Friday 2nd March 2018

May Hill     Four Crossbill flew over the top of May Hill this afternoon. (Rob Guest).

Frampton     A Woodcock flew down Frampton Green late morning. (Gordon Hodgson).

Stroud     Five Hawfinches briefly in the Churchyard off Horns Road/Bisley Road this afternoon. (Francis Steuck). At Frome Banks two Dippers, a Grey Wagtail, two Mistle Thrushes and many Redwings today. (Simon Ashley).

Gloucester     A Little Egret in a tree beside the bypass opposite Plock Court at 5:30pm today. (Ken Hurcombe).

Kingswood     A garden Stonechat this morning. (Iain Green). Two Dippers, two Redwings and three Bullfinches on the Little Avon by Vinyard Lane. A Grey Wagtail in Wotton Road by the Tubbs building and two Little Owls in barns behind Kingswood House. (Tom McCarthy).

Halmore     100-150 Fieldfares in the lanes between Halmore and Berkeley in the heavy snow today, plus a scattering of Redwings. Garden birds included a Song Thrush, a Wren, a Coal Tit, two Long-Tailed Tits, 5-6 Chaffinches and four Goldfinches. This afternoon a Little Egret landed on a neighbour’s window sill before flying off towards Purton. Also a Woodcock flushed in the neighbour’s garden. On the canal at Purton (not frozen), a Great Crested Grebe, 25 Black-headed Gulls and a Grey Heron over. (Chris Newton). Pics by Chris.

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Quedgeley     A male Grey Wagtail in the garden, 3rd record, also three Fieldfares and a female Blackcap. (MK). 16 Fieldfares and four Redwings in the garden today. (Paul Masters).

Forest of Dean     At Coleford a Fieldfare, a garden tick and a Brambling today. (Geoff Fawcett). At Clearwell eight Fieldfares, four Redwings, two Song Thrushes and eight Blackbirds in the garden, also a Peregrine flying over. (Alan Waterman).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, in the garden seven Fieldfares, two Redwings and a female Blackcap. (Steve Brown). At 9am, at least ten Lapwings flew low over Benhall heading S. (David Norman). 4-5 Fieldfares in the garden off Hales Road. (Jonquil Naish).

Cam     Two Nuthatches, a garden first, two Blackcaps and many Fieldfares in the garden today. (Neil Smart).

Charlton Kings     A garden Fieldfare today, a garden first. (Martin Clifford).

Berkeley     Garden birds today included 11 Fieldfares, eight Redwings, 19 Starlings, 13 Blackbirds, 26 House Sparrows and a Pied Wagtail. (Paddy Doyle).

Nailsworth     At Forest Green in the garden 63 Fieldfares, 22 Redwings and three Blackcaps (2m, 1f). (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Bussage     50+ Redwings and 30+ Fieldfares in the garden today. Also three Nuthatches, two Greenfinches and a Siskin and a Wren in the garage this morning roosting in a pair of football boots. Nearby a Cormorant on the lower lake at Toadsmoor. (Michael Cook).

Newent     90 Fieldfares in Glebe Court today. (Alan Hooper). Pic by Alan.

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