Monday 6th June 2022

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY flew over South Lake at 12:25pm heading N. (Ian Hull). Also today from Middle Point three Grey Plovers, three Whimbrels and three immature SPOONBILLS. (Paul Masters).

Broadoak     An OSPREY. presumed the same, reported taking a fish at 5pm and then settling on the sands to eat it, harassed by gulls and corvids. (per Andy Jayne).

Frampton     On Court Lake a late Common Sandpiper, a Common Tern, six Great Crested Grebes and the Black Swan. A Kingfisher, a Cuckoo and a Whitethroat taking food into a nest at Splatt Bridge. (Paul Sutton).

Common Sandpiper by Paul Sutton

Chavenage Lane area     A food-carrying Barn Owl, hunting during the afternoon, five Corn Buntings and three pairs of Whitethroats feeding young. (Terry Grant).

Saul Warth     This afternoon a pair of Avocets, 11 Oystercatchers, two Curlews, a pair of Shelducks with nine ducklings, four Grey Herons, a Little Egret, a Grey Wagtail and a Whitethroat. (MK).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Two Dunlins, four Redshanks, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Little Egret, two Avocets with four chicks, a pair of  Yellow Wagtails, a Garden Warbler and Cuckoo, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat and Swallow. (Jeremy Holland). Additionally this evening two Mute Swans with seven cygnets, 22 Canada Geese in to roost, three Shelducks, 50 Mallards, two male Shovelers, three Tufted Ducks, a Great White Egret (with red ring on left leg reading AAR up in white letters), two Grey Herons, c6 Lapwings with at least three chicks, a pair of Oystercatchers with one chick, a summer plumage Dunlin, 11 Curlews came in to roost, three with colour rings and 4+ Redshanks. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     On Severn Ham two Mute Swans by Abbey Mill with two cygnets, 40 Mallard (Mill Avon), a Peregrine hunting, later perching on the Abbey tower, a Curlew, ten House Martins collecting mud for nests, 10+ singing Skylarks, a female Yellow Wagtail, a Reed Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, three Blackcaps, at least ten Starlings in a flock including fledged young and at least six male Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

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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