Tuesday 12th February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream today. (Lauren & Wayne Tucker). Pic by @NSLBirding.

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Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today. (Owen Follis).

WWT Slimbridge     c30 Black-tailed Godwits on the Tack Piece, also c80 Canada Geese, Dunlins, Starlings and Curlews amongst the Lapwing and Golden Plover flocks, 14 Ruff and 20+ Redshanks and Curlews around the water’s edge. At 3pm c30 White-fronted Geese in front of the Stephen Kirk hide. Also a Curlew bathing. (Dave Tait). Pics by Dave.

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Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair and an adult Peregrine on Doward Hill, three Goshawks, a Red Kite, Buzzards, Ravens, a Tawny Owl calling, three Jays, Long-tailed Tits, a Grey Heron, a pair of Mandarins, two Stock Doves, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Treecreeper, a Marsh Tit and three Goosanders (1m, 2f). Also a Bank Vole and two Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Forest of Dean     At Blaize Bailey garden birds today included a male Bullfinch, a Chiffchaff and seven Siskins. In the field adjacent, a male Hawfinch feeding on the ground with Chaffinches and four Song Thrushes beneath an overgrown Hazel. Last Thursday 7th a Goshawk flew over. (Peter Boorman & Lynne Mayers).

Stroud   A pair of Dippers and a Grey Wagtail at Frome Banks this morning. (Jon Mercer).

Daglingworth     Still 30-40 Bramblings with Chaffinches in the beeches along the minor road to Miserden a mile N of Daglingworth. (Jon Mercer).

Cheltenham     A Red-legged Partridge spent nearly 2 hours sitting on garden wall in Sydenham Road from around 12:30-2:20 pm. (Diana Roberts). Pic by Diana.

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Tewkesbury     At Upham Meadow two Mute Swans, 90 Greylags, 120 Canada Geese (one with a 2013 Windermere colour ring first seen in Gloucestershire in 2014), 12 Lapwings, five Skylarks, two singing and a Reed Bunting. Along the River Avon from Twyning to Tewkesbury 25 Mute Swans, 20 Greylags, at least 350 Canada Geese, a female Goosander and a pair of Stonechats. At Mitton Marinas flood meadow 460 Wigeon, 72 Teal, five Shovelers and ten Lapwings. (Mike Smart).

Gloucester     At Horsbere Brook flood storage lake late afternoon birds included 23 Linnets, two Stonechats, three Redwings, two Cormorants, 11 Moorhens, a Little Grebe, three Coots, 27 Mallards, two Grey Herons and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

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Monday 11th February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream at 10:30am. (Mervyn Carlyon). Pic by Mervyn.

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Gloucester     A Red Kite flew over the Police Station at 7:55am and the male BLACK REDSTART still on the Telephone Exchange in Bull Lane this morning. (Emerson Furlonger).

Sharpness     The BLACK REDSTART still today, also a Peregrine. (Shane Long).

Innsworth     A roosting Little Owl at 5pm today. (Mark Easterbrook).

Forest of Dean    24 Goosanders at Soudley Ponds this morning. (Steve Satterthwaite).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Two Mute Swans, two adult Bewick’s Swans 4pm-5:20pm only, 435 Wigeon, 198 Teal, 30 Mallards, 21 Shovelers, two Pintails, two Tufted Ducks, 80 Lapwings, a Curlew over and 105 Fieldfares feeding on the ground. (Mike Smart).

Cheltenham     At Naunton Park, two male Blackcaps joined the resident female, a Raven and a female Sparrowhawk. (Steve Brown).

Lower Slaughter     Garden birds today included a female Blackcap, a Siskin and a pair of Treecreepers visiting late afternoon taking sunflower kernels. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard.

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Sunday 10th February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream and lake edge. (Nigel Pleass).

Frampton pools     Four CATTLE EGRETS came into roost, two Great White Egrets, a male Goldeneye, 276 Coots, 93 Tufted Ducks, 59 Gadwalls, 64 Teal, two Pochards, two Shovelers, 20+ Reed Buntings, 150+Chaffinches and the regular Tawny Owl. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     A Goshawk over Nagshead Lodge today. Also on garden feeders in Coleford four Siskins and two Lesser Redpolls, a garden tick. (Geoff Fawcett).

Ashleworth Ham    At least 16 Pintails and a drake Gadwall today. (Sarah Loaring).

Nailsworth   At Ruskin Mill ponds a Marsh Tit, two Coal Tits, a Raven, a Buzzard, a Grey Heron, two Little Grebes, 13 Moorhens, 12 Mallards, two Redwings over, three Song Thrushes, a Grey Wagtail, 20+ Robins, four Bullfinches, a Green Woodpecker and a Water Rail showing well at ST839977. (Jake King).

Cherington     Around Cherington Lake today birds included three Tufted Ducks (2m, 1f), nine Mallards, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Grey Wagtails, three Coal Tits, two Bullfinches and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

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Saturday 9th February 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The TWITE again with the Linnet flock on the Holden scrape between 10am and 1pm on and off viewed from the Holden Tower. (Paul Taylor/Ian Ralphs/Neil Smart). It is always distant and requires a scope to get a confirmed view. JACK SNIPE from Martin Smith hide again. (Dave Paynter). Around lunchtime today, 12 Shovelers (11m, 1f), very active in front of the Robbie Garnet hide. (Dave Tait). Pic by Dave.

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Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today at 10am and calling. (Mark Easterbrook/Andy Jayne).

