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Saturday 10th April 2021

Woodmancote     A CUCKOO calling at dawn at Nottingham Hill. (Mark Forknall). Another or the same one heard at Woodmancote at 9am. (Judith Thomson).

Daglingworth     A male RING OUZEL for about half an hour this afternoon, also a male Redstart. (Andrew Morrison).

Cleeve Hill    At least 11 RING OUZELS this morning feeding on ivy berries with a Mistle Thrush and Blackbirds. Also three Wheatears, two Tree Pipits, Yellowhammers and Willow Warblers. (Tom Mabbett/Mark Dowie). Also a CUCKOO and a Swallow. (Greg Lee).

Aylburton Warth     Three Little Ringed Plovers, four Wheatears, five White Wagtails, three Willow Warblers, 20+ Swallows, 37 Golden Plovers, a Red Kite and a Peregrine. (Lewis Thomson).

Frampton    At the pools this morning the BONAPARTE’S GULL, a Sparrowhawk, a male Redstart, 19 Willow Warblers, 34 Chiffchaffs, 29 Blackcaps, 200+ House Martins, 40+ Swallows, a Sedge Warbler, two Cetti’s Warblers, a Lapwing and two Oystercatchers. (Nick Goatman). The BONAPARTE’S GULL again this afternoon between 2-4pm. (Chris Brown). Please do not view from the Sailing Club and park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear.  On the flashes and along the canal at Splatt Bridge this morning six Teal (2m, 4f), three Redshanks, a male Sparrowhawk, a Water Rail feeding in a ditch, 19 Swallows, seven Sand Martins, three Willow Warblers, two Cetti’s Warblers and a Raven. A male Wheatear, two male White Wagtails, 6+ Pied Wagtails, four Meadow Pipits and eight Stock Doves on plough on the other side of the canal from Saul Lodge. (MK).

Water Rail by Mike King

Berkeley shore     Over high tide a female Goosander in the Pill, at least three Common Sandpipers and steady passage of Swallows upriver. (Paul Rich).

Chavenage Lane     Three Wheatears (1m, 2f), a male Stonechat, a Red Kite, 25+ Stock Doves and a flock of 1400+ Woodpigeons feeding in a field. (Terry Grant).

Wheatears by Terry Grant

Nailsworth     Up to 15 Siskins which have been practically resident all year on the garden feeders. (Terry Grant).

Siskin by Terry Grant

Bourton-on-the-Water     Two Oystercatchers flew in to the north pits. Also a pair of Gadwall, and the first clutch of four day-old Coots. (Andy Lewis).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Mid-afternoon a GREAT WHITE EGRET, two Little Egrets, at least four Yellow Wagtails, 11 Pied Wagtails and a White Wagtail, an OSPREY at 2:04pm (just W of the track to Lower Apperley in a tree) which flew towards the river, a Ruff, four Redshanks, 160+ Sand Martins and a few Swallows, two Little Ringed Plovers and a Ringed Plover. (Ken Heron). Also today six Mute Swans, ten Canada Geese, two Greylags, six Shelducks, 20 Teal, 20 Mallards (including a duck with about eight newly hatched ducklings), nine Shovelers, two Grey Herons, five Coots, six Lapwings, two Snipe flushed and song from two Blackcaps, three Willow Warblers and at least five Chiffchaffs. (Mike Smart). Also a Peregrine. (Ian Ralphs). A Tawny Owl roosting in a fallen tree. (Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby).

Tawny Owl by Dave Abrams

Ashleworth Ham     Early two Peregrines, a GREAT WHITE EGRET and five Little Egrets. (Ken Heron).

Witcombe Reservoirs     This afternoon a Common Sandpiper, five Pied Wagtails, six Great Crested Grebes, a Tufted Duck and seven Cormorants. (Rob Mellors).

Cheltenham     Eight Golden Plovers on plough between Seven Springs and Charlton Kings Common today. (David Ashbee).

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Friday 9th April 2021

Frampton     A BONAPARTE’S GULL still present at the Sailing Lake this morning for its 14th day. (Mark Coller/Paul Skirrow). Please do not view from the Sailing Club and park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear. On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge three Teal, a Bar-headed Goose flew S with four Barnacle Geese, ten Redshanks, a Lapwing, two Snipe, 50+ Sand Martins, six Swallows, a House Martin, five Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers, a Kingfisher and a Yellow Wagtail, a Water Rail and a Little Owl all heard. (Gordon Hodgson/MK).

