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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