Sunday 15th May 2022

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY flew across the Severn towards Awre from WWT at 8:05am. A Turnstone at Middle Point at high tide. Two LITTLE TERNS fishing off Middle Point at midday. (Martin McGill). The second-calendar year LITTLE GULL around the hides and two drake GARGANEYS on the Top New Piece. (Roberta Goodall).

Saul Warth     At high tide an OSPREY flew upriver at 8:12am and disappeared behind Hock Cliff chased by ten Shelducks, seen first at WWT by Martin McGill. Also three Bar-tailed Godwits, distant small waders estimated 150+ Dunlins, 100+ Ringed Plovers, seven Curlews, a Common Sandpiper, 55+ Shelducks, four Oystercatchers and just 2 Swallows. (MK/Greg Mabbett).

Purton     A second calendar year ICELAND GULL on the falling tide seen from the ships graveyard at 11:40-11:58am before it flew NW over the river. Also two Mediterranean Gulls (2cy & 3cy), a Hobby and two Lesser Whitethroats. (Craig Brookes). Seven Spotted Flycatchers in this morning. (Francis Steuck).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Spotted Flycatcher this morning. (Ian Hull).

Stinchcombe Hill     Three Wheatears and a Spotted Flycatcher this afternoon.

Redmarley D’Abitot     A Cuckoo still calling in Redmarley Woods today (Jeff Wheeler).

Aylburton Warth/Guscar Rocks     This morning at high tide 22 Shelducks, two Mallards, two Grey Herons, a Buzzard, a Peregrine, four Oystercatchers, two Lapwings, six Ringed Plovers, 240 Dunlins, 26 Curlews, eight Redshanks, a Common Sandpiper, 58 Herring Gulls/Lesser Black-backed Gulls, mainly immatures, at least five singing Skylarks, a Yellow Wagtail, two Meadow Pipits, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Reed Warblers and 10+ Linnets. (Mike Smart).

Highnam Woods    Four Nightingales heard two each side of main path. Small White and Holly Blue butterflies. (Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton).

Newnham-on-Severn     30 House Martins, two Swifts and two Black-headed Gulls today. (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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