Berkeley     An OSPREY flew over the Pill at 6:50am and headed across the river to Lydney. (Andy Jordan).

Bibury     An OSPREY flew over low at 8:15am heading towards Chedworth. (Keith Jennings).

Forest of Dean   The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill today. (Les Ditchburn). Please keep to the main footpaths, with patience you will get good views. Two male Pied Flycatchers at Nagshead. (Les Ditchburn/Geoff Fawcett). Also House Martins over Westbury Water Gardens. (Geoff Fawcett).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning five Blackcaps, five Chiffchaffs, a Sedge Warbler, a Willow Warbler, a Meadow Pipit, 25 Fieldfares and a Redwing, a Little Egret, two Shelducks, six Teal, a Little Ringed Plover, a Ruff, an Avocet, several pairs of Lapwings and Redshank, a pair of Oystercatchers, a pair of Bullfinches and a Greenfinch. (Rob Crofton/Andy Langley).

Ashleworth & Hasfield Hams     16 Mute Swans, two Greylags, ten Canada Geese, 20 Wigeon, 36 Teal, 60 Mallards, two Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, a female Peregrine, a Lapwing, a Little Ringed Plover, 12 Curlews, five Skylarks, two Swallows, ten Fieldfares, two Blackcaps, three Willow Warblers, five Chiffchaffs and 2-3 Reed Buntings this morning. (Mike Smart).

Hazleton 12 Bramblings and three Corn Buntings this morning feeding on spilled grain, at the bend where the line of trees starts at SP 07440 18702. (MK).

Selsley Common     A male Wheatear this morning. (Seb Buckton). At the Equestrian Centre six Wheatears, 13 Skylarks and two Mistle Thrushes today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Stinchcombe Hill     Early morning male and female Wheatear, a House Martin and a Willow Warbler. (Paul Rich).

Fromebridge     A male Redstart today. (Ken Burrows).

Minchinhampton Common     32 Golden Plovers came in to roost late afternoon. (Terry Grant).

Chipping Campden   A male Redstart at Campden Business Park for the last three days now. (Steve Martin).

Dowdeswell Reservoir    Two Greylags, a pair of Mandarins, c15 Swallows and two House Martins low over water, two Cormorants, five Moorhens and a Grey Heron. (Tom Mabbett).

Cotswold Water Park East     A pair of Great Black-backed Gulls on Pit 132 this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Rodborough     A Little Egret flew over the garden today, a garden tick. (Seb Buckton).

Nympsfield     A pair of Siskins on feeders in garden today. (David Price).

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Thursday 8th April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL still on the Sailing Lake today until 7pm tonight when it flew off strongly SW. Also a Yellow Wagtail, 100+ Sand Martins, five Willow Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, seven Chiffchaffs, two Oystercatchers and two Cetti’s Warblers. (Mark Dowie/Nick Goatman/Andy Jordan). If you are coming tomorrow please do not view from the Sailing Club. Please park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear. On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge five Teal (2m, 3f), three pairs of Gadwalls, 15+ Redshanks, a Curlew and 27 more flew E, 50+ Sand Martins and 6+ Swallows. Four White Wagtails on plough on the other side of the canal from Saul Lodge. (MK). Also a Yellow Wagtail here. (Mark Dowie).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds this morning included four Greylags, six Canada Geese, four Teal, two Wigeon, a Little Egret, two Peregrines, three Redshanks, three Oystercatchers, four Lapwings, 5+ Pied Wagtails, a Chiffchaff seen and several heard, a Green Woodpecker calling, 2+ Goldfinches, 25 Sand Martins and a Swallow. (Andrew Worthington).

Forest of Dean   The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill this morning. 80 Lesser Redpolls at Woorgreens. (Andy Jayne). There have been reports of people leaving the main footpaths and moving through the gorse to get better photos of the Shrike. There are ground nesting birds and basking reptiles here. Please keep to the main footpaths, with patience you will get good views.

Ashleworth Ham     Four Little Ringed Plovers, three White Wagtails and a Peregrine hunting over the reserve today. (Richard Humphrey).

Rendcomb     From the bridge a Dipper, a Grey Wagtail, a House Martin and a Mistle Thrush and Nuthatches and Siskins heard. (Steve Brown).

