Monthly Archives: December 2018

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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Monday 17th December 2018

Ashleworth Ham     Three Barnacle Geese today, first seen at the beginning of last week. (Margaret Collins). Pic by Margaret. Gloucester     Two male Blackcaps feeding in the garden at Hempsted this morning. (Gordon Avery). Leckhampton    12+ Redwings feeding in … Continue reading

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Sunday 16th December 2018

Berkeley shore     A Woodcock this morning. (Paul Taylor). WWT Slimbridge     A JACK SNIPE and a Snipe at Martin Smith hide again today. (Jon Mercer). Stonehouse     A Dipper near the weir at Guns Mill, Bridgend at SO795048. A Green … Continue reading

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Saturday 15th December 2018

Stonehouse     A Green Sandpiper flushed from the field between the railway lines and Bonds mill this morning from the channel being restored SO794050. (Paul Sutton). WWT Slimbridge     At Willow hide a Water Rail showing well and a JACK SNIPE … Continue reading

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Friday 14th December 2018

Forest of Dean    At Parkend today a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, five Jays, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Bramblings and c40 Crossbills. (Thomas Winstone). Cirencester Park     This afternoon in Oakley Wood (SO 96954 03139) a Hawfinch. Also several Bramblings … Continue reading

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Thursday 13th December 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     Six adult Whooper Swans briefly this afternoon. (Graham Smith). Saul Warth    The WATER PIPIT again flew in from Frampton at 2:25pm but was very flighty. Also a two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, a Lapwing, … Continue reading

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Wednesday 12th December 2018

Forest of Dean     At least five Crossbills coming to drink at a puddle today. (Thomas Winstone). Pic by Thomas. Frampton     At the Sailing Lake a Siberian Chiffchaff calling in the corner just over the stile from Vicarage Lane, … Continue reading

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