Friday 20th January 2017

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. (Keith Jennings).

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT this morning at SO713121 at the end of the short grass field S of the rough field with the mistletoe-covered hawthorn. Also a pair of Stonechats, and at Milton End another Stonechat, 40 Skylarks and a pair of Ravens. (MK). Pics by Mike.richards-pipit-200117

stonechat-200117Highleadon     20 WAXWINGS landed briefly in a stripped Rowan tree in the garden of a house at Highleadon Green on the B4215 (Gloucester to Newent road at SO770232 opposite the Upleadon and Hartpury road junction) at 3:30 pm this afternoon, then they flew across the road to an Ash tree where they stayed for 10 minutes before lifting off and heading roughly W towards Tibberton/Taynton. (Andrew Bluett). Pic by Andrew.waxwings-200117

Tuffley     Four WAXWINGS at Bodiam Avenue again today. (Helen Rice). Pic by Helen.waxwing-200117Whitminster     A Red Kite flew W over the A38 between Whitminster and Moreton Valence at 12:15pm being mobbed by a Crow. (Martin McGill). Then it was over Priding at 12:23pm. (MK).

Forest of Dean     Eight Goosanders (3m, 5f) on Mallards Pike this morning. (Geoff Fawcett). A Hawfinch at Parkend again today. (Allan Chard). Pic by Allan.hawfinch-200117

Tewkesbury     A JACK SNIPE between Tewkesbury and Twyning beside the River Avon. (Les Ditchburn).

Sharpness     Two male BLACK REDSTARTS at Sharpness Docks; one at the end of Dock Road and one on Severn Row buildings. Also a Peregrine. (Jeff Kirby).

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Zeiss hide again today. Also a Water Rail from Willow hide. (Vanda & Dave Owen). A female MARSH HARRIER from Holden Tower today, but better viewed from Splatt Bridge, Frampton. (Ian Hull).

Sherborne Water Meadows     A ringtail HEN HARRIER again today. (Keith Jennings).

Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET still on Court Lake this evening. (Ian Hull).

Ashleworth Ham     From Meerend Thicket hide this afternoon 550+ Teal, 200+ Wigeon, 33 Snipe, 16 Shovelers, eight Pintails, 27 Lapwings, a Kestrel, four Buzzards, two Nuthatches and two Goldcrests. (John Fletcher).

Ashley     45+ Lapwings flew S today. (Mark Grieve).

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