Sunday 25th April 2021

Frampton     An adult and a first-summer LITTLE GULLS on the Sailing Lake. A Grasshopper Warbler still reeling nearby and the Ross’s Goose on Court field. Also today five Black-tailed Godwits, a Bar-Tailed Godwit, a Common Sandpiper, eight Swifts, 12 Swallows, eight House Martins, 100+ Sand Martins, ten Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, two Cetti’s Warblers, a Hobby and a male Pintail. (Nick Goatman/Mark Hobson/Paul Dunham/Steve Pullen). On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge five Grey Plovers (same as on river earlier), 12 Greenshanks, a Bar-tailed Godwit, two Little Egrets, four Swifts, 6+ House Martins, a Reed Warbler and a Sedge Warbler. (Mark Hobson/MK/Jon Dexter/Steve Pullen).

Little Gull by Paul Dunham

Little Gulls by Paul Dunham

Ross’s Goose by Paul Dunham

Sand Martin by Paul Dunham

Epney     26 Whimbrels opposite the Anchor Inn early morning. (Mark Hobson/Paul Masters).

Saul Warth     Early morning at high tide 70+ Bar-tailed Godwits, five Grey Plovers, two Whimbrels, a Curlew, three Sanderlings, 50 Ringed Plovers, ten Dunlins, a Common Sandpiper, a Common Crane, a Raven and a Yellow Wagtail. (MK/Mark Hobson/Richard Baatsen). Late afternoon five Bar-tailed Godwits on the deck and 42 circled then flew N, five Whimbrels, 21 Ringed Plovers, five Dunlins, two Oystercatchers, a Little Stint and a drake Pintail. (Gordon Hodgson).

Sharpness     From Coastguards early morning three Greenshanks, three Grey Plovers, four Whimbrels, 30 Dunlin/Ringed Plover and c80 Bar-tailed Godwits. (Paul Taylor).

Berkeley shore     Eight Whimbrels, two Oystercatchers and a Reed Bunting today. (Andrew Jones).

Cotswold Water Park West     A CURLEW SANDPIPER still on Pit 79 at Shorncote today. (Mark Gurney).

Walmore Common     A WOOD SANDPIPER today, 4th record here. (Andy Jayne).

Cleeve Hill     Three RING OUZELS, two males and a female today. In the Prestbury Hill BC reserve four Redstarts, Tree Pipits and two Cuckoos. Also Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreaks and a few Speckled Woods. (Lloyd Evans).

Highnam     A Yellow Wagtail in the bean field opposite the village main road junction this morning. (Matt Clark).

Chavenage     2+ Wheatears today. (Dan Underhill).

Nailsworth     11+ Swifts with House Martins flying WNW at 7 pm  this evening. (Terry Grant).

Gloucester     Two Swifts and a House Martin over the garden in Barnwood this afternoon. (Rob Crofton).

Forest of Dean     Two male Pied Flycatchers, two Mandarins and a male Redstart at Nagshead by Lower hide today. (Wes Hayfield/Colin Brown). At Crabtree Hill a Buzzard, Blackcaps, Tree Pipits, Robins, Treecreepers, a Swift and a Willow Warbler. (Colin Brown). A Swift over Mitcheldean this morning. (Chris Keeling).

Pied Flycatcher by Wes Hayfield

Coombe Hill Meadows     Along the canal and from Grundon hide late birds included eight Avocets, two Oystercatchers, nine Lapwings, nine Yellow Wagtails, seven Pied Wagtails, a White Wagtail, four Shelducks, a pair of Wigeon, 17 Greylags, 12 Canada Geese, five Grey Herons, 19 Mallards including 3 and 6 ducklings, two Stock Doves, 14 Sand Martins, two Swallows, 9+ Linnets, a male Reed Bunting, two Skylarks, seven Chiffchaffs, four Sedge Warblers, a Whitethroat, three Willow Warblers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Goldfinches, two Buzzards and 12 Mute Swans. (Jake King/John Fletcher).

Ryeford     A brood of 11 Long-tailed Tits, a Swift and two Chiffchaffs this morning. (Paul Sutton).

Long-tailed Tits by Paul Sutton

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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