Longney    In the old orchards and along the Severn Way this afternoon birds included six Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, five Chaffinches, 11 Linnets, four Goldfinches, ten House Sparrows, a Pied Wagtail, two Red-legged Partridges, two Buzzards, an Oystercatcher, six Mallards, two Ravens and two Green Woodpeckers. (John Fletcher).

Hornsleaze Roughs     A Wheatear and a Stonechat this afternoon. (Duncan Dine).

Lower Norcote    A Swallow alarm calling with Sparrowhawk high above today. (Harvey Sherwood).

Twyning     At Upham Meadow 12 Greylags, 60 Canada Geese, six Mallards, two Grey Herons, a Buzzard, 14 Curlews, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 5+ Skylarks, two Swallows, a Chiffchaff, ten Carrion Crows and 2-3 Reed Buntings singing. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury    At Mythe Hook 60 Canada Geese, ten Mallards, two Buzzards, three Oystercatchers, two Skylarks, 95 Jackdaws, 25 Carrion Crows, a Chiffchaff and a Blackcap. (Mike Smart).

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Wednesday 7th April 2021

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY sat on a post on the Dumbles until it flew N just after 9am. A SPOONBILL still present and 12 CATTLE EGRETS in the roost. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Westbury-on-Severn     An OSPREY at midday, over the river near Garden Cliff, it flew slowly towards Rodley. Probably the same bird as at WWT. (John & Viv Phillips) and possibly the bird Rich Tyler had going W over Pit 44 CWP (W) yesterday afternoon.

Frampton pools     The BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing lake from 11:30am-3:30pm at least feeding along the SW side with Black-headed Gulls. (Dave Hughes/Ian Hayes). A Fieldfare, 100+ Swallows, 200+ Sand Martins, six House Martins, a male Redstart, a Common Sandpiper, 14 Willow Warblers, 38 Chiffchaffs, 31 Blackcaps, three Yellow Wagtails, a Sedge Warbler and a Green Sandpiper. (Nick Goatman). Also a White Wagtail still. (Roy Shilham).

Forest of Dean     A Pied Flycatcher and a pair of Mandarins at Nagshead again today. (Ken Burrows). Speech House to Crabtree Hill a pair of Goldcrests, three singing Blackcaps, two singing Willow Warblers and a pair of Mandarins, a male Green Woodpecker, two male Stonechats, a Siskin and a male Linnet. From New Fancy View a Raven in the car park, male and female Goshawks but distant and a Crossbill and a Siskin over. At Parkend a Hawfinch, two Coal Tits and a pair of Chaffinches. (Jake King).

Netheridge Farm     A JACK SNIPE, a singing Sedge Warbler, two Swallows, 10+ Chiffchaffs, three pairs of Blackcaps and two Willow Warblers at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Ruff and a Redshank today. (Chris Snook).

Ruff by Chris Snook

Gloucester     A pair of Barn Owls on the outskirts of the city tonight. (Justin Collinge).

Barn Owls by Justin Collinge

Barn Owl by Justin Collinge

Stonehouse     A Grey Heron on the River Frome near Bond’s Mill and another near the Sewage Works. a Little Egret at Millend Lane, a Buzzard at the Sewage Works, two Green Sandpipers on the River Frome near the Sewage Works, two Dippers at Beard’s Mill, one at Bond’s Mill and two at Millend Lane, a Cetti’s Warbler singing near Beard’s Mill, a Willow Warbler on the River Frome near Eastington Park and one at the Sewage Works. (Nigel Birch).

Chipping Campden     A Willow Warbler in a neighbours Holly tree today. (Julian Bennett).

Gloucester     A Greylag at Alney Island close to Lower Parting today. (Robert McAllister).

Greylag by Robert McAllister
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Tuesday 6th April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL still on the Sailing Lake today and roosted on the jetty tonight. Also today 25 Swallows, 300+ Sand Martins, five Yellow Wagtails, four White Wagtails, a Sedge Warbler, a Cettis Warbler, six Willow Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, 13 Chiffchaffs and 60 Curlews over. (Terry Grant/Seb Buckton/Nick Goatman). If you are coming tomorrow please do not view from the Sailing Club. Please park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear.

Bonaparte’s Gull by Terry Grant

Cotswold Water Park West     An OSPREY flew W over Pit 44 at 1:25pm today. (Richard Tyler).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning two Avocets, two Ruff, two Little Ringed Plovers, two Redshanks, two White Wagtails and six Meadow Pipits. (Les Ditchburn). Also two Ruff , two Swallows, three Sand Martins, a Little Egret, three Redshanks and 12 Pied Wagtails. (David Benton).

