Saturday 14th May 2022

Saul Warth     This morning at high tide c400 Dunlins, c350 Ringed Plover c350 and c50 Sanderling, six Curlews, three Whimbrels, four Oystercatchers, two Common Terns, a second calendar year LITTLE GULL and a Yellow Wagtail. (Gordon Hodgson/MK). Also a Turnstone. (Richard Baatsen).

WWT Slimbridge    Two SPOONBILLS seen from Estuary Hide on the Top New Piece at Zeiss hide. A GARGANEY and a Greenshank on the Bottom New Piece. (Jeanne Vitkovskis). A LITTLE GULL and a second calendar year Mediterranean Gull on South Lake. (Ken Mihill).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning three Mute Swans, two Greylags, ten Canada Geese including a family party with five goslings, a Shelduck, three Gadwalls, 20 Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Little Egret, a Great White Egret, two Coots, four Avocets, two Oystercatchers with two small chicks, three Ringed Plovers, at least three Little Ringed Plovers, c10 Lapwings including a brood of four chicks, three Curlews, four Redshanks, a Cuckoo, at least two singing Redstarts, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Reed Warbler, three Sedge Warblers, two Whitethroats, a Yellowhammer and several Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Aylburton     A Spotted Flycatcher and a House Martin back on Lower Common today. (Martin Vaisey).

Purton     This morning vismig limited to six Swallows, five Swifts, two Sand Martins, a House Martin and a Yellow Wagtail. Dawn chorus included Garden Warbler and Cuckoo and a second calendar year Mediterranean Gull on the river. (Francis Steuck).

Charlton Kings Common     A Cuckoo, a Garden Warbler, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, four Whitethroats, four Chiffchaffs, five Tree Pipits, and nine Willow Warbler. (Chris Furley).

Painswick    415 Swifts heading N over the garden between 9:30-11 am. A Red Kite drifted SW at 10:32am. (John Fleming).

Gotherington     Three Swifts over this morning and a Painted Lady nearby on Cleeve Hill. (Richard Williams).

Gloucester     At Robinswood Hill at 2:45pm a Raven family (2 ad + 3 noisy juvs) likely the local breeders at SO835150 near the quarry. (Ian Elphick).

Maisemore     Church Road and Court Lake to the weir this afternoon a Kingfisher, male and female Tufted Ducks, 17 Mallards, 14 Coots, 11 Moorhens, two Mute Swans, two Sand Martins, six Swallows, eight Long-tailed Tits, two Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, a Song Thrush, a Green Woodpecker and seven Banded Demoiselles. (John Fletcher).

Lydney     From the garden in Bishop Mead 40+ Swifts, 48 House Martin, ten Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, a Great Black-backed Gull, 69 Feral Pigeons, two Stock Doves, four Ravens, a Song Thrush, a Greenfinch, seven Starlings, two Long-tailed Tits, a Pied Wagtail, a House Sparrow and Small White and Peacock butterflies. (Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton).

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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