Thursday 15th April 2021

Frampton      From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge this morning two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, a pair of Mandarins, two Whimbrels, two Yellow Wagtails N, two Fieldfares and six flew N, three Willow Warblers and 44 Bar-tailed Godwits with a Black-tailed Godwit flew very high N. (Gordon Hodgson). Two COMMON TERNS on the Sailing Lake at 11am this morning. (Mark Rich/Roy Bircher). Also today two Yellow Wagtails, eight Swallows, 80+ Sand Martins, a Garden Warbler, a Willow Warbler, a Common Sandpiper, a Kingfisher and four Cetti’s Warblers. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth    12 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel, two Oystercatchers and two Ringed Plovers on the high tide this morning. (Neil Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Yellow Wagtail, two Whitethroats, a Sedge Warbler, three Green Sandpipers, two Oystercatchers, two Redshanks, four Wigeon and a Black-tailed Godwits. (Ian Hull).

Stinchcombe Hill     A Wheatear  near the club house at 11am. (Phil Pope). A male Redstart this evening, in bushes below public car park. (James Robinson).

Cleeve Hill     This evening three Cuckoos below the masts eating caterpillars, a male Redstart and c30 Fieldfares on the approach road. (Tom Mabbett). This morning on the northern part of the common today nine Ravens, three Willow Warblers, two Red Kites, 12 RING OUZELS, two Kestrels, a Wheatear, two Buzzards. Along the escarpment on the W side between Queenswood and the Golf Course a male Kestrel, a Red Kite, a male Redstart and a Cuckoo called once. (Ken Heron & Jenny Jones).

Leckhampton Hill     Late afternoon a Tree Pipit, a Willow Warbler, a Red Kite and a Raven, also two Adders (m & f). (Mark Dowie).

Withington     Along the Coln upstream from the village two pairs of Mandarin, three pairs of Canada Geese, a Marsh Tit and a singing Redstart. (Chris Furley).

Avening     A Garden Warbler singing near The Roundabout. Several Peacock butterflies, a Comma and an Orange Tip in the area. (Barry Hill).

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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