Tuesday 24th May 2022

WWT Slimbridge     At Middle Point a breeding plumage Curlew Sandpiper, two Grey Plovers, two SPOONBILLS, three Whimbrels, 14 Curlews, eight Avocets, 62+ Dunlins, 21 Sanderlings, 82 Ringed Plovers, four Oystercatcher and 100+ Shelducks. A drake GARGANEY on the Top New Piece. A LITTLE GULL and five immature Mediterranean Gulls on South Lake causeway. Two Cuckoos from Kingfisher hide. (Slimbridge Sightings/Roy Kinchin/Magnus Carter/Neil Smart/Terry Stevenson).

Whitminster     A SPOONBILL flew over the cricket pitch this evening. (Martin McGill/Jeremy Squire).

Cotswold Water Park East    This morning two breeding plumage Dunlins and a Common Sandpiper. (Duncan Dine).

Quedgeley     A Kingfisher on the canal at Sims Lane bridge at 5:30pm. (Justin Collinge).

Kingfisher by Justin Collinge

Chaceley     A Little Owl on the gatepost next to the Chaceley oak at SO 8495 3001 at 7:15pm. (Andrew Sweetman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon three Little Ringed Plovers, a Ringed Plover, four Redshanks, four Oystercatchers (2 ads, 2 juvs), seven Avocets (3 juvs), seven Lapwing, seven Canada Geese including five large goslings, five Mute Swans, five Greylags, two Shelducks, three Grey Herons, a Little Egret, 21 Mallards including five ducklings, a male Teal, nine Coots, five Moorhens, a male Reed Bunting, five Swallows, 11 Sand Martins, a Pied Wagtail, a Yellow Wagtail, a Cuckoo, two Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, a Cetti’s Warbler and five Sedge Warblers. (John Fletcher).

Longney     This afternoon two Shelducks, 12 drake Mallards together, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Whitethroat, a Reed Warbler, a Chiffchaff, two Yellow Wagtails, two each of Swifts, Swallows and House Martins. Also a Painted Lady, a Red Admiral, a Small Copper, Green-veined Whites and a Thick-legged Flower Beetle. (MK).

Painted Lady by Mike King

Thick-legged Flower Beetle by Mike King

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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