Monthly Archives: February 2020

Saturday 29th February 2020

Cirencester     Two WAXWINGS in The Abbey grounds this afternoon but not seen on return to site but could still be in the area. (Mike Cook). Saul Warth     A WATER PIPIT, two Chiffchaffs, two Grey Wagtails, 56 Shelducks, a … Continue reading

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Friday 28th February 2020

Aston Down     A Barn Owl hunting this morning at first light. (Josh Adamms). Cheltenham     A Peregrine on Christchurch this morning with prey. (David Norman). Pic by David.

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Thursday 27th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     A SAND MARTIN over Pit 41 this afternoon. (Tim Clark per Jon Mercer). A Barn Owl hunting in the first field by the road at Shorncote at 4pm. (MK). Westbury-on-Severn     Five Chiffchaffs at Westbury … Continue reading

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Wednesday 26th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon in the roost at Pit 16 a first-winter CASPIAN GULL and an adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Paul Masters/MK). At Shorncote Reedbeds four Little Egrets, a female Peregrine hunting, a Red Kite, four Water Rails, … Continue reading

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Tuesday 25th February 2020

WWT Slimbridge     Ten Knot with 430+ Black-tailed Godwits until 10:35am when they all flew off. Also an Avocet, a pair of Oystercatchers and 58 Shovelers. (Scott Petrek/MK). This afternoon a CATTLE EGRET on South Lake and a MERLIN and … Continue reading

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Monday 24th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     A second-calendar year ICELAND GULL in the Pit 16 roost from 5:15pm this afternoon. (Nigel Sluman). Saul Warth     This afternoon 14 Oystercatchers, 40+ Curlews, 30 Shelducks, 2+ Skylarks, a female Stonechat, a female Reed … Continue reading

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Sunday 23rd February 2020

WWT Slimbridge     At 8:15am a male COMMON SCOTER flew downriver (Martin McGill), also seen at Berkeley shore. (Les Ditchburn). A GREAT SKUA from the Estuary Tower between 12:15pm and 12:42pm when it flew high out to the estuary due … Continue reading

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Saturday 22nd February 2020

Berkeley shore     An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL, four Oystercatchers and 44 Turnstones this morning. (Paul Taylor). Broadoak     At 1:30pm today an adult KITTIWAKE, and an adult gull showing characteristics of Caspian Gull. In a strong wind, poor light, and … Continue reading

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Friday 21st February 2020

Fretherne     Late afternoon a first-winter ICELAND GULL seen and then lost over towards the Awre peninsula. Also an adult Mediterranean Gull with 1000s of gulls heading down the Severn to roost. (Martin McGill). Cotswold Water Park West     A … Continue reading

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Thursday 20th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon in the roost an adult CASPIAN GULL from 5:20pm until dusk. (Graham Lawlor/Dave Creber/MK). Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 still this afternoon. Also … Continue reading

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