Tuesday 11th May 2021

Cotswold Water Park East     A GLOSSY IBIS dropped into Pit 116 Roundhouse Lake Nature Reserve for a wash with a Black-headed Gull for 10 minutes only. (Dave Harrington).

Glossy Ibis pics by Dave Harrington

Forest of Dean     Belated news for Sunday, a HONEY BUZZARD flew straight through N at Edgehills at midday. (Rob Husbands). Also the first NIGHTJAR was seen on Sunday night (not at a traditional site), it is still too early for jarring. Today in the Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill area two Garden Warblers, a pair of Stonechats with three juveniles and another female, four Tree Pipits, a Firecrest, 3+ Wood Warblers, a Spotted Flycatcher and a pair of Hawfinches. At Cannop ponds a Marsh Tit and three male Mandarins. At Nagshead around lower hide a female Mandarin, three Pied Flycatchers (2m, 1f), a Spotted Flycatcher and male and female Redstart. (MK).

Firecrest by Mike King

Pied Flycatcher by Mike King

Marsh Tit by Mike King

Juvenile Stonechat by Mike King

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area two Little Egrets over, a Reed Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, five Whitethroats, three Reed Buntings, a Kestrel and five Linnets early morning. (Eric Harris).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning ten Avocets, a Cuckoo and two male Yellowhammers. (Ian Hull).

WWT Slimbridge     On the Dumbles saltmarsh a breeding plumage Curlew Sandpiper, two Red Knots, a Grey Plover, two Turnstones, c80 Dunlins, 22 Ringed Plovers, seven Sanderlings, two Redshanks and four Oystercatchers. (Martin McGill). From Mid Point six Whimbrels, a Whinchat, a pair of Greenland Wheatears, a reeling Grasshopper Warbler, two Hobbies over the 100-Acre and a Yellow Wagtail from the Summer Walkway. (Martin McGill/Mark Dowie/Paul Masters). Also a Painted Lady today. (Neil Smart).

Frampton pools     Seven Hobbies, an Arctic Tern, 14 Common Terns, 20+ Swifts, 100+ Sand Martins, 30+ Swallows, three House Martins, a Lesser Whitethroat and two Sedge Warblers today. (Nick Goatman). Also a Kingfisher, a Peregrine flying towards the Severn, a Green Woodpecker, a Garden Warbler, a Buzzard and three Stock Doves. (James Barradine). Also a Yellow Wagtail at the Sailing Lake. From Splatt Bridge at least four Hobbies feeding over the foreshore and a Cuckoo calling. (Terry Grant).

May Hill     This morning a male Redstart and a pair of Stonechats at the top of the hill. (Rob Guest).

Chedworth    The first Swift over the village today. A Barn Owl hunting almost daily around 4pm. (Harvey Sherwood).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Curlews on the Hasfield side, ten Mute Swans, seven Greylags, two Wigeon, 20 Mallards and a Redstart singing in Meerend Thicket. (Mike Smart).

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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