Sunday 8th May 2022

WWT Slimbridge    On South Lake this morning at least 3/4 2cy Mediterranean Gulls coming and going along the causeway. Also around the hides a Cuckoo, a Great White Egret, a pair of Common Cranes with two chicks and a pair of GARGANEYS. (Neil Smart).

Arlingham     The white winged large gull again following a plough at Arlingham at 3:40pm viewed from Newnham side. Presumably the Iceland Gull that’s been in the area. Too far away to be sure at SO708127. (Lewis Thomson).

Barnsley Warren     A pair of Redstarts at Winterpool at the east end of the Warren. (Ian Ralphs).

Roel Gate    At midday three male Reeves’s Pheasants approaching Roel Gate from the W in fields on the left. (Jane Bailey/John Casswell).

Reeves’s Pheasants by Jane Bailey

Minsterworth Ham     This morning a Mute Swan, two Shelducks, two Mallards, a Buzzard, three Curlews, a Whimbrel, a Redstart singing, 2+ Blackcaps, at least one Whitethroat and at least two Chiffchaffs. Birds feeding on field very recently cut for silage included 15 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 15+ Herring Gulls, 15+ Carrion Crows and 20+ Jackdaws. (Mike Smart).

Redmarley D’Abitot     A Cuckoo calling every day in the area between Redmarley Woods and Ketford Woods since the 25th April. (Jeff Wheeler).

Sherborne     This afternoon at the water meadows a distant Cuckoo calling and near the barn opposite the car park a Little Owl. (John Pike).

Bourton-on-the-Water     An Oystercatcher seen calling loudly over the house this afternoon. ( John Pike).

Cirencester     A Grey Wagtail in the River Churn near Waterloo car park and a Little Egret flying over Stratton meadows. (Felicity Cobb).

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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