Thursday 6th May 2021

Frampton     On Court Lake seven Hobbies, a female Goshawk, the Ross’s Goose still, an Oystercatcher and a male Yellow Wagtail. On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge a female MERLIN perched on a log and then hunting and 20 + Whimbrels flying NE. (Terry Grant/Gordon Kirk).

WWT Slimbridge     A drake GARGANEY this morning around the grounds. On the estuary 485 Dunlins, 12 Sanderlings, three Grey Plovers, a Little Stint, 45 Ringed Plovers, two Whimbrels, a Bar-tailed Godwit and a Turnstone off Mid Point. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Saul Warth    65 Dunlins, 22 Whimbrels, seven Ringed Plovers and two Common Terns late afternoon. (Gordon Hodgson).

Coombe Hill Meadows     From Grundon hide a Red Kite, a Hobby, a Buzzard, an Avocet, a Redshank, a Little Ringed Plover, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Grey Heron, House and Sand Martins, Swallows and Swifts, Pied and Yellow Wagtails, a Reed Bunting, Gadwall, Wigeon and Mallards. (Les Ditchburn).

Forest of Dean    At Nagshead today four Pied Flycatchers, a male Redstart, six Siskins, three Treecreepers, three Mandarins, numerous Garden Warblers and Willow Warblers, Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs. (Tim Jukes).

Alvington    Two Goshawks drifted over Clanna Country Park heading SW today. (Paul Woolams).

Cotswold Water Park West     A leucistic Swift at Pit 43 today. (Barnaby Briggs). At South Cerney the first three Swifts today. (Bruce Kettle).

Cotswold Water Park East     Three Ringed Plovers at Pit 132 this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Elmore     Along the River Severn path, a Cuckoo calling, a Kestrel, two Buzzards, 20+ Swallows, five Sand Martins, four House Martins, a Kingfisher, several Garden Warblers, a Reed Warbler, a Green Woodpecker, two Stock Doves, a Raven and two Willow Warblers. (James Barradine).

Over     Along the Hereford and Gloucester canal SO814198 this afternoon birds included two Kingfishers, two Treecreepers, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, three Chiffchaffs, three Willow Warblers, a Reed Warbler, four Blackcaps, three Song Thrushes, a Swallow, a Mallard, two Moorhens, a Mute Swan and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Lydney     c10 Swifts, c10 Swallows and c10 House Martins around the harbour this morning. (Martin Vaisey).

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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