Saturday 21st May 2022

WWT Slimbridge    Two Mediterranean Gulls on South Lake. The Egyptian Goose still on Tack Piece, from Robbie Garnett hide, with Greylags. Four unringed Common Cranes still on the Dumbles. Two immature SPOONBILLS and a drake GARGANEY still from Zeiss hide. (Helen Bojaniwska). Male and female Cuckoo around the grounds. (Ed Drewitt).

Forest of Dean    Four singing male Pied Flycatchers (3 at Nagshead), two Spotted Flycatchers, a Wood Warbler, a Garden Warbler and three Redstarts. At Linear Park Wood Whites, Grizzled and Dingy Skippers. (Paul Masters).

Tewkesbury     From The Willows pub in Bishop’s Walk at least four Cuckoos including at least one female, also a Red Kite and three Kingfishers. (James Barradine).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Three Cuckoos, a Kingfisher and three Reed Warblers this morning. (Ian Ralphs). Also 50 Greylags, ten Canada Geese and six goslings, a pair of Mute Swans with seven cygnets, four Redshanks, a pair of Oystercatchers and two chicks, four Avocets and three chicks, a Curlew, two Shelducks, a Tufted Duck, ten Lapwings and four chicks, four Little Ringed Plovers, a Yellow Wagtail, a Sedge Warbler, two Swifts, a Chiffchaff, a Whitethroat, four Little Egrets, a Great White Egret and a Grey Heron. Also Brimstone butterflies. (Alan McIlquham).

Little Egret by Alan McIlquham

Brimstones by Alan McIlquham

Ashleworth Ham    Constant Effort Site ringing caught 34 birds including two Redstarts, a Sedge Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, eight Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, seven Chiffchaffs and a Reed Bunting. Also a roosting Curlew, 2-3 singing Redstarts, 2-3 singing Lesser Whitethroats and a Willow Warbler. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

Frampton     Two Cuckoos at Splatt Bridge this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Elmore     A Cuckoo by the river near the end of Weir Lane at 5pm today. (Simon Hart).

Longney Crib     This afternoon short three Whitethroats, five Sand Martins, two Shelducks, nine Mallards, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 65 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and four Cormorants. (John Fletcher).

Westrip     A Red Kite over Westrip at 2:12pm with four Buzzards and a Raven. Another Red Kite over at 3pm. (MK).

Stroud     A female Mandarin with two ducklings on the River Frome at Griffin Mill, Thrupp. (Mike Barwick).

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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