Monthly Archives: December 2019

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Gloucester     A male BLACK REDSTART on the SE corner of Gloucester Cathedral this morning. (Mark Hobson). Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE back at Crabtree Hill this morning. Also a Stonechat and a Chiffchaff. At Woorgreens Lake … Continue reading

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Tuesday 10th December 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Zeiss hide still today. (Andy Jayne). Saul Warth     The FULMAR in the field next to the Sewage Works at SO7385008544 at 8am. Later taken into care, but sadly died. (Paul Rich). Woodford    … Continue reading

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Monday 9th December 2019

Saul Warth     A grounded FULMAR in the field next to the Sewage Works today at SO7385008544, present until 8pm at least. Wellies essential. (Josh Adamms). Pic by Josh. 2nd pic Mike. Saul     Two CATTLE EGRETS and 25 Little … Continue reading

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Sunday 8th December 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Eight Pink-footed Geese on the Dumbles, a Turnstone on the Tack Piece and a Red Kite over the Top New Piece. (Roberta Goodall/Kerry Lloyd). Pics below of Shoveler, Pintail, Curlew and Curlew and Rook by Paul Dunham. … Continue reading

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Saturday 7th December 2019

Sharpness    1+ TWITE flew W across the estuary towards Lydney from Sharpness at 10am. A BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road briefly at 11:45am. (Andy Jordan). Cotswold Water Park East    A juvenile SCAUP on Pit … Continue reading

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Friday 6th December 2019

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill today, although never guaranteed and often missing elsewhere. Please keep to the public footpaths and out of the clearfell. (Roy Kinchin). Chapman’s Cross     Birds today included 20+ … Continue reading

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Thursday 5th December 2019

Berkeley shore     Today 200+ Dunlins, 60 Lapwings, 15 Redshanks, 12 Turnstones, two Stonechats and a Peregrine. (Martin Greenish/Michelle Davies). Forest of Dean     At least eight Crossbills near Drybrook Road Station and three more later at Crabtree Hill. (Roger … Continue reading

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Wednesday 4th December 2019

Saul     The juvenile SHAG emerged from roost at 7:40am, splashed and preened for 5 minutes then flew S along the canal. (Steve Brown). It was back at the Shipton Mill jetty near Cadbury Bridge (Fretherne Bridge) this afternoon. (Eric … Continue reading

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Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Chapman’s Cross     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE c1.5mls SW of Sapperton SW of Chapman’s Cross along Emmerson Lane at SO 93149 01379 again between 11:15-11:35am then flushed by the farmer on a quad bike and not relocated by 1:15pm. Also … Continue reading

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Monday 2nd December 2019

Chapman’s Cross     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE c1.5mls SW of Sapperton SW of Chapman’s Cross along Emmerson Lane cSO934012. (per Paul Marshall). Calmsden    In fields just N of Calmsden on the road to Chedworth at SP048095 nine Grey Partridges … Continue reading

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