Friday 14th May 2021

Purton/Shepherd’s Patch      The drake SCAUP again on the canal between Purton and Shepherd’s Patch today. Also along the canal two pairs of Shovelers, two drake Gadwalls, four Tufted Ducks, an un-ringed Crane, a Cetti’s Warbler, three Lesser Whitethroats, a Whitethroat, two Sedge Warblers, a Reed Warbler, three Chiffchaffs and three Blackcaps. (Paul Masters).

Quedgeley     Belated news of two singing Nightingales in an urban area at midnight on May 7th (recorded). (Fiona Woods).

Saul Warth     This morning two Avocets, seven Sanderlings, 21 Ringed Plovers, 23 Dunlins, six Oystercatchers, a Redshank, a Little Egret and 100+ Swallows. (Gordon Hodgson/MK).

Frampton pools     Up to eight Hobbies and the Ross’s Goose on Court Lake, also around the pools an Oystercatcher, 33 Barnacle Geese, 42 Greylags, 12 Tufted Ducks, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Green Woodpeckers, 50+ Swallows, a Pied Wagtail, three Sedge Warblers, five Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs and a Sparrowhawk today. (Josh Adamms/Terry Stevenson).

Hobby by John Fletcher

Hobby by John Fletcher

Ross’s Goose by John Fletcher

WWT Slimbridge     From the viewing point on the Summer Walkway a male Wheatear, a Grasshopper Warbler, five Whimbrels and eight Curlews. (Ian Hull).

Lechlade     An Osprey reported near Lechlade but no further details. (Nick Bartimote per Michael Cook).

Lower Kilcott     A Spotted Flycatcher and a Marsh Tit in Midger Wood today.

Avening    Near Star Farm two female Wheatears on a wall and a female Yellow Wagtail close by. (Terry Grant).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook Flood Storage Lake birds included a Peregrine perched, a Kingfisher, two Sedge Warblers, a Blackcap and three Whitethroats. (Eric Harris).

Coombe Hill Meadows     From Grundon hide Avocet, a Hobby, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher and Redshank. (Les Ditchburn/Ian Ralphs).

Cobney & Leigh Meadows    24 Mute Swans, five Canada Geese including a pair with six very tiny goslings, an Egyptian Goose, a male Gadwall, five Mallards, two adult Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, a Curlew, a Cuckoo, 1+ Skylarks, two Yellow Wagtails, at least three singing Redstarts, five Sedge Warblers, 2+ Whitethroats and 3+ Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Alvington    Two Hobbies on a neighbour’s roof which remained there for a few seconds before flying off into neighbouring trees and out of sight. (Paul Woolams).

Stroud    At Frome Banks NR Kingfishers feeding young this afternoon and Dippers have fledged. Also Grey Wagtails on this stretch of the River Frome. (Mike Davis).

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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