Gloucester The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still this morning at SO837204. Wellies essential currently. Please keep a reasonable distance from the bird to allow it to feed in the ponds. (Dave Morgan/Dave Soons).
Arlingham The RICHARD’S PIPIT still today until 2:15pm at least in the small field with the little hawthorn tree by the river’s edge at SO718118 and also in the short grass field W of here. Also three Meadow Pipits, three Stonechats, a Peregrine and a Sparrowhawk. Park sensibly in Arlingham village. Take the public footpath on the left after Slowwe House (don’t take the Silver Street Project trail). Follow the footpath across the fields until you reach a farmyard (with Alpacas). Go up onto the seawall and follow the Severn Way downriver towards the bird. (Roger Gillespie/Andy Wiggins/Gordon Youdale/Graham Watson). Pic by Graham.
Purton A GREAT NORTHERN DIVER at Purton timber ponds at 3pm, NE of Sharpness, assumed to be the Sharpness bird. (Paul Taylor).
Frampton Two Whooper Swans on Court Lake at 9:30am. (Graham Watson). From Splatt Bridge a MARSH HARRIER at 3:40pm, also a Peregrine, a Kestrel, eight Curlews, two Pintails and two Redshanks. (Roger Gillespie/Graham Watson). Pic by Graham.
Sharpness The BLACK REDSTART still along Dock Road today. (Graham Watson). Pic by Graham.
Forest of Dean At Brierley 30+ Siskins, two Crossbills and a Goshawk. At Cannop Ponds near the feeder, a small flock of Lesser Redpolls and Siskins. At the Stoneworks a Marsh Tit on the feeders and 100+ Siskins at the water’s edge feeding on alders. At Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE still showing well for an hour. (Alan Baxter/Geoff Fawcett). Six Goosanders (3m, 3f) on Mallards Pike today. (Ben Locke).
Walmore Common Three Whooper Swans this afternoon. (Alan Baxter).
Guiting Power At Guiting Wood NW of Guiting Power a Little Egret today. (Phil Steele).
Slimbridge Along the canal today at Shepherd’s Patch a flock of Siskins, a Goldcrest,a Green Woodpecker, c200 Fieldfares and c200 Lapwings on the fields. (Bob Shiret).
WWT Slimbridge From the Peng Observatory a Little Stint still and at the Willow Hide a very confiding Water Rail. (Bob Shiret). Pics by Bob.
Highnam Woods Mid afternoon birds included three Goldcrests, a Treecreeper, two female Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Marsh Tit, two Coal Tits and seven Long-tailed Tits. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.