Monday 24th May 2021

Chavenage Lane area     Two QUAIL calling from a meadow at 1pm. The turn is signed Chavenage off the A46. It is calling from the second meadow on the right as you go down the lane. Go past the layby with the iron gate and the best spot is in the next layby a little further on cST8477495707. Also a Red Kite, a male Yellow Wagtail, and a westerly movement of 390+ Swifts and 100+ House Martins. (Terry Grant). A QUAIL still calling at 9:15pm. Also a Grey Partridge calling. (Mark Coller).

Saul Warth     50+ House Martins and 20+ Swifts, a Treecreeper at Saul Lodge and two Tawny Owlets this morning. (MK).

Frampton     Ten Common Terns on the Sailing Lake at 8:30am. (MK).

Minsterworth     A Red Kite by the Ski centre flying towards Walmore Common early evening. (Gareth Jones).

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT WHITE EGRET today. (Mark Dowie).

Kingswood    Dippers have fledged in the garden again this year. (Thomas McCarthy).

Painswick     Six Swifts feeding over Painswick at 11:40am before drifting off N. (Les Warriner).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning birds included two Avocets, a Redshank, a Lapwing, an Oystercatcher, a Wigeon, six Tufted Ducks, a Gadwall, a Cormorant, two Yellow Wagtails, a Cuckoo, a Sand Martin, a singing Redstart, a Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (Pete Long).

Alderley     A Spotted Flycatcher In the garden of Hill House today. (Vic
Polley).

Longney      Late afternoon in the 0ld orchards two Cuckoos, three Sedge Warblers, two Reed Warblers, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, seven Song Thrushes, four Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, a Buzzard, nine House Sparrows and four Chaffinches. (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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