Sunday 11th February 2018

Ashleworth Ham     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL showed well on and off from 2:30pm to at least 4:30pm today. (Richard Humphrey/Ken Heron). A MERLIN hunting today. (Les Ditchburn).

Upper Framilode/Epney     The GLAUCOUS GULL foraging on the bank immediately opposite St Peter’s Church at 9:30am then flew 100m upriver to a bank partially obscured. (Steve Brown). Seen again in flight briefly at 3:20pm 400m S of The Anchor Inn. (Carol Rushton/Steve Curtis). A MERLIN hunting at Upper Framilode. (Les Ditchburn).

Gloucester     The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still this afternoon at SO837204. Wellies recommended. Please keep a reasonable distance from the bird to allow it to feed in the ponds. (Christopher Teague/Lloyd Evans).

Stone     A Barn Owl hunting along the hedge line just inside Gloucestershire along the A38 at Stone this evening at 7:10pm at ST6840394925. (Paddy Doyle).

Ryeford     Along the canal 14 Siskins today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Frampton pools     A male Goldeneye still, a female Pochard, a pair of Shovelers, 191 Tufted Ducks, seven Gadwalls, two Kingfishers, five Siskins, a Nuthatch, a Treecreeper, six Bullfinches, a Sparrowhawk and a Tawny Owl today. (Nick Goatman). From Splatt Bridge a MARSH HARRIER and two Common Cranes. (Carol Rushton/Steve Curtis).

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill and c6 Crossbills there. c15 Mandarins at Cannop ponds and a colour-ringed Hawfinch (Blue C6) at Parkend. (Jason Williams).

Over     A MERLIN and at least two Bramblings with Chaffinches and Linnets, near the Over Farm Market this morning. (John & Viv Phillips).

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