Sunday 5th June 2022

WWT Slimbridge     From Middle Point waders included a breeding plumage Curlew Sandpiper, 48 Sanderlings, 97 Ringed Plovers, three Whimbrels, 64 Dunlins, three Grey Plovers and three immature SPOONBILLS. A Barn Owl hunting the Top New Piece and the Dumbles this morning. At least two Cattle Egrets on the Top New Piece and a Great White Egret to the N. (Martin McGill/Neil Smart/Dot Jones/Roberta Goodall).

Frampton pools     Two adult Mediterranean Gulls, a Common Sandpiper, two Oystercatchers, six Common Terns, 70+ Swifts, 100+ Sand Martins, 20+ Swallows, 20+ House Martins, two Cuckoos, six Cetti’s Warblers, eight Reed Warblers, three Whitethroats, 19 Blackcaps, ten Chiffchaffs and a male Mandarin. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     At high tide at midday a pair of Avocets briefly, 14 Oystercatchers, three Curlews, two pairs of Shelducks with 8 and 9 ducklings, a Little Egret, two Red Kites, a Kestrel, 50+ House Martins, 6+ Swallows, two Sand Martins and adult and juvenile Whitethroat. (MK).

Avocets by Mike King

Red Kite by Mike King

Epney    A Red Kite at 11:10am heading towards Longney from Epney following the road. (MK).

Ryeford     Along the River Frome two Kingfishers, two Mute Swans with six cygnets, five Chiffchaffs, including an adult feeding four juveniles and a Goldcrest. (Steve Pullen).

Edge     At Rudge Hill nature reserve 10+ Linnets, five Willow Warblers, four Meadow Pipits, a Tree Pipit, two Whitethroats, two Green Woodpeckers and a Great Spotted Woodpecker and many families of recently fledged Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits. (Steve Pullen).

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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.