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Sunday 26th March 2017

Stow-on-the-Wold     Surprisingly the BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin was relocated today between Stow and Maugersbury village in gardens. (Keith Jennings).

WWT Slimbridge     From Holden Tower early morning the DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE still, a Peregrine, five Knot and four Dunlin flew N and a Golden Plover. On the Tack Piece a pair of Egyptian Geese, two White-fronted Geese and eight GCRP Common Cranes including two unringed juveniles, the Slimbridge bird and a visiting juvenile. (Martin McGill/John Budd/MK). Two Little Ringed Plovers on the Holden scrape at 2pm. (Les Ditchburn). Pic by Mike.Crane 260317Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill at 7:45 this morning, but was flushed about 20 minutes later by a female MERLIN flying through. Still three Hawfinches at Parkend by the cricket pitch in Crown Lane. (Martin Bell, Phil Hill, Martin Bevan, Glamorgan Bird Club).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included a Stock Dove, three Chiffchaffs, a Buzzard, a Water Rail, a Grey Plover, ten Ruff, two Curlews, seven Lapwings, a Little Ringed Plover, two Oystercatchers, nine Shovelers, five Shelducks, 30+ Teal, two Ravens, five Reed Buntings and four Skylarks. (Les Waring). Pics by Les.Ruff 260317

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Frampton pools     Two CATTLE EGRETS, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, 34 Chiffchaffs, seven Sand Martins, two Oystercatchers, two Shelducks, six Pochards, 135 Tufted Ducks, ten Gadwalls and a Kingfisher today. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley     A Red Kite over Halmore this morning. (Chris Newton).

Gloucester     An adult Peregrine hunting over Gloucester Landfill Site at Hempsted today at 2:15pm. (Gordon Avery).

Woodchester Mansion     A singing Marsh Tit, three Chiffchaffs, a Siskin, four Coal Tits, two Buzzards and a Raven. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Winchcombe     In the garden today a Sparrowhawk, a nest-building Coal Tit collecting fibres from garden twine and Small Tortoiseshell and Comma butterflies. (Peter Rodgers). Pic by Peter.Coal Tit 260317

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Saturday 25th March 2017

Coombe Hill Meadows    Eight WAXWINGS along the canal this morning and a Little Ringed Plover on the scrapes. (Andy Lodge/Ian Hull).

WWT Slimbridge     This morning the DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE still from Holden Tower, two Egyptian Geese and 46 Avocets on South Lake and 14 Ruff at South Finger. (Paul Daunter).

Ashleworth Ham     The drake GARGANEY still at 3pm but elusive. (Steve Brown).

Saul Warth     This morning five Ringed Plovers, a Knot, a Bar-tailed Godwit, six Grey Plovers, 18 Dunlins, three Oystercatchers, 25 Black-tailed Godwits and a White Wagtail over. (Gordon Hodgson).

Mobley     A Barn Owl just outside of Berkeley at 5:50am.  (Tom Weston-McClung).

Ashley     Two Tawny Owls calling at 2.:30am. (Mark Grieve).

North Cotswolds     This morning a Barn Owl and a female Goshawk. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard.Barn Owl 250317

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Friday 24th March 2017

Frampton     On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge this morning a Spotted Redshank, 29 Redshanks, ten Curlews, two Lapwings, two Little Egrets and 11 Teal, 11 Black-tailed Godwits flew N. The only migrants passerines were 4+ Chiffchaffs along the canal.  (MK).

Saul Warth     150+ Black-tailed Godwits and 40+ Curlews on the Warth. At 10:45am a male Goshawk flew through very low clearing everything off of the Warth for 10 minutes. When the birds settled the Spotted Redshank and the Frampton Redshank flock flew in. (MK).

WWT Slimbridge     A DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE still on the Dumbles today. Also on South Lake 190 Black-tailed Godwits, 43 Avocets, four Oystercatchers, 13 Ruff and a Kingfisher. (Slimbridge Sightings). This morning a male GARGANEY still on South Lake and a Little Ringed Plover flew into the Holden Tower scrape in the afternoon. (John Powell).

