Thursday 23rd March 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE on the Dumbles from 8:50am today. Also from Holden Tower 120 Barnacle Geese, a Goshawk at 11:30am, a female Sparrowhawk, seven Meadow Pipits and five Skylarks. From Zeiss hide a Spotted Redshank, two Redshanks, 14 Ruff, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a Little Egret, a Buzzard and a Curlew. From Robbie Garnet hide two White-fronted Geese at 2:30pm, 47 Shovelers, two Oystercatchers, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, a Ruff and two Pied Wagtails. On South Lake 38+ Avocets and a Kingfisher. (John Fletcher/Geoff Moyser). Pic by John.DB Brent 230317

Forest of Dean     At Nagshead today a male LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, a Chiffchaff and a Goshawk over near Cannop Ponds Stoneworks. (Tony Scott).

Symonds Yat     Birds included two Red Kites, a Peregrine, a Sparrowhawk, two Goshawks, two Ravens and at least six Buzzards today. (Tony Scott).

Frampton     12 Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper and four Sand Martin at Splatt Bridge this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). A male Goshawk through S over Splatt Bridge towards WWT. (Martin McGill). Four CATTLE EGRETS this evening came in to roost at 6.15pm on Court Lake, also a pair of Shelducks and a male Pochard. (Nick Goatman).

Saul Warth     60 Black-tailed Godwits this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Whiteshill     A Red Kite over at 9:30am today. (Phil Williams).

Amberley     A Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, Goldcrests singing and also male and female Siskin feeding today. (Phil Williams).

Ashley     A Tawny Owl calling at 2:30am, also a Fox barking. Late morning 9+ Skylarks, two Kestrels, four Buzzards, a Pied Wagtail, 15+ Fieldfares, 12+ Redwings, 30+ Linnets, a Bullfinch, two Goldcrests, a Treecreeper, 240 Common Gulls on sheep pasture, a sunbathing Tawny Owl, 20+ Stock Doves, a Nuthatch, two Ravens and a Sparrowhawk. (Mark Grieve).

Cirencester     A Barn Owl hunting the roadside verge at 3am over A417 near JMAC barracks. (Mark Grieve).

Cheltenham     Today at 11:30am a Raven being mobbed by several gulls over St. Marks school in Benhall. (David Norman).
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