Sunday 18th February 2018

Saul Warth     Two WATER PIPITS and a MERLIN this morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Gloucester     The PENDULINE TIT at Plock Court, Longford still present this morning at SO8375520392. Wellies recommended. Please keep a reasonable distance from the bird to allow it to feed in the ponds. (Graham Thomas/Ralph Paul Samuels).

Frampton pools     Two Hawfinches over N, a male Blackcap singing and the male Goldeneye still on Court Lake. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend Church a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER drumming to the left of the church, ten Siskins in the graveyard, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Nuthatch and three Redwings. In Russell’s Inclosure six Nuthatches, three Jays, six Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Coal Tit, two Bullfinches, a Stock Dove, a Mistle Thrush, a Goldcrest, a Treecreeper and three Wild Boar piglets. (Mark Grieve). At Haywood plantation this morning four Crossbills, 20+ Siskins, three Lesser Redpolls, two Stock Doves, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a male Kestrel. (Owen Follis). 33 Goosanders on Soudley lower pond, also a Kingfisher and a drake Mandarin on Dean Heritage Centre pond. (Paul Masters). From New Fancy View 10:30am-12:15pm today a Goshawk, two Ravens, a Peregrine, eight Crossbills, three Buzzards, a Treecreeper, a Green Woodpecker and four Mistle Thrushes. (Chris Harper).

Tewkesbury     A Water Rail, a Kingfisher and four Snipe at Priors Park nature reserve today. (Tim Cash).

Edge     Along Sevenleaze Lane going towards Painswick Beacon a Peregrine hunting over the fields between 15th-18th February. (Jean Tennant).

Rendcomb     A Dipper from the bridge today. (Steve Brown).

Barnsley Warren SSSI     On the NE spur, two Grey Partridges, a female Sparrowhawk, two Red Kites, two Buzzards, two Jays, a Green Woodpecker and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Steve Brown).

Great Barrington     A Little Owl on the thatched stone hut opposite Park Farm again today. (Claire Workman).

WWT Slimbridge     A female Sparrowhawk at the Willow hide today. (Paddy Doyle). Pic by Paddy.
Sparrowhawk 180218
Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 126 a Common Sandpiper and two Oystercatchers. In the Pit 125 area c75 Siskins. (Robin Griffiths/John Durell).
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