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Sunday 16th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon in the roost at Pit 16 a first-winter CASPIAN GULL and an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL. (Nigel Pleass).

WWT Slimbridge     15 Avocets and a drake Goldeneye on South Lake this morning. (Paul Masters). Six Bewick’s Swans on the Rushy with 13 Redshanks and three Ruff. (Jonathan Bull).

Tewkesbury     At Cowfield Farm at 4pm a Woodcock flushed, a Snipe, two Buzzards, 30+ Linnets, nine Greenfinches, 40 Fieldfares, 20 Redwings, 50+ Woodpigeons and a Water Rail calling. (Les Ditchburn).

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Saturday 15th February 2020

Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 still today. Please park carefully. (Richard Williams).

WWT Slimbridge     On the Tack piece 709 Wigeon, 14 Shovelers, 187 Barnacle Geese, 127 Curlews, 32 Redshanks, two Oystercatchers and 16 Ruff. On the Dumbles 312 Wigeon, two Oystercatchers and a Peregrine. On the Rushy birds included nine Bewick’s Swans, seven Ruff, 29 Redshanks and two Wigeon.  On South Lake 220 Black-tailed Godwits, 11 Avocets, 57 Shovelers, 55 Tufted Ducks, 108 Pochard, 76 Teal, three Gadwalls, a Mandarin, a Shelduck, 28 Mallards, a Great Crested Grebe and five Cormorants. (Helen Bojaniwska/Dave Paynter). From Zeiss hide 18 Pintails, 156 Teal, 315 Wigeon, three Snipe, a Grey Heron and five Curlews. From Kingfisher hide 379 Golden Plover and 57 Wigeon. (Dot Jones).

Frampton pools     A male Goldeneye, 80 Tufted Ducks, eight Gadwalls, six Great Crested Grebes and 117 Coots today. (Nick Goatman).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Bird today included 245 Wigeon, 1055 Teal, 20 Mallards, 25 Shovelers, three Pintails, 17 Tufted Dicks and ten Coot. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     On Severn Ham with no distinction between the River Avon and the Ham, a lake, with only a little grass emerging on the Severn bank above the Severn weir two Mute Swans, a Grey Wagtail, a Pied Wagtail and 25 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

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Friday 14th February 2020

Cherington     A Dipper at Cherington Pond, 80yds downstream from the bridge. (Roger Gillespie).

WWT Slimbridge     A male Marsh Harrier flew S at 11:30am. (Dot Jones).

Bentham     A Red Kite over at 9:50am. (Jane Mitchell).

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Thursday 13th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon in the roost an adult and a first-winter CASPIAN GULL, two adult MEDITERRANEAN GULLS and a third-winter Yellow-legged Gull. Also three Goldeneyes (1m, 2f) and four Pochards (1m, 3f). (Graham Lawlor/MK).

Forest of Dean     A Red Kite at Longhope at 12:20pm moving W. (Colin Butters).

Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 still today. Please park carefully. (Paul Dunham/Roger Gillespie). Pics by Paul.

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WWT Slimbridge     A MERLIN from the Estuary Tower at midday. (Martin Harrison). A Goshawk flew through the Top New Piece mid-afternoon and a male Marsh Harrier at 3:45pm. (Roberta Goodall). An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL on the Rushy at 3:30pm. (Rich Hearn).

Ashleworth Ham     A female MERLIN with prey at Colway’s Farm this morning. (Ian Hull/Andy Jayne).

Minsterworth Ham     Two Green Sandpipers today. (Andy Jayne).

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Wednesday 12th February 2020

Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry today at SO9667104334 still. Please park carefully. (Josh Adamms/Ali Brooks). A male MERLIN flew N through the Sapperton end of Cirencester Park at 11:10am, heading towards its regular Park Corner area. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Josh.

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Forest of Dean     Three Goshawks today. Also several Buzzards displaying, a Sparrowhawk and several Ravens. (Mick Colquhoun). Pic by Mick.

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Upper Framilode   A near white Buzzard today in the orchard off of Moor Street. Presumably the same one seen at Saul and Frampton. (Josh Adamms). Pic by Josh.

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Cheltenham     Two Red Kites over Cheltenham Racecourse near the rear entrance by Southam. (Alan McIlquham).

