Monthly Archives: December 2016

Wednesday 21st December 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows     A ringed DUSKY WARBLER along the canal 100 yards before the Grundon hide again. The bird was calling and showing well this morning until 12:35pm at least. (Paul Taylor/Andy Jayne/Mark Dowie/David Gibbs/Terry Fenton). Pic by Paul. Also … Continue reading

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Tuesday 20th December 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows     A ringed DUSKY WARBLER along the canal today, the bird was constantly chacking. This is the 2nd record for Glos, the first being at Frampton on 2nd May 2004 found by Martin McGill. (Graham Smith). Purton     A … Continue reading

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Monday 19th December 2016

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still on Crabtree Hill today, also 8+ Crossbills here. 15+ Crossbills at Yew Tree Brake, a male Wigeon and six Teal on Woorgreens Lake. (Frank Williams). Sharpness     A first-winter male BLACK REDSTART still early … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.Saul     Three CATTLE EGRETS … Continue reading

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Friday 16th December 2016

Arlingham     A RICHARD’S PIPIT this morning 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. It flew across the river twice to Rodley, behaving much like … Continue reading

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Thursday 15th December 2016

Frampton     Three CATTLE EGRETS at dusk at Court Lake presumably the Saul birds, also nine Little Egrets and a Chiffchaff. (Nick Goatman). Saul     Three CATTLE EGRETS still on the SW side of the lake adjacent to the Arlingham road feeding in … Continue reading

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Wednesday 14th December 2016

Cotswold Water Park West      A BITTERN flew into the reed bed on the far side of Pit 57 mid morning.  Also 101 Red-crested Pochards on Pit 44. (Chris Stott). Tewkesbury     Again no sign of the Eastern Black Redstart at Tewkesbury Abbey … Continue reading

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Tuesday 13th December 2016

Saul     Three CATTLE EGRETS still present morning and afternoon feeding with up to 11 Little Egrets on the W side of the lake adjacent to the Arlingham road. (Roy Widgery). Tewkesbury     No sign of the Eastern Black Redstart by 4pm at Tewkesbury Abbey … Continue reading

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Monday 12th December 2016

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill today the GREAT GREY SHRIKE, c50 Lesser Redpolls and small flocks of Siskin. (Derek Hale). Saul     Three CATTLE EGRETS and seven Little Egrets feeding at the lake, W of the B4071 in Saul on … Continue reading

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