Monday 12th April 2021

Frampton     The BONAPARTE’S GULL still this evening at the pools then flew E at 7:15pm. (Andy Jordan). From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge this morning a male Redstart, three unringed Common Cranes, 47 Curlews, 12 Redshanks, two Snipe, ten Willow Warblers and a Common Sandpiper. (Gordon Hodgson). Also here a Yellow Wagtail, a pair of Pied Wagtails, three Buzzards, two Cormorants, six Little Egret, six Shelducks, a pair of Greylags and 8+ Swallows. (Paul Sutton). A Little Owl and five Sand Martins in the village this evening. (Josh Adamms).

Saul Warth     Early morning pre-tide two Avocets, seven Ringed Plovers, a Little Stint, two Grey Plovers, two Oystercatchers, nine Dunlins, nine Curlews and a Yellow Wagtail over. Also a Roebuck caught by the tide swam 400m to the shore. (MK). Also a Common Sandpiper and a female Wheatear at Hock Ditch. (Mike Davis).

Berkeley shore     A male Marsh Harrier flew NE at 8:15am. (Paul Taylor).

WWT Slimbridge     The Cackling Goose on the Long Ground Pool, also from the Estuary Tower three White Wagtails, two Little Ringed Plovers, a wing-tagged Marsh Harrier, an unringed adult Common Crane with a GCP bird and two Avocets. (Paul Masters).

Coombe Hill Meadows      This afternoon a pair of Avocets, a Redshank, Lapwings, Oystercatchers, Greylags, a Little Egret, a Yellow Wagtail, four Pied Wagtails and four Shelducks. (Roy Shilham).

Longney sands     A Sedge Warbler this morning. (Sarah Batt).

Forest of Dean    In fields behind Clearwell Quarry, a Red Kite, two singing Skylarks and six Fallow Deer. (Alan Waterman). A local Buzzard drove off four passing Buzzards today. (Chris Keeling).

Sandhurst    Two different Mute Swans on nests on the brickpits, three Greylags, two Canada Geese, 50 Mallards, 5+ Grey Herons, a Little Egret, a Peregrine, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Swallow, at least five Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler, five Chiffchaffs and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Aylburton Common    Two Swallows on wires above their annual nest site this morning. (Martin Vaisey).

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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