Hazleton    A Brambling, three Yellowhammers, two Chaffinches and three Goldfinches this morning at 11:30am feeding on spilled grain, at the bend where the line of trees starts at SP 07440 18702. (MK).

Brambling by Mike King

Snowshill     35 Golden Plovers circling over the turning to the village early afternoon. (MK).

Calmsden     15 Corn Buntings near the Welsh Way crossroads early afternoon. Also a Red Kite over the village. (MK).

Uley Bury     This afternoon a Red Kite, four Buzzards and three Ravens. (Neil Smart).

Forest of Dean    10+ Siskins at Foxes Bridge and a Pied Flycatcher and a pair of Mandarins at Nagshead. (Chris Snook).

Siskin by Chris Snook

Pied Flycatcher by Chris Snook

Quedgeley     A Red-legged Partridge in the garden in Shelduck Road early this morning captured on TrailCam. (Steve Pullen).

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Monday 5th April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL still on the Sailing Lake all day until 8pm at least. Also today 13 Willow Warblers, 31 Chiffchaffs, 30 Blackcaps, 54 Swallows, 300+ Sand Martins, two House Martins, two Yellow Wagtails, a White Wagtail, three Cetti’s Warblers, eight Ravens, 18 Linnets, two Shelducks, an adult Common Gull, a Common Sandpiper, an Oystercatcher and two Curlews. (Nick Goatman/Ken Hurcombe/MK/Andy Jordan). A Sedge Warbler singing in Vicarage Lane this morning. (Mark Hobson). If you are coming tomorrow please do not view from the Sailing Club. Please park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear. From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Little Egret, five Teal, six Redshanks, four Curlews, a Common Sandpiper by Splatt Bridge, two Sand Martins, six Swallows, two Redwings, a Willow Warbler and three Chiffchaffs. (Gordon Hodgson/MK).

Bonaparte’s Gull by Mike King

Bonaparte’s Gull by Mike King

Bonaparte’s Gull by Mike King

Oystercatcher by Mike King

Saul Warth     This evening 82 Curlews, 20+ Swallows, 30+ Sand Martins, two Siskins and a Yellow Wagtail. (Gordon Hodgson). 2+White Wagtails in the ploughed field on the opposite side of the canal to Saul Lodge. (Mark Hobson).

Cleeve Hill     A female RING OUZEL, five Golden Plovers, four Stonechats, a House Martin through, a Peregrine and Willow Warblers singing. (Tom Mabbett).

Hazelton     Two Bramblings, two Yellowhammers, a Chaffinch, two Goldfinches and two Red-legged Partridges this morning. (Les Ditchburn).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon two Little Ringed Plovers, a Snipe, 12 Curlews, two Lapwings, 18 Greylags, two Canada Geese, 14 Mute Swans, 131 Teal, 42 Wigeon, six Shovelers,  three Grey Herons, seven Little Egrets, five Coots, two Moorhens, ten Pied Wagtails, five White Wagtails, 12 Swallows, two Sand Martins, three Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers, male and female Blackcap, a Tawny Owl, a female Peregrine and three Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

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Sunday 4th April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL still on the Sailing Lake until 6:55pm at least. (Paul Rich/Martyn Hayes). If you are coming tomorrow please do not view from the Sailing Club. Please park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear. From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge a GREAT WHITE EGRET again. (Mike Davis).

WWT Slimbridge    Two 2nd calendar year SPOONBILLS circled low over the grounds this morning at 10:45am (Nathan Dixon). Also seen again in flight and circling high at midday then headed NE, but returned to the reserve later to preen and feed. (Martin McGill). They were seen circling high above the end of Vicarage Lane, Frampton at 12:40pm and heading NW. (Dot Jones/Nigel Cramp).

Aylburton Warth     This morning four Little Ringed Plovers, five Golden Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, seven White Wagtails, two Willow Warblers, two Swallows and a Stonechat. (Lewis Thomson).

Saul Warth     A pair of Avocets feeding ahead of the tide at 12:30pm. Also a male Redstart. (Mark Hobson).

