Sunday 18th December 2016

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still today but flighty and mobile 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. (Pete & Marjo Lewis/Neil Smart).

Saul     Three CATTLE EGRETS still today in various horse paddocks and fields around the village. (Vanda Owen/Roy Widgery).

Quedgeley     A male Blackcap in the garden today, first of the winter. (MK).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake today three Mute Swans, four Wigeon (1m), nine Teal, 16 Mallards, a Grey Heron, six Coots, ten Moorhens, four Snipe, 73 Black-headed Gulls, two Common Gulls, three Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 12 Herring Gulls and male and female Stonechats. (Gordon & Margaret Avery).

Salperton     500 Golden Plovers and 220 Lapwings and many winter thrushes. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.fieldfare-181216

Birdlip    This afternoon in the field by the A417 junction with the Birdlip road 381 Golden Plovers and 20 Skylarks. Also nearby, further E in woods around Cuckoopen Farm a Brambling in with a small flock of Chaffinches. (Martine Fenn).

Bourton-on-the-Water     On Bourton Pits 220 Lapwings circling over the South Pit. Also 78 Wigeon, two Gadwalls, a Red Kite and a Sparrowhawk.  On the North Pits, four Shovelers and two Mandarins. (Andy Lewis).

Ashley     170+ Linnets, 175 +Fieldfares, 70+ Redwings, two Corn Buntings, 27+ Yellowhammers, four Bullfinches and a Mistle Thrush. (Mark Grieve).

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