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Thursday 17th January 2019

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again this morning at SO716133. (Ian Hull). There’s practically no parking near the sewage works and it would be best to park in Westbury and take the footpath through the churchyard towards Westbury Strand.  You can see the sewage works from a distance, it’s surrounded by a conifer screen. The bird was spending most of its time in the single conifer by one of the treatment beds.

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 126 today. The female SCAUP on Pit 132 again today.(Mark Dowie).

Kempsford     The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Kempsford sewage works at SU165975 today. (Mark Dowie/Andy Jordan/Ian Searle).

Forest of Dean     Six Hawfinches high in the trees at Parkend at 3pm. At Nagshead earlier on the long walk by the quarry 30+ Bramblings with Chaffinches chased by a Sparrowhawk. Also 12+ Siskins, a Buzzard and a Kestrel. (Chris Snook).

Edge     Along Sevenleaze Lane mid afternoon centred on SO861124 from the track entrance to Spoonbed Farm birds included nine Linnets, 60+ Goldfinches, 35 Chaffinches, a Brambling, a Mistle Thrush, two Pied Wagtails, seven Grey Partridges, 11 Red-legged Partridges and two Buzzards. Also three Roe Deers. (John Fletcher).

Halmore     A male and female Tawny Owls calling tonight. At least one male has been heard most nights this month. (Chris Newton).

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Wednesday 16th January 2019

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again this afternoon until 3pm at least at SO716133. There’s practically no parking near the sewage works and it would be best to park in Westbury and take the footpath through the churchyard towards Westbury Strand.  You can see the sewage works from a distance, it’s surrounded by a conifer screen. The bird was spending most of its time in the single conifer by one of the treatment beds. (John Phillips).

Frampton     In the Court Lake roost this evening four CATTLE EGRETS, two Great White Egrets and 18 Little Egrets. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean    Five Bramblings amongst a large Chaffinch flock feeding on Beech mast, at the W end of Serridge inclosure. Four Bullfinches between Serridge and Drybrook Station and 70+ Redwings feeding on Beech mast between Drybrook Station and Crabtree Hill. (Roy Kinchin). Along River Wye downstream from Lydbrook a Kingfisher, a Cormorant, a redhead Goosander and a male Bullfinch. (Mike Ingleby).

Gloucester     Five Stonechats at Alney Island today. (Martin Wright).

Winchcombe     Two Siskins (1m & 1f) and two Greenfinches on the garden feeders today.  (Peter Rodgers).

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Tuesday 15th January 2018

Gloucester     Belated news of another YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER, the 4th this year, on Alney Island near the Lock-house on Saturday 12th January. (Bob Axworthy/Pavlo Zaltowski). Pic by Pavlo.

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Cotswold Water Park East     The female SCAUP on Pit 132 again today. Also a Peregrine, a Green Sandpiper and three Pintails. (Jon Mercer).

Kempsford     The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Kempsford sewage works at SU165975 today. Also a Raven over the village. (Jon Mercer).

Nailsworth   A female Grey Wagtail in the garden again. A Little Egret flew over the town. At Dunkirk Mill Ponds Reserve (SO846003) 23 Black-headed Gulls, a Grey Heron, 16 Mallards, a Little Grebe, two Moorhens and a Dipper on the adjacent Nailsworth Stream. (Jake King).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 37 Snipe, 135 Lapwings, a Canada Goose, 164 Teal, 131 Wigeon, five Pintails, seven Shovelers, two Grey Herons, nine Fieldfares, six Long tailed Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Hampen     A Barn Owl alongside the A436 near the Brockhampton turn at 7:15am. (Steve Brown).

Frampton     This morning the roosting Tawny Owl, a Great White Egret at Court Lake and the Yellow-legged Gull at the Sailing Lake. At Splatt Bridge a Stonechat and a fly-over Little Egret from the field gate; also c10 Shelducks, c10 Curlews and two Green Sandpipers at the reedbed and flash NW of the bridge. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Saul     This afternoon two CATTLE EGRETS and c8 Little Egrets at the W side of the field W of the public footpath from the Fretherne road (viewed from the middle one of three green kissing-gates on the W side of the lake). (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

WWT Slimbridge    Two Great White Egrets flew over the Rushy towards South Lake at 9:25am. (Rich Hearn).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend 30+ Crossbills, two Siskins, 10+ Goldfinches, two Marsh Tits, two Nuthatches, a female Bullfinch, a Raven, two Jays and a Peregrine over. (Chris Snook/Ewan Urquhart). Five Hawfinches high in the trees by the cricket pitch this afternoon. (Chris Snook). Pics by Chris.

