Friday 27th May 2022

Aylburton Warth    At 3pm a PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE flew up the estuary and landed distantly on the mud flats. After a brief rest it took off again and flew on upstream. (John Sanders).

Pale-bellied Brent Goose by John Sanders

Pale-bellied Brent Goose by John Sanders

Withington    A HONEY BUZZARD at 12:55pm heading steadily NW over the River Coln towards Withington at SP042148. Also a Hobby. (Rob Crofton).

WWT Slimbridge    On South Lake seven 2nd calendar-year Mediterranean Gulls this afternoon. (Ian Hull).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Today two Great White Egrets, two Little Egrets, five Grey Herons, four Avocets with three chicks, a Lapwing with a chick, an Oystercatcher with a chick, three Little Ringed Plovers, a Curlew, four Redshanks, a Hobby, two Cuckoos, a Yellow Wagtail, a Garden Warbler, Sedge Warblers, Chiffchaffs feeding young, many Whitethroats carrying food, male and female Redstarts, Reed Buntings, a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers taking food into a nest hole, a Buzzard and a Hobby over mid afternoon. (Jeremy Holland/Paul Sutton).

Sedge Warbler by Paul Sutton

Saul Warth     At high tide at 6am seven Oystercatchers, two Curlews, three Whitethroats, five Stock Doves and a Little Owl. (MK).

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge at 8am a Common Tern, a Whimbrel heard, a Cuckoo, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Cetti’s Warbler and two Swallows. On the Sailing Lake nine Common Terns, a Jay, a Cetti’s Warbler and two Swifts. (MK).

Forest of Dean     Just below Ruardean near Ragman’s Lane Farm a Sparrowhawk overhead with two Buzzards and four Ravens and a Grasshopper Warbler seen creeping through the undergrowth. (John Lewis).

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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