Fairford At least two Grey Partridges still at Farhill Farm in the stubble field at SP16651 02363. Also several Yellowhammers, Red-legged Partridges and a Red Kite. (Karle Burford/David Creber/Steve Brown).
Eastleach Turville A male Reeves’s Pheasant today at Sheep Bridge at SP19180692. (Martine & Pete Fenn).
Reeves’s Pheasant by Pete Fenn
Cotswold Water Park East The GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present at Horseshoe Lake, Lechlade early afternoon today. Viewable opposite lay-by on A361. (David Creber).
Cotswold Water Park West At Pits 65/43 the adult male GREATER SCAUP, two redhead Goosanders, c6 Goldeneyes, two male Pintails and Pochards and Gadwalls. Around the Thames three Chiffchaffs, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a few Bullfinches. At Driffield crossroads a Stoat ran into the road. (Steve Brown).
Frampton A female Merlin N of Splatt flashes this morning, also a Kingfisher, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Little Egret, a Kestrel and two Buzzards. (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson/Andy Chapman). At the pools a pair of Goldeneyes, 193 Shovelers, 58 Wigeon, 110 Tufted Ducks, 48 Gadwalls, two Pochards, 253 Coots, 13 Great Crested Grebes, two Little Grebes, 12 Teal, a Water Rail, 17 Cormorants, three Cetti’s warblers, a Grey Wagtail, 66 Redwings, two Fieldfares and a Tawny Owl. (Nick Goatman).
Sharpness A female/immature BLACK REDSTART by gate 1, Navigation House this morning. (Andy Jordan).
WWT Slimbridge The GLOSSY IBIS flew in to roost on South Lake with a Cattle Egret at dusk. (Slimbridge Sightings). Other highlights today included a Little Stint, an unringed Common Crane, a Mandarin, a Great White Egret, an Oystercatcher, a Marsh Harrier, two Peregrines, an Avocet, two Goldeneyes and three Snow Geese. (Ed Betteridge). The Dark-bellied Brent Goose still today. (Ian Ralphs).
Cassey Compton area A Tawny Owl hooting at 7:30am next to the old Northleach-Cheltenham road near the A40 junction. (Steve Brown).
Gloucester Along Bittern Avenue, Abbeydale between 11:30am-12:15pm a Little Egret standing on the grass, flew off towards Fieldfare, seen often this week, two Redwings, 20+ Goldfinches in the trees along the side of the Twyver and five male Blackbirds together. (Lorraine Besent).
Chavenage Lane 450+ Fieldfares, a Red Kite and a flock of 1400+ corvids, most of them Jackdaws. (Terry Grant).
Duntisbourne Leer A large flock of 200+ finches mainly Bramblings in a tree over the wild seed field along Crabtree Lane, also 100+ Golden Plovers along Jackbarrow Lane. (Dave Soons).
Tewkesbury On the River Avon, behind Healings Mill/Avon lock, an OTTER showing well down to 10 metres away, fishing. Also a Kingfisher. At Cowfield Farm a Kestrel, a Green Woodpecker, 2+ Water Rails, several Snipe and two Roe Deer. (Les Ditchburn).
Aylburton Warth/Guscar Rocks WeBS count today birds included two Canada Geese, eight Shelducks, 177 Wigeon, 160 Teal, nine Grey Herons, 80 Golden Plovers, 80 Dunlins, a Turnstone, 36 Redshanks, a Snipe, 540 Curlews and five Black-headed Gulls. (Mike Smart/Barrie Mills).
Woolaston 17 Curlews near the Station this morning. (Gill Claydon).
Forest of Dean Three Hawfinches at the cricket pitch and one at Parkend church, 8+ Crossbills flying around Crabtree Hill and a Marsh Tit at the Stoneworks. (Dot Jones). Also a pair of Bramblings at the rear of Parkend school. (Thomas Winstone).
A REQUEST: From Jerry Lewis “With the regular sightings of Hawfinches at Parkend, I would be so grateful if birders could look out for colour rings, and post their sightings/photos”. (Or anywhere else in Glos).