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More pics by Ewan Urquhart.

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Stonehouse    A Tawny Owl calling from trees between Stonehouse Court and St Cyr’s Church at 6pm this evening. (Paul Sutton).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair plus an adult Peregrine perched on Great Doward Hill W of the viewpoint, three Red Kites, two Sparrowhawks, a Kestrel, Ravens, Buzzards, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Mistle Thrushes, a Song Thrush, three female Goosanders, a Moorhen, a Grey Heron, Long-tailed Tits and a Goldcrest. Also two Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Monday 14th January 2019

Westbury-on-Severn     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works this afternoon until 4pm at least at SO716133. There’s practically no parking near the sewage works and it would be best to park in Westbury and take the footpath through the churchyard towards Westbury Strand.  You can see the sewage works from a distance, it’s surrounded by a conifer screen. The bird was spending most of its time in the single conifer by one of the treatment beds. (John & Viv Phillips).

Cotswold Water Park East     The female SCAUP all day on Pit 132 again. (Paul Rich). Pic by Mike.

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Kempsford     The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Kempsford sewage works at SU165975 this afternoon. Also a Red Kite, a Grey Wagtail, two Chiffchaffs and two Treecreepers. (MK).

Churcham     A Hawfinch in the churchyard today. (Andy Jayne).

Cotswold Water Park West     On Pit 41 two Great White Egrets, at least 14 Goosanders and eight Little Egrets. (John Grearson). On Pit 44, 40+ Red Crested Pochards and a male and a redhead Goosander. On Pit 65 a male Goosander. On the edge of Pit 57 a Chiffchaff. Two male Goosanders on Pit 34. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Highnam   The six adult Whooper Swans were on the field of oilseed rape at SO800186, also viewable from the layby on the A48. They flew off together W and were refound in the depression between Minsterworth and Churcham, through which the Long Brook runs, in a bright green field near the railway line at SO 775178 and viewable from Minsterworth Village Hall car park. On the pond at Linton Farm, five Canada Geese, a Shelduck, a female Wigeon, at least sixty Mallards, two male Tufted Ducks and a Grey Wagtail nearby. (Mike Smart).

Highnam Woods    This afternoon birds included four Marsh Tits, five Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Coal Tits, 18 Redwings, two Nuthatches, three Jays and two Ravens. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Forest of Dean     At Soudley Ponds 31 Mandarins (15m, 16f), a Grey Wagtail and Crossbills heard. At Woorgreens ten Goosanders (4m, 6f), two Ravens and small flocks of Siskins. At Parkend a Dipper behind the Fountain Inn, four Crossbills, a Marsh Tit, and two Treecreepers and three Great Spotted Woodpeckers in the same tree. At Crown Lane a Hawfinch, several Nuthatches and Coal Tits. (Steve Curtis/Carol Rushton).

Gloucester    c60-80 Pied Wagtails at Sainsbury’s at the Docks this morning. (Nat Roberts).

Dursley area     A Marsh Tit at the bottom of Whiteway Hill woods, a Brambling with flock of Chaffinches in Ganzell Lane and female Blackcap at Mill Farm, Uley Road today. (Phil Pope).

Bussage    Seven Siskins, a Nuthatch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker on the garden feeders early today. (Mike Cook).

Quedgeley     The local Raven in Asda car park at 1:30pm. (Mike Cook). Pic by Mike.

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Sunday 13th January 2019

Frampton     On Court Lake this evening four CATTLE EGRETS, two Great White Egrets, six Little Egrets, two Goldeneyes, three Pochards, 55 Gadwalls, 64 Tufted Ducks, two Little Grebes and two Great Crested Grebes. (Nick Goatman/Jonathan Bull). A Stonechat and a Little Egret from Splatt Bridge 3:30pm. (Jonathan Bull).

Fairford    At least five Chiffchaffs beside the River Coln including birds in song. Also a Snipe, a displaying Sparrowhawk, a Little Egret and a Goosander. (Ian Ralphs).

