Tuesday 27th April 2021

Saul Warth     This morning 27 Bar-tailed Godwits, five Whimbrels, a Curlew, a Ringed Plover, two Dunlins, a Peregrine, a Yellow Wagtail and a 2nd calendar year MEDITERRANEAN GULL. (Paul Masters).  At Hock Ditch after high tide c6 Whimbrels and 2+ Curlews. Also three Whitethroats and at Hock Cliff (E end) a very vocal Lesser Whitethroat. (Andy & Sue Gibbons)

Frampton    This morning at Splatt Bridge a male Whinchat in the hedgerow, a Cuckoo, a Common Sandpiper, 24 Dunlins, two Grey Plovers, 15 Greenshanks, five Swifts, five Little Egrets, a Whitethroat, two Reed Warblers and a new Sedge Warbler. Also a Peregrine circling over the 100-Acre. (Neil Smart/MK). At Splatt bridge this afternoon two Swallows. At Splatt flashes three Little Egrets together briefly. The Ross’s Goose with Barnacle Geese on Court field at 3:30 pm, with a possible Bar-headed x Snow Goose hybrid also present. (Andy & Sue Gibbons). At the Sailing Lake this evening two LITTLE GULLS and a GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still, a Common Sandpiper, a Yellow Wagtail, 8+ Swifts, 100+ Sand Martins with fewer Swallows and House Martins. (James Robinson).

Whitethroat by Mike King

WWT Slimbridge    Two Wheatears at Mid Point along the fence line. A singing Lesser Whitethroat in the hedge and several Yellow Wagtails around the cattle. Also three Whimbrels mid stream going up river. (Neil Smart).

Cleeve Hill     Four RING OUZELS (2m, 1f, 1 imm male) two Tree Pipits, two Cuckoos, three Wheatears, two Yellowhammers, four Willow Warblers, a Kestrel and a Red Kite. (Dot Jones).

Shuthonger     A Cuckoo calling from fields at the bottom of Woodend Lane. Another calling from the Glos side of the Severn, opposite the Bushley area. (Sarah Loaring).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning plenty of singing Sedge Warblers and Whitethroats, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs, two Oystercatchers, four Avocets, Lapwings, two Grey Herons, a Curlew over and a Jay. (Martin Price).

Ashleworth Ham     Blackcap, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats, a Red Kite, Lapwings, a late Wigeon, a Curlew and five Redstarts heard and three seen. (Roberta Goodall).

Forest of Dean    At Cannop Upper Pond Marsh Tit and Nuthatch feeding on the bird table, two more Nuthatches along the pond edge near the causeway and a Treecreeper the far side of the causeway, a male Mandarin resting with the Mallards and a Little Grebe. (Chris Keeling).

Marsh Tit by Chris Keeling

Ebley    First Hobby and Swallow of the spring over the garden at 6pm today. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies).

Robinswood Hill     A Marsh Tit today. (Greg Anderson).

Netheridge Farm     Nine Whitethroats and a new in Sedge Warbler this morning at the Barn Owl Centre. (Mark Hobson).

Brimscombe     The first few Swifts of the year flying above the house at 2:30pm today. (Nikki Smith).

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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