Monthly Archives: December 2018

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Saul Warth     The GREAT SKUA flew across the river at Hock Ditch at 10:50am. (Michelle Davies/Martin Greenish). Also seen from WWT today. Framilode     A CATTLE EGRET with seven Little Egrets at 1:50pm. (Michelle Davies/Martin Greenish). Whittington     This … Continue reading

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Monday 10th December 2018

Sharpness     Four SHAGS flew N past SARA this morning. (Andy Jordan). WWT Slimbridge     The GREAT SKUA again this morning seen flying out over the river. (Paul Rich). Dudbridge     A Barn Owl flying around QEII playing fields at … Continue reading

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Sunday 9th December 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The GREAT SKUA over the grounds and estuary and across to Awre throughout the day and also viewable from Hock Ditch and present until mid-afternoon at least. (Slimbridge Sightings/Paul Rich/Neil Smart/MK). Cotswold Water Park East     A … Continue reading

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Saturday 8th December 2018

Cotswold Water Park East    Five Egyptian Geese at Pit 127 and eight Goosanders at Pit 111. (Ian Ralphs). Eastleach Downs    25 Corn Buntings (3 singles and flock of 22), a pair of Stonechat, ten Grey Partridges and a … Continue reading

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Friday 7th December 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT SKUA briefly on the Top New Piece then flew out over river and headed towards Purton at 9am. (Scott Petrek). Also lots of Curlew activity in front of the Robbie Garnet hide, with large and … Continue reading

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Thursday 6th December 2018

Ashleworth Ham     From the GWT hide and along Meerend Thicket SO827263 this afternoon birds included a Great White Egret, a Little Egret, 255 Teal, 71 Wigeon, 64 Mallards, 67 Canada Geese, ten Pintails, 14 Shovelers, eight Greylags, 87 Lapwings, two Snipe, three Grey Herons, four Mute Swans, seven Chaffinches, 30 Fieldfares, six Redwings, 125 … Continue reading

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Wednesday 5th December 2018

Frampton     Two Great White Egrets on Court Lake at midday. (Martin Greenish). Forest of Dean    Two female Goosanders at Cinderford Linear Park pond at SO650131. (Mike Ingleby). Brimscombe    A Little Egret in the river at Wimberley Mill off Knapp … Continue reading

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Tuesday 4th December 2018

Ozleworth     A Barn Owl flew in front of the car this evening near Newark Park. (Katharine Goatman). Forest of Dean     At Cannop pond (Upper) six Little Grebes, four Wigeon, six Tufted Ducks, 20 Mandarins and three Cormorants SO608108. (Mike … Continue reading

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Monday 3rd December 2018

Cirencester     Several Bramblings around Cirencester Park this afternoon. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard. Frampton    The SHORT-EARED OWL from Splatt Bridge again at 3pm. (Roy Widgery). Saul    Three CATTLE EGRETS and 15 Little Egrets this afternoon in paddocks between … Continue reading

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Sunday 2nd December 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The JACK SNIPE still this morning, nine Cranes about in small groups and two Peregrines hunting together. (Paul Sutton). An Egyptian Goose on the spartina island viewed from the Holden Tower this morning. (Roberta Goodall). Pic by … Continue reading

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