Monday 17th May 2021

WWT Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS reappeared on the Top New Piece late afternoon. From Zeiss hide a second-calendar year LITTLE GULL and later on the Rushy. Two adult CATTLE EGRETS, a drake Goldeneye and two second-calendar year Mediterranean Gulls on South Lake. Two Cuckoos from Kingfisher hide. A Grasshopper Warbler still reeling at Mid Point. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Frampton     At Splatt Flashes a Goshawk being ushered back across the river to the Forest by a crow and a gull at 8:10am. A GREAT WHITE EGRET stood on the gate N of Mid Point viewed from Splatt at 8:15am. (MK).

Cattle Egret by Mike King

Goldeneye by Mike King

Mediterranean Gull by Mike King

Cotswold Water Park East    At Pit 127 13 Common Terns perched on one of the islands, an Oystercatcher, two Egyptian Geese and a Cuckoo calling from trees between Pit 127 and 126. (John Durell).

Forest of Dean    Today at Edge Hills three male Cuckoos, two pairs of Stonechats and six Tree Pipits singing. (Rob Husbands). A Dipper by the cycle shop in Parkend and a Kingfisher at Cannop Stoneworks this morning. (Bettie Sloane). At least three Spotted Flycatchers, three Redstarts and a Treecreeper today at Nagshead. (Ian Sheriffs). At Cannop Upper pond today, five male Mandarins and a female and a Great Spotted Woodpecker at the bird table. (Chris Keeling).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake birds included a pair of Mute Swans with seven cygnets, three Whitethroats, two male Reed Buntings, a Swallow, a Siskin over, a Greenfinch and a Song Thrush. (Eric Harris).

Sandhurst     This morning two pairs of Mute Swans, one still incubating, one with seven cygnets, c50 Mallards, a pair of Tufted Ducks, at least three Grey Heron nests with almost full-grown chicks in their nests, a Redstart singing, a Sedge Warbler, 2-3 Whitethroats, 6+ Blackcaps, 3 or 4 Chiffchaffs, a Treecreeper and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Hawling     A Kestrel, a Buzzard, two Red Kites, a Cuckoo and a Barn Owl today. (Eric Harris).

Berkeley     Five Little Egrets at ST68829913 beside Canonbury Street today. (Paddy Doyle).

Elmore     Along the River Severn, a Cuckoo, four Skylarks, a Willow Warbler, two Chaffinches, two Chiffchaffs, three Buzzards, a Garden Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, at least two Yellowhammers, three Goldfinches, six Sand Martins and 10+ Swallows. (James Barradine).

Maisemore     From Church Road, along the Court Lake to the weir and upper parting birds included four Whitethroats, five Linnets, four Blackcaps, five Swallows, two Goldfinches, three Chiffchaffs, three Song Thrushes, 11 Tufted Ducks (7m, 4f), two Greylags, 18. Mallards including four ducklings, five Moorhens, six Mute Swans including four cygnets, two Red-legged Partridges and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

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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