Tuesday 21st February 2017

Cheltenham    Belated news of two WAXWINGS in Athelney Way on Sunday afternoon (19th). (Andrew Simon).

Ashleworth Ham     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL in front of hide until 2pm at least. Also two Mute Swans, two Greylags, two Canada Geese, c400 Wigeon, 16 Gadwalls, c350 Teal, 38 Pintails, 42 Shovelers, a Grey Heron, c50 Coots, 780 Lapwings, three Snipe, two Nuthatches and a Song Thrush singing. Also 19 Ruff today. (Les Brown/Mike Smart/Roberta Goodall).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included two Mute Swans, nine Shelducks, 200 Wigeon, five Gadwalls, 250 Teal, 40 Mallards, 15 Pintails, 30 Shovelers, a Tufted Duck, a Cormorant, five Grey Herons, a Little Egret, three Buzzards, 20 Coots, an Oystercatcher, 15 Lapwings, eight Curlews, four Skylarks singing, two Meadow Pipits, 20 Fieldfares, ten Redwings, a Cetti’s Warbler singing and five Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Frampton     At Court Lake late afternoon two Mistle Thrushes, two Great Crested Grebes, seven Cormorants roosting and a a GREAT WHITE EGRET preening on the shore at the S end of the lake. Just before 5:30pm two CATTLE EGRETS flew in  to roost. At Splatt Bridge a flock of Black-tailed Godwits on the river’s edge,  small flock of Redwings by the canal and two Buzzards. (Martyn Leighton). Ten Mandarins and a pair of Goldeneye this evening on Court Lake. (Richard Williams).

Forest of Dean     A male Goshawk chasing a Woodpigeon this morning from New Fancy View. The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still near the top of Crabtree Hill at 12:45pm.(Roger Treeby).

Symonds Yat     The resident Peregrines and Ravens, a female Sparrowhawk, two Goshawks, four Buzzards, a pair of Stock Doves, six Song Thrushes, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, seven Bullfinches, ten Long-tailed Tits, two Goldcrests, a male Goosander, a Marsh Tit, a Tawny Owl calling, a Kingfisher, a pair of Mandarins, two Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.goshawk-210217

Quedgeley     The female/immature BLACK REDSTART still at Kingsway in Chivenor Way at 2:30pm. (Mark Hobson).

Walmore Common     Still two adult WHOOPER SWANS and seven Bewick’s Swans still this afternoon. (Paul Rich).

Claypits     A Ring-necked Parakeet seen from the A38 early afternoon. (Matt Neale).

Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present today in Maugersbury Park early afternoon. Strictly no parking in Fisher Close or Maugersbury Park, 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 is a collection for Kate’s Home Nursing  please give generously on site or on-line. (Birding Today).

Bourton-on-the-Water     40+ Red Kites today. (Keith Jennings).

Ashley     950+ Fieldfares and 1000+ Starlings on pasture, 120+ Redwings, a male Reed Bunting, 10+ Skylarks, 12 Linnets, two Ravens, four Yellowhammers, nine Stock Doves, two Kestrels, two Grey Partridges, two Buzzards, two Bullfinches, a Nuthatch, a female Sparrowhawk, a Snipe heard, a Tawny Owl, two Meadow Pipits, a Goldcrest and two Green Woodpeckers. Also two Fallow Deer stags. (Mark Grieve).

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