Thursday 7th March 2019

Frampton pools     25 Sand Martins, two Cattle Egrets, 29 Little Egrets, 15 Redwings, a pair of Oystercatchers and a Tawny Owl today. (Nick Goatman).

Tewkesbury     On Mitton meadows 45 Wigeon, 120 Teal and five Lapwings today. (Mike Smart).

North Cotswolds   c200 Golden Plovers over the trig point near the Barringtons also a Peregrine, a Raven. 12+ Yellowhammers, 20+ Meadow Pipits and four Red Kites. Along the path from the trig point in the copse was a mixed flock of tits and Chaffinches, more than 50 birds sheltering from the wind. (Chris Snook).

Sherborne     On the Broadwater, c60 ducks, including Tufted Ducks, Teal, Wigeon, Pochard and Mallards and two Little Egrets. (Chris Snook).

Cirencester     Between Cirencester and Aldsworth via Quenington four Buzzards, 16 Red Kites and six Red-legged Partridges. (Chris Snook).

Cotswolds    Three Red Kites along the A417 between Nettleton Bottom and Cirencester this morning. (Rob & Gillian Guest).

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Wednesday 6th March 2019

WWT Slimbridge   A MEDITERRANEAN GULL on South Lake very briefly at 12:10pm today before it flew off towards the roadside fields. (Geoff Moyser).

Forest of Dean     At Parkend cricket ground five Hawfinch (3f, 2m), one of the males with metal right, lime green left, was ringed near Cinderford in Spring 2010, making it the second oldest UK bird. Records of any other colour ringed birds gratefully received. (Jerry Lewis).

Bathurst     Six Bramblings with a flock of Chaffinches at Bathurst saw mills on the newly planted area adjacent to the A419. (Eric Haines).

Coombe Hill Meadows     At first light four Mute Swans, 50 Canada Geese, five Shelducks, 240 Wigeon, 50 Teal, two Gadwall, 40 Shovelers, four Tufted Ducks, two Peregrines, eight Curlews and five singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Tewkesbury     At Severn Ham three Mute Swans, three Curlews, two Skylarks singing, a Chiffchaff singing and a Reed Bunting singing. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart).

May Hill     Garden birds today included five Chaffinches, two Bramblings, seven Siskins, ten Lesser Redpolls, a Goldfinch, three Long-tailed Tits, five Great Tits, two Blue Tits, two Dunnocks and a Robin. (Rob & Gillian Guest).

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Tuesday 5th March 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 today and showing well. (Merv Carlyon). Pic by Merv.

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Frampton   14 Sand Martins at the Sailing Lake at 12:30pm today. (Geoff Moyser).

Forest of Dean     A Grey Wagtail on Blackpool Brook at Wenchford this morning. At Parkend this afternoon a Dipper and a pair of Grey Wagtails on the stream S of the Fountain Inn. (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

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At Nagshead two Goldcrests, 12+ Bramblings, a pair of Bullfinches, two Treecreepers, a Sparrowhawk, a Peregrine over, a Red Kite, two Buzzards, a possible Goshawk, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker heard. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.

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Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock area today the resident Peregrine pair and the adult Peregrine pair still on Great Doward Hill nearby, three Goshawks, a Red Kite, a female Sparrowhawk, eight Buzzards, Ravens, a Kingfisher, a Mistle Thrush, two Stock Doves, a male Goosander, two Siskins, Long-tailed Tits, a Wren, a Tawny Owl calling and a Green Woodpecker. Also seven Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Frampton pools     Around the pools today 22 Sand Martins, a male Goldeneye, five Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, a Green Sandpiper, two Snipe, ten Siskins, 11 Lapwings, two Oystercatchers, 98 Tufted Ducks, 106 Coot, 24 Gadwall and two Great White Egrets. (Nick Goatman).

Gloucester    A Little Egret on Wotton Brook by the Cheltenham Road/Estcourt Road roundabout in Oxstalls Campus Grounds, easily visible from the pavement, for its second day. (Emerson Furlonger).

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Monday 4th March 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 today. Also two Chiffchaffs and a Kingfisher. At Pit 41 a Yellow-legged Gull, a Great White Egret, 16 Goldeneyes and four Goosanders. At Pit 12, 97 Red Crested Pochards. (Graham Lawlor). At Shorncote Reedbed this morning two Water Rails, three Cetti’s Warblers and a Kestrel over. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.

