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Tuesday 19th February 2019

MK Gone Birding

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream today. (Nigel Sluman).

Sharpness    The two different BLACK REDSTARTS in the last 4 days. Also a 3cy MEDITERRANEAN GULL still hanging about – today it was on the dock basin, but seen in flight on Sunday over the canal just to the N heading for the livestock fields. (Andy Jordan).

Frampton     At Court Lake at dusk two male Goldeneyes, two Great White Egrets, 27 Little Egrets came into roost and two Tawny Owls roosting. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens Lake and Yew Tree Brake two Ravens, a Mistle Thrush, two Treecreepers, a Meadow Pipit, three Buzzards, 23 Canada Geese, three Coots and four Mallards today. (John Fletcher).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine pair on Great Doward Hill nearby, a female Goshawk, four Buzzards, a Red Kite, four Goosanders (2m,2f), a pair of Mandarins, a Mistle Thrush, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Jay, a Tawny Owl calling, a Stock Dove, a pair of Kingfishers and Long-tailed Tits. Also nine Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Ebley     Two Ring-necked Parakeets flying towards Doverow Hill late afternoon today. (Steve Kear).

Coombe Hill Meadows     From first light ten Shelducks, 540 Wigeon, 240 Teal, eight Gadwalls, five Tufted Ducks, 22 Cormorants over, two Oystercatchers, 30 Lapwings, two Ruff, two Black-tailed Godwits and nine Curlews roosting. (Andy Jayne/Mike Smart/Ian Hull).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Shelducks, 150 Wigeon, 27 Gadwalls, 150 Teal, 15 Pintails, 20 Shovelers, a soaring male Goshawk, 280 Lapwings, 50 Snipe, three male Ruffs and 1 or 2 Reed Buntings singing. (Andy Jayne/Mike Smart).

Nympsfield     Two Bramblings with a large flock of Chaffinches at Woodchester Park entrance. (Shane Long).

Moreton-in-Marsh     A Brambling and a Lesser Redpoll in the garden today at Draycott. (Sue Harrison). Pics by Sue.

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Monday 18th February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream today. (Lauren & Wayne Tucker @NSLBirding).

Sharpness     The BLACK REDSTART still along Dock Road today. (Merv Carlyon). Pic by Merv.

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Coombe Hill Meadows     13 Curlews, eight Black-tailed Godwits, seven Ruff and two Dunlins. Also 12 Mute Swans, 100 Canada Geese, five Shelducks, at least 500 Wigeon, at least 150 Teal, 40 Shovelers, ten Pintails, two Oystercatchers, a male Stonechat, a singing Cetti’s Warbler at least one Reed Bunting singing. (Mike Smart/Graham Smith).

Leighterton     Eight Corn Buntings and a Yellowhammer this evening. (Shane Long).

WWT Slimbridge     A Snipe showing well in front of the Hogarth hide today. (Mike Beer). Pic by Mike.

Snipe 180219

Upleadon     At Brand Green Woods SO750278 this afternoon birds included six Nuthatches, five Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Green Woodpeckers, two Grey Partridges flushed near the woodland edge, 15 Fieldfares, two Redwings, two Song Thrushes, a Treecreeper, three Long-tailed Tits, two Coal Tits, a Jay and three Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Longney Crib     Five Whooper Swans in the field on opposite side of the river again today. First seen swimming upriver from Epney this morning. (Mike Davis).

Moreton-in-Marsh     Two Siskins, two Lesser Redpolls and a Brambling in the garden today at Draycott. (Sue Harrison). Pic by Sue.

Siskin 180219

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Sunday 17th February 2019

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today. (Shane Long).

Forest of Dean    18 Crossbills and three Hawfinches at Parkend, two Goshawks from New Fancy View and a Marsh Tit and Mandarins at Cannop ponds this morning. (Shane Long).

Longney    Five adult WHOOPER SWANS at Longney Crib, 1/2 mile NW of Epney again today at SO759113 viewable from the little car park at SO762116 or from the Anchor Inn at Epney. (Paul Masters/John Fletcher). Also this morning a MARSH HARRIER beyond the far bank at Longney Cribb, two Gadwalls, 70 Canada Geese and two Kestrels. (John Fletcher).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed two Water Rails down the stream, a pair of Reed Buntings and at least five Cetti’s Warblers. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.

Cetti's Warbler 170219

Frampton pools     An Oystercatcher, a male Stonechat, two Yellowhammers, two Great White Egrets, two adult male Goldeneyes, two Lesser Redpolls, five Treecreepers, a Pochard, a Shoveler, 31 Gadwalls, 67 Tufted Ducks and 78 Lapwings. (Nick Goatman). Also two Little Egrets, a pair of Teal and a Raven. (MK).

Ham, Berkeley    At Park Farm two Great White Egrets and a Little Egret in a roadside field. (Andrew Jones).

