Monday 19th April 2021

Frampton     An adult and first-summer LITTLE GULL on the Sailing Lake from lunchtime today. (Nick Goatman/Ken Heron). At 7:30pm two first-summer LITTLE GULLS but the adult not seen and seven Common Sandpipers roosting on the jetty. (Gordon Kirk). Two Common Terns, three Buzzards, a Water Rail heard, a Tree Pipit calling as it flew over and a Redstart singing. (Ken Heron). From the towpath at Splatt Bridge early morning two Little Egrets, a pair of Teal, a male Mandarin, five Redshanks, three Lapwings, four Curlews, two Willow Warblers, a Reed Warbler, four Reed Buntings, two Swallows, three Sand Martins and two Yellow Wagtails. (Gordon Hodgson/MK).

Little Gull by Mike King

Little Gull by Mike King

Little Gull by Mike King

Berkeley shore    A Tree Pipit over NE and 13 Whimbrel at low tide early morning. (Paul Taylor).

Sharpness     A Ross’s Goose, of unknown origin, over Sharpness at 7:45am and later seen on the Long Ground pool at Slimbridge. (Andy Jordan).

Stinchcombe Hill    A male Redstart, four Wheatears, two Lesser Redpolls and a few Siskins and Meadow Pipits this morning. (James Robinson).

WWT Slimbridge     Two drake GARGANEYS around the grounds today. Admission by pre-booked ticket only. (Slimbridge Sightings). Also a SPOONBILL from the Estuary Tower. (Paul Rich). From Mid Point 29 Bar-tailed Godwits and two Grey Plovers. (Ian Hull).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A few Whitethroats, Blackcaps and a Sedge Warbler along the canal. From Grundon hide six Avocets, a Little Ringed Plover, three Grey Herons, four Wigeon, a male Yellow Wagtail, a Black-tailed Godwit and a pair of Oystercatchers. (Mike Davis).

Haw Bridge     In meadows on the E bank of the Severn two Mute Swans, two Buzzards, Skylarks singing, a Blackcap, 20 Rooks and two Linnets. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     Two Mutes Swans, two Canada Geese, 12 Mallards, a Sparrowhawk, two Moorhens, 11 Snipe, two Curlews, three Redstarts and two Whitethroats. (Mike Smart).

Cleeve Hill     Seven RING OUZELS (1 fem), 15 Wheatears, four Stonechats, eight Linnets, 12+ Skylarks, 12+ Meadow Pipits, four Willow Warblers, a pair of Yellowhammers, a Tree Pipit, a pair of Mistle Thrushes, three Red-legged Partridges, two Kestrels, two Red Kites, a Buzzard and a Common Lizard. (Jake King/John Fletcher).

Red Kite by John Fletcher

Skylark by John Fletcher

Leckhampton Hill     This evening a male WHINCHAT and a male Redstart. (Tom Mabbett).

Witcombe Reservoirs    Two Common Sandpipers and a Water Rail calling this morning. (Owen Follis).

Fromebridge Mill     Along the disused canal, three Cetti’s Warblers, two Stock Doves, a Shelduck, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, two Linnets, four Song Thrushes, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Green Woodpecker, two Willow Warblers, 11 Chiffchaffs, 6+ Blackcaps, two Greenfinches, three Chaffinches and a Reed Bunting. (Sue Beynon).

Wotton-Under-Edge     A Garden Warbler in the garden, a garden tick. (Paul Rich).

May Hill     This lunchtime 15 Willow Warblers, six Chiffchaffs, 20+ Meadow Pipits, 30+ Linnets, four Stonechat (3m, 1f), ten Crossbills and four Siskins feeding in the hilltop pines, a male Kestrel, three Ravens and three Buzzards. (Steve Pullen).

Stonechat by Steve Pullen

Cheltenham    Eight Goldfinches in the apple tree in the garden this morning in the centre of town. (Michael Barwick).

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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