Thursday 29th December 2016

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Fishers Close and surrounding streets and showing well. 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 for Kate’s Home Nursing  please give generously on site or on-line. Pics by Mick Colquhoun.blue-rock-thrush-1-291216

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Another by Don Smith.blue-rock-thrush-3-291216

Forest of Dean      A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Staple-edge at midday. (Phil Mugridge).

Frampton    This afternoon at Splatt Bridge a Short Eared Owl near the sea wall SW from the bridge. Also a Kestrel and a Buzzard, 10+ Golden Plovers flew over, a Water Rail calling from the reed bed. (Bill Church). Around the reedbeds Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine, two Green Sandpipers, two Stonechats, a Grey Wagtail, two Redshanks, a Green Woodpecker and a Little Egret. (Keith Perkins).

Saul     Two CATTLE EGRETS still on the fields opposite Saul Church along the public footpath. (Jeremy Squire).

Eastleach Downs     300 Linnets, two Corn Buntings and a Peregrine today. (Ian Ralphs).

Sandhurst     At Sandhurst Hill early afternoon a Red Kite over, 250 Redwings and 12 Fieldfares, 15 Chaffinches and three Yellowhammers. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

Tewkesbury     A pair of Egyptian Geese by the Sailing Club today. (Sarah Loaring).

Berkeley shore     Early afternoon a WATER PIPIT and two JACK SNIPES. (Paul Taylor).

Ashleworth Ham     Three Mute Swans, 26 Greylags, six Canada Geese, 190 Wigeon, 900 Teal, 60 Mallards and 34 Snipe today. (Mike Smart/Ken Cservenka).

Gloucester     A Little Egret in Horsbere Brook  by the footpath off of Greyhound Gardens this afternoon. (Frank Bryant).

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