Wednesday 14th April 2021

Frampton      From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge this morning a calling WOODLARK flew N at 10:25am, also a male Redstart, two Whimbrels and five Curlews. (Gordon Hodgson). A Little Egret in the reedbed N of Splatt Bridge at 1pm. (Andy & Sue Gibbons). A Common Sandpiper on Court Lake today. (David Ashbee).

Saul Warth     At high tide two Avocets, 15 Dunlins, three Oystercatchers, five Ringed Plovers and a Little Stint. (Gordon Hodgson). At about 11:30am a Redwing feeding in the horse paddock N of the Arlingham Road opposite Saul Lodge. Also three Mandarins (2m, 1f) on Saul Lodge pond and an Orange Tip butterfly on the footpath. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Coombe Hill Meadows     An OSPREY fishing over the Long Pool for 5 minutes at 4:10pm, two Avocets, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Curlew, a Little four male Yellow Wagtails, two White Wagtails,  and a male Wheatear. (Ian Hull).

May Hill     A GARDEN WARBLER singing in the garden today. (Rob & Gillian Guest).

Forest of Dean     This morning three male Pied Flycatchers by the lower pond at Nagshead and two pairs of Mandarins. (Nick Truby).

Hidcote Combe     A female RING OUZEL on Colemans Hill (SP 1775 4376) this morning on the Glos side of the boundary by the footpath N of Kiftsgate. (Darran Rickards).

Cleeve Hill     This evening five RING OUZELS, a male Wheatear and a pair of Cuckoo. (Roy Shilham). At Postlip Quarries a male Kestrel around the northern end of Watery Bottom mid-morning. Two Red Kites around for most of the day, and another briefly in the morning. Male and female Peregrine over flying E in the early afternoon. Male and female Wheatear in the quarry on the slope above Dry Bottom late afternoon. (Richard Humphrey).

Stinchcombe Hill     Three male Wheatears this morning. (James Robinson).

Upper Coscombe     Four Bramblings and a Reed Bunting in a mixed finch flock by the abandoned farm buildings W of Stumps Cross along the Cotswold Way at SP072301. (Graham Tompsett).

Barnsley Warren SSSI     A Willow Warbler, a Redstart, a Yellow Wagtail, a Lapwing and a Short-eared Owl today. (Anna Field).

Nailsworth     A Lesser Redpoll and a Siskin in the garden today. (Liam Lansdown).

Hardwicke    A pair of Siskins on the garden feeder this morning. (Martin Price).

Guiting Power     A Yellow Wagtail feeding on the wildflower seed sowing field at Tally-Ho farm. (Harvey Sherwood).

Cheltenham    A Willow Warbler briefly bathed in the garden water feature at Benhall at 6:30 this evening. (David Norman).

Willow Warbler by David Norman

Minchinhampton Common     A Red Kite at 2:30pm today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Edge     Around Rudge Hill NNR this afternoon two Treecreepers, four Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, two Blackcaps, a Song Thrush, four Long-tailed Tits, a Coal Tit, two Goldfinches, four Chaffinches, two male Bullfinches, two Buzzards and a male Sparrowhawk. (John Fletcher).

Twyning     At Upham Meadow 50 Canada Geese, ten Greylags, five Mallards, two Oystercatchers, 10+ Curlews,  2 or 3 Skylarks singing and 20+ Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart/Mervyn Greening).

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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