Thursday 5th January 2017

Cinderford     Up to 30 WAXWINGS feeding on berries near Lidl supermarket until midday. (SO655144). Pic by Peter. (Peter Rodgers).waxwing-2-050117

Cirencester    Up to five WAXWINGS this morning until 10:15am at least, in trees in the Forum car park and berry bushes in front of the police station, but no sign at 2pm. Pic by Jon. (Jon Mercer). waxwing-1-050117

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT feeding on flies early afternoon at SO714121 just NW of the narrow, rough field with the mistletoe-covered hawthorn. (Dave Pearce). Pic by Dave.richards-pipit-050117

Leckhampton     Late morning, 50+Golden Plovers in fields at Leckhampton Hill. (Jon Mercer).

Hawling     Ten Red Kites, 20 Buzzards, a Kestrel, a MERLIN chasing a Meadow Pipit, a Peregrine, a Yellowhammer, a flock of Golden Plovers, Lapwings, Linnets, Fieldfares and Redwings today. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.red-kite-050117

Tewkesbury     A JACK SNIPE along the river between Tewkesbury sailing club and Woodend Lane. Also a pair of Egyptian Geese. (Sarah Loaring).

Tewkesbury Abbey     The Peregrine webcam was checked and a BLACK REDSTART was still present on 31st Dec and 1st and 3rd January. (David Bagley).

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Fishers Close and surrounding streets. 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.

Longlevens     A female Blackcap on feeders, also a fly through female Sparrowhawk.(Mark Grieve).

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