Ashleworth Ham     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still this afternoon, also two Oystercatchers, 58 Black-tailed Godwits and a Chiffchaff. (Colin Greenfield).

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Thursday 23rd March 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE on the Dumbles from 8:50am today. Also from Holden Tower 120 Barnacle Geese, a Goshawk at 11:30am, a female Sparrowhawk, seven Meadow Pipits and five Skylarks. From Zeiss hide a Spotted Redshank, two Redshanks, 14 Ruff, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a Little Egret, a Buzzard and a Curlew. From Robbie Garnet hide two White-fronted Geese at 2:30pm, 47 Shovelers, two Oystercatchers, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, a Ruff and two Pied Wagtails. On South Lake 38+ Avocets and a Kingfisher. (John Fletcher/Geoff Moyser). Pic by John.DB Brent 230317

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead today a male LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, a Chiffchaff and a Goshawk over near Cannop Ponds Stoneworks. (Tony Scott).

Symonds Yat     Birds included two Red Kites, a Peregrine, a Sparrowhawk, two Goshawks, two Ravens and at least six Buzzards today. (Tony Scott).

Frampton     12 Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper and four Sand Martin at Splatt Bridge this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). A male Goshawk through S over Splatt Bridge towards WWT. (Martin McGill). Four CATTLE EGRETS this evening came in to roost at 6.15pm on Court Lake, also a pair of Shelducks and a male Pochard. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     60 Black-tailed Godwits this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Whiteshill     A Red Kite over at 9:30am today. (Phil Williams).

Amberley     A Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, Goldcrests singing and also male and female Siskin feeding today. (Phil Williams).

Ashley     A Tawny Owl calling at 2:30am, also a Fox barking. Late morning 9+ Skylarks, two Kestrels, four Buzzards, a Pied Wagtail, 15+ Fieldfares, 12+ Redwings, 30+ Linnets, a Bullfinch, two Goldcrests, a Treecreeper, 240 Common Gulls on sheep pasture, a sunbathing Tawny Owl, 20+ Stock Doves, a Nuthatch, two Ravens and a Sparrowhawk. (Mark Grieve).

Cirencester     A Barn Owl hunting the roadside verge at 3am over A417 near JMAC barracks. (Mark Grieve).

Cheltenham     Today at 11:30am a Raven being mobbed by several gulls over St. Marks school in Benhall. (David Norman).
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Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Frampton     A singing WILLOW WARBLER in lakeside willows near the park gates on the Perrway this morning. Also 150+ Sand Martins on the Sailing Lake. (Roy Bircher). A SHORT-EARED OWL hunting in the sunshine this afternoon viewed from Splatt Bridge.
The GREAT WHITE EGRET still at Court Lake this morning. (Roy Widgery). This evening four CATTLE EGRETS and the GREAT WHITE EGRET in Court Lake roost, three Sand Martins, a pair of Shelducks and two Tawny Owls. (Nick Goatman).

Saul     Five CATTLE EGRETS in willows at Saul Lodge pond today. (Roy Widgery).

WWT Slimbridge     A pair of GARGANEYS still on South Lake, also two Ringed Plovers and a Little Ringed Plover from Holden  Tower today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Ashleworth Ham     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still, 12 Pintails and a Sand Martin. The male Garganey also reported as still present. (Mark Coller).

Shab Hill     A male Wheatear with 21 Meadow Pipits and a few Linnets today. (John Miles).

Stroud     A Chiffchaff in a garden near Stroud College this morning. (David Withington).

Hawling     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at SP053218 today. (Vanda Bennett).

Minsterworth Ham     Two Shelducks, a Little Ringed Plover, a Green Sandpiper, three Snipe and three Ravens today. (Andy Jayne).

