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).

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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