Tuesday 25th May 2021

Chavenage Lane area     A QUAIL still calling from the meadow until 4:20pm at least. 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. (Pete Churton/Roberta Goodall).

Dursley    A Red Kite circling over Ganzell Lane at 2:30pm. (Geoff Moyser).

Frampton pools     Two Hobbies, 150+ Swifts, 200+ Sand Martins, 50+ House Martins, 30+ Swallows, ten Common Terns, a Yellow Wagtail three Cetti’s Warblers, 13 Blackcaps, 15 Chiffchaffs, nine Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat and an Oystercatcher today. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth    At high tide this morning three Ringed Plovers, an Oystercatcher, five Shelducks, two Mute Swans on the river and dozens of Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Also 30+ House Martins, 15+ Swifts and an adult Tawny Owl. (MK).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Almost a total washout, there is now no island to the north so the last Avocet nest has been lost. An Oystercatcher chick and two Lapwing chicks have survived. Also a Yellow Wagtail, a Cuckoo and a pair of Great Crested Grebes. (Ian Hull). At dusk two Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese with six goslings, a male Wigeon, a male Gadwall, a pair of Tufted Ducks, a pair of Coots, two Oystercatchers, c5 Lapwings and 1-2 tiny chicks, three Curlews came in to roost, three Redshanks, a pair of Yellow Wagtails and a Pied Wagtail. On the River Severn above Haw Bridge 2+ Curlews, a Redstart singing and eight Linnets. (Mike Smart).

Dymock     Recent sightings from Leadon Vale Farm include a pair of Swallows nesting in the barn after 2 years absence, a MERLIN flying E, several small groups of up to 8 Swifts, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk and six Buzzards. (Mark Woodall).

Stinchcombe Hill     The first Spotted Flycatcher back on territory this morning. (James Robinson).

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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