Curlew Sandpiper in summer plumage, two Turnstones, six Grey Plovers, 92+ Dunlins, 19 Ringed Plovers and a Little Stint. (Ian Hull/Neil Smart).

Purton    A Cuckoo seen and heard on the canal between Purton and Sharpness this morning. (Mike Davis).

Berkeley shore     Early morning c260 Dunlins, two Whimbrels, a Wheatear and a Cuckoo. (Paul Taylor).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four Mute Swans, ten Canada Geese, one pair each of Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall and Tufted Duck, a male Teal, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, six Coots, two Oystercatchers, six Avocets, four Lapwings, three Little Ringed Plovers, two Redshanks, a Pied Wagtail, at least one Redstart singing, two Reed Warblers and 6+ Sedge Warblers today. (Mike Smart).

Gloucester     A Cuckoo heard at 9am this morning at Alney Island. (Robert McAllister).

Bibury     A Little Egret on the back brook along from Arlington Row today. (Stuart Pittman).

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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