Friday 28th May 2021

WWT Slimbridge     Mid morning a FULMAR  is flying around the estuary over high tide, then flew S towards Mid Point. (Martin McGill). From Mid point a Grey Plover, three Sanderlings, 11 Ringed Plovers, five Dunlins and a Grasshopper Warbler still reeling. Two Great White Egrets about the site and the Ross’s Goose on the Tack Piece. (Tim Jukes). From Zeiss hide a GARGANEY, a Bar-tailed Godwit and a pair of Yellow Wagtails. (Ian Hull). The drake Goldeneye on South Lake again. (Dot Jones).

Forest of Dean     This morning at Crabtree Hill and Woorgreens two Reed Buntings, six Tree Pipits, five Garden Warblers, a Whitethroat and three Wood Warblers. At Nagshead a Spotted Flycatcher and four Redstarts (1m, 3f). (Jonny Gentle).

Dymock     At Leadon Vale Farm today a Peregrine swooped over  the rookery down into field less than 100m away then sharp turn up and over towards village. Also a pair of Bullfinches in the hedgerow near the house and a Cuckoo heard. (Mark Woodall).

Fairford     A Cuckoo calling along the River Coln today. (Dr Paul Tubb).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Curlews, three Sedge Warblers, five Reed Buntings, 40 Long-tailed Tits, a displaying male Cuckoo and two pairs of Redstarts. (John Kennedy).

Aylburton Warth & Guscar Rocks     This morning six Canada Geese, 13 Shelducks, seven Mallards, four Grey Herons, 5+ Oystercatchers, four Lapwings, 15 Ringed Plovers, eight Dunlins and 2, two Sanderlings all in summer plumage, c15 Curlews, 4+ Redshanks, two Yellow Wagtails, 2+ Meadow Pipits, 17+ Reed Warblers and four Reed Buntings. (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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