Monthly Archives: December 2019

Tuesday 31st December 2019

Gloucester    Around Alney Island today 15 Shovelers, three Gadwalls, 200 Teal, a Jack Snipe, six Snipe, three Treecreepers, 165 Redwings and a pair of Stonechats. (Andy Jayne). Bamfurlong     A Barn Owl sat on the the chevron road sign … Continue reading

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Monday 30th December 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two female/immature Marsh Harriers hunting over the N end of the reserve this afternoon. Eight Pink-footed Geese on the lower saltmarsh. (Ian Ralphs/Slimbridge Sightings). Gloucester     A Barn Owl this morning at 4:28am perched on a roadside bollard … Continue reading

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Sunday 29th December 2019

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART at the end of the dock road, seen on top of the the red brick buildings on the left as you approach and by the disused railway track. (Colin Greenfield). Cotswold Water Park West    … Continue reading

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Saturday 28th December 2019

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE again this afternoon. Please keep to the public footpaths and stay out of the clearfell. Also male and female Stonechat and five Goosanders on Woorgreens Lake. (Ken Burrows/Michael Hill/Dan … Continue reading

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Friday 27th December 2019

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE again this morning. Please keep to the public footpaths and stay out of the clearfell. Also a Goshawk over. A very large mixed flock (200+) of mainly Chaffinches with … Continue reading

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Thursday 26th December 2019

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE between 1pm and 2pm, at times showing well when perched, although for lengthy periods it would disappear into low vegetation. Please keep to the public footpaths and out of … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25th December 2019

Sharpness     This morning the SHAG still at SARA, a BLACK REDSTART at the end of Dock Road, a Common Sandpiper in the outer basin, two Stonechats and two Peregrines. (Paul Taylor). Gloucester     The male BLACK REDSTART still on … Continue reading

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Tuesday 24th December 2019

Frampton pools     At Court lake 47 Little Egrets came into roost, also two Woodcocks, two Water Rails, 1000+ Jackdaws and four Tawny Owls calling. (Nick Goatman). WWT Slimbridge    Eight Pink-footed Geese at the N end of the Dumbles … Continue reading

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Monday 23rd December 2019

Sharpness     The SHAG still on the pool at SARA today. The BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road, briefly before flying towards the shipyard/drydock. (Paul Taylor). Pic by Paul. Gloucester     The male BLACK REDSTART on the … Continue reading

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Sunday 22nd December 2019

Bourton-on-the-Water     12 Little Egrets in the paddock by the Fosse Way traffic lights. (Andy Lewis). Forest of Dean     Two Pochards on Woorgreens Lake today. (Frank Williams). On Cannop Upper pond, five Tufted Ducks amongst the Mallards, two Little … Continue reading

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