Saturday 5th June 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     A GLOSSY IBIS this morning on the scrape from Grundon hide until 10:30am before flying W. Then seen again between 12-12:30pm skulking in the reeds. (Les Fisher/Chris Morris). Then it was seen again at 4pm from the hide. Also a female Marsh Harrier and the QUAIL still calling along the canal at 5pm. (Ian Hull).

Forest of Dean    At Nagshead this morning, male and female Redstart, a female Pied Flycatcher, a Mandarin with two ducklings and a Wood Warbler singing near the Visitor Centre. (Chris Keeling). Early this morning at Woorgreens several Stonechats, including juveniles, a Cuckoo, two Song Thrushes, several Whitethroats and a Buzzard. (Dave Abrams).

Buzzard by Dave Abrams

Frampton     A Common Sandpiper on the garden pool adjacent to the Sailing Lake late afternoon. (Sue Spurr). Around the lakes and Splatt bridge today a Common Tern, a pair of Treecreepers, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Pied Wagtails, three Buzzards, five Swallows, 15+ House Martins, a Grey Heron, the Ross’s Goose, Barnacle Geese and Greylags with goslings. Also thousands of Common Blue Damselflies. (Paul Sutton).

Ross’s Goose by Paul Sutton

Lower Apperley     Six pairs of  Lapwings and a female Lapwing with a well grown youngster, a pair of distant Curlews calling and a male Yellow Wagtail. (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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