Saturday 31st 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 at 11am. 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. Also two flighty WAXWINGS in Union Street briefly at 12:55pm and one settled 1-1:30pm. (Jon Mercer). BRT pic by Richard Tyler. Waxwing pic by Jon.waxwing-311216

blue-rock-thrush-311216Twyning     Belated news of a WAXWING very briefly on Brockeridge Common seen from a car at 12:30pm on the 28th, then flew off. (Mike Jones).

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still today but 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. (Richard Tyler).

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Kingfisher hide at noon today. (Paul Daunter).

Sharpness     A female/first-winter male BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road today. (Andy Jordan).

Cherington     A Barn Owl at 1:50pm today. (Mark Grieve).

Elmore     A Barn Owl at the Elmore end of the Stonebench turn off at 9:15pm tonight. (Jeremy Squire).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens Lake ten Teal, a Wigeon, three Tufted Ducks, 17+ Coots, male and female Goosander, a mixed flock of 150 Siskins and Lesser Redpolls. Nearby at Crabtree Hill a Stonechat and ten Reed Buntings today.(Frank Williams). At Wenchford a Dipper, at Mallards Pike 13 male and 12 female Mandarins. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the resident Peregrines, a Goshawk, four Buzzards,  a Mandarin pair, a Kingfisher, a Treecreeper, a Goldcrest, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Jays and ten Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Frampton pools     Eight Shovelers, 33 Teal, 136 Tufted Ducks, 32 Gadwall, eight Pochards, 298 Coots, three Water Rails, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Chiffchaff and a Woodcock today. (Nick Goatman).

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