Thursday 21st April 2022

Frampton     A WHITE STORK flew low over Nebrow Hill Oakwood towards the 100-Acre at 8:30am. It was not relocated despite a thorough search. Also around the pools a female Brambling, a Siskin, a Common Sandpiper, a Marsh Harrier, a Willow Warbler, 34 Blackcaps, 28 Chiffchaffs, a Yellowhammer, nine Whitethroats, six Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, three House Martins, two Swallows, ten Sand Martins and 16 Skylarks. (Nick Goatman). A female Marsh Harrier and a Red Kite over Nastend Farm. (Terry Grant).

Tewkesbury     A WHITE STORK flew over the army depot in Ashchurch at 4:30pm heading towards Bishops Cleeve. (Roger Cox).

Epney     An adult Yellow-legged Gull today. (Terry Grant).

Cleeve Hill     A male RING OUZEL early this morning and c12 Wheatears. (Richard Tyler).

Ring Ouzel by Richard Tyler

WWT Slimbridge     A Spotted Redshank and a Greenshank on the Tack Piece today. (Martin McGill). A LITTLE GULL still on South Lake, also a 2nd calendar year Mediterranean Gull. (Roberta Goodall). A drake Garganey on the Rushy and a Red Kite over at 1:15pm. Two Cattle Egrets in the approach road fields. (MK).

Spotted Redshank by Mike King

Greenshank by Mike King

Garganey by Mike King

Cattle Egrets by Mike King

Slimbridge     At Shepherds Patch two GLOSSY IBISES opposite the Dutch barn next to the canal at SO 72740 04303 at 7:45am. They can be either side of the road. Please park in the free car park before the bridge SO 72895 04128. Do not block the farm gateways. (Jenny & Martin Green).

Glossy Ibis by Mike King

Glossy Ibis by Mike King

Saul Warth     A Wheatear today. (Nigel Young).

Wheatear by Nigel Young

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Garganeys from Grundon hide this morning. Also two Curlews, two Little Ringed Plovers, two Avocets, two Redshanks, a Yellow Wagtail, a Common Sandpiper, a Great White Egret, three Little Egrets, two Oystercatchers, several Lapwings, three Linnets, 6+ Sedge Warblers and Whitethroats, and a Large Red Damselfly. (Sara Baldwin/Ian Hull).

Garganey pair by Sara Baldwin

Whitethroat by Sara Baldwin

Berkeley shore     A Whinchat today. (Clare Glanville).

Forest of Dean    At Crabtree Hill 6+ Tree Pipits, a Crossbill, a singing Lesser Redpoll, eight Willow Warblers and a male Redstart. (Dan Watson). Two male Redstarts and two Pied Flycatchers at the Lower hide at Nagshead today. Also a male Mandarin, a Coal Tit, a Mistle Thrush and a Song Thrush. (Terry Stevenson/Don Smith). Around the reserve eight Pied Flycatchers, a GARDEN WARBLER heard, two Bullfinches, two Siskins, two Mistle Thrushes, two Song Thrushes and two Blackcaps. (Don Smith). At Parkend Church two Bullfinches and a Blackcap. At Cannop Ponds 12 Mandarins, two Siskins, four Treecreepers, two Blackcaps and a Song Thrush.(Don Smith). Two male Wood Warblers singing in the woods N of the Speech House Woodland car park. One near a sign saying White Gates and the other about 800 meters NE of there. (Tom Gibson).

Redstart by Don Smith

Stinchcombe Hill     This evening a female Redstart in the 7th tee area. (James Robinson).

Netheridge Farm    Two Swallows at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Longney     A Barn Owl this evening. (Mark Hobson).

Saul     A Little Owl at 7:20pm. (Brian Kings).

Halmore     The first Whitethroats singing on territory this morning, at least four birds, and a Swallow. Also a Peregrine over Berkeley. (Chris Newton).

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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