Tuesday 27th December 2016

Stow-on-the-Wold     A BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin in Fishers Close present for about a week. (Keith Jennings). Strictly no parking in Fishers Close, there is a public car park near the Bell pub 5 minutes walk away or find alternative parking in the town. Please show the residents respect and as much privacy as is possible. There will be a collection on site for Kate’s Home Nursing please give generously. Pic by Keith.blue-rock-thrush-271216More pics from Dave Morgan.blue-rock-thrush-2-271216

blue-rock-thrush-3-271216Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT feeding from 10:30 until 1pm in a short-grass field centred around SO715119 adjacent to its usual field and still the river side of the embankment. (Pete & Marjo Lewis).

Hawling     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still around the crop field along from the farm
and a MERLIN over today.  (Greg Mabbett ).

Saul     Two CATTLE EGRETS at the lake in Saul this morning. (Roy Widgery).

Great Barrington     A MERLIN, a Peregrine, a Little Owl, 5+ Red Kites, 100+ Golden Plovers, 150+ Redwings and Fieldfares, 2+ Yellowhammers, two Bullfinches and three Greenfinches. Also five Fallow Deer. (Paul Rich)

Cotswold Water Park West          This morning three Little Egrets, 100+ Teal, a Shoveler, five Water Rails, four Snipe, c120 Lapwings, three Meadow Pipits, two male Stonechats, ten Bullfinches, eight Reed Buntings, four Cetti’s Warblers, three Chiffchaffs, 200+ Fieldfares and Redwings and two Ravens over. (Jon Mercer).

Ashley     22 Blackbirds, 89+ Redwings, 133+ Fieldfares, two Pied Wagtails, 15+ Goldfinches, a drumming Greater Spotted Woodpecker, four Stock Doves, a Nuthatch, three Bullfinches, a Goldcrest, 15+ Yellowhammers, 65+ Linnets, eight Skylarks, 50+ Chaffinches, 250+ Woodpigeons, three Meadow Pipits, a male and a female Stonechat, a Jackdaw killed a House Sparrow on feeders and a Tawny Owl calling at 4:50pm today. (Mark Grieve).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four Shelducks, 110 Wigeon including a leucistic bird, 210 Teal, two Gadwalls, 30 Mallards, two Pintails, nine Shovelers, two Grey Herons, two Coot, a Snipe, 50 Fieldfares, 20 Redwings and two Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     60 Greylags, 56 Canada Geese, 130 Wigeon, 625 Teal, two Pintails, two Grey Herons, a Lapwing and 30 Snipe. (Les Brown/Mike Smart).

Westonbirt     Near Bowlsdown Farm this afternoon: 2000+ Fieldfares and 2300+ Redwings feeding in fields and flying in from other areas. (Terry Grant).

Oldbury-on-the-Hill     500+ Fieldfares and 300+ Redwings and two Stonechats today. (Terry Grant).

Symonds Yat    The Peregrine pair, two female Goshawks, two Buzzards, four Ravens, a Grey Heron, three Jays, five Bullfinches (3m,2f), a Mistle Thrush, two Song Thrushes, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Kingfisher, a Goldcrest and three Fallow Deer today. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Newent    A very large flock of Fieldfares has been present for over a week around orchards in Kent’s Green near Newent.  There were 100+ still this morning. (Rob Guest).

May Hill     A Stock Dove singing this morning and a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (Rob Guest).

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