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).

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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