Monday 6th March 2017

Gloucester     A SAND MARTIN watched for 10 minutes over the pool at Horsebere Flood Storage lake yesterday evening (5th). (per Ian Elphick). Around Beaufort School, 13 Redwings, two Stock Doves and seven Goldfinches today. (John Fletcher).

Cotswold Water Park West     The BLACK-NECKED GREBE on Pit 65 and the drake SCAUP on Pit 57 both still present today. (per GlosBirds).

Ashleworth Ham     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still to the right of the hide today at 1:30pm. (per GlosBirds).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE showed well all morning at Crabtree Hill. Ten pairs of Mandarins at Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley, also a Grey Wagtail and at the top end of Soudley ponds ten Mandarins (6m, 4f). At Wenchford a Treecreeper and a Grey Wagtail. (Alan Hooper/Julia Eckley). Pics by Julia. Also a Goshawk and a Stonechat at Crabtree Hill. (Owen Follis). Three Dippers, a Kingfisher and two Grey Wagtails on the Cannop brook S of the Fountain Inn. (Roger Gillespie).Great Grey Shrike 060317

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Stow-on-the-Wold     The BLUE ROCK THRUSH of unknown origin still present this afternoon in Fisher Close and showing well. 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. (Ewan Urquhart). Pic by Ewan.Blue Rock Thrush 060317

Frampton pools     An adult Mediterranean Gull this morning with Black-headed Gulls in the field between the two lakes. (Nick Goatman). A GREAT WHITE EGRET still, a Mistle Thrush, three drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Lapwings over, five Red Crested Pochards (3m, 2f), a Sparrowhawk, 20+ Redwings, a Nuthatch, a Treecreeper, 12 Gadwalls, two Teal, 12+ Siskins, four Goldcrests and a Coal Tit. On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge, 24 Redshanks, two Shelducks, two Oystercatchers, 43+ Teal, a singing Skylark, ten Dunlins, a Golden Plover, a Curlew, two Wigeon, a Reed Bunting, a Little Egret, a calling Water Rail, a Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk. (Mark Grieve).

Saul Warth     A Lapwing, seven Curlews, a Black-tailed Godwits, 35 Ruff and two Sparrowhawks today. (Mark Grieve).

Quedgeley     A Red-legged Partridge in The Hollygrove this morning, very unusual in this urban area. (Michael King).

Stonehouse     A Red Kite over at 11am today. (Anne Crowe).

Tewkesbury     At Severn Ham a Cormorant over, three Curlews, 4 or 5 Skylarks, some singing and at least three singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Twyning     At Upham Meadow 50 Canada Geese, a Greylag, a female Peregrine, 2 or 3 pairs of Oystercatchers, 17 Curlews, a Skylark singing, four Mistle Thrushes and a Goldcrest singing. (Mike Smart).

 

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