Sunday 11th April 2021

Popes Hill     An adult KITTIWAKE heading S over the house at 7:30am. (John Phillips).

Sharpness    Two WHIMBREL early this morning during the WeBS count. (Roy Widgery).

Cleeve Hill     12 RING OUZELS this morning. Also two Mistle Thrushes, two Blackcaps and two Red-legged Partridges. (Adrienne Sanders/Cas & Luther Hambling (age 12 & 10). Two Red Kites and two Kestrels working the western slopes late this afternoon. (Chris Newton).

Cranham    Six Bramblings in trees in the village this morning. (Andy Jayne).

Berkeley shore     This morning a Whitethroat, a Yellow Wagtail, a Ringed Plover, two Common Sandpipers, five Wheatears and two Willow Warblers. (Paul Taylor). Also in the Pill at high tide, a female Goosander still, 24 Redshanks, a Curlew, a Shelduck and a few Teal. (Dave Emery).

Frampton    On the flashes and along the canal at Splatt Bridge this morning three Teal (1m, 2f), three pairs of Gadwalls, a pair of Mandarins, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, two Little Egrets, a Redshank, a Curlew and a Water Rail heard, six Swallows, a Sand Martin, a Whitethroat, two Willow Warblers and a Jay. (MK). At the pools no sign of the Bonaparte’s Gull, two Tree Pipits, a MERLIN, a Redstart, a Whitethroat, two Yellow Wagtails, a White Wagtail, a Sedge Warbler, 27 Willow Warblers, 45 Chiffchaffs, 31 Blackcaps, 200+ Sand Martins, 50+ Swallows and four Cetti’s Warblers. (Nick Goatman).

Little Egret by Mike King

Great White Egret by Mike King

Saul Warth     Over high tide a mixed flock of c20 Ringed Plovers and Dunlins and a Little Stint. Also two Avocets and a Grey Wagtail. (Paul Rich).

Minchinhampton Common     A male Redstart and a Whitethroat this morning. (Peter Chappell).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A GREAT WHITE EGRET, two Avocets, a Ruff and a White Wagtail today. (David Benton).

Forest of Dean     A Cuckoo heard calling briefly from Woolaston Woodside at 11 am from the direction of East Wood. (Ann Harris). A Red Kite circling over the Wye at Lydbrook at midday and a pair of Mandarins on the river. (Geoff Fawcett).

Selsley Common     At the Equestrian Centre four Wheatears (3m, 1f), 11 Skylarks, 12 Linnets and a Green Woodpecker today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Charlton Kings Common     At dawn two Tree Pipits, four Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, three Siskins, five Yellowhammers, five Stock Doves, a vocal flock of 40 Linnets, a Kestrel and a Raven. (Chris Furley).

Elmore    Male and female Reed Buntings and a pair of Ravens harassing a Buzzard this afternoon. (Simon Hart).

Aylburton Warth    On this morning’s WeBS count five Canada Geese, 26 Shelducks, a Wigeon, four Mallards, four Oystercatchers, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Ringed Plover, 26 Curlews, 12 Redshanks, a Turnstone, 5+ Skylarks, two Meadow Pipits, two Swallows, four White Wagtails, a Willow Warbler, two Chiffchaffs and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart/Barrie Mills).

Guscar Rocks  On this morning’s WeBS count two Canada Geese, 14 Shelducks, seven Teal, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, 59 Golden Plovers in summer plumage, 13 Curlews, five Redshanks and two Common Sandpipers. (Barrie Mills/Mike Smart).

Minsterworth Ham    Four Mallards, a Grey Heron and a Chiffchaff today. (Mike Smart).

Stanley Downton    This morning two Blackcaps, two Goldcrests, eight Chiffchaffs, two Green Woodpeckers, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, nine Buzzards, a female Kestrel, two Cormorants, a pair of Grey Wagtails and over 100 Swallows at the water treatment works. (Paul Sutton).

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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