Hazleton     Along the tiny road towards Salperton, five Bramblings, three Corn Buntings, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Linnets, Yellowhammers and a Great Tit feeding on spilled grain, at the bend where the line of trees starts. Also a Red Kite, a Buzzard, two Ravens, a Jay and two Stock Doves. Nearby four Muntjacs, an adult with two well grown young and another adult. (Steve Brown).

Forest of Dean     A presumed MEALY REDPOLL at Flaxley/Hope Woods, SO681174, this afternoon. (Andy Jayne). Two Tree Pipits, a Goshawk, 20+ Siskins, a few Lesser Redpolls and a pair of Mandarins at Crabtree Hill. At Cannop Ponds by the feeders a Marsh Tit and a male Sparrowhawk. A Dipper at Parkend behind The Fountain Inn. A Little Owl just before the turning to Beachley Barracks. (Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four Mute Swans, six Canada Geese, three pairs of Shelducks, four Wigeon, ten Teal, ten Shovelers, two Grey Herons, five Coots, two Oystercatchers, 6+ Lapwings, six Snipe, two Ruff, four Redshanks, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, five Skylarks, two Blackcaps, five Chiffchaffs and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     18 Mute Swans, two Canada Geese, 12 Mallards, a Grey Heron and a GREAT WHITE EGRET, two Curlews, two Snipe, two Chiffchaffs and four Roe Deer. (Mike Smart).

Aylburton    This afternoon at lower Aylburton Common and Sandford Road a Red Kite, a Goshawk, eight Buzzards and six Blackcaps. (Jonny Gentle). A garden Lesser Redpoll at Aylburton Common. (Martin Vaisey).

Lesser Redpoll by Martin Vaisey

Quedgeley     A Cetti’s Warbler heard near Teal Close, six Chiffchaffs singing, four Blackcaps, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Red-legged Partridges in a field next to Elmore Lane West and a Raven. (Steve Pullen).

Lower Rea     Two Great Black-backed Gulls on the river, five Buzzards, a Green Woodpecker heard, four Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps in song and a Stock Dove. (Steve Pullen).

Stanley Downton    This morning a Green Woodpecker calling, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Chiffchaffs, a Treecreeper, a Raven, a Blackcap, five Buzzards, a Grey Heron and a Goldcrest. (Paul Sutton).

Kilkenny   At the viewpoint and picnic area this afternoon two singing Chiffchaffs, a Red Admiral and a Peacock butterfly. (Keith White).

Painswick Beacon     A Swallow over this morning. (Vanda Owen).

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Saturday 3rd April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing Lake on and off throughout the day until early evening at least. Also today a first-winter MEDITERRANEAN GULL, six Yellow Wagtails, 32 Chiffchaffs, 22 Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, 200+ Sand Martins, two Swallows, four Yellowhammers, two Cetti’s Warblers, a Kingfisher and 39 Curlews. (Nick Goatman). Two unringed Common Cranes flew over the canal S of Splatt Bridge low towards the 100-Acre at 8:30am. Also from the canal a female Marsh Harrier, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, three Little Egrets, two pairs of Teal, 22 Redshanks, 14 Curlews, three Buzzards including a white bird a male Yellow Wagtail over NW, five Swallows, 20+ Sand Martins and two Cetti’s Warblers. (Paul Masters/MK).

Cotswold Water Park East     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK again today in the NE corner of Pit 132 until 2:15pm at least. Also a Red Kite. (Nigel Pleass/MK).

Ring-necked Duck by Mike King

Ring-necked Duck by Mike King

Red Kite by Mike King

Cleeve Hill     Three RING OUZELS (2m, 1f) today but mobile and elusive. (Steve Brown/Ian Ralphs/Neil Duggan/Paul Hands). Also two Red Kites. (Steve Brown). A male Redstart on the walk up from Bishops Cleeve. (Neil Duggan/Paul Hands).

Ring Ouzel by Neil Duggan

Redstart by Neil Duggan

Sharpness     A Whitethroat this afternoon. (Andy Jordan).

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill early afternoon at least seven singing Willow Warblers, three Swallows through, two Tree Pipits together, a pair of Stonechats and two Buzzards. (Richard, Becky & Cerys Lansdown).

Huntley      A Little Grebe on the lake in Huntley woods downstream of Monk Spout. (Rob & Gillian Guest).

