Thursday 12th May 2022

Lydney Harbour     This evening a pale phase ARCTIC SKUA flew down river from just past Berkeley Power Station, across the river towards Aylburton Warth between 5:55pm and 6pm. Also eight Great Black-backed Gulls, four Black-headed Gulls, 18 Shelducks, two Ringed Plovers, three Oystercatchers, a Curlew, 12 Whimbrels, three Little Egrets, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Whitethroats, a Chiffchaff, a Cetti’s Warbler and a Peregrine sat on the right hand building of Berkeley Power Station. This morning from the garden in Bishops Mead 32 Swifts, 58 House Martins, a Sand Martin, a Swallow, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Great Black-backed Gulls and two Ravens. (Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton).

Frampton     On Court Lake five Hobbies, an ARCTIC TERN, a LITTLE GULL and the Ross’s Goose. On the Sailing Lake six Common Terns, 100+ Swifts, 20+ House Martins. 20+ Sand Martins, two Reed Buntings and a Lesser Whitethroat. (Nick Goatman).

Kempley     Two singing male Redstarts, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler, 1+ Chiffchaffs, 1+ Blackcaps, a Bullfinch, two Buzzards, a Raven and a Silver-ground Carpet moth. (Paul Masters).

Saul Warth     At high tide at 5:30am, just 16 Dunlins, 16 Ringed Plovers, a Whimbrel, six Curlews and an Oystercatcher. (MK).

Frampton     A male Yellow Wagtail on Splatt flashes, a Cuckoo calling, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Little Egret this morning. (MK).

Berkeley Pill    A Whinchat this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead a Spotted Flycatcher, male and female Redstart and a male Pied Flycatcher today. (Terry Stevenson).

Tewkesbury    At Lower Lode Lane a Lesser Whitethroat, a Blackcap and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. On the adjacent Mill Avon four Sedge Warblers, a Reed Warbler, a Reed Bunting, a Whitethroat, a Cetti’s Warbler and many new female Banded Demoiselles. At Upper Lode a Garden Warbler, a Whitethroat, a Blackcap, two Greenfinches, two Goldfinches and a Cuckoo. (Les Ditchburn).

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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