Wednesday 1st February 2017

WWT Slimbridge     The LAPLAND BUNTING again on the Dumbles this morning viewed from Holden Tower but distant. (Ian Hull). A BITTERN briefly from Zeiss hide, 35 White-fronted Geese and 84 Linnets from Robbie Garnett hide and 34 Curlews at South Finger. (John Fletcher).

Quedgeley    Five WAXWINGS still at Woodvale, Kingsway this afternoon at cSO814138. (Roy Widgery).

Twyning     Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS flew towards Church End this morning. (Sarah Loaring).

Beachley Point     On Chapel Rock this morning two wintering WHIMBRELS still. (Ian Hayes).

Hawling     At Larkhill Farm a female/juv MERLIN, 300 Golden Plovers, 200 Lapwings, 15 Corn Buntings, ten Yellowhammers and a Brambling with 200 Linnets today. (Terry Fenton).

Forest of Dean     At least six Goosander on Woorgreens Lake, the GREAT GREY SHRIKE still on Crabtree Hill, 12-13 Mandarins at Cannop Ponds on a small pool on the other side of the cycle path from the main lake and a Hawfinch at Parkend, several reported earlier. (Adrienne Sanders). At 10am a Red Kite over fields between Pleasant Stile and Blaize Bailey. At 12:15pm c1000 Redwings chattering in the trees at Blaize Bailey for 15 minutes, then dispersed. (Lynne Mayers & Peter Boorman).

Saul     Four CATTLE EGRETS and 16 Little Egrets in horse paddocks this morning. (Roy Widgery).

Priors Norton     Four Little Egrets in a field alongside the A38, opposite the northern access road to Priors Norton. (Adrienne Sanders).

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.

Compton Casey     A Little Owl today. (Keith Jennings).

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