Wednesday 18th January 2017

Deerhurst     This afternoon a male BLACK REDSTART near Deerhurst in a meadow on the bank of the river. (Terry Sykes).

Tuffley     Four WAXWINGS at Bodiam Avenue today opposite Althorpe Close . (Mark Hobson).

Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET still in the NE arm of Court Lake, also an immature male Goldeneye today.  (Gordon Hodgson).

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT this morning 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. (Terry Grant/Mike Hamzij). Pic by Terry Grant.richards-pipit-180117

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.

WWT Slimbridge     A first winter male Goldeneye on South Lake and a Dunlin on the Rushy. (John Widgery). A BITTERN from Zeiss hide and a male Goshawk today. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Six Little Grebes and six Teal and eight Cormorants including a ‘sinensis’ type. (Gordon Avery).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend at Crown Lane two female Hawfinches under the yew trees. Also 12 Long-tailed Tits. (Alan Hooper).

Cherington     At Cherington Lake mid afternoon birds included four Little Grebes, three Goldcrests, two Marsh Tits, seven Long-tailed Tits, male and female Tufted Duck, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming and a Green Woodpecker. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.goldcrest-180117

Stonehouse    A Buzzard in the Horse Chestnuts at St Cyr’s Church, a Kingfisher on the wires over the Ocean near Stonehouse Court then flew E along the canal, up to four Cormorants in the area, a Water Rail and two Little Grebes on the canal between The Ocean and Bonds Mill and a Goldcrest following a small mixed tit flock. (Paul Sutton).

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