Friday 6th May 2022

Walmore Common     A Great White Egret today. (Andy Jayne).

Coombe Hill Meadows    This morning a Whimbrel and a Cuckoo. (Jeremy Squire). The WOOD SANDPIPER still today. (Les Ditchburn).

WWT Slimbridge     The immature SPOONBILL on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide. (Dot Jones).

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake seven Common Terns and a first summer LITTLE GULL. On Court Lake three Hobbies, five Swifts and a Common Sandpiper. (Nick Goatman).

Tidenham    In the Tidenham Chase area a Goshawk, a pair of Ravens with 2+ large young, four Garden Warblers, four Stonechats, a Wheatear and six Tree Pipits. Also a Slow Worm. Nearby at Oakhill Wood two singing Firecrests and c30 Crossbills including at least two juveniles. (Andy Jayne).

Arlingham     A white winged large gull following a plough at Arlingham viewed from Newnham side. Presumably the Iceland Gull that’s been in the area. Too far away to be sure at SO708127. (Lewis Thomson).

Twyning     An OSPREY seen from the car earlier today, low over the road exactly where the M5 goes over the River Avon northbound between junction 8 and 9 just in Glos. (Tom Mabbett).

Edge     At Rudge Hill N.N.R. this afternoon a Cuckoo, a Willow Warbler, four Meadow Pipits, two Skylarks, a Green Woodpecker, two Song Thrushes, five Blackcaps, seven Chiffchaffs and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Ashleworth Ham     This morning a Constant Effort Site ringing session with a catch of 30 birds including three Sedge Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, six Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, five Chiffchaffs and four Reed Buntings. Also a Red Kite, a Curlew roosting at first light, a Cuckoo and several Redstarts singing. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

Minsterworth Ham     Two Mute Swans, two Shelducks, five Mallards, a Red Kite, a Buzzard, four Curlews, a Whimbrel, a Little Owl, a Wheatear, three Blackcaps, two Lesser Whitethroats, at least two Whitethroats, at least three Chiffchaffs and a Yellow Wagtail. (Mike Smart).

Winchcombe     A juvenile Sparrowhawk in a birch tree this evening. (Andrew & Gill Worthington).

Rodborough Common     This morning a male Wheatear. Also good numbers of Dingy Skippers and Green Hairstreaks and c4 Duke of Burgundy butterflies. (Rob & Petra Crofton).

Green Hairstreak by Petra Crofton

Duke of Burgundy by Petra Crofton

Dingy Skipper by Petra Crofton

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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