Tuesday 28th February 2017

Ashleworth Ham    The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still, also two Mute Swans, four Canada Geese, 130 Wigeon, nine Gadwalls, 120 Teal, 22 Pintails, 33 Shovelers, a Grey Heron, a Little Grebe, 52 Coots, two Nuthatches and two Goldcrests. (Les Brown).

Forest of Dean     12+ Hawfinches under the yews at Crown Lane still behind the cricket pavilion. Also two Nuthatches. (Ewan Urquhart). Pics by Ewan.hawfinch-280217

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Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the resident Peregrines and an intruding Peregrine, two Goshawks, four Buzzards in a thermal and a pair seen mating, the Raven pair, 17 Canada Geese, a pair of Stock Doves, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Green Woodpecker, two Goldcrests catching Winter Gnats, two Marsh Tits, a pair of Mistle Thrushes, two Song Thrushes, a Jay, a pair of Mandarins, a Bank Vole and three Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning birds included three Wigeon (2m, 1f), 11 Teal, a Little Grebe, two Little Egrets, a Grey Heron, a male Sparrowhawk, eight Snipe, five Stonechats (3m, 2f), 2+ Chiffchaffs and four male Reed Buntings. (Gord Avery/Roger Pearce).

Shab Hill     202 Golden Plovers and two female Stonechats this morning. (Gord Avery/Roger Pearce).

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