Sunday 24th April 2022

Purton     Seven adult LITTLE GULLS flew past NE at 6:35am. (Francis Steuck).

Frampton    From Fretherne Bridge to Splatt Bridge S reedbed this morning. A Common Sandpiper on the canal, a male Mandarin flew N, seven Curlews, a Raven, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling from 7:10am and then showing on the bramble hedge at the N end of Splatt Bridge N reedbed from 8:20am, three Lesser Whitethroats, five House Martins and 12 Swallows. (MK). A Hobby over Court Lake at midday. (Shane Long). In the village a second-calendar year LITTLE GULL N over the garden with two Black-headed Gulls, a trickle of Swallows and two Red Kites. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean     At Haywood plantation (SO 6551 1566) near Cinderford this morning four Tree Pipits and a singing Wood Warbler. (Owen Follis). At Nagshead today three Pied Flycatchers and two male Redstarts from Lower hide, a Garden Warbler by the nursery pond and singing a Firecrest on the Long Trail. (Marcus John).

Lydney Harbour    A Cormorant, six Canada Geese, six Shelducks, six Buzzards, an adult summer LITTLE GULL in front of Berkeley Power Station, two Black-headed Gulls, a Great Black-backed Gull, 17 Swallows, three Sand Martins, a Skylark, six Whimbrels, four Oystercatchers, three Song Thrushes, four Willow Warblers, two Chiffchaffs, a Garden Warbler, six Blackcaps, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Whitethroat, three Lesser Whitethroats, four Greenfinches and 15 Linnets. (Stephen Curtis & Carol Rushton).

Twyning     A male Whinchat at Upham Meadow today. (Daniel Gornall).

Chavenage Lane area     A Whinchat, three Whitethroats and four Swallows today. (Terry Grant).

Whinchat by Terry Grant

Cleeve Hill     Between Whitehall car park and Belas Knap via Wontley Farm E of Cleeve Common a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, a Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Redstart and a Raven. Also Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock butterflies. On the approach road to Whitehall car park a female Kestrel, two Swallows and Orange Tip butterflies. (Keith White).

Woodchester Park     A Marsh Tit feeding young by the mansion. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Gloucester     A Grey Wagtail at Saintbridge balancing ponds, also four Little Egrets and a Kingfisher. (Sam Walker).

Highnam Woods    This was received today from the RSPB. The landowner at Highnam is very unhappy with dangerous parking on their verge and cars blocking access. They will report instances and car details to the police from now on or will remove them from their land. Please park sensibly in nearby laybys or visit when the car park is open. This refers to parking all along the verge on the opposite side of the road to the entrance. There are two lay-bys further along on the left if coming from Gloucester. Thank you.

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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