Saturday 28th May 2022

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Lesser Whitethroat singing near the car park, a Swift, c20 House Martins, two Cuckoos, two Reed Warblers, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Common Tern, ten Cormorants and waders including Lapwings, Avocets, Little Ringed Plovers, Redshanks, Curlew and Oystercatchers. (Rob Crofton/Andy Langley/Ian Ralphs).

Saul Warth    At high tide a Greenshank, a Whimbrel, 100+ Ringed Plovers, 50+ Dunlins, 20+ Sanderlings, two Oystercatchers and five Curlews. Also seven Gadwalls, a Swallow, a Sand Martin, a Whitethroat and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (MK).

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge this morning, a Cuckoo being harassed by Meadow Pipits, a pair of Yellow Wagtails and a Spotted Flycatcher that flew high N along the canal and kept going. (Gordon Hodgson).

Rodley     A Goshawk at Bollow flew across the Severn to Longney. Also a Cuckoo on the Longney riverbank. (Andy Jayne).

Arlingham    A Grey Heron, six Shelducks, a Kestrel, three Skylarks, five Linnets,  two Reed Buntings, two Reed Warblers, a Brambling, and two Yellow Wagtails. (Tim Thompson).

Hardwicke to Saul    A pair of Great Crested Grebes with three well-grown young on the canal between Parkend Bridge and Saul Junction this morning, between Sellars Bridge and Parkend Bridge five Reed Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, a Whitethroat, two Chiffchaffs and two Muntjacs. (Paul Masters).

Cleeve Hill     At the Bill Smyllie reserve today a  Cuckoo, two Tree Pipits, a pair of Mistle Thrushes, two Buzzards, Skylarks, Swallows, a Red Kite, Blackcaps, Whitethroats, Stock Doves and Linnets. Other sightings include a Roebuck, Garden Chafers, Five spot Burnet moths, Small White, Painted Lady, numerous Small Blues, Common Blue, Brown Argus, a Duke of Burgundy, a Dingy Skipper and Small Heath butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Duke of Burgundy by Phil Andrews

Forest of Dean     Just below Ruardean near Ragman’s Lane Farm three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Willow Warbler, six Chiffchaffs, seven Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, two Goldcrests singing, a Spotted Flycatcher singing, a pair of Bullfinches and four Ravens. Nearby on the River Wye a Kingfisher and a Reed Bunting. (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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