Saturday 14th January 2017

Cheltenham     30+ WAXWINGS in Swindon Road between Chosen View Road junction and Buildbase again today. (Les Waring/Pete Long). Pics by Les.waxwing-140117


Bussage     13 WAXWINGS in the tree tops opposite Tanglewood Way this morning and another 20 WAXWINGS on cotoneaster off the Ridge. Also a male  Blackcap on the garden bird table and three Siskins. (Mike Cook).

Gloucester     1+ WAXWING still at Cole Avenue today at SO823154. (Mark Hobson).

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT at 1pm in the field just NW of the rough field with the mistletoe-covered hawthorn, on the bank and in short grass near the river at SO715118; also two Stonechats. (Vic Polley/Paul Masters).

Saul     Four CATTLE EGRETS in horse paddocks beside the Arlingham road just past Cadbury Bridge again today at noon. (Vic Polley/Gordon Hodgson).

Twyning     Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS along the River Avon today. (Richard Price).

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today but elusive 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.

Berkeley     Seven Oystercatchers, 15 Turnstones and two JACK SNIPES. Also a WATER PIPIT, six Rock Pipits and four Stonechats today. (Paul Taylor).

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens Lake five Goosanders until 11:50am and three Teal. At Crabtree Hill eight Crossbills, two Stonechats, a GREAT GREY SHRIKE and two male and a female Sparrowhawk. (Frank Williams/G Jenkins).

Cambridge     A Little Owl on a post beside the A38 just N of Cambridge at 5pm. (Paul Sutton).

Toadsmoor     This morning on Toadsmoor Lake a drake Teal and a pair of Tufted Ducks.  In the bank side wood three Jays and a male Reed Bunting. (Mike Cook).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Four Mute Swans, a Canada Goose, three pairs of Shelducks,  81 Wigeon, 62 Teal, 15 Mallards, 28 Shovelers, a Grey Heron, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming, ten Fieldfares, five Redwings and two Bullfinches. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     Birds included six Teal, a Buzzard, five Snipe, two JACK SNIPE and a Green Sandpiper today. (Mike Smart).

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART at the end of Dock Road this morning and a MARSH HARRIER headed N pre dawn. (Andy Jordan).

Ashley     Three Bullfinches, 140+ Fieldfares, 80+ Redwings, 60+ Linnets, 26+ Yellowhammers, 65+ Common Gulls over, a Green Woodpecker, two Red-legged Partridges, nine Golden Plovers, two Snipe, a Nuthatch , a Pied Wagtail, 130+ Skylarks, 20+ Chaffinches, 80+ Starlings, six Meadow Pipits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and Roe Deer today. (Mark Grieve).

Woodmancote    Six Lesser Redpolls and seven Blackcaps (5m, 2f) in the garden today. (John Widgery).

Cotswold Water Park West     A GREAT WHITE EGRET and Goldeneye at Pit 41, at least 60 Red Crested Pochards and two Goosanders at Pit 44, and a Kingfisher. (Paul Rich).

Symonds Yat    The Peregrine pair, two Sparrowhawks, three Goshawks, seven Buzzards, two Song Thrushes, six Bullfinches, Ravens, a Grey Heron, two Goldcrests, a Marsh Tit and a Treecreeper. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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