Saturday 18th February 2017

Cotswold Water Park West     A drake SCAUP still at Pit 57 today. Also 67 Tufted Ducks, 14 Pochards, 12 Great Crested Grebes, an Oystercatcher and a singing Cetti’s Warbler. On Pit 41 11 Goosanders, eight Goldeneyes, 69 Tufted Ducks, 12 Pochards, 47 Wigeon, 27 Gadwall, two Shovelers, nine Teal, two Siskins and 35 Goldfinches. On Pit 44 11 Goosanders. (Nigel Pleass).

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 125 an Oystercatcher, a Shelduck, a Marsh Tit and a Cetti’s Warbler today. (Ian Ralphs).

Arlingham     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still this morning at SO719117 in the small, narrow, rough field on the edge of the river with a small, mistletoe-covered hawthorn in the middle of it. (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson).

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at 9:23am. (Tim Hall).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine, two Buzzards, the Raven pair, two male Bullfinches, three Goldcrests, six Long-tailed Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Marsh Tit, a pair of Stock Doves, a Grey Heron, one male and two female Goosanders and two Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Walmore Common     Still two adult WHOOPER SWANS and seven Bewick’s Swans still today at 10am. (MK).

Frampton     A GREAT WHITE EGRET flew N over Splatt Bridge towards the Sailing Lake at 10:20am. Also N of Splatt Bridge on the flashes ten Redshanks, two Green Sandpipers, four Dunlins and two Stonechats. (Gordon Hodgson). Four CATTLE EGRETS left Court Lake roost at 7am today. Later on the Sailing Lake a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a pair of Goldeneye, 51 Gadwalls and 66 Tufted Ducks. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     A Ruff and 120 Curlews today. (Gordon Hodgson).

WWT Slimbridge     Five Siskins, a Little Stint, ten Avocets, two Peregrines and eight Ruff today. (Tom Weston-McClung).

Ashleworth Ham     Birds today included two Mute Swans, 73 Greylags,  a Canada Goose,  460 Wigeon, 44 Gadwalls,  380 Teal,  21 Mallards,  63 Pintails,  46 Shovelers,  three Tufted Ducks, 42 Coot, a Grey Heron, a Peregrine, 640 Lapwings, six Snipe, two Nuthatches and a Reed Bunting. (Les Brown).

Cheltenham     At Dowdeswell Reservoir a drake Pochard, two Mallards, five Cormorants, a Moorhen and two Great Crested Grebes. (Tom Mabbett). At Naunton Park, a Coal Tit, a Long-tailed Tit and a Chiffchaff in the garden. (Steve Brown).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Birds included six Shelducks, 250 Wigeon, four Gadwalls, 200 Teal, 30 Mallards, five Pintails, 20 Shovelers, eight Tufted Ducks, two Grey Herons, eight Lapwings, five Curlews, at least three drumming Great Sported Woodpeckers, a singing Skylark and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     110 Teal, a Little Egret and 12 Snipe today. (Mike Smart).

Charlton Kings     A Muntjac spooked near Bafford Approach, took refuge in a garden in Sandy Lane Road. (Steve Brown).

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