Monthly Archives: February 2020

Sunday 9th February 2020

WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET, nine Little Egrets and two Grey Herons from Martin Smith hide today. (Mike Davis). Frampton pools    A CATTLE EGRET, 15 Little Egrets, a male Goldeneye, 44 Tufted Ducks, a Wigeon, three Gadwalls, two … Continue reading

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Saturday 8th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     An adult RING-BILLED GULL in the roost on Pit 16 this evening from 4:30pm. (Dave Creber). The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 today. (Richard Williams). A Red Crested Pochard on Pit 12 today. (Philip … Continue reading

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Friday 7th February 2020

Tewkesbury     A drake SMEW on the River Avon at SO 89243 33117 from 1:20pm until 4pm at least when it was drifting towards the River Severn. (Les Ditchburn). Pics by Mike. Cotswolds     A juvenile WHITE-TAILED EAGLE heading SE … Continue reading

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Thursday 6th February 2020

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included a Whooper Swan, in front of the GWT hide but moving to Colways Farm at 3:30pm, 28 Mute Swans, five Shelducks, 36 Shovelers, 109 Coots, 83 Greylags, 13 Canada Geese, 37 Mallards, 12 … Continue reading

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Wednesday 5th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 today. Best viewed from the grassy bank off of Nightingale Way. (Jon Mercer). Snowshill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still this morning at SP114335. Please note this bird … Continue reading

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Tuesday 4th February 2020

Sapperton     This morning at Sapperton Park (SO 9580 0275) seven Bramblings amongst large flocks of Chaffinches. (Martine Fenn). Cheltenham     A Red Kite being mobbed by Lesser Black-backed Gulls over College Road. (Ian Hull). Tresham     A Barn Owl … Continue reading

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Monday 3rd February 2020

Ashleworth Ham     At Colways Farm just beyond Ashleworth Ham on Ham Road, a TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE this morning. Also 25 Mute Swans and 83 Greylags. (Paul Masters et al). Also on the Ham birds included two Canada Geese, 48 … Continue reading

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Sunday 2nd February 2020

Newnham-on-Severn     A second-winter BLACK-TAILED GULL on the mud for 10 minutes yesterday, filmed and photographed, a Western Palaearctic first if accepted. (Martin McGill). No sign today despite good coverage both sides of the river. Link to video here. Further … Continue reading

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Saturday 1st February 2020

Sharpness     A FULMAR heading up river over the picnic site at 4:30pm. Also a Common Sandpiper and a Raven. (Seb Buckton). WWT Slimbridge     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still on the Top New Piece viewed from Zeiss hide today. … Continue reading

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Friday 31st January 2020

Cotswold Water Park West    A Green Sandpiper and a Grey Wagtail still on the flooded field by the Roundhouse opposite the pub in Cerney Wick this afternoon. (Ian Sherriffs). The LESSER WHITETHROAT possibly of the Eastern race blythi still … Continue reading

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