Stonehouse     Two Dippers at Beard’s Mill. Three Grey Herons in the meadows opposite Bond’s Mill and a fourth on the River Frome near Cress Green. A Willow Warbler singing alongside the River Frome near Eastington Park. A Little Egret and four Sand Martins along the River Frome near Stanley Downton Sewage works. Two Grey Wagtails at the Sewage Works and six Swallows on wires above farmyard next to the Sewage Works. (Nigel Birch). Also in the Stanley Downton area this morning four Green Woodpeckers calling, seven Buzzards, ten Chiffchaffs, 10+ Swallows, three Cormorants, a Peregrine on a pylon towards Frocester and small groups of Goldfinches. (Paul Sutton).

Ashleworth Ham     From the hide at 5pm two Little Ringed Plovers, nine Curlews, four Lapwings, seven Snipe, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, three Little Egrets, eight Grey Herons, 110 Teal, 25 Wigeon, 12 Shovelers, 34 Mallards, six Coots, two Moorhens, seven Mute Swans and nine Greylags. (Richard Humphrey).

Haw Bridge to Chaceley Stock     Two Mute Swans, a male Mandarin on the Severn, two Teal, ten Mallards, two Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, two Lapwings, four Curlews, c5 singing Skylarks, a Swallow, 15 Sand Martins, two Grey Wagtails, 30 Fieldfares still, two Blackcaps and three Chiffchaffs. (Mike Smart).

Saul Warth     A pair of Reed Buntings this afternoon. (Esther Rumsey).

Nailsworth     A Dipper feeding on Nailsworth stream by the bridge at Egypt Mill, also a Little Egret in trees around lakes adjacent to the Nailsworth to Stroud cycle path. (Paul Skirrow).

Dipper by Paul Skirrow

Frocester     A Blackcap feeding on blackthorn near Frocester. (Paul Skirrow).

Blackcap by Paul Skirrow
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Friday 2nd April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing Lake on and off throughout the day until early evening at least. Also today 1000+ Sand Martins, four Swallows, four Willow Warblers, 31 Chiffchaffs, 18 Blackcaps, six Siskins, 24 Meadow Pipits, two Oystercatchers, 65 Tufted Ducks, 22 Gadwalls, a pair of Wigeon and a pair of Mandarins. (Nick Goatman). Also three Yellow Wagtails and a report from other birders of a Hobby. (Carol Rushton & Steve Curtis). If you are coming tomorrow please do not view from the Sailing Club. Please park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear. From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a MERLIN, 20 Redshanks, 12 Swallows, 50+ Sand Martins, three Willow Warblers, a Redstart, a Yellow Wagtail, two House Martins, two Siskins and 84 Meadow Pipits. Also a Red Kite high over the garden in the village at midday. (Gordon Hodgson). Also from Splatt tow path a Marsh Harrier. (Carol Rushton & Steve Curtis). 11 CATTLE EGRETS flew back S towards Slimbridge from the pools at dusk. (Andy Jordan).

Saul Warth     A GREAT WHITE EGRET, presumed same bird, five Little Egrets and five Curlews at 11:15am. A Willow Warbler by the Treatment plant. (MK).

Awre     This morning three Swallows and a Willow Warbler. nearby a pair of Little Owls. (Lewis Thomson).

Sharpness     A REED WARBLER singing this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Selsley Common     A female RING OUZEL on the north bank this morning. (Paul Rich/Colin Greenfield).

Cleeve Hill     Eight RING OUZELS (4m, 4f) this morning but flighty and elusive at times. (Pete Grimmitt). Also a Wheatear, two Red Kites, a Kestrel and a pair of Peregrines mobbing a Buzzard. (Greg Lee).

Rodborough Common     A male Redstart at 10:30am. (Rich Hearn).

Forest of Dean     c10 Crossbills this morning feeding at Collafield. (Sharon Binnie). A male Pied Flycatcher near Lower hide at Nagshead (hide closed). (Roberta Goodall). At Cannop ponds a Marsh tit on the bird table Cannop, nine Tufted Ducks (4f, 5m), male and female Mandarin, two Mute Swan and a Nuthatch calling. (Chris Keeling).

Cotswold Water Park West     A GREAT WHITE EGRET at Pit 41 today. Also 11 Goldeneye here, though only one adult male. At Pit 16 a pair of Egyptian Geese with eight fairly small goslings. (Andy Jayne).

North Nibley     A Woodcock flushed by a dog walker at the monument at midday. (Dan White).

Pen Hill, Colesbourne   Three Red Kites, at least two Goshawks, a Sparrowhawk, 22+ Buzzards, a Peregrine, 30 Ravens and ten Siskins today. (Andy Jayne).