Highnam Woods     This afternoon birds included four Marsh Tits, three Nuthatches, a Treecreeper, five Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Green Woodpecker heard, two Pied Wagtails, five Long-tailed Tits, 151 Redwings, a Red Kite, a Raven heard and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Aylburton/Guscar Rocks     At high tide this morning birds included four Canada Geese, 34 Shelducks, 157 Wigeon, 120 Teal, a Grey Heron, four Oystercatchers, 11 RINGED PLOVERS (unusually early date), 102 Lapwings, 366 Golden Plovers, 241 Dunlin, nine Snipe, 355 Curlews, 60 Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, 130 Black-headed Gulls and two Reed Buntings. (Barrie Mills/Mike Smart).

Lydney     From Lydney New Grounds up to Warth Brook (the beginning of Aylburton Common) birds included 11 Mallards, 14 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 286 Black-headed Gulls, four Cormorants, 109 Lapwings, seven Shelducks and three Oystercatchers. (Barrie Mills).

Walmore Common     Viewed from Chaxhill two Mute Swans, six Shelducks, ten Wigeon, a few Teal and 35 Common Gulls. (Mike Smart).

Minsterworth Ham     A Lapwing, 175 Black-headed Gulls, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, ten Herring Gulls, 60 Fieldfares and a Chiffchaff singing. (Mike Smart).

Over     At Leadon behind Over Market 36 Mute Swans today but no sign of the Whoopers. (Mike Smart).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included two Mute Swans, two Canada Geese, 165 Wigeon, 200 Teal, 25 Mallards, 32 Pintails, 22 Shovelers, four Tufted Ducks, a Pochard, a Water Rail calling, 199 Lapwings, 28 Snipe and 75 Fieldfares. (Mike Smart).

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Tuesday 11th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon in the roost at Pit 16 a first-winter CASPIAN GULL and an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL. The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still present. (Graham Lawlor/MK/Paul Rich). Two Barn Owls out hunting at Shorncote 20 minutes before sunset. (Jon Mercer).

Ashleworth Ham     At Colways Farm just beyond Ashleworth Ham on Ham Road, the TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE back there today. (Ian Hull).

WWT Slimbridge    30 KITTIWAKES over the river mid-channel at 1:50pm then headed upriver. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Boddington-Ashchurch     At 4:30pm a ringtail HEN HARRIER seen low over M5 verges between J10 and J9. (Chris Berry).

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning 40+ Shelducks, a Grey Heron, 150+ Lapwings, two Buzzards (including the white one), 20 Linnets, eight Skylarks, two Meadow Pipits, two Pied Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail. (MK).

Frampton pools     A male Goosander flew over and a male Goldeneye on Court Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Sharpness     A Rock Pipit, a Stock Dove and a Bullfinch at the Docks today. (Paul Dunham). Pics by Paul.

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Woodchester Park     Nine Grey Heron nests in the heronry, with active building underway and five sitting. (Terry Grant). Pic by Terry.

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Brockworth     A pair of Greenfinches in the garden, the first for 4 years. (John Miles).

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Monday 10th February 2020

Purton    A KITTIWAKE upriver at 10:18am and c80 KITTIWAKES upriver at 11:05am. In the evening gull roost from Purton four MEDITERRANEAN GULLS (1 2cy, 2 3cy and 1 adult). (Francis Steuck). Still present at 1:30pm low over the river off of WWT and also circling high above Awre. (Rich Hearn).

Cotswold Water Park West     A probable adult Ring-billed Gull again in the roost this afternoon at Pit 16, but only seen briefly in atrocious conditions. (MK).

Moreton-in-Marsh     A Starling murmuration is reaching its peak at the service station most evenings now. (Mark Bonner).

Leigh Meadows     This morning 15 Mute Swans, eight Little Egrets, five Snipe, two Green Sandpipers, a Skylark singing and 90 Fieldfares and ten Redwings. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows     A Shelduck, eight Wigeon, 110 Teal, four Mallards, a Grey Heron and 20 Snipe today. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     On Severn Ham a Mute Swan (a darvic ringed bird, S62 ringed as a cygnet at Bredon’s Hardwick in 2005), 20 Mallards on the Mill Avon and 30 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

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