Wednesday 21st April 2021

Bullo Pill     A Blue-headed Wagtail and a Yellow Wagtail in a horse paddock early evening. (Lewis Thomson).

Yellow & Blue-headed Wagtails by Lewis Thomson

WWT Slimbridge     A singing LESSER WHITETHROAT moving along the W side of the overflow car park hedge but continued N. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Frampton     Along the towpath N of Splatt Bridge on the canal and flashes this morning a second-summer MEDITERRANEAN GULL, a pair of Mandarins, six Common Sandpipers, eight Redshanks, five Dunlins, 13 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper through N, a late Fieldfare N, 1+ Reed Warbler, a Grasshopper Warbler, 40 Sand Martins, three Yellow Wagtails, three Whitethroats and a Willow Warbler. (Gordon Hodgson/MK). At the Sailing Lake this afternoon a Grasshopper Warbler heard and a LITTLE GULL, a Common Tern this morning. At Court Lake a Yellow Wagtail, three Common Sandpipers and the Ross’s Goose. (Martin Price/Nick Goatman).

Berkeley shore     This morning nine Shelducks, two Whimbrels, five Yellow Wagtails, four Siskins, four Oystercatchers, a Curlew and a movement of Swallows and Meadow Pipits moving N, also singing Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Reed Warbler. (Neil Smart).

Arlingham    Three Wheatears, two Avocets and two late Fieldfares along the Severn this morning. (James Robinson).

Ashleworth Ham     A Dunlin, 42 Mallards, eight Wigeon, six Teal, two Little Egrets, three Curlews and 17 Mute Swans on Hasfield Ham. Along Stank Lane a Garden Warbler, four Redstarts, four Willow Warblers, six Chiffchaffs and a Whitethroat. (Richard Humphrey). At dawn 16 Mute Swans, 14 Canada Geese, four Greylags, four Wigeon, 15 Teal, three Sparrowhawks together, three Curlews, a Green Sandpiper and at least three Redstarts singing. (Mike Smart).

Redstart by Richard Humphrey

Nympsfield     A Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler, three Wheatears and 11 late Fieldfares with a Redwing this morning. (Dave Emery).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead this morning a pair of Pied Flycatchers, a Grey Wagtail, a Treecreeper and a pair of Mandarin at the Lower hide. At Parkend a Dipper on Cannop brook behind the Fountain Inn, nearby, a Treecreeper, and a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker heard. (Andy & Sue Gibbons/Geoff Fawcett). A Siskin on feeders at Cannop Ponds at midday. (Bettie Sloane).

Minchinhampton Common     Seven Wheatears (4m, 3f) today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Calcot Manor     A male Peregrine, two Red Kites, a male Wheatear and a male Stonechat. (Terry Grant).

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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