Monday 23rd May 2022

WWT Slimbridge     At Middle Point two SPOONBILLS, two Little Egrets, a breeding plumage Curlew Sandpiper, two Avocets, a breeding plumage Turnstone, 95 Ringed Plovers, 29 Sanderlings, 63 Dunlins, three Whimbrels, an Oystercatcher and eight Curlews.  (Slimbridge Sightings/Les Ditchburn).

North Nibley     A Red Kite over at 6:55am. (Bettie Sloane).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead in the Lower hide area this afternoon two Pied Flycatchers, a Spotted Flycatcher, male and female Redstarts, a Treecreeper, two Mistle Thrushes, two Goldfinches, a pair of Mallards and a Raven. (John Fletcher).

At Crabtree Hill a colour-ringed Tree Pipit and a colour-ringed Dipper at Cannop Stoneworks. (Derek Hale). Two Buzzards low over a field in Mitcheldean, mobbed by corvids today. (Chris Keeling).

Tree Pipit by Derek Hale

Dipper by Derek Hale

Forthampton     A female Wheatear and two Pied Wagtails on and around a dung heap, a Cuckoo, a Green Woodpecker, two Kestrels, a Raven and three Whitethroats today. (Paul Masters).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 two Avocets, a breeding-plumaged Dunlin, an Oystercatcher and a Great White Egret. (John Durell).

Edge    Two Jays and a Great Spotted Woodpecker at 2pm today. (Simon Hart).

Tewkesbury     Belated news from the 26th March 2022. The raptor group were sent this amazing photo by the mother of 10 year old Hope, who took it just before noon in Northway, Tewkesbury. Incredible to get Red Kite and Buzzard in the same shot. Tracks of the tagged birds show that it was one of the Isle of Wight releases passing through. (per Gordon Kirk).

Crop from a back of camera shot of White-tailed Eagle, Red Kite and Buzzard by 10 year old Hope

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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