Monthly Archives: May 2021

Tuesday 11th May 2021

Cotswold Water Park East     A GLOSSY IBIS dropped into Pit 116 Roundhouse Lake Nature Reserve for a wash with a Black-headed Gull for 10 minutes only. (Dave Harrington). Glossy Ibis pics by Dave Harrington Forest of Dean     Belated … Continue reading

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Monday 10th May 2021

Saul Warth    At high tide this morning just five Grey Plovers, two Knot, six Dunlins, a Whimbrel, a Curlew, a Common Sandpiper, an Oystercatcher, a Little Egret and a Swift. A drake Mandarin, a pair of Shelducks and three … Continue reading

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Sunday 9th May 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Grey Plovers still this morning also GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Redstart and a Whinchat along the towpath. (Andy Lodge). Also a Little Egret, two Little Ringed Plovers, five Avocets, c25 Black-headed Gulls, a pair of … Continue reading

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Saturday 8th May 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Grey Plovers, five Dunlins, four Ringed Plovers, two Little Ringed Plovers, two Avocets, an Oystercatcher, a Curlew, four Wheatears, 70 Swallows, 20 Sand Martins, six Swifts, ten House Martins, Yellow Wagtails, Pied Wagtails, a Reed … Continue reading

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Friday 7th May 2021

Frampton    Early morning from the towpath N of Splatt, two Little Egrets, two Common Terns, a Redshank, two Lapwings, two Whimbrels, a Cuckoo, 20+ Swifts, three Lesser Whitethroats and a Water Vole. (MK/Martin Wightman). Five Hobbies on Court Lake … Continue reading

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Thursday 6th May 2021

Frampton     On Court Lake seven Hobbies, a female Goshawk, the Ross’s Goose still, an Oystercatcher and a male Yellow Wagtail. On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge a female MERLIN perched on a log and then hunting and 20 + … Continue reading

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Wednesday 5th May 2021

Cotswold Water Park West     Late news of a LITTLE TERN on Pit 57 yesterday evening, but no news either way today. (Dave Creber). WWT Slimbridge     This morning an immature SPOONBILL feeding in the Tack piece pool next to … Continue reading

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Tuesday 4th May 2021

Purton     Four COMMON SCOTERS (3m, 1f) off of Tite’s Point this morning. Later a male drifted N past Mid Point the incoming tide at 1:57pm. (Martin McGill/Les Ditchburn/Neil Smart/MK). Also a Peregrine and a Whimbrel off of the wrecks. … Continue reading

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Monday 3rd May 2021

Sharpness    A GREAT SKUA NE past SARA at 3:17pm. Two KITTIWAKES (adult & 1cy) NE past SARA at 2:52pm. (Paul Taylor). WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY resting on driftwood off Mid Point early morning but flew off after being mobbed by … Continue reading

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Sunday 2nd May 2021

Highnam Woods     A SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, a Hawfinch and a Red Kite flew E today. (Andy Jayne). A Hawfinch, a Marsh Tit, a Coal Tit, 15 Song Thrushes, a Green Woodpecker, four Stock Doves, a Nuthatch, 15+ Blackcaps, 10+ Chiffchaffs, … Continue reading

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