Friday 23rd April 2021

Prestbury Hill     In the Butterfly reserve this evening two Cuckoos, two Redstarts, two Mistle Thrushes and a Song Thrush. (Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby).

Cuckoo by Dave Abrams

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook five Whinchats, 33 Linnets, two Buzzards, a Yellow Wagtail, three Reed Buntings, two Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, a Whitethroat, 18 Mallards including a Mallard with ten ducklings, two Coots with four chicks, two Moorhens and two Mute Swans. (John Fletcher).

Whinchat by John Fletcher

Berkeley     At the shore 25 Whimbrels, four Curlews, a Common Sandpiper and two Sedge Warblers. Also a Cuckoo at Berkeley Deer Park. (Paul Taylor). At the Pill this evening an Oystercatcher flew N followed by 34+ Bar-tailed Godwits and two Grey Plovers very high. Then 18+ Whimbrels, 2+ Curlews and 6+ Bar-tailed Godwits. Also two Greenshanks and two Redshanks and a Wheatear dropped in. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Frampton    Along the towpath N of Splatt Bridge this morning three Greenshanks, two Redshanks, five Little Egrets, two Oystercatchers, a pair of Mandarins, a Peregrine, a Sparrowhawk, a Water Rail, four Yellow Wagtails, two Sedge Warblers, four Whitethroats, two Willow Warblers, 50+ Sand Martins and three Swifts. Eight Bar-tailed Godwits and three Dunlins on the river. (Gordon Hodgson/MK). At the Sailing Lake a new adult LITTLE GULL and a first winter LITTLE GULL still, a Common Tern and a Common Sandpiper. (Nick Goatman). Also a Red Kite over the Sailing Lake. (Terry Stevenson). The Ross’s Goose still on Court Lake. (Dot Jones/Clare Glanville).

Sharpness     Four Bar-tailed Godwits and a Whimbrel this morning. (Andy Jordan).

Ashleworth Ham    Along Stank Lane eight male and two female Redstarts, a fly through Cuckoo and two House Martins. (Duncan Dine).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A WOOD SANDPIPER and at least ten Yellow Wagtails this evening. (Jeremy Squire). At 1pm four Wheatears in the northern meadow, on the track to the Long pool by two little bridges. (Les Ditchburn).

Cambridge     This morning plenty Whitethroats singing, and a new BBS patch bird a female Wheatear by the footpath at SO753033. (Ian Elphick).

Gretton     A Wheatear at Langley Hill today. (Phil Cull).

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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