Friday 15th December 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER on Pit 125 until 2pm at least. Also a Marsh Tit and a MERLIN. (Scott Petrek/Roberta Goodall).

Forest of Dean     A Little Egret at top end of Cannop Ponds this morning. (Nick Hopkinson). Two Hawfinches near the cricket ground at Parkend today, also a few Coal Tits and two Nuthatches. At Cannop Ponds a male Bullfinch. (Martin Russell).

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Westonbirt Arboretum     A Hawfinch at lunchtime today. (Colin Butters).

Gloucester     At Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake birds today included three Wigeon, four Teal, two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, three Snipe, male and female Stonechat, 12 Goldfinches and two Reed Buntings. (Gordon Avery).

Witcombe Reservoirs     52 Greylags, five Teal, nine Little Grebes, a Great Crested Grebe and c200 Redwings feeding in the farm orchard today. (Gordon Avery).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A pair of Mute Swans with five cygnets two male Shelducks, five Wigeon, 50 Teal, three Shovelers, two Grey Herons, a female Stonechat and c50 Redwings and Fieldfares all feeding on the grass with 20 Starlings. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     A Mute Swan, 80 Canada Geese, 35 Wigeon, 290 Teal, a Gadwall, 20 Mallards, five Pintails, 110 Lapwings and 11 Pied Wagtails feeding round the edge of the floodwater. (Mike Smart).

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