Sunday 22nd May 2022

Highnam Woods     Two Nightingales singing this morning and three this evening but not strongly. Also a Marsh Tit today. (Jonathan Bull/Andy Jayne).

Awre     This afternoon six Sanderlings, eight Dunlins, nine Ringed Plovers, two Whimbrels, a Common Sandpiper, an Oystercatcher, a Cuckoo, two Reed Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Painted Lady and four Ampedus click beetles. (Lewis Thomson).

Forest of Dean    20+ Crossbills at Edge Hills this afternoon, a very vocal mix of adults and juveniles. (Owen Follis). A Red Kite over Mitcheldean at 9:50am. (Chris Keeling).

May Hill    This morning on the top of the hill six Crossbills, four Tree Pipits, a soaring Goshawk, a Stonechat and 11 Linnets together. (Brian Kings).

WWT Slimbridge    On the Top New Piece two immature SPOONBILLS and a drake GARGANEY. On South Lake two second calendar year Mediterranean Gulls and a Common Tern. (Slimbridge Sightings). Three Clouded Yellow butterflies, two from Zeiss hide and one from the Estuary Tower. (David Creber).

Frampton pools     Six Common Terns, a male Mandarin, two Kingfishers, 16 Tufted Ducks, two Oystercatchers, ten Shelducks, 12 Reed Warblers, two Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Whitethroats, three Yellow Wagtails, 22 Chiffchaffs, 34 Blackcaps, five Swifts, five Swallows, four House Martins and a Cuckoo singing. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     From Grundon hide two Oystercatchers and two chicks, three Avocets and three chicks, three Little Ringed Plovers, a Ringed Plover, four Redshanks, two Curlews, Lapwings, a Yellow Wagtail, two Cuckoos, a Reed Bunting, a Skylark, two Little Egrets and Swallows and Swifts over the pools. (Les Ditchburn).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 a male Wigeon, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Cuckoos and a summer plumaged Dunlin. (Duncan Dine/Jeremy Squire).

Halmore    Today in the fields a Buzzard, a Red Kite over, a male Kestrel and a Hobby. (Chris Newton).

Hawling     Near New House Farm this evening, seven House Martins, a Song Thrush singing, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers together and another drumming, and a Kestrel. (Andrew & Gill Worthington).

Gloucester    A Cuckoo on Alney Island at 4:30pm this afternoon. (Simon Hart).

Hardwicke     A Red Kite over Hardwicke Farm at 12:20pm heading for Quedgeley. (MK).

Saul Warth     At high tide just five Oystercatchers and 35 Shelducks and a few common gulls. A small passage of three Swallows, four Sand Martins and two House Martins. Also a Whitethroat, a Grey Wagtail and a Painted Lady. (MK).

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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