Monthly Archives: February 2017

Wednesday 8th February 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A Water Rail at Knott Pool Hide and a BITTERN at both Kingfisher and Van de Bovenkamp hides. Both birds showing very well. (Rod Goodman). Pic by Rod. Painswick     c16 WAXWINGS late afternoon at Painswick playground feeding on … Continue reading

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Tuesday 7th February 2017

Coombe Hill Meadows     A LESSER YELLOWLEGS from Grundon hide at 9:10am until 1:40pm when it took off with Lapwings and not relocated today. The first County record since April 1998, presumably the Worcs bird relocating. Wear wellies or get wet … Continue reading

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Monday 6th February 2017

Bourton-on-the-Water    Two WAXWINGS still today feeding on rowan berries and rosehips in the gardens at the start of Moors Lane. (Ben Hilder). WWT Slimbridge     The LAPLAND BUNTING again on the Dumbles this afternoon viewed from Holden Tower but distant. (Ian Hayes). Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK … Continue reading

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Sunday 5th February 2017

Bourton-on-the-Water    Two WAXWINGS still today feeding on rowan berries and rosehips in the gardens at the start of Moors Lane. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard. WWT Slimbridge     The LAPLAND BUNTING showed late morning on the Dumbles associating with Meadow Pipits but was … Continue reading

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Saturday 4th February 2017

Bourton-on-the-Water    Four WAXWINGS still today feeding on rowan berries and rosehips in the gardens at the start of Moors Lane. (Tony Coatsworth/Ewan Urquhart/Les Waring). 1st pic by Ewan, 2nd by Les. Walmore Common     This morning five Bewick’s Swans (1 juv) were joined by … Continue reading

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Friday 3rd February 2017

Bourton-on-the-Water    Four WAXWINGS feeding on rowan berries and rosehips in the gardens at the start of Moors Lane today. (Andy Lewis/Will Masefield). WWT Slimbridge     At 10:30am a Goshawk took a Teal and flew with it to the right of the Zeiss hide, … Continue reading

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Thursday 2nd February 2017

WWT Slimbridge     The first AVOCET of the year on the Rushy this morning. (Slimbridge Sightings). Eastington     A female Kestrel, two male Great Spotted Woodpeckers, six Greenfinches (3m, 3f), 50+ Linnets, 15+ Chaffinches and ten Goldfinches today. (Stef Hawley).

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Wednesday 1st February 2017

WWT Slimbridge     The LAPLAND BUNTING again on the Dumbles this morning viewed from Holden Tower but distant. (Ian Hull). A BITTERN briefly from Zeiss hide, 35 White-fronted Geese and 84 Linnets from Robbie Garnett hide and 34 Curlews at South Finger. (John Fletcher). … Continue reading

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