Saturday 17th December 2016

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still this morning at 9am at SO719117 in a small, narrow, rough field on the edge of the river with a small, mistletoe-covered hawthorn in the middle of it.  (Mark Dowie). Pic by Mark.richards-pipit-171216Saul     Three CATTLE EGRETS and seven Little Egrets in the horse paddocks today. (Gordon Hodgson). Pic by Mark Dowiecattle-little-egret-171216Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET on the River Avon again today. (Sarah Loaring). A Peregrine on the Abbey again this morning. (Roy Shilham). At Lower Lode this morning two Mute Swans, seven Gadwalls, three Teal, 14 Mallards, two Tufted Ducks, 11 Cormorants, a Little Grebe, 110 Black-headed Gulls and c50 Fieldfares. (Les Brown). Pic by Roy.peregrine-171216

Symonds Yat       The Peregrine pair, three Jays, the Raven pair, three Song Thrushes, a Bullfinch, a Goldcrest, four Coal Tits and the resident Nuthatch pair. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil. nuthatch-171216Ashleworth Ham     This morning two Mute Swans, 53 Greylags, 267 Canada Geese, c500 Wigeon, c350 Teal, 12 Mallards, six Pintails, 17 Shovelers, six Red-legged Partridges, a Little Egret, three Grey Herons, a Little Grebe, a Buzzard, c380 Lapwings, two Snipe, two Nuthatches and c100 Fieldfares. (Les Brown).
Hawling     Around the field NE of the crossroads two Little Owls from 1:30pm until dusk, three Stonechats (2m,1f), a Yellowhammer, a Buzzard, a Kestrel and 50 each of Fieldfares and Redwings. (Steve Brown).
Berkeley shore     Early afternoon a WATER PIPIT, a JACK SNIPE, a Knot with Redshank S of the pill and two drake Shovelers. (Paul Taylor).
Stratton     14 Golden Plovers circling over fields between Stratton and Daglingworth about 11.30am. (Ken Cservenka).
Cheltenham     This morning at Naunton Park, a Jay on the bird table. Also a Coal Tit and a few Redwings over. (Steve Brown).
Forest of Dean     A female Shoveler on Woorgreens Lake this morning. (Frank Williams).
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