Sunday 2nd May 2021

Highnam Woods     A SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, a Hawfinch and a Red Kite flew E today. (Andy Jayne). A Hawfinch, a Marsh Tit, a Coal Tit, 15 Song Thrushes, a Green Woodpecker, four Stock Doves, a Nuthatch, 15+ Blackcaps, 10+ Chiffchaffs, two Ravens and a Goldcrest. (Steve Pullen).

Frampton     On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge, a Garden Warbler, two Little Egrets, 11 Tufted Ducks flew S, six  Gadwalls, six Redshanks, a Lapwing, a Cuckoo heard, 27 Swifts, two Yellow Wagtails over, increase in Reed Warblers and a Roebuck. (MK). At Splatt Bridge this evening between 8-9pm a Hobby heading towards the pools, two GREAT WHITE EGRETS heading over the Church again in the direction of Frampton Court, a Cuckoo calling and a Common Crane heading SW at 8:45pm. (Jon Dexter). At the pools a Hobby, a LITTLE GULL, three Common Terns, a Cuckoo, a Grasshopper Warbler, two Lesser Whitethroats, 15 Whitethroats, two Yellow Wagtails, 15 Reed Warblers, three Sedge Warblers, a Willow Warbler, 56 Blackcaps, 23 Chiffchaffs, two Common Sandpipers, nine Swifts, 250+Swallows and 200+ Sand Martins today. (Nick Goatman).

Garden Warbler by Mike King

Cleeve Hill     25 Wheatears at 6:30am near the radio masts and a summer plumaged Golden Plover also near the masts. (Russ Peacey/Duncan Dine). On Prestbury Hill Reserve three Cuckoos chasing in and out of the wooded area SW of the radio masts late morning, both male and female calls heard. Also a Willow Warbler, a pair of Yellowhammers, a Sparrowhawk and a Raven. (Cottia Howard). This afternoon four Redstarts, two Cuckoos and two Tree Pipits. Also Small Blue, Mother Shipton, Common Heath, Dingy Skipper, Orange Tip, Green Hairstreak and Speckled Wood all present at the Masts. (Greg Lee).

Golden Plover by Duncan Dine

Forest of Dean    This morning at Nagshead a male Pied Flycatcher, male and female Blackcaps, two Garden Warblers, a Mistle Thrush and male and female Mandarin on the lower pond. Also a garden Sparrowhawk in Mitcheldean. (Chris Keeling).

Little Rissington     A Hobby hunting on the airfield this evening. (Keith Jennings).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Area a Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Bunting, a Linnet and a Common Sandpiper today. (Eric Harris). At Alney Island, six Whitethroats, two Reed Warblers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, two Mute Swans and a Sandpiper sp flushed from a marshy area. (Steve Pullen). A Peregrine on the Cathedral at midday, 3+ Buzzards at Alney and two Kingfishers at Over. (Paul Clark).

Framilode     A Red Kite flew N over Lea Court Farm at 10am, heading towards Quedgeley. (MK).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pit 43/44 a Cetti’s Warbler, five Garden Warblers, four Whitethroats, two Sedge Warblers, a Reed Warbler, five Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, a Green Woodpecker and a Cuckoo. (Robin Nelson).

Selsley     12 Wheatears at the Equestrian centre today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Ozleworth     On the lake 36 Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Mute Swan, two Canada Geese, four Tufted Ducks, two male Mandarins, two Little Grebes and two Common Sandpipers. (Dave Emery).

North Nibley   A Cuckoo singing close to Forthay this morning and a FIRECREST singing in the Waterley Bottom area. (James Robinson).

Stonehouse area     A Cetti’s Warbler at Beard’s Mill, a Swallow at The Ocean, three at Millend Lane and c30 Swallows, c30 House Martins and a Swift at the Sewage Works, a Sedge Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat near the Sewage Works and a Dipper at Millend Lane. (Nigel Birch).

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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