Friday 16th March 2018

Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET at 4pm on Tewkesbury Nature Reserve. (Ian Hull).

Cotswold Water Park East     The SCAUP still on Pit 126 this morning. Also a singing Chiffchaff at Pit 114 and 37 Magpies at Whelford Pools. (Ian Ralphs).

WWT Slimbridge     The GLAUCOUS GULL again distant from Holden Tower this morning. (Ian Hull).

Condicote     A singing Corn Bunting, ten Yellowhammers, 50 Fieldfares, two Linnets by the Condicote-Donnington road SP160280 and a Grey Wagtail at Donnington brewery. (Graham Tompsett).

Bourton-on-the-Water     A pair of Red Crested Pochards, two drake Pochards and fou Great Crested Grebes at Bourton Gravel Pits. Two Jays, two Bullfinches, a singing Chiffchaff and a few Redwings at Greystones Farm. (Graham Tompsett).

Forest of Dean     A female Crossbill at Cannop ponds mid-afternoon. (Robert Daw). Pic by Robert.

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Nailsworth     A Chiffchaff briefly in the garden at Windsoredge this morning. (Roy Bircher).

Netheridge     A singing Chiffchaff at Netheridge Farm, also a Barn Owl and a Siskin this morning. (Mark Hobson).

Cheltenham     In Naunton Park, a male Siskin in the garden, a Red Kite over S, a Coal Tit, a Long-tailed Tit and a singing Mistle Thrush. (Steve Brown).

Ashleworth Ham     From the GWT hide SO827263 and along Meerend Thicket this afternoon birds included two Curlews, 40+ Teal, 80+ Wigeon, 14 Pintails, 27 Shovelers, 14 Tufted Ducks, a Shelduck, 75 Lapwings over, two Buzzards, a male Reed Bunting, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming and two Nuthatches. (John Fletcher).

Kingswood     A Cormorant in Little Avon river this morning, a garden first. (Tom McCarthy).

Sharpness     Along the canal from the Marina this morning birds included a Chiffchaff, a Great Crested Grebe, a male Bullfinch and two Mute Swans. (Paddy Doyle).

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