Tuesday 13th April 2021

Frampton    At lunchtime the first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing Lake, also two MEDITERRANEAN GULLS, two Common Sandpipers and a White Wagtail. (Nick Goatman). From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge this morning four Common Sandpipers, a male Redstart, a Whitethroat, two Yellow Wagtails through and the wing-tagged Marsh Harrier hunting the 100-Acre. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     At high tide a Little Stint, eight Dunlins, four Ringed Plovers, 13 Curlews and a Teal. (MK).

Little Stint with Dunlins & Ringed Plovers by Mike King

Cambridge to Frampton     A Common Sandpiper between Cambridge Arms and Splatt Bridge. Also two pairs of Tufted Ducks. In the woods between Cambridge and Frampton c10 Blackcaps, a Buzzard calling, and two Red-legged Partridges. (Dave Abrams).

Common Sandpiper by Dave Abrams

WWT Slimbridge     The CACKLING GOOSE, a Peregrine and a wing-tagged Marsh Harrier on the Dumbles. (Magnus Carter).

Berkeley shore     A GREENSHANK, a Common Sandpiper, a Yellow Wagtail over, a Reed Warbler and two Wheatears this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Fromebridge    First patch Kingfisher, Dipper and two Whitethroats this morning, also Yellowhammers, many Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps and two Cetti’s Warblers. (Ken Burrows).

Ashleworth Ham     A Common Sandpiper from the hide at 8am. (Richard Humphrey).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Little Egrets, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Redshank, Lapwings, three Yellow Wagtails, many Pied Wagtails, three Swallows and a Whitethroat today. (Rob & Gillian Guest). Two Oystercatchers, a Sedge Warbler, four Wigeon, six Teal and two pale Buzzards. (Ian Hull). Two Curlews and a Whimbrel at 2pm. (Les Ditchburn).

Upham Meadow     Two Mute Swans, 50 Canada Geese, ten Greylags, five Mallards, a Buzzard, two Oystercatchers, 11+ Curlews, three Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a Swallow. (Mike Smart).

Arlingham     A male Redstart along the Severn Way by the pylons. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Rodborough     A female RING OUZEL on the Common at 8:20am in trees by the fort. (Rich Hearn).

Stinchcombe Hill     A male Wheatear this morning. (James Robinson).

Cleeve Hill     This afternoon nine RING OUZELS, a Cuckoo, two Redstarts, a Tree Pipit, a Wheatear, a Red Kite, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, many Willow Warblers and plenty of Skylarks and Meadow Pipits. (Louise Bride/Leah Wright/Greg Lee/Mark Dowie). Also a Green Hairstreak, Peacock, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and an Emperor Moth. (Greg Lee). Between Cleeve Hill and Belas Knap this afternoon three Wheatears, a Red Kite and 34 Yellowhammers. (Simon Spedding). A Cuckoo flew along Cleeve Cloud from the S and landed in Nutterswood. A male and female Kestrel around Cleeve Cloud for most of the day. (Richard Humphrey).

Forest of Dean     A Common Sandpiper on Woorgreens Lake at 8:10am. (Frank Williams). Two early WOOD WARBLERS near Littledean this morning. (Dan Watson).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon birds included a Hawfinch, two Marsh Tits, two Goldcrests, a Coal Tit, three Long-tailed Tits, a Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaffs, six Blackcaps, seven Nuthatches, four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Green Woodpeckers, nine Pied Wagtails, four Song Thrushes, two Ravens, three Buzzards and a male Sparrowhawk. (John Fletcher).

Gloucester     At 12:35pm a Red Kite at Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area. (Felicity Davies-Birks).

Cheltenham     At Park Campus two Buzzards soaring, a Raven, a Jay, two Green Woodpeckers, two Nuthatches and two Long-tailed Tits. At Naunton Park, a fledgling Blue Tit in the garden and a fledgling Great Tit at the Pilley Bridge reserve. (Steve Brown). A Holly Blue butterfly in the garden today. (Keith White).

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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