Saul Warth 29 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE drifted downriver off of the Warth at 8:20am. At midday they were still on the river N of Purton and at 12:40pm they were of off Awre. (Gordon Hodgson/MK).
Dark-bellied Brent Geese by Mike King
Frampton pools 11 Sand Martins, 12 Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps, three Cetti’s Warblers, three Oystercatchers, nine Curlews, a pair of Mandarins, 87 Tufted Ducks, 33 Gadwall, four Teal, five Shovelers, 105 Coots, 17 Moorhens, four Little Grebes, five Great Crested Grebes, a Redwing, two Fieldfares and a Raven today. (Nick Goatman).
Cotswold Water Park East Three LITTLE RINGED PLOVERS on the new partly drained Pit 201 at Cerney Wick, just in Glos. (Jon Mercer). On Pit 127 on the WeBS count seven Oystercatchers, two Egyptian Geese, three pairs of Red Crested Pochards, 57 Teal, two Snipe and c100 Black-headed Gulls. At Pit 126 a singing Reed Bunting and a Cetti’s Warbler. On Pit 116 113 Wigeon and a pair of Red Crested Pochards. At Pit 115 five Lesser Redpolls. On Pit 114 a pair of Goosanders, two pairs of Goldeneyes and three Little Egrets and a GREAT WHITE EGRET on an adjacent field. (John Durell/Robin Griffiths).
Andoversford Two Marsh Tits in bushes near to the sewage works early afternoon today. (Cottia Howard).
Bishops Cleeve The Alexandrine Parakeet still today, present since the 1st of March at least. (David Benton).
Whitminster Along the Frome and disused canal from Fromebridge Mill to Wheatenhurst early morning a female Goosander on the Frome, a Cetti’s Warbler, ten Curlews, two Stock Doves, two Pied Wagtails, a Skylark, a Meadow Pipit, seven Mute Swans, 24 Mallards, 16 Moorhens, a Black-headed Gull, four Common Gulls and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. (Sue Beynon).
Goosander by Sue Beynon
Aylburton Warth/Guscar Rocks WeBS count today three Canada Geese, nine Shelducks, 82 Wigeon, 136 Teal, six Mallards, a Grey Heron, two Oystercatchers, 11 Lapwings, 105 Golden Plovers, 324 Curlews, three Dunlins, 23 Redshanks, a Turnstone, 300 Black-headed Gulls, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Cormorant, a Peregrine, a Buzzard, five Meadow Pipits, two Ravens and two Reed Buntings. (Barrie Mills/Mike Smart).
Lydney to Warth Brook WeBS count today two Mute Swans, nine Mallards, two Oystercatchers, a Moorhen, a Cormorant, 400+ Black-headed Gulls, 100 Common Gulls, five Lesser Black-backed Gulls, four Curlews, 12 Herring Gulls, three Shelducks, five Canada Geese, 90 Black-headed Gulls, four Skylarks, two Meadow Pipits, a Raven, a Buzzard, 11 Linnets and small flocks of Goldfinches. (Barrie Mills).
Robinswood Hill This afternoon a Goldcrest, seven Long-tailed Tits, a Pied Wagtail, five Goldfinches, two Moorhens, a Green Woodpecker, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming and three Buzzards. (John Fletcher).
Bourton-on-the-Water 15 Grey Herons in the new heronry at the north pits. (Andy Lewis).
Cotswold Water Park West 200+ mixed group of ducks in a flooded field S of Cerney Wick at SU084953 this morning mostly Wigeon, several Teal and Gadwall, a Shelduck and two Pintails. Eight Sand Martins flew over the canal near Cerney Wick and 50 Starlings. Also a Chiffchaff and a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, a Little Egret alongside the canal close to Cerney Wick and 26 Canada Geese grazing in a field alongside the old railway line. (Bruce Kettle).
Stonehouse At Ryeford Bridge this morning a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Buzzard, a male Kestrel and a Chiffchaff. Near Beard’s Mill late afternoon two Green Sandpipers, a pair of Dippers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Grey Herons. (Paul Sutton).
Green Sandpipers by Paul Sutton