Tuesday 5th December 2017

Wilmer Common    Three Whooper Swans (1 ad, 2 cygs), a Mute Swan, seven Shelducks, 80 Wigeon, 580 Teal, 20 Mallards, 14 Shovelers, a Sparrowhawk, 15 Pied Wagtails and a male Stonechat today. At Longney Sands (upstream of Blueboys Farm) 84 Canada Geese, eight Shelducks, 28 Mallards, two Grey Herons, 70 Lapwings, a Snipe and three Stonechats in reeds along river bank. Wilmer Common is the little marsh at Rodley W of Walmore, along the stream W of Boxbush Farm. (Mike Smart).

WWT Slimbridge     This afternoon a Little Stint from the Peng conservatory on the Rushy. (Robert Shiret). Pic by Robert.

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Purton     On the high tide today, two Shelducks, a Kingfisher, c10 Wigeon, 12 Canada Geese, a Cormorant and three Common Seals, seen separately riding the tide downriver. Yesterday a Woodcock flushed in woods at Halmore. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.

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Symonds Yat     From the viewpoint today the Peregrine pair and an intruding Peregrine, a Red Kite, two Goshawks, four Buzzards, Ravens, a Song Thrush, a Goldcrest, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jays, a male Bullfinch, a Kingfisher, a Grey Heron, Siskins, a Tawny Owl calling, two Marsh Tits and a Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.

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Netheridge     A Green Sandpiper at the old cement works on Bristol Road by Netheridge swing bridge again today. (Mark Hobson).

Cheltenham     A female Blackcap briefly in the garden at Benhall today. (David Norman).

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