Monthly Archives: February 2017

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 … Continue reading

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Friday 17th February 2017

Cotswold Water Park West     A drake SCAUP at Pit 57 today. (Graham Watson). WWT Slimbridge    This morning eight Avocets on South Lake, also c140 Black-tailed Godwits, 700+ Lapwings, 90+ Golden Plovers, six Redshanks, four Ruff, 100+ Dunlins, a Little Stint and three Oystercatchers. On the Rushy 16 Redshanks, … Continue reading

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Thursday 16th February 2017

Forest of Dean     At Woorgreens Lake  two Goosanders, two Teal, a Grey Heron, four Greylags and two Song Thrushes singing. At Crabtree Hill six Reed Buntings, the GREAT GREY SHRIKE, a Sparrowhawk, a Goshawk, two Buzzards and a Grey Heron today. (Alan Waterman). A Marsh … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Tuesday 14th February 2017

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. (Andy Jayne). Frampton     A WATER PIPIT again this morning from Splatt Bridge. … Continue reading

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Monday 13th February 2017

Far Oakridge     Two WAXWINGS calling then flew into a tree on the crossroads at SO923036 at midday. Also 30 Redwings and two Fieldfares. (Phil Williams). WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN showed well from Zeiss hide today. (John Tilby). A Spotted Redshank on the Tack … Continue reading

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Sunday 12th February 2017

WWT Slimbridge     The LAPLAND BUNTING again on the Dumbles amongst Skylarks and Meadow Pipits viewed from the Holden Tower. Also the Little Stint from the Rushy and 100 White-fronted Geese on the Dumbles. (Slimbridge Sightings). Frampton pools     The GREAT WHITE EGRET … Continue reading

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Saturday 11th February 2017

Painswick     Three WAXWINGS  in the top of the tall tree next to the tennis courts at 8:45am this morning. (Abigail Smith). Frampton pools     Three CATTLE EGRETS, two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, eight Little Egrets, 253 Tufted Ducks, 57 Gadwalls and 12 Pochards this … Continue reading

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Friday 10th February 2017

Bussage     12 WAXWINGS this morning at 9am in the small berry tree next to the bus stop opposite the primary school for at least half an hour. (Martine Fenn). Bourton-on-the-Water     Still three WAXWINGS trying to visit the berry tree at 3:15pm outside … Continue reading

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Thursday 9th February 2017

Forest of Dean     Belated news of two MEALY REDPOLLS (Common Redpolls) in the mixed flock of Siskins and Lesser Redpolls on Birch trees near Woorgreens lake on Tuesday 7th, identified from photos. (Martin Russell). Painswick     32 WAXWINGS still feeding in the garden … Continue reading

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