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Saturday 16th December 2017

Gloucester     A PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford today at SO837204, photographed (see tweet here Penduline Tit tweet maybe headed back to Horsebere? (Susan Payne).

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 Bowmoor Sailing Club lake still today. (Richard Williams/Ian Ralphs). Also a BITTERN until 11:50am at least in the reed bed near to the Sailing Club and the first-winter SCAUP still. (Ian Ralphs). A Green Sandpiper was on Pit 126. (Ivan & Rose Sansom). Pic by Ivan & Rose.

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Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the resident Peregrines, eight Buzzards, a male Sparrowhawk, three Wigeon (1m, 2f), two Marsh Tits, a Jay, six Ravens, a Stock Dove, a Redwing, a Song Thrush and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Other sightings included four Fallow Deer including two bucks sparring and two Bank Voles. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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Friday 15th December 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 until 2pm at least. Also a Marsh Tit and a MERLIN. (Scott Petrek/Roberta Goodall).

Forest of Dean     A Little Egret at top end of Cannop Ponds this morning. (Nick Hopkinson). Two Hawfinches near the cricket ground at Parkend today, also a few Coal Tits and two Nuthatches. At Cannop Ponds a male Bullfinch. (Martin Russell).

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Westonbirt Arboretum     A Hawfinch at lunchtime today. (Colin Butters).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake birds today included three Wigeon, four Teal, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, three Snipe, male and female Stonechat, 12 Goldfinches and two Reed Buntings. (Gordon Avery).

Witcombe Reservoirs     52 Greylags, five Teal, nine Little Grebes, a Great Crested Grebe and c200 Redwings feeding in the farm orchard today. (Gordon Avery).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans with five cygnets two male Shelducks, five Wigeon, 50 Teal, three Shovelers, two Grey Herons, a female Stonechat and c50 Redwings and Fieldfares all feeding on the grass with 20 Starlings. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     A Mute Swan, 80 Canada Geese, 35 Wigeon, 290 Teal, a Gadwall, 20 Mallards, five Pintails, 110 Lapwings and 11 Pied Wagtails feeding round the edge of the floodwater. (Mike Smart).

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Thursday 14th December 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 until 3:10pm at least. (Martin Greenish/Robin Nelson/John Fletcher). At Whelford pools GWT reserve Pit 111 a Yellow Legged Gull, four Goldeneyes (3m, 1f), five Goosanders (4m, 1f), 34 Teal, 35 Shovelers, 18 Tufted Ducks, four Goldcrests, two Marsh Tits, a male Bullfinch, a male Reed Bunting, nine Long-tailed Tits, two Kingfishers, six Cormorants, three Grey Herons, a Red Kite and a Brambling. (John Fletcher).

Cheltenham     The male Goosander still this morning on Pittville Park Lake until 10:30am today but no sign this afternoon. (John Sanders/Phil Cull).

Cambridge     A garden Hawfinch again today at Ryalls Lane feeding on the ground with Chaffinches below an oak tree in one of the rabbit pens. Also a male Brambling. (Ennis Jones).

Arlingham     In the area birds included c80 Lapwings, a Buzzard, three Grey Herons, c60 Fieldfares and c120 Redwings today. (Antony Seabright).

Tresham     Early afternoon at least 100 Golden Plovers and a Red Kite. (Paul Rich).

Stonehouse     A Peregrine with a kill over Stanley Downton at 3:30pm today. (Jon Dexter).
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Wednesday 13th December 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 until 1:25pm at least. (Mark Dowie).

Cheltenham     The male Goosander still this morning on Pittville Park Lake and a male Stonechat near Tommy Taylors Lane. (John Sanders/Roy Shilham).

Maisemore     A Barn Owl sat on fence post by the bridge this evening. (Steve French).

Standish     Late morning c40 Lapwings seen distantly rising from the fields NW of Standish Court SO7908. (Juliet Bailey).

Gloucester     At least six Redwings in Barnett Way, Barnwood this morning and yesterday. (Simon Hart).

Forest of Dean     Three Bramblings and a Hawfinch at Parkend at lunchtime today. (Thomas Winstone).

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Tuesday 12th December 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 until 2:45pm at least. Also a Chiffchaff, two Water Rails calling, seven Wigeon, a female Goldeneye and a male on Pit 126. Nearby a Red Kite at Ampney St Peter. (Ian Hull/Dave Pearce/MK/Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon Mercer.

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Sharpness     The BLACK REDSTART on the roof of a disused office on the far side of the docks at 1pm. Also two Redwings, 12 Song Thrushes and at least 15 Blackbirds feeding in the grass in front of the houses in Dock Road. Also in the garden at feeders a Marsh Tit, a Nuthatch and ten Long-tailed Tits. (Roy & Margaret Jellings).

Tewkesbury     A Barn Owl at Mythe Water Works this afternoon. (Sarah Loaring).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Barn Owl hunting over a field in the snow mid-morning S of Bourton. (Keith Jennings).

