Monthly Archives: February 2019

Saturday 9th February 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The TWITE again with the Linnet flock on the Holden scrape between 10am and 1pm on and off viewed from the Holden Tower. (Paul Taylor/Ian Ralphs/Neil Smart). It is always distant and requires a scope to get … Continue reading

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Friday 8th February 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The JACK SNIPE still from Martin Smith hide. (Dave Paynter). Two Peregrines in the Turkey Oaks, an Oystercatcher and the unringed adult Common Crane from Holden Tower. (Dot Jones). Innsworth     A Ring-necked Parakeet in the garden … Continue reading

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Thursday 7th February 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The TWITE flew in to the Holden scrape at 12:25pm with 50+ Linnets. (MK). It is always distant and requires a scope to get a confirmed view. It showed on and off until around 3pm. (Paul Marshall … Continue reading

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Wednesday 6th February 2019

Cleeve Hill     Two SHORT-EARED OWLS in the Washpool Valley mid afternoon flew across the valley and into a small copse of trees. (Alan Carpenter). Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Lower Mill by the stream … Continue reading

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Tuesday 5th February 2019

WWT Slimbridge    The TWITE again with 83 Linnets on the shore of the Dumbles scrape until 1:32pm when all the birds flushed. (Scott Petrek). A Water Rail showed well from Willow hide today. (Mike Beer). Pic by Mike. Gloucester  … Continue reading

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Monday 4th February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Lower Mill by the stream near Pit 44 today at 3pm briefly but very mobile. Also two pairs of Bullfinches and two Green Woodpeckers.  Nearby six Goosanders (2m,4f) on Pit … Continue reading

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Sunday 3rd February 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A GLOSSY IBIS briefly at Martin Smith hide at 1:30pm briefly then flew off. (Helen & Katie Horrocks). Pic by Katie. The JACK SNIPE still showing well from Martin Smith hide. (Mark Hobson). Pic by Mark. Westbury-on-Severn  … Continue reading

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Saturday 2nd February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     A juvenile ICELAND GULL in the roost at Pit 16 at 4:20pm. The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Lower Mill by the stream near Pit 44 today at 2:50pm. (Graham Lawlor). At Shorncote reedbed this evening … Continue reading

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Friday 1st February 2019

Bourton-on-the-Water     A Red Kite and a Buzzard near Bourton today. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard. Tewkesbury     A Great White Egret took off from the Glos side of the Avon, heading up river towards Twyning this afternoon. (Sarah Loaring). … Continue reading

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Thursday 31st January 2019

Sharpness     The BLACK REDSTART on the garage next to the shop on Dock Road at 11:30am today. (Michelle Davies/Martin Greenish). Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed, frozen except for the river between 4-5pm two Little Egrets, 20 Teal, … Continue reading

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