Tuesday 10th May 2022

Coombe Hill Meadows    This evening a CURLEW SANDPIPER and a Ringed Plover. (Jeremy Squire). Three Little Ringed Plovers, two Dunlins, a Whimbrel, four Avocets, three Redshanks, five Lapwings, four Shelducks, two Oystercatchers, two Teal, four Shovelers, five Sedge Warblers, three Whitethroats, two Greenfinches and 20 Canada Geese including five goslings. (John Fletcher). Other birds seen in the evening on a GNS field meeting included two Mute Swans, 40 Greylags, 15 Canada Geese and a pair with five goslings, six Gadwall, ten Mallards, a male Tufted Duck, a Great White Egret, a Grey Heron, two Coots, three Curlews, a Cuckoo, a Yellow Wagtail, five Pied Wagtails, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2+ Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs and two Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Curlew Sandpiper by Duncan Dine

WWT Slimbridge     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL on the Rushy early and later from Zeiss hide. A LITTLE GULL on the Rushy. (Roy Kinchin).

Frampton     At least six Hobbies around Court Lake an ARCTIC TERN (NG) and seven Common Terns on the Sailing Lake. Also two Mistle Thrushes, two Reed Buntings, 30 Swifts over the Sailing Lake, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Whitethroats, four Cetti’s Warblers, an Oystercatcher chasing off a Carrion Crow from the island at Court Lake, three Stock Doves, both the Ross’s Goose and the Black Swan still. (Nick Goatman/Steve Pullen).

Hobby by Steve Pullen

Saul Warth     At high tide three Bar-tailed Godwits, two Whimbrels, nine Curlews and two Oystercatchers. Also a pair of Grey Wagtails feeding at least two fledged young at Hock Ditch. (MK).

Epney     Two Oystercatchers, four Curlews, eight Sand Martins, two Swallows and a pair of Stock Doves late afternoon. (MK).

Tewkesbury     At Upper Lode ‘dead end’ a Cuckoo showing very well, a Garden Warbler,
Blackcaps, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Redstart, Mandarin, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Tern on the weir and Banded Demoiselles in good numbers. (Les Ditchburn).

May Hill     Near the top of Newent woods were two Garden Warblers singing against each other. On top of the Hill c12 Crossbills, many Meadow Pipits and Linnets singing, a Redstart singing, at least one Willow Warbler and two Stonechats. (Rob & Gillian Guest).

Newent     c12 Swifts, two days later than last year, at 11 am this morning. (Alan Hooper).

Mitcheldean     Five Swifts circling high over Mitcheldean and three House Martins locally. (Chris Keeling).

Minsterworth Ham     This morning five Canada Geese, two Shelducks, five Mallards, two Buzzards, a Peregrine and three Curlews. (Mike Smart).

Nailsworth     A pair of Mandarins in the garden at 6:20am. Also three Treecreepers together, a Goldcrest, two Siskins and two Grass Snakes. (Terry Grant).

Mandarins by Terry Grant

Mandarin by Terry Grant

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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