Tuesday 4th May 2021

Purton     Four COMMON SCOTERS (3m, 1f) off of Tite’s Point this morning. Later a male drifted N past Mid Point the incoming tide at 1:57pm. (Martin McGill/Les Ditchburn/Neil Smart/MK). Also a Peregrine and a Whimbrel off of the wrecks. (MK).

Cleeve Hill     This morning a male RING OUZEL, at least 26 Wheatears and a singing Garden Warbler. (Tom Mabbett).

WWT Slimbridge     An immature SPOONBILL around the grounds today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Saul Warth     This evening 41 Whimbrels, also Bar-tailed Godwit, four Dunlins, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Whitethroat, a Hobby, 100+ mixed hirundine flock and 50+ Swifts feeding over the Warth. (Gordon Hodgson). Two drake Mandarins and a pair of Tufted Ducks on Saul Lodge pond early morning. (MK).

Frampton     Early morning a Peregrine on the breakwater and a Swift over. Six Common Terns on the Sailing Lake and the Ross’s Goose still on Court Lake on its own around the islands. (MK). Also two Hobbies hawking insects low over Court Lake. (Les Ditchburn).

Common Terns by Mike King

Avening     At Star Farm near Avening seven female Wheatears and a male Yellow Wagtail. (Terry Grant).

Ashleworth Ham     Five Redstarts, also Whitethroats, Long-tailed Tits, Swifts, Swallows, House Martins, Blackcaps, a Shelduck and Wigeon. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Redstarts by Phil Andrews

Forest of Dean     First garden Siskin today in Clearwell. (Alan Waterman).

Clapton-on-the-Hill     A Whimbrel today. (Keith Jennings).

Maisemore     Late evening from Church Road, along the Court Lake to the weir and upper parting 12 Tufted Ducks, 17 Mallards including four ducklings, two Canada Geese, a Greylag, four Moorhens, a Coot, three Greenfinches, two Blackcaps, five Goldfinches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Willow Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, two Chaffinches, two Mute Swans, a Grey Heron, two Mistle Thrushes, seven Song Thrushes and 15+ Blackbirds. (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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