Horsley     Near Horsley recycling centre a mixed flock of finches c600-700 strong, mainly Chaffinches, Goldfinches and Linnets but also several Bramblings, 30+ Yellowhammers and at least ten Corn Buntings. (Michael Cook).

Bussage     At Toadsmoor Woods two male Nuthatches displaying early this morning,a female nearby, a Treecreeper, two singing Chiffchaffs, three Jays, a Kingfisher and a pair of Tufted Ducks on the large lake. (Michael Cook).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Dunlin, 24 Black-tailed Godwits, two Oystercatchers and a male Yellowhammer this morning. (Ian Hull).

Winchcombe     Chiffchaffs singing on Langley Road and next to Corndean Hall today. (Stuart Galey).

Cleeve Hill     Meadow Pipits singing on the common today. (Stuart Galey).

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Tuesday 21st March 2017

Ashleworth Ham    Today the drake GARGANEY, the drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL, nine Snipe, 12 Pintails, four Shelducks, 100 Wigeon, 150 Teal, six Gadwalls, 61 Coots, 20 Lapwings, 81 Black-tailed Godwits,  four Shelducks,  two Little Egrets, at least two Treecreepers, a Chiffchaff,two Cormorants, two Grey Herons, two Greylags, two Curlews, two Oystercatchers, two Buzzards, two Goldcrests, two Nuthatches, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (John Fletcher/Andy & Sue Gibbons). Pics by John.Black-tailed Godwits 210317

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Frampton    20 Redshanks, six Black-tailed Godwits, a Ruff and 50 Sand Martins at Splatt Bridge this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). Two Mediterranean Gulls over the Sailing Lake this morning. (Nick Goatman).

Painswick Beacon     Passage over the Beacon today included a Cormorant, a Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, 340 Common Gulls, 242 Woodpigeons, four Ravens, a White Wagtail and six alba Wagtails and 157 Meadow Pipits. (John Fleming).

Adlestrop     Three Red Kites, three Buzzards, a Kestrel and a Raven today. (Steve Brown).

Hawling     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at SP053218 today. (Steve Brown).

Twyning     A Chiffchaff at Church End today. (Mike Jones).

Avening     A Little Egret at Nag’s Head NE of Avening today. (Nicholas Leitch).

Forest of Dean     A Chiffchaff at Crabtree Hill this morning. (Frank Williams).

Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the resident Peregrines and an intruding juvenile Peregrine, Ravens, a House Martin, Stock Doves, two Goshawks, a female Sparrowhawk, eight Buzzards, a pair of Marsh Tits, a Siskin, a pair of Mandarins, a pair of Goosanders, a Red Admiral and two Bank Voles. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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Monday 20th March 2017

Ashleworth Ham    At 9am today the drake GARGANEY and the drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still, also a Curlew, 30 Snipe and 30 Black-tailed Godwits. (Rob Downes/Doug Badger/Graham Watson).

Epney     A Common Sandpiper on the river at 4:45pm. (Jeremy Squire).

WWT Slimbridge     A female GARGANEY still on South Lake, 111 White-fronted Geese still on the Tack Piece and the Spotted Redshank on the Rushy again, then South Lake. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Painswick Beacon     Passage over the Beacon today included three Sparrowhawks, 31 Buzzards, 400 Golden Plovers, 106 Common Gulls, 13 Stock Doves, 18 Raven, three Swallows, 16 Meadow Pipits, 16 Chaffinches, 223 Goldfinch and 67 Siskins. (John Fleming).

Ashley     Seven Skylarks, 35+ Yellowhammers, a female Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, a Reed Bunting, five Meadow Pipits NW, 26+ Linnets, four Buzzards, four Stock Doves, a Jay, three Bullfinches and a Red-legged Partridge. (Mark Grieve).

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead this afternoon mainly around the fields area, birds included ten Goldfinches, four Buzzards, three Long-tailed Tits, male and female Bullfinch and two Song Thrushes. Also six Fallow Deer at Campbell Hide. (Martin Russell).

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