Sunday 9th May 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Grey Plovers still this morning also GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Redstart and a Whinchat along the towpath. (Andy Lodge). Also a Little Egret, two Little Ringed Plovers, five Avocets, c25 Black-headed Gulls, a pair of Gadwalls, a pair of Wigeon, a Redstart, three Lesser Whitethroats, five Whitethroats and three Sedge Warblers. (Eric Harris). Also a Redshank, an Oystercatcher, a Lapwing, Yellow Wagtails and a Kingfisher. (Les Ditchburn).

Saul Warth    At high tide nine Turnstones, three red Knot, c150 Dunlins, c50 Ringed Plovers, ten Grey Plovers (4 in summer plumage), an Oystercatcher and four Whimbrels. Also a first-summer LITTLE GULL flew N past Awre, a Common Tern, a Cuckoo heard, a Yellow Wagtail, 87+ Swallows and a Peregrine made a kill. The waders all flew S by 7am. A drake Mandarin and three Tufted Ducks (2m, 1f) on Saul Lodge pond. (MK).

Frampton pools     100+ Swifts, a Hobby, a Cuckoo, ten Common Terns, two Common Sandpipers, six Yellow Wagtails, a Whimbrel, a Garden Warbler, three Lesser Whitethroats, ten Whitethroats, a Willow Warbler, ten Reed Warblers, two Sedge Warblers, three Cetti’s Warblers, 25 Blackcaps, 13 Chiffchaffs and an Oystercatcher today. (Nick Goatman).

Cambridge     A Hobby flying over Rosie’s Wood towards Frampton. (Dave Abrams).

May Hill     A Wheatear in a village garden this afternoon. (Rob & Gillian Guest).

Wheatear by Dave Nutter

WWT Slimbridge     At Mid Point a breeding plumage CURLEW SANDPIPER. (Martin McGill). A male Greenland Wheatear on Mid Point cross-fence ⁦and a⁩ female Wheatear on the Tack Piece and at least three Sanderlings at Mid Point. (Paul Masters).

Bourton-on-the-Water    A Hobby hawking over the north pits this afternoon and seen on Greystones nature reserve. Also a Reed Warbler heard. (John Pike).

Cirencester     A Grey Wagtail near Riverside Walk, a Grey Heron in a stream by the Holiday Inn and by Ewepens c50 Swallows flying from a barn. (Felicity Cobb).

Winstone    A Hobby over at midday then drifted W. Swifts, House Martins and Swallows over Winstone/Daglingworth. (Jon Mercer).

Cotswold Water Park East     Two summer-plumaged Dunlins on Pit 132 this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Witcombe Reservoirs     A Lesser Whitethroat, a Little Grebe, four Great Crested Grebes, four Tufted Ducks, four Cormorants and a Pied Wagtail today. (Eric Harris).

Edge     At Rudge Hill NNR this afternoon a Tree Pipit, two Meadow Pipits, two male Bullfinches, two Nuthatches, five Linnets, three Swallows, a Long-tailed Tit, four Blackcaps, two Goldfinches, five Chiffchaffs, two Skylarks, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Green Woodpeckers and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Cleeve Hill     A Cuckoo hunting caterpillars on the Bill Smyllie Butterfly Reserve this afternoon. (Duncan Dine).

Forest of Dean     A Dipper family at Parkend this morning. Also Pied Flycatchers, a pair of Redstarts and a Spotted Flycatcher at Nagshead. (Sam Walker).

Standish Woods     Stock Doves, a Mistle Thrush, a Goldcrest and a Treecreeper. A displaying Whitethroat and eight Sand Martins flying W towards Horsemarling Lane. (Jon Dexter).

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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