Monthly Archives: December 2018

Monday 24th December 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     Early morning nine Mute Swans, 1400 Wigeon, 300 Teal, 44 Pintails, 35 Shovelers, 400 Lapwings, 150 Mallards, several Snipe heard and a Dunlin. (Ian Ralphs). WWT Slimbridge     A first winter male Goldeneye on South Lake … Continue reading

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Sunday 23rd December 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 125 Bowmoor Sailing Lake today. (Mark Hobson/Paul Masters). Pic by Mark. Walmore Common     Four adult Whooper Swans, a JACK SNIPE and a Hawfinch today. (Andy Jayne). Damery  … Continue reading

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Saturday 22nd December 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     A GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ON Pit 125 at 9:40am. (Graham Lawlor). An adult female SCAUP on Pit 132 today. (Steve Davies). Cirencester     At Hailey Wood, Cirencester Park. feeding under beech trees at the Saw … Continue reading

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Friday 21st December 2018

Southrop     A SHORT-EARED OWL in flight over the old Southrop Aerodrome early this morning at SP173035. (Michael Cook). Saul   Four CATTLE EGRETS and six Little Egrets this morning in paddocks between Saul and Fretherne. Also five Mandarins on the lake … Continue reading

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Thursday 20th December 2018

Frampton   A ring-tailed HEN HARRIER from Splatt Bridge first thing this morning. (Bill Church/Mike Ounsted/Gordon Kirk). Cotswold Water Park West    A third-winter CASPIAN GULL at Pit 16 roost today at 4pm. Also three Yellow-legged Gulls, three Egyptian Geese, a Chiffchaff and … Continue reading

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Wednesday 19th December 2018

Cotswolds     100+ Bramblings feeding on Beech mast between Daglingworth and Ebworth at 2pm. (Duncan Dine). WWT Slimbridge     An adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose amongst the 242 strong Barnacle Goose flock from Kingfisher hide today. (Slimbridge Sightings). Saul    Three CATTLE … Continue reading

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Tuesday 18th December 2018

Ashleworth Ham     At least 77 Pintails today. (Mike Smart).

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