Wednesday 19th May 2021

Frampton    The GLOSSY IBIS flew out of the 100-acre at 5:15pm did a tour of Splatt then flew back to WWT. (Gordon Hodgson). Seven Hobbies on Court Lake early afternoon. (Roy Shilham).

Glossy Ibis by Gordon Hodgson

WWT Slimbridge    A first summer LITTLE GULL, seven Black-tailed Godwits, a pair of Little Ringed Plover and a pair of Redshanks on the Rushy. Two CATTLE EGRETS on South Lake again and the Ross’s Goose on the Tack Piece with Barnacle Geese still. (Slimbridge Sightings). A CATTLE EGRET in with cattle in the first field on the left when leaving WWT. (Sam Walker).

Little Gull with Black-tailed Godwits by Mike King

Avocets by Mike King

Avocets by Mike King

Forest of Dean    At least four Spotted Flycatchers, male and female Redstart and a female Pied Flycatcher at Nagshead this morning. (Terry Stevenson/Martin Price). In Darkham Wood at Redmarley D’Abitot a Cuckoo calling to the SE, a Red Kite flying NE above Durbridge Road and male and female Siskins today. (Phil Williams).

Daneway     A Marsh Tit, a Coal Tits, Blue Tits and a Nuthatch on feeders at the Daneway Inn, SO939033 at lunchtime. (Bruce Kettle).

Marsh Tit by Bruce Kettle

May Hill     This morning a Cuckoo in May Hill village, and another seen and heard later in the woods higher up the Hill. Two male Redstarts in the pines at the top of the Hill singing at each other from opposite sides of the trees. (Rob & Gillian Guest).

Cam     A pair of Marsh Tits still today. (Andrew Tytherleigh).

Twyning     A Spotted Flycatcher in the garden at Church End this evening. (Mike Jones).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Somerford Keynes this evening a Yellowhammer singing and a Tawny Owl. (John Grearson).

Edge     This morning at Rudge Hill NNR two Meadow Pipits, two Linnets, three Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, two Buzzards and a Skylark. (John Fletcher).

Hawling     This evening, a Buzzard, a Green Woodpecker, two Yellowhammers, two Linnets, a Pied Wagtail and eight House Martins. Also two young Roe Deer. (Andrew Worthington).

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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