Monday 29th March 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL reappeared on the Sailing Lake at 2:45pm. (Paul Taylor). It remained until 6:45pm when it flew towards the Severn with ten Black-headed Gulls. (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 Matt Hall

Bonaparte’s Gull by Matt Hall

Bonaparte’s Gull by Matt Hall

Cleeve Hill     Two RING OUZELS in the NE corner of Cleeve Hill, opposite Breakheart Plantation but flighty at midday. (Steve Owen).

Saul Warth    One possibly two WATER PIPITS between Hock Ditch and the new fence (two seen in flight), a Fieldfare resting on the foreshore, 30+ Common Gulls, 15 Curlews and a Little Egret. (MK).

Water Pipit by Mike King

Frampton     From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge this morning, 12 Golden Plover, six Black-tailed Godwits, 20+ Sand Martin and three Swallows all going SW into the wind also two MERLINS and 12 Redshanks. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul     A Little Egret feeding in a large field pond adjacent to the Gloucester/Sharpness Canal at cSO761099 N of Saul Junction. (Gordon Avery).

Sharpness    A KITTIWAKE flew S at 9:45am, also a Peregrine and a Curlew. (William Coles).

Berkeley shore     Five JACK SNIPES, c25 Snipe, three Wheatears (2m, 1f) and two Rock Pipits today. (Paul Taylor).

Leckhampton Hill     Late afternoon two male Wheatears. (Tom Mabbett).

Coombe Hill Meadows    This morning five Little Ringed Plovers, two Oystercatchers, two Redshanks, four Lapwings, two Mute Swans, two Peregrines, four Reed Buntings, seven Chiffchaffs, two Cetti’s Warblers and a Willow Warbler. (Greg Lee).

Ashleworth Ham     This morning birds included two Red-legged Partridges, seven Curlews, five Lapwings, a Black-tailed Godwit, eight Snipe, four Grey Herons, six Little Egrets, five Canada Geese, six Greylags, 20+Shovelers, c30 Teal, c20 Wigeon, two pairs of Tufted Ducks, 25 Coots, two Buzzards and two Chiffchaffs. (Paul Sutton). Also this evening additional birds included eight Mute Swans, five Shelducks displaying, 205+ Teal, 30 Mallards and 58+ Shovelers. (Mike Smart).

Chiffchaff by Paul Sutton

Leonard Stanley     A pair of Marsh Tits this morning at the top of Gypsy Lane. (Simon Spedding).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill this afternoon four Stonechats, a Raven, a pair of Mandarins and a Buzzard. (Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby).

Frampton Mansell    Along the canal a Willow Warbler heard, nearby two Kingfishers, a Dipper, a pair of Mandarins and several Blackcaps singing. (Phil Pope).

Brickhampton     On the golf course a Raven, a Little Egret, a Green Woodpecker and many Buzzards today. (Eric Harris).

Tewkesbury     A Curlew flew low over Tewkesbury N.R. this morning and a Swallow heading N. (Pete Long). 15 Wigeon and 25 Teal at Mitton. (Mike Smart).

Twyning     At least eight Curlews at Upham Meadow. (Mike Smart).

Stroud     Three Sand Martins this morning over Lypiatt. (Roy Bircher).

Hampton Fields     A Red Kite and a singing Chiffchaff today. (Terry Grant).

Chapman’s Cross     A Red Kite, a singing Chiffchaff and a Long-tailed Tit building a nest in a low hedge. (Terry Grant).

Calcot Manor     A Red Kite, a male Wheatear, six Sand Martins flying W, two Swallows, a Willow Warbler and a pair of Stonechats. (Terry Grant).

Maisemore     Either side of Church Road, along the lake to the weir and to the upper parting this afternoon two Sand Martins, two Grey Wagtails, five Chiffchaffs, two Goldfinches, a Greenfinch, two Song Thrushes, a Goldcrest, three Long-tailed Tits, two Stock Doves, a Cormorant, three Buzzards, 15 Mallards, four Moorhens, two Canada Geese, two Mute Swans and a Brimstone. (John Fletcher).

Winchcombe    Two Chiffchaffs singing down Langley Road this morning. (Stuart Galey).

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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