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Frampton pools     This morning at Court Lake two Cattle Egrets, a Great White Egret, a male Goldeneye, a pair of Oystercatchers and the roosting Tawny Owl. (Nick Goatman).

Ashleworth Ham     A Red Kite at 12:31pm causing panic. Also 21 Shovelers, 450+ Teal, six Pintails, 75 Wigeon, five Gadwall, two Tufted Ducks and 59 Snipe. At 11:18am just before The Swan near Coombe Hill Canal a female Sparrowhawk flew over and a Goshawk. (Ken Heron).

Forest of Dean     A Goshawk at 9:30am at New Fancy View. Also two Ravens, four Buzzards and a Bullfinch. (David Smith).

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Sunday 3rd March 2019

WWT Slimbridge     An adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL with a near full hood on South Lake this morning. (Paul Masters). Also a Water Rail from Robbie Garnett hide. (Mark Hobson).

Frampton pools     Three Cattle Egrets sheltering from the wind on Court Lake island late afternoon. Five Sand Martins, two Great White Egrets and a Chiffchaff this morning. (Nick Goatman).

Kingswood, W-U-E     Three Bullfinches, a Little Egret, two Dippers, a Kingfisher and a Little Owl today. (Tom McCarthy).

Alderton     Five Lesser Redpolls and a pair of Blackcaps in the garden today. (Graham Tompsett).

Ashleworth Ham     Two Canada Geese, 70 Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, 150 Teal, five Mallards, ten Pintails, 28 Shovelers, three Tufted Ducks, a juvenile Peregrine, four Coots, a pair of Oystercatchers, 61 Lapwings, 64 Snipe, a Dunlin, Skylark singing and a Reed Bunting singing. (Mike Smart/DBWPS field meeting/Andy Jayne/Rob Lewis).

Cobney Meadows     Two Canada Geese, 60 Wigeon, 15 Teal and six Curlews. (Mike Smart).

Winchcombe     Two Goldcrests collecting lichen as nest material from an old apple tree in the garden. (Gill Worthington).

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Saturday 2nd March 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 today. (Mark Gurney/Morag Hughes).

Purton     A first-winter MEDITERRANEAN GULL loafing off of Purton this evening amongst many thousands of Common Gulls. (Francis Steuck).

Frampton     Five Sand Martins over the flashes N of Splatt Bridge today. Also 50+ Teal, 27 Wigeon, 17 Pintails, 30 Gadwall, 17 Redshanks, 60 Curlews, a Snipe and two singing Chiffchaffs. (Gordon Hodgson).

Cirencester     A Ring-necked Parakeet eating blossom in The Brewery Arts car park, present there for a couple of days apparently. (Mike Kom).

Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included two Curlews, 286 Teal, 17 Shovelers, 131 Wigeon, four Tufted Ducks, two Shelducks, four Pintails, two Gadwall, 12 Mallards, 150 Lapwings, 19 Snipe, five Redwings, a Treecreeper, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two Buzzards. (John Fletcher).

Coombe Hill Meadows    Four Mute Swans, eight Canada Geese, 11 Shelducks, 100 Wigeon, four Gadwalls, 150 Teal, five Pintails, 40 Shovelers, 19 Tufted Ducks, four Cormorants, a Little Grebe, a juvenile Peregrine, five Lapwings, 17 Curlews, 100 Fieldfares and 100 Redwings, a Chiffchaff singing and at least eight singing Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Barrow Ponds     Four Mute Swans, at least 22 Grey Herons and 40 Fieldfares flocking in tree tops. (Mike Smart).

Halmore     A male Reed Bunting in the garden today. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris.

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Friday 1st March 2019

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

WWT Slimbridge     A SWALLOW and two Sand Martins this morning. (Jake King).

Cotswold Water Park West     On Pit 16 three Sand Martins, a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, two Oystercatchers and two Egyptian Geese. (Graham Lawlor).

Frampton pools     On Court Lake two Cattle Egrets, a Great White Egret, 24 Little Egrets, a pair of Oystercatchers and a male Mandarin. (Nick Goatman).

Tewkesbury     On Severn Ham a Grey Heron, two Curlews, 88 Woodpigeons feeding on the ground, five Skylarks and 33 Carrion Crows. (Mike Smart).

Hucclecote     A flyover Little Egret going SE today, a garden first. (Harold Smith).

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