Monday 26th April 2021

Frampton     At the pools this evening pools 60+ Bar-tailed Godwits going E, adult and first-summer LITTLE GULLS, a Yellow Wagtail, an Oystercatcher, a Swift and 150+ Sand Martins, also 24 Bar-tailed Godwits over garden in the village going E. (Nick Goatman). The Ross’s Goose still on Court Lake today. (Terry Grant). On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge early morning 180+ Bar-tailed Godwits, 14 Greenshanks, 1 possibly 2 Little Stints, two Ruff, 10+ Grey Plovers and a few Dunlins and Ringed Plovers. (Terry Grant). Between 11:45am-12:38pm two Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Plover, a Snipe, a WOOD SANDPIPER (no further sign), 11 Greenshanks, two Redshanks, a Swift and a Hobby. (Ken Heron).

Bar-tailed Godwits by Mike King

Whimbrel by Mike King

Saul Warth    197 Bar-tailed Godwits, 41 Whimbrels, 16 Grey Plovers, 12 Greenshanks, 52 Ringed Plovers, 11 Dunlins, four Sanderlings, three Oystercatchers, a pair of Mandarins and a Raven. (Gordon Hodgson/Eric Palmer/MK). This afternoon 86 Bar-tailed Godwits, four Greenshanks, three Whimbrels, a Curlew, seven Grey Plovers, a Black-tailed Godwit and six Sanderlings with a Dunlin. (Terry Grant). A Tawny Owl opposite Saul Lodge pond this morning. Two drake Mandarins and a pair of Tufted Ducks on the pond. (MK).

Tawny Owl by Mike King

Sharpness     44 Bar-tailed Godwits and three Oystercatchers today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins/Les Ditchburn).

Berkeley shore    A Hobby NE up the estuary past the shore this evening. Also 83 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Grey Plover, two Redshanks, c30 Whimbrels and three Swifts. (Paul Taylor).

Burleigh     A WHITE STORK just floated up from Burleigh heading towards Minchinhampton at 6:45pm. (James Darke).

Cold Aston     Late afternoon in a field N of Cold Aston (E of Folly Farm) a ringtail HEN HARRIER. Also a Raven heard and House Martins, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Orange Tip butterflies in the area. (Keith White).

Cleeve Hill     At least five RING OUZELS, eight Wheatears and a Stonechat today. (Tom Mabbett).

Forest of Dean     This morning four Pied Flycatchers at Nagshead. (Duncan Dine/Andy Wiggins). Four Buzzards over Mitcheldean this afternoon. (Chris Keeling).

Hardwicke     Along the canal N of Parkend Bridge five Sedge Warblers, a Reed Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat. (Paul Masters).

Ashleworth Ham     At 1pm from the viewing screen at Meerend Thicket 13 Mute Swans, a Shelduck, a drake Wigeon, c8 Mallard ducklings, three Lapwings and a Grey Heron. This morning along Stank Lane at least six singing Redstarts (3m seen), also 2+ Whitethroats and a Willow Warbler singing. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon many Sedge Warblers and Whitethroats, a Peregrine over and two Gadwalls. (Paul Clark).

Longney     In the old orchards including the Severn Way by the Old fish house and surrounding hedgerows this afternoon birds included four Sedge Warblers, nine Blackcaps, five Chiffchaffs, four Willow Warblers, a Greenfinch, seven Goldfinches, a Swallow, three Song Thrushes, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Buzzard, a pair of Mallards, a Red-legged Partridge and 300+ Woodpigeons in the surrounding fields. (John Fletcher).

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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