Monthly Archives: February 2018

Wednesday 28th February 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The GLAUCOUS GULL on the estuary again today viewed from Holden Tower. Also a Goshawk sat on a post then flew S towards Zeiss hide. (Slimbridge Sightings). Cotswold Water Park West     On Pit 16 the drake RING-NECKED DUCK … Continue reading

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Tuesday 27th February 2018

Saul Warth     A first winter ICELAND GULL at 3:40pm. It flew off at about 3:55pm. (Terry Grant). Cotswold Water Park West     A BITTERN at Shorncote Reedbed today. Also three Water Rails, a Sparrowhawk, a Snipe, a Grey Wagtail, … Continue reading

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Monday 26th February 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     At Whelford Pools a CATTLE EGRET flew in and landed under the Cormorant roost at 1:30pm on Pit 111b. Also 30+ Tufted Ducks, three Wigeon, 10+ Coots, two Mute Swans, two Great Crested Grebes, 10+ Cormorants nest building … Continue reading

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Sunday 25th February 2018

Rodley Sands     The GLAUCOUS GULL again today at 10:15am. Also  four Whooper Swans (2 ads, 2 juvs), six Snipe, 15 Shelducks, five Stonechats and two Reed Buntings. (Dave Smith). Cotswold Water Park West     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK still present … Continue reading

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Saturday 24th February 2018

Highnam Woods     This morning a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER drumming and seen in flight over the nature trail near the chicken factory. (Colin Greenfield). Cotswold Water Park West     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK showing well with Tufted Ducks at N end … Continue reading

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Friday 23rd February 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     A first-winter ICELAND GULL (potentially Kumlien’s) in the Pit 125 roost at Bowmoor Sailing Club this evening. (Duncan Dine). Cotswold Water Park West     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK still this afternoon. (Jon Mercer/Roberta Goodall). A … Continue reading

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Thursday 22nd February 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     Today the drake RING-NECKED DUCK again on Pit 16. (Nigel Sluman/Malcolm Royal/Martin Greenish/Lee Evans). This evening a first-winter KUMLIEN’S GULL in the roost again. Also an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL. (Kim Milsom). Gloucester     The PENDULINE … Continue reading

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Wednesday 21st February 2018

Cotswold Water Park West     The drake RING-NECKED DUCK again this afternoon on Pit 16 until 6pm. (Mark Dowie). Present since Sunday. (Graham Lawlor). Pic by Mark. Gloucester     The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still today at SO8375520392. Wellies … Continue reading

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Tuesday 20th February 2018

Forest of Dean     A pair of LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKERS on the lower part of the Short Trail at Nagshead this morning between 9:30 and 10am (near the bench c400m from the start of the trail). They spent about 30 … Continue reading

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Monday 19th February 2018

Gloucester     The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still this morning at SO8375520392. Wellies recommended. Please keep a reasonable distance from the bird to allow it to feed in the ponds. (Chris Harper). Saul Warth     A WATER PIPIT still this … Continue reading

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