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Lower Mill by the stream near Pit 44 this morning. (Tom & Greg Mabbett/Dave Soons).

Cirencester     A Goshawk near Cirencester today. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard.

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Whittington    A MERLIN chasing Linnets with no success at 2pm. (Dave Soons).

Frampton pools     A male Goldeneye, two Great White Egrets, four Pochards, a Pochard x Ferruginous Duck hybrid, 82 Tufted Ducks, 187 Coots, 18 Mallards, eight Shovelers, 73 Gadwalls, 25 Teal, four Great Crested Grebes, four Little Grebes and 50+ Lapwings today. (Nick Goatman).

Chalford     This morning from Chalford village to Tanners Hill, three Dippers, a Water Rail and a Treecreeper. (Brian Kings).

Forest of Dean     A loose flock of 23 Mistle Thrushes on Speech House field this morning. (Rob & Gillian Guest). 23 Mandarins at Cannop Ponds today. (Mark Easterbrook). Pic by Mark.

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Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the Peregrine pair, an intruding adult Peregrine and another adult Peregrine on Doward Hill to the W of the viewpoint, a Red Kite, two Goshawks, a Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Ravens, a Grey Heron, a Stock Dove, Long-tailed Tits, a Marsh Tit, seven Goosanders (3m, 4f) and a Mandarin pair. Also a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Sharpness    Adult (or 3cy) Mediterranean Gull briefly over the picnic site at 9:25am then headed S. (Andy Jordan).

Ashleworth Ham     20+ Snipe and a Pintail today. (Sarah Loaring).

Sheepscombe     Along the Painswick Stream this afternoon 171 Redwings, a Jay, a Nuthatch, eight Fieldfares, four Buzzards, 104 Rooks, seven Long-tailed Tits, a Treecreeper, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Green Woodpecker heard, two Coal Tits, a Song Thrush and nine Mallards. (John Fletcher).

Tewkesbury     On the wet fields below the new housing estate at Mitton, on the northern outskirts of Tewkesbury, the last field in Glos today 550+ Wigeon, 150 Teal, ten Shovelers and 50 Lapwings. (Mike Smart).

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Friday 8th February 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The JACK SNIPE still from Martin Smith hide. (Dave Paynter). Two Peregrines in the Turkey Oaks, an Oystercatcher and the unringed adult Common Crane from Holden Tower. (Dot Jones).

Innsworth     A Ring-necked Parakeet in the garden again at 4:30pm today. (Mark Easterbrook).

Berkeley     A 400+ Starling murmuration at dusk for 30 minutes, looked like they were trying to settle in the cemetery in the town centre. (Paddy Doyle).

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Thursday 7th February 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The TWITE flew in to the Holden scrape at 12:25pm with 50+ Linnets. (MK). It is always distant and requires a scope to get a confirmed view. It showed on and off until around 3pm. (Paul Marshall et al). Also this morning an Avocet on South Lake until grounds work started. (Roy Shilham). A Ringed Plover flew through and landed in Bottom New Piece this morning, also a MERLIN flew over the Dumbles heading downriver. (John Budd).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Pit 44/Lower Mill this morning the YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER feeding in the ivy covered trees by the stream junction at 9:15am, but not seen again by 10:15am. Also three Chiffchaffs, a pair of Bullfinches and two Mistle Thrushes. Three Goosanders (2m) on Pit 44 and 30+ Red Crested Pochards. On Pit 55 four Goosanders (3m,f). (Jon Mercer).

Whittington     A ringtail HEN HARRIER today and 250 Linnets. (Duncan Dine).

Maisemore     Along Church Road from the pool to the weir on the Severn this afternoon birds included a Kingfisher, two Cormorants, eight Moorhens, six Mallards, two Mute Swans, five Long-tailed Tits, 12 Fieldfares and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Hasfield Ham     Ten Snipe, four Skylarks, one singing, 20 Meadow Pipits, a pair of Stonechats and a Reed Bunting. (Mike Smart/Juliet Bailey).

Ashleworth Ham     Three Canada Geese, 30 Wigeon, 110 Teal, two Shovelers, a Pintail and 35 Lapwings. (Mike Smart/Juliet Bailey).

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Wednesday 6th February 2019

Cleeve Hill     Two SHORT-EARED OWLS in the Washpool Valley mid afternoon flew across the valley and into a small copse of trees. (Alan Carpenter).

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Lower Mill by the stream near Pit 44 showing well at 10am. (Geoff Moyser).

Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today until 3pm at least. Also a Chiffchaff. (Owen Follis).

Gloucester     The male BLACK REDSTART again today on the Gloucester Telephone Exchange in Bull Lane at 9:25am viewable from the multi-storey opposite. (Andy Jayne). At Abbeydale a Little Egret, sitting high in a dead tree. It has been seen wading in the River Twyver over the last week. (Lorraine Besent).

Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT still this morning at high tide. (Paul Rich).

Forest of Dean    20 Mandarins today at Cannop Ponds (upper pond) (13m, 7f). (Chris Keeling). Pic by Chris.

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Highnam Woods     This afternoon birds included three Marsh Tits, three Goldcrests, two Nuthatches, three Treecreepers, a Jay, two Pied Wagtails, two Song Thrushes and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

WWT Slimbridge     c30 White-fronted Geese, arriving in clusters in and out of the water in front of Stephen Kirk and Robbie Garnett hides, from 1pm. At 3pm a Curlew from Stephen Kirk hide. (Dave Tait). Pics by Dave.

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