Berkeley Pill     A Kingfisher near the road bridge and a Skylark singing from a field near the levee. (Harry Mac).

Coombe Hill Meadows   This morning three Mute Swans, 100 Canada Geese, eight Gadwalls, nine Curlews left early, two Oystercatchers, two Ruff, a Sparrowhawk, a Cetti’s Warbler singing from the canal by the first footbridge and at least three Reed Buntings singing. (Mike Smart). Also 20 Pintails and 100+ Wigeon. (Ian Hull).

WWT Slimbridge    Late afternoon, c40 White-fronted Geese and c30 Canada Geese landed in front of the Stephen Kirk hide. (Dave Tait). Pic by Dave.

White-fronted Geese 170219

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Saturday 16th February 2019

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today between 11:30-11:50am. Also a Chiffchaff, four Goldcrests, three Grey Wagtails and three Long-tailed Tits. (Mark Easterbrook).

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream today. (Andrew Whittaker).

Forest of Dean     This morning at Parkend seven Crossbills, two Siskins, two Nuthatches and four Hawfinches. From New Fancy View three Goshawks, a Buzzard, a Sparrowhawk, two Ravens, two Siskins and four Crossbills. (Mark Easterbrook).

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and another Peregrine pair on Doward Hill nearby, three Goshawks, three Red Kites, a Sparrowhawk, eight Buzzards, Ravens, three Goosanders (1m,2f), a Goldcrest, a pair of Stock Doves, a Mistle Thrush, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Tawny Owl calling. Also four Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART at the Dockers Club, might be different to the recent bird on Dock Road. Earlier a Common Sandpiper at the dock entrance. (Andy Jordan).

Berkeley shore    In the Severn House Farm area three Rock Pipits, nine Oystercatchers, a female Stonechat, 13 Dunlins, 15 Redshanks, three Grey Herons and 12 Curlews. (Shane Long).

Longney    Five adult WHOOPER SWANS at Longney Crib, 1/2 mile NW of Epney again today at SO759113 viewable from the little car park at SO762116 or from the Anchor Inn at Epney. Also a Green Woodpecker calling. (Colin Greenfield/Carol Rushton). At the old orchards, and short stretch along the Severn Way this afternoon around SO754137 birds included a Curlew, 30+ House Sparrows, 12 Redwings, 92 Fieldfares, 71 Goldfinches, two Reed Buntings (m & f), four Long-tailed Tits, three Mistle Thrushes, four Greenfinches, a Bullfinch, 75 Starlings, a Buzzard, a Raven calling and two Shelducks. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

WWT Slimbridge     The JACK SNIPE bobbing and preening, showing fairly well from Martin Smith hide again. (Carol Rushton).

Hawling     At SP 06399 22042 big flocks of Chaffinches, Bramblings, Greenfinches, Linnets, Corn Buntings, Goldfinches, Yellowhammers, Skylarks and a possible Woodlark. (Les Ditchburn).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A Cetti’s Warbler, two Ruff, two Black-tailed Godwits, two Oystercatchers, seven Curlews, 110 Lapwings, 606 Wigeon, 157 Teal, 10+ Pintails and 2+ Reed Buntings singing today. (Jonathan Angliss/Andrew Godden/Mike Smart). Also today two Mute Swans, 100 Canada Geese, two Shelducks, 40 Mallards, 60 Shovelers, 12 Tufted Ducks, three Grey Herons, three Coots,  two Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming and five Fieldfares. (Andrew Godden/Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham    Four Mute Swans, a Greylag, 17 Canada Geese, two Shelducks, 72 Wigeon, eight Gadwall, 217 Teal, 27 Mallards, ten Pintails, ten Shovelers, a Grey Heron, seven Coots, 132 Lapwings, 18 Snipe, 40 Black-headed Gulls, a Skylark singing, three Stonechats, a Raven, 30 Starlings and a Reed Bunting singing. (Andrew Godden/Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     16 Mute Swans, seven Mallards, two Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, three Snipe, a Green Sandpiper, a singing Skylark and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 125 at least a dozen Reed Buntings on territory, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Green Sandpipers and two Oystercatcher displaying. (Ian Ralphs).

Cam     A Tawny Owl heard from the car park at Cam railway station at 8:30 tonight. (Paul Sutton).

Saul    Five Curlews on the field behind the canal visitor centre at Saul Junction at 2:30pm today, including a ringed bird. (Helen Bojaniwska).

Gloucester    A male Reed Bunting on the garden feeder at Plock Court this morning. (Jim Northcott).

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Friday 15th February 2019

Newnham-on-Severn     Belated news of a YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER (the 7th this year in Glos!) on the N side by Unlawater Lane at 2 Whetstones yesterday. (per Birdguides).

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 at 3pm today. (Lewis Thomson).

