Wednesday 15th February 2017

Frampton     The GREAT WHITE EGRET and a Cetti’s Warbler in the reed bed and a drake Mandarin on the middle island at Court Lake. Five Red Crested Pochards, four drakes, on the Sailing Lake today. (Roy Widgery).

Forest of Dean     A minimum of 34 Mandarins at Cannop ponds, and a Nuthatch today. (Alex Carlisle). Pics by Alex.mandarins-150217

nuthatch-150217Kingswood     Garden birds today included a Kingfisher, two Dippers and a Grey Wagtail on the adjacent Little Avon river, also three Moorhens, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk, a Green Woodpecker, 12 Goldfinches, five Chaffinches and a Water Vole and two Brown Rats. (Tom McCarthy).

Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET by Tewkesbury sailing club the flew towards Bredons Hardwick, Worcs. (Sarah Loaring).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Somerford Keynes, Coke’s Pit two Skylarks, 43+ Tufted Ducks, a Great Crested Grebe, a Green Woodpecker, two Cormorants and a female Sparrowhawk. At Pit 32 73 Red Crested Pochards, three Bullfinches, 21 Pochards, two Great Crested Grebes, a singing Cetti’s Warbler, a Gadwall and 34 Tufted Ducks. From Pit 31 to Shorncote Reed Bed , male and female Goosander, 24 Gadwalls, three Cormorants, five Great Crested Grebes, 105+ Tufted Ducks, 700+ Lapwings, a Goldcrest, a Chiffchaff, an Oystercatcher, 16 Little Egrets, two Buzzards, four Wigeon, five Skylarks, three Cetti’s Warblers, 15+ Teal, five Pied Wagtails, 25+ Shovelers, three Bullfinches, a Grey Heron, two singing Reed Buntings, five Little Grebes, 130+ Redwing and seven Fieldfares. (Mark Grieve).

Lower Swell     A Green Sandpiper off the B4068 on River Dikler between Stow and Lower Swell. (Ali Brooks).

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