Cheltenham     A male Goosander this afternoon on Pittville Park Lake. (John Sanders). Pic by John. At Naunton Park garden birds included a female Sparrowhawk, 12 Redwings, a Fieldfare, a male Blackcap and unusual here two Collared Doves. (Steve Brown).

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Frampton     Around the pools 40 Teal, 32 Shovelers, two Yellow-legged Gulls, five Little Grebes, 50+ Lapwings, 76 Tufted Ducks, 48 Mallards, a Red Kite, 55 Gadwalls, five Wigeon, five Shelducks, a Pintail, a Tawny Owl and a Little Owl. (Nick Goatman). A male Stonechat on a fence near the Sailing Lake this morning. (Barry Hill).

Gloucester     A Chiffchaff, four Reed Buntings, four Stonechats, five Common Gulls, 20+ Linnets, 33 Black-headed Gulls and five Snipe at Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning. (Martin Greenish).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend at Crown Lane eight Hawfinches today. (Kenny Hills). At Blaize Bailey garden birds today included 24 Fieldfares, three Redwings, 15 Blackbirds and at 5pm a Tawny Owl. (Lynne Mayers & Peter Boorman).

Ashleworth Ham     Four Wigeon, 196 Teal, 21 Mallards, two immature Mute Swans, two Kestrels, a Buzzard, a female Stonechat and 20 Chaffinches today. (Mike Smart).

Arlingham     In the area c25 Lapwings, two Snipe, a Little Egret, 20 Skylarks, three Reed Buntings, five Fieldfares and c25 Redwings today. (Antony Seabright).

Winchcombe     Garden birds today included three Fieldfares, four Redwings, two Song Thrushes, five Goldfinches, a male Bullfinch, two Coal Tits and a Pied Wagtail. (Gill Worthington).

Little Rissington     Redwings and Fieldfares feeding on berries today. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard.

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Monday 11th December 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 until 3:30pm at least. (Paul Rich/Jon Mercer). Pics by Duncan Dine.

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Hucclecote     A garden Hawfinch briefly this morning. (Chris Jones).

Forest of Dean     Two Peregrines over Angus Buchanan fields in Coleford, an intruder seen off by a resident bird. (Geoff Fawcett).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon birds included three Buzzards, two Treecreepers, a Nuthatch, two Stock Doves, a Great Spotted Woodpecker heard, a Jay, two Marsh Tits, four Coal Tits, 13 Long-tailed Tits, nine Redwings, 25 Fieldfares and 350 Woodpigeons over. (John Fletcher). Marsh Tit pic by John.

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Winchcombe     Three Redwings and two Song Thrushes feeding on fallen apples, a Buzzard over, three Goldfinches, two Coal Tits and two Pied Wagtails today. (Gill Worthington).

Arlingham     In the area c167 Lapwings, a Golden Plover, a Grey Heron, c35 Skylarks, two Stonechats, five Fieldfares and nine Redwings today. (Antony Seabright).

Woodmancote     30 Redwings and five Fieldfares feeding on apples in the garden today. (John Widgery).

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Sunday 10th December 2017

Frampton     Around the pools late afternoon the Whooper Swan, the adult Yellow-legged Gulls, a Shelduck, 75 Tufted Ducks, 14 Shovelers, 24 Gadwalls, 300 Coots and three Little Grebes. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend cricket ground in Crown Lane 4+ Hawfinches and a Marsh Tit at Cannop Ponds feeders today. (Derek Hale).

Leckhampton Hill     At Hartley Farm two Bramblings with the Chaffinches, a Stonechat, a few Fieldfares and Redwings and nearby a Bullfinch. (Steve Brown).

Cambridge     A garden Hawfinch again today at Ryalls Lane. (Ennis Jones).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park a Common Gull on a roof for 15 minutes, a garden tick. (Steve Brown).

Wotton Under Edge     Garden birds today included ten Long-tailed Tits, five Bullfinches, a Coal Tit, a Marsh Tit, a Goldfinch and a Nuthatch. (Paul Rich).

Longlevens     20 Redwings in the garden this afternoon and a male Blackcap, not seen for 2 years. (Elly Rickelton).

Berkeley     Alongside the Little Avon river beside the point-to-point course 80+ Fieldfares, also a Song Thrush and Blackbirds. Several Long-tailed Tits with Blue Tits, two Teal, eight Canada Geese, two Buzzards and a Kestrel alongside Quarry Wood. (Andrew Jones).

Arlingham     In the area c100 Lapwings, four Great Black-backed Gulls, a Buzzard, a Kestrel and c25 Redwings today. (Antony Seabright).

Quedgeley     18 garden Chaffinches at Shelduck Road today. (Steve Pullen).

Tirley     Ten Redwings in the village centre today. (Mark Grieve).

Tuffley     Above Beaufort School five Greenfinches, seven Chaffinches, two Grey Wagtails and two Pied Wagtails. Also 50 garden Starlings. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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