Cotswold Water Park West     A MEDITERRANEAN GULL in the roost at Pit 16 this evening. (Graham Lawlor).

Longney    Five adult WHOOPER SWANS at Longney Crib, 1/2 mile NW of Epney again today at SO759113 viewable from the little car park at SO762116 or from the Anchor Inn at Epney. (Paul Rich/John Overfield/Brian Piercey).

Withington     A Woodcock on the roadside verge, flew off right in front of the car at 6:20pm in Withington Wood at SP03751376. (Paddy Doyle).

Stroud     Two Dippers at the footbridge end of Frome Banks today. (Richard Williams).

Moreton-in-Marsh     Five Reed Buntings on a garden feeder today at Draycott. (Sue Harrison). Pic by Sue.

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Highnam Woods     This afternoon birds included five Marsh Tits, three Goldcrests,
two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, one drumming, a Green Woodpecker heard, three Nuthatches, two Redwings, two Song Thrushes, two Pied Wagtails, a Treecreeper, eight Long-tailed Tits, two Goldfinches, 130+ Woodpigeons, two Jays, a Raven and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

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Thursday 14th February 2019

WWT Slimbridge    Three Oystercatchers from Stephen Kirk hide at 3pm. Thousands of Golden Plovers and hundreds of Dunlin on the Tack Piece. (Dave Tait). Pic by Dave.

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Tidenham     At Poor’s Allotment, three Ravens, a Song thrush, two drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a Buzzard. (Iain Crawford).

Guscar Rocks     180 Wigeon, 45 Curlews, ten Redshanks, 30 Dunlins, seven Shelducks, two Oystercatcher, four Grey Herons, a female Bullfinch and 70 Goldfinches. (Iain Crawford).

Frampton pools     The Court Field Tawny Owl sat out in the sun this afternoon, also a Great White Egret, a Little Egret and a drake Goldeneye displaying on Court Lake, the same or another earlier on the Sailing Lake. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Forest of Dean    At least four Goshawks up viewed from New Fancy View today. (Richard Price). At least four Goshawks up from New Fancy View yesterday. (Richard Price). At Parkend Church seven Crossbills, a Marsh Tit, three Jays, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Song Thrush, a Goshawk, two Buzzards and three Siskins. A Green Woodpecker in Parkend and a Dipper behind the Fountain Inn. (Mark Easterbrook). Pic by Mark.

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Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed a Great White Egret, three Cetti’s Warblers, an Oystercatcher and a Buzzard today. (Michelle Davies).

Ebley     The Ring-necked Parakeet was at the stables in Foxmoor Lane at SO8239105555 at 5pm. (Carol Mein).

Saul     Seven Curlews flushed from the field behind Wycliffe College rowing club at 3pm this afternoon. (Ian Elphick).

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Wednesday 13th February 2019

Berkeley Road     In wet fields just S of the Prince Of Wales on the A38 at ST7199 a few Little Egrets with three CATTLE EGRETS but very flighty. (Ken Heron).

Berkeley shore   A Bar-tailed Godwit at 10:58am, two Little Egrets, 68 Dunlins, a Snipe, two Oystercatchers, a Water Rail nearby calling and 38 Wigeon on the Severn. (Ken Heron).

Sharpness     Eight Snipe, two Oystercatchers, two Redshanks, five Curlews and 38 Wigeon (same as Berkeley?). (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream today. (Steve Jones).

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today. (Francis Steuck).

Longney    Five adult WHOOPER SWANS with three Mute Swans at Longney Crib, 1/2 mile NW of Epney this morning. (Mark Dowie). At 11:30am Whoopers still on river at SO759113 best viewed from the little car park at SO762116. (Roberta Goodall).

Kingscote     At Twopence Spring at ST803968 200+ Linnets, 40+ Chaffinches, three Yellowhammers, three Bramblings, 120 Stock Doves and a Raven. (Jake King).

Westbury-on-Severn     A Red Kite drifting NW to SE at 3:55pm over fields between Church Lane and Adsett Lane at SO723146. (Neil Tappin).

Newent     At the Sewage Treatment Works a Green Sandpiper, a Sparrowhawk and a Chiffchaff singing this morning. (Owen Follis).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook flood storage lake 4 or 5 Reed Buntings, two Stonechats and a Snipe. (Chris Snook). Pics by Chris.

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Cheltenham     Four Buzzards circling over Benhall this morning at 11:45am. (Ian Major).

Forest of Dean     A female Goosander and 15 Tufted Ducks on Woorgreens Lake this morning. (Frank Williams).

Ashleworth Ham    This afternoon two separate flocks of 20 and 30 Snipe being hunted by a female Peregrine. (Les Sysum).

WWT Slimbridge    20+ Avocets and five Snipe on South Lake this afternoon. (MK/BK). Pic by Mike.

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