Thursday 26th January 2017

Painswick     14 WAXWINGS flew over heading W at 9:43am. (John Fleming).

Quedgeley     20 WAXWINGS still Woodvale, Kingsway around the orchard at cSO814138 until 4pm at least. Also c30 Goldfinches. (Paul Sutton/Shane Long/Chris Newton).

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still this afternoon, fairly mobile, in the field S of the mistletoe-covered hawthorn, at cSO715120. (Adrienne Sanders).

Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET was again along the River Avon towards Twyning and at Severn Ham there was a female MERLIN, a Water Rail, two Blackcaps and 40 Meadow Pipits. (Andy Jayne).

Saul     Four CATTLE EGRETS at SO748088 on the right hand side of Bridge Road near the canal. today. (Roy Widgery/Adrienne Sanders).

Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET still on Court Lake today. A Green Sandpiper on the scrape N of Splatt Bridge, also the MARSH HARRIER nearby still. (Roy Widgery).

Cotswold Water Park East     An adult YELLOW-LEGGED GULL in the gull roost at Pit 125 this evening. (Duncan Dine).

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Fisher Close and surrounding streets. Strictly no parking in Fisher 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).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two JACK SNIPES today. (Ian Hull).

Hawling    Three Red Kites, two Buzzards, two Kestrels, three Stonechats (2m, 1f), a male Yellowhammer, a male Bullfinch, large flocks of Linnets, Chaffinches, Meadow Pipits, Fieldfare, Redwings and Starlings feeding together, two Mistle Thrushes, three Song Thrushes, c100 Golden Plovers, c50 Lapwings and a Roe Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Cheltenham     A Little Egret circled round over the road at DW Sports on the Gloucester Road then landed on the roof of the end terrace house opposite at SO93962288. (Juliet Bailey).

Cirencester     A Barn Owl at 2:45am next to the A419. (Mark Grieve).

Ashley     15+ Blackbirds, 140+ Fieldfares, 60+ Redwings, 16 Yellowhammers, four Song Thrushes, two Skylarks, two Bullfinches, seven Stock Doves and a Nuthatch today. (Mark Grieve).

Badminton     A Red Kite over a field adjacent to the A46 near Starveall Lane just N of the South Glos border. (Paul Sutton).

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