Thursday 13th May 2021

Purton/Shepherd’s Patch      The drake SCAUP again on the canal between Purton and Shepherd’s Patch until late morning at least. Also four pairs of Shelducks, a pair and a male Shoveler, a pair of Tufted Ducks, three pairs of Gadwalls, three Grey Herons, a Little Egret, five Cetti’s Warblers, two Lesser Whitethroats, an Oystercatcher and eight Swallows. (MK/Paul Rich/Neil Smart).

Scaup by Mike King

Shoveler by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY flew over the grounds at 12:55pm heading for Purton. (Martin McGill). A Hobby on the cross fence at Mid Point this morning. (Roberta Goodall).

Saul Warth     This afternoon 43 Dunlins, 39 Ringed Plovers, 11 Avocets, nine Sanderlings, a Whimbrel, an Oystercatcher, two Common Terns and a drake Wigeon. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean    A Red Kite over Mitcheldean this afternoon. (Chris Keeling).

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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