Cotswold Water Park East    13 Goosanders on Pit 104 today. (Ian Ralphs).

Chapman’s Cross     A Barn Owl flying near the road on the A419 near Sapperton at 7:15pm. (Malcolm Balster).

Forest of Dean     Crossbills at Parkend church today including two males. (Dot Jones).

Quedgeley     The local Raven calling loudly from Plane trees in Tesco car park at 12:15pm. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Berkeley     A Great Spotted Woodpecker in the garden today, a garden first. (Andrew Jones).

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Saturday 12th January 2019

Kempsford     The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Kempsford sewage works at SU165975 this afternoon. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.

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Cotswold Water Park East     The female SCAUP relocated today on Pit 132. (Steve Davies).

WWT Slimbridge     JACK SNIPE and Water Rail showing well again today. (Ewan Urquhart). Pics by Ewan.

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Frampton pools     A Marsh Tit near the gravel wash, a very scarce bird here, also a Goldeneye, a Great White Egret, the Yellow-legged Gull, a Green Sandpiper, a Tawny Owl, a Chiffchaff, 206 Coots, 74 Tufted Ducks, 40 Mallards, 24 Gadwalls, 55 Teal, ten Shovelers, seven Great Crested Grebes and two Little Grebes today. (Nick Goatman).

Damery     Two Dippers, a Kingfisher and at least 30 Siskin late morning. (Paul Rich).

Forest of Dean    15 Goosanders on Speech House Lake at 1pm today. (Bob Broughton). c10 Crossbills at Woorgreens, also a Goosander on the lake, a pair of Stonechats, three Ravens and two Buzzards nearby. (Frank Williams). Six Hawfinches, a Red Kite and 30+ Crossbills at Parkend. (Paul Grennard).

Epney     Early this morning a Great Spotted Woodpecker, six Redwings, two Cormorants and a Little Owl. (David Stone). Pic by David.

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Aylburton     A male Lesser Redpoll on a niger feeder, the first in the garden in two years. (Martin Vaisey).

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Friday 11th January 2019

Ashleworth Ham     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still in ivy covered trees behind and left of the hide at 10am and present until 3:25pm 100 yds S of the hide at least. (D Clarke/Roger Gillespie).

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 126 today. A male Goldeneye and a pair of Goosanders on Pit 111. (Howard Smith/Roy Shilham).

Frampton     A MERLIN from Splatt Bridge at 8:35am. (Mark Dowie). A SHORT-EARED OWL from Splatt Bridge at 4:30pm. (Paul Masters).

Forest of Dean    This morning 16+ Crossbills at Soudley ponds, also 20+ Siskins, a Marsh Tit, a Treecreeper, 23 Mandarins (16 males and 7 females), three Little Grebes and c50 Redwings. (MK/Mike Ingleby). 6+ Hawfinches in the tops of the limes at Parkend and a Mistle Thrush on the cricket pitch. Two pairs of Mandarins, 10+ Tufted Ducks and four Mute Swans on Cannop ponds and a pair of Mandarins on the pond opposite Pedalabikeaway on New Road. (MK). At the Wenchford Picnic area a Dipper in Blackpool Brook. (Mike Ingleby).

Winchcombe    At 4:20pm with dusk approaching, 16 Red Kites circling over Sudeley Hill. (Andrew Worthington).

Saul    Four CATTLE EGRETS with ten Little Egrets in the field behind the horse paddocks today. Also 11 Mandarins on Saul pond. (Roberta Goodall).

WWT Slimbridge     The JACK SNIPE still from Martin Smith hide. (Dot Jones).

Quedgeley     A JACK SNIPE and a Woodcock at Clearwater Drive today. (Andy Chapman).

Standish     At Standish lane a Little Owl calling from a small orchard at 12:30pm next to the railway line near the footbridge. (Steve Pullen).

Stroud     At Stratford Park two Nuthatches, a Goldcrest, a Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tits and a Song Thrush. (Richard Williams).

Halmore   A Marsh Tit visiting the garden daily for the past nine weeks. Also a Song Thrush seen yesterday and today. (Chris Newton).

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Cirencester     A Little Egret in the brook at the side of the access road to Tesco this morning. (Howard Smith).

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