Sunday 26th February 2017

Frampton     62 WAXWINGS feeding on mistletoe berries again today by the main gates to Frampton Court Estate on the Perryway. (Nick Goatman/Bill Church/Eric Palmer). Also today a GREAT WHITE EGRET, five Red Crested Pochards (4m, 1f), a Cetti’s Warbler, a Water Rail, a Reed Bunting singing, a Kingfisher and two Ravens. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park West    The drake SCAUP still at Pit 57 today. (Nigel Pleass).

Ashleworth Ham     This morning the drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still, also two Buzzards, a Nuthatch, five Curlews, 70+ Lapwings, four Pintails and eight Gadwalls.  (Les Waring/Nigel Pleass). Pic by Les.gwteal-260217Quedgeley     The female/immature BLACK REDSTART still at Kingsway in Chivenor Way by the settling pond today.(Paul Masters).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill this morning. Also a Lesser Redpoll and a Hawfinch and a Goshawk at Parkend church. (Colin Greenfield).

Painswick Beacon     Passage over the Beacon today included a Greylag, a Cormorant, a Sparrowhawk, a MARSH HARRIER east at 8:55am, 1775 Common Gulls, 102 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 480 Woodpigeons, 11 Ravens, four Fieldfares, 41 Redwings, 26 Chaffinches, three Linnets and a Siskin. (John Fleming).

Lower Swell     A Green Sandpiper off the B4068 on River Dikler between Stow and Lower Swell still today. Also a Barnacle Goose. (Ali Brooks).

Cheltenham     A Blackcap singing in the garden at Rowanfield. (Les Waring).

Ashley     12+ Skylarks, seven Yellowhammers, two Kestrels, 290+ Fieldfares, two Green Woodpeckers, three Buzzards, seven Stock Doves, two Red-legged Partridges, 200+ Starlings, 530+ Woodpigeons, 16+ Redwings, four Goldcrests, two Mistle Thrushes, two Pied Wagtails, a Nuthatch and a Grey Partridge. (Mark Grieve).

Bussage     Four Tawny Owls calling to each other in the Toadsmoor Valley at 2am. (Michael Cook).
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