Saturday 17th April 2021

Kingscote     Ten Wheatears at 11am on posts and in grass field at ST803964 besides the A4135. (Vic Polley).

Berkeley     Two male Redstarts at the Deer Park early morning. (Paul Taylor).

Rodborough Common     A male Redstart at 9:30am. (Rich Hearn).

Cleeve Hill     Late afternoon at least three male RING OUZELS near the top of the Washpool valley. Also a male Wheatear. (Paul Rich). This morning three Redstarts, two Swallows and three Cuckoos. Also a Green Hairstreak. (Greg Lee). In the masts field a Cuckoo, two singing Tree Pipits and a singing Redstart. Three Wheatears and two Mistle Thrushes on the field next to the car park and a Swallow through. (Steve Brown). In Warden’s Wood E of Cleeve Common this afternoon a Marsh Tit, a male Bullfinch, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. In the eastern section of Cleeve Common (the gallops) up to the fence a Red Kite, a Raven, a male Redstart, a Whitethroat and Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock butterflies. (Keith White).

WWT Slimbridge    The reintroduced White Stork feeding in fields near Slimbridge early morning before getting disturbed and moving on. It was seen heading S high over Aust at 10am. (Neil Smart).

Frampton    Along the towpath at Splatt Bridge this morning two GREAT WHITE EGRETS flew N at 9:17am, two Little Egrets, a Common Sandpiper, five Redshanks, a Sedge Warbler singing briefly and hidden in N reedbed, a Reed Warbler in the S reedbed, two Cetti’s Warblers and two Swallows. (MK).

Saul Warth     21 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Grey Plover and two Avocet this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Purton     20 Bar-tailed Godwits on the river by the ships graveyard this evening. (Clare Glanville).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A GREAT WHITE EGRET early morning and eight Whitethroats, three Redstarts and two Sedge Warblers. (Ian Ralphs). A Yellow Wagtail, a White Wagtail and a Black-tailed Godwit this morning. (Marcus John). Also 20+ Lapwings, two Redshanks, a Curlew, a Little Egret, two Grey Herons, two Mute Swans, ten Greylags and two Shelducks. (Matt D). Also four Mute Swans; 6+ Greylags, 12+ Canada Geese, five Shelducks, four Wigeon, six Gadwalls, 20 Teal, four Shoveler, two Coots, two Oystercatchers, 3+ Lapwings, five Curlews, four Snipe, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 5+ Skylarks, three Swallows, at least four Redstarts singing, five Fieldfares, 1+ Whitethroat, four Blackcaps, three Willow Warblers, three Chiffchaffs and three Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Elmstone Hardwicke     A Lesser Redpoll on niger seed this morning. (Jeremy Squire).

Ryeford     Several Chiffchaffs, two Grey Herons, a Greenfinch with nest material and an Orange Tip today. (Paul Sutton).

Cotswold Water Park West     This evening a Barn Owl hunting over fields behind the sewage farm. A Moorhen nest building in ditches, a Mallard with four ducklings, a pair of Gadwalls, an occasional Sand Martin over, Sedge Warblers, Cetti’s Warblers, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs singing, a male Reed Bunting. Also a Great Crested Grebe (85a), a Shoveler (84), four pairs of Tufted Ducks (85a) and Mute Swans (84 and 85a). (Bruce Kettle).

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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