Sunday 15th January 2017

Cheltenham     c30 WAXWINGS in Swindon Road between Chosen View Road junction and Buildbase again today. (Tanya Allen). A small flock of WAXWINGS opposite Cotswold BMW garage on Tewkesbury Road. (Louise Bride).

Quedgeley     A WAXWING in a garden on Curtis Hayward Drive today. (Paula Whitcher).

Stroud     Along the canal path at Wallbridge a FIRECREST, four Goldcrests, two Treecreepers, 11 Long-tailed Tits and a Nuthatch. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT at 10:45am 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. (Gav Moore).

Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET at the top end of Court Lake in trees above the reed bed at 9am also a Goldeneye and a Chiffchaff. (Nick Goatman).

WWT Slimbridge     Three Knot with the Black-tailed Godwit roost on South Lake at high tide mid morning. A Water Rail showed well from Willow hide until midday at least also a Cetti’s Warbler singing, c40 Golden Plovers from Zeiss hide also several Ruff. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.water-rail-150117

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. (Alison & Tony Phelps).

Twyning     c100 Lapwings flew NE between. Church End and Twyning at dusk. (Mike Jones).

Epney   100 Fieldfares and 50 Redwings in the orchards just upstream of the Anchor Inn, a male Stonechat and a Reed Bunting in the reeds along the river. (Mike Smart).

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