Monthly Archives: December 2016

Sunday 11th December 2016

Tewkesbury     A male EASTERN BLACK REDSTART on the eastern side of Tewkesbury Abbey (originally reported as Black Redstart) for its 5th day. This is the first record for Gloucestershire. Best viewed from the field behind the Abbey between the river and … Continue reading

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Saturday 10th December 2016

Tewkesbury     An EASTERN BLACK REDSTART has present been on Tewkesbury Abbey tower for the last 4 days. It has made several brief visits to the Peregrine nesting tray – see clip here. (David Bagley). Sharpness     Two female/first-winter BLACK REDSTARTS still this … Continue reading

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Friday 9th December 2016

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill this morning. (Frank Williams). Damery     Along the Little Avon this afternoon a Buzzard, a Jay, a Goldcrest, a Bullfinch, two Grey Wagtails, two Dippers and two Song Thrushes. (David Poulton).

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Thursday 8th December 2016

WWT Slimbridge     The TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE on the Tack Piece for most of the day, a BITTERN briefly from Kingfisher hide at 10:10am and two Water Rails and a Little Egret from Martin Smith hide. (John Budd/MK). Yanworth     Two Red … Continue reading

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Wednesday 7th December 2016

Forest of Dean     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Crabtree Hill at 10:30am today. (Ivan Proctor). 12+ Crossbills at Nagshead this afternoon feeding in pines at the heath on the Long Trail. Also 30+ Lesser Redpolls around the Nursery Meadows still. (Lewis … Continue reading

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Tuesday 6th December 2016

WWT Slimbridge     Two BITTERNS from the Van de Bovenkamp hide this afternoon. A first-winter Goldeneye on South Lake. (Martin Greenish/Slimbridge Sightings). Saul     Three CATTLE EGRETS in the horse paddocks at SO746087 at 8:10am today. (Roy Widgery). Forest of Dean     49 … Continue reading

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Monday 5th December 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE, apparently present for a few days, briefly from Robbie Garnett hide this afternoon. Also a Dark-bellied Brent Goose and a Little Stint on the Rushy and a Goshawk over the Van de Bovenkamp hide. (Paul … Continue reading

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Sunday 4th December 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Kingfisher hide but elusive. Also today a Little Stint still on the Rushy, two Marsh Harriers, a Peregrine, a Water Rail from Zeiss hide,  Water Rail, eight Gadwalls, 268 Lapwings, a Little Grebe and bathing … Continue reading

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Saturday 3rd December 2016

Sharpness     Two male BLACK REDSTARTS, one an adult male, around Gate 1 at the docks this morning. (Lee Gardiner). Cotswold Water Park East     A BITTERN flushed from the reeds by a dog, then dropped into reeds on NW shore. Also a … Continue reading

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Friday 2nd December 2016

Gloucester     Belated news of a Black Redstart reported on the top 3 floors of the tower block at Gloucester Royal Hospital on the 1st December. (Steve Pullen). Walmore Common     Two Black-tailed Godwits today. (Andy Jayne).

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