Saturday 22nd May 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     An adult female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE from Grundon hide from early morning until 7:45pm at least. Also the WOOD SANDPIPER still, a pair of Avocets, a pair of Oystercatchers, two Redshanks, a Dunlin, a male Cuckoo and a male Redstart.(Eric Harris/Ian Ralphs).

Red-necked Phalarope by Mike King

Wood Sandpiper by Chris Snook

WWT Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS showed in a few places around the grounds before flying across the river to the Forest and then later returning to the Top New Piece. Also a first-summer Mediterranean Gull on South Lake, the male Goldeneye still around and the first-summer LITTLE GULL still.  (Dot Jones/Mark Hobson/Neil Smart/Jeanne Vitkovskis/Ken Mihill).

Glossy Ibis by Mark Hobson

Mediterranean Gull by Mike King

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead a pair of Pied Flycatchers, two Redstarts, four Spotted Flycatchers and a Mandarin. (Tim Salkeld).

Cotswold Water Park East     Two Turnstones briefly at Pit 132 this afternoon. (Steve Davies).

Halmore     A Hobby and three Shelducks over this morning. This evening three Swifts and four House Martins. (Chris Newton).

Nailsworth     At Dunkirk Mill Ponds mid afternoon three Grey Wagtails including a juvenile, two Blackcaps, a Song Thrush, a Chiffchaff, two Moorhens, two Mute Swans and a Grey Heron. (John Fletcher).

Grey Wagtails by John Fletcher

Edge     Below the Edgemoor Inn off Jenkins Lane at SO85380903 two Grey Partridges flushed, three Bullfinches, a Greenfinch and three Chiffchaffs. (John Fletcher).

Awre     An OTTER fishing in the estuary near the mouth of Brims Pill this morning. (Andy Jayne).

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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