Amberley     At Theescombe Lane five Lesser Redpolls and eight Siskins on feeders, Greenfinch, Goldcrests and Chiffchaff singing. (Phil Williams).

Edge     On the Common this morning two Tree Pipits seen and heard, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap singing. (Phil Williams).

Stonehouse     A Swallow at Stanley Downton sewage works and three Dippers around Beard’s Mill. (Alan Jones). In the Ryeford/Stanley Downton area this morning five Greenfinches, eight Chiffchaffs, five Buzzards and two Treecreepers. (Paul Sutton).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A GREAT WHITE EGRET briefly before flying off N. Also two Avocets, a Yellow Wagtail with 6+ Pied Wagtails and a Treecreeper. (Paul Clark).

Ashleworth Ham     This evening 12 Mute Swans, 20 Wigeon, 200 Teal, a Mallard with six tiny ducklings, 25 Shovelers, six Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, 15 Coots, a Sparrowhawk, a female Peregrine, two Lapwings, eight Curlews came into roost, two Tawny Owls at dusk, a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff. (Mike Smart). Also a Treecreeper. (Peter Jones).

Northwood Green     A singing Blackcap in the garden and a Chiffchaff today. (Neil Tappin).

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Thursday 1st April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL returned to the Sailing Lake at 11:15am until early evening at least. (Neil Smart). Earlier it was at WWT. Also a YELLOW WAGTAIL over N, 100+ Sand Martins and two Swallows. (Nick Goatman). If you are coming tomorrow please do not view from the Sailing Club. Please park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear. From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge 146 Sand Martins, 126 Meadow Pipits, nine Swallows, 46 Linnets, 35 Goldfinches, six Fieldfares, 30 Wood Pigeons and a Snipe all N. (Gordon Hodgson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A YELLOW WAGTAIL at 2:30pm. (Ian Hull).

Sharpness     A Rock Pipit feeding along one of the docks pier arms at 11:15am. (Gordon Avery).

Forest of Dean     The first PIED FLYCATCHER today. (Dan Watson).

Aylburton    Two Red Kites over at 9:15am then seen over the Common at 9:20am. (Martin Vaisey).

Cleeve Hill     Two male RING OUZELS at 10:30am in the cleared areas then flew across the valley towards the heather enclosure. Also a Red Kite, a Willow Warbler, two Chiffchaffs and two male Yellowhammers. (Duncan Dine/Andy Wiggins/MK).

Ring Ouzel by Duncan Dine

Stinchcombe Hill     A Tree Pipit, a Swallow and two Lesser Redpolls this morning. (James Robinson).

Selsley Common     Early evening a male Wheatear and a Peregrine. (Paul Rich).

Shab Hill     c500 Golden Plovers many coming into summer plumage in a field of Autumn sown cereal at Barrow Wake this afternoon. (Duncan Dine).

Leckhampton Hill     At 10:15am 227 Golden Plovers on the stony field W of Hartley Farm, several in breeding plumage. Also a Swallow through. (Steve Brown). A Wheatear this evening. (Mark Dowie).

Gloucester    A male REDSTART at Horsebere Brook FSA at 2:30pm today. (Hugh Boucher).  At Horsbere Flood Storage Area this afternoon birds included a Snipe, a male Reed Bunting, two Skylarks, three Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, a Pied Wagtail, ten Mallards, a Grey Heron, two Red-legged Partridges, 250+ Woodpigeons and a pair of Mute Swans. (John Fletcher).

Male Redstart by Hugh Boucher

Ashleworth Ham    12 Mute Swans, 11 Greylags, six Canada Geese, two Shelducks, 20 Wigeon, two Gadwalls, 200 Teal, 25 Mallards, 20 Shovelers, a pair of Tufted Ducks, three Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, 15 Coots, a Lapwing, 22+ Snipe, seven Curlews, four Swallows, two Willow Warblers, two Blackcaps and five Chiffchaffs today. (Mike Smart).

Stonehouse     Near Bond’s Mill at noon today, a mixed flock of c20 Swallows and House Martins. Presumably the same a few minutes later, E of Beard’s Mill. (Barry Hill).

Cheltenham     This afternoon, at least two Herring Gulls seen on the Ladies’ College playing field N of Eldorado Crescent. Also a singing Chiffchaff and a Raven heard. (Keith White).

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