Monday 18th January 2021

Frampton     A GLAUCOUS GULL sat on the breakwater at 10:40am, then flew N towards the Sailing Lake. (Gordon Hodgson).

Newnham-on-Severn     The GLAUCOUS GULL was roosting on Pimlico Sand at 4:30pm. (Lewis Thomson).

Glaucous Gull by Lewis Thomson

Tresham to Boxwell     In Tresham a pair of Red Kites and four Linnets; along the Monarch’s Way at Kingston’s barn, a Stonechat and six Meadow Pipits. At Boxwell, ST810926, two Bramblings amongst c50 Chaffinches near Boxwell Court. (Vic Polley).

Chavenage Lane & Chavenage Green area     1200+ Starlings, 55o+ Redwings, 280+ Fieldfares, six Stonechats and five Grey Partridges today. (Terry Grant).

Cotswolds     A JACK SNIPE today. (Richard Tyler).

Jack Snipe by Duncan Dine

Eastington     A Dipper on the River Frome at Millend today. (Ken Burrows).

Woodchester     Three Dippers on the Nailsworth stream today. (Josh Adamms).

Ryeford     A Kingfisher on Stroudwater Canal at Ryeford Road Bridge. (Nigel Birch).

Longney     An adult Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon. Also nine Shelducks, a Raven, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk and a pair of Stonechats. (MK).

Priors Norton     11 Little Egrets, a Green Sandpiper and a Kingfisher this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Ampney Crucis     A male Yellowhammer on feeders and a Buzzard at Ampney St Mary today. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

Quedgeley     From Rea Bridge and along the Severn Way mid afternoon two Goldcrests, a Kingfisher, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, five Goldfinches, two Chiffchaffs, 25 Linnets, 14 Fieldfares, five Redwings, seven Cormorants and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

Cormorant by John Fletcher

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Sunday 17th January 2021

Broadoak     A WHOOPER SWAN and a juvenile Mute Swan on the Severn at Broadoak again this afternoon, then flew back to the usual stubble field on the Arlingham side at 2:55pm (SO70601245). Also 24 Lapwings and six Dunlins on the sands. (Lewis Thomson).

Frampton     From the towpath at Splatt Bridge 40+ Shelducks, a Little Egret, three Curlews, 14 Redshanks, a Water Rail, a Chiffchaff and a female Blackcap this morning. (MK). Later a juvenile MARSH HARRIER at 1:30pm. (Roberta Goodall). Around the pools a CATTLE EGRET, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, 16 Little Egrets, a Woodcock, a Raven, three Goldeneyes, 124 Tufted Ducks, 397 Coots, 32 Gadwalls, six Wigeon, four Shovelers, four Teal, two Pochards, 49 Greylags, five Canada Geese, eight Siskins, a Stonechat and a Tawny Owl today. (Nick Goatman).

Moreton Valence/Saul     Between Parkend Bridge and Saul Marina a pair of Kingfishers, a Sparrowhawk with prey, a Little Egret and a Grey Wagtail in the sluice. (MK).

Gloucester     A male BLACK REDSTART and two Peregrines on the Cathedral today. (Gordon Avery/Keith Colcombe). A Sparrowhawk in the garden at Abbeydale at 12:30pm for 5 minutes. (Lorraine Besent).

Elmore Back via Weir Green     A Green Sandpiper, a Little Egret and 19 Shelducks in a flooded field and 17 more flew over, a Stonechat, a Grey Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipits, 25 Skylarks and 25 Lapwings. A Mistle Thrush in School Lane, Quedgeley. (Paul Masters).

Roel Gate     A Barn Owl this morning. (Dave Clarke).

Batsford    400 Redwings this afternoon in the horse paddocks today. (Richard Tyler).

Forest of Dean     At English Bicknor this afternoon two Red Kites and two Buzzards. At Coldwell rocks a female Peregrine. On the river below, a female Goosander and two Cormorants. At the Yat Rock car park, a male Sparrowhawk attempted to ambush two Robins bathing in a puddle. Also a Great Spotted Woodpecker here. (Iain Crawford).

Cotswold Water Park West    Two probably three Yellow-legged Gulls at the Pit16 roost this evening, 1-2 adults and a 3rd winter. (Rich Hearn).

Calmsden     208 Golden Plovers hunkered down out of the wind in an arable field at SP047095. Also three Kestrels around the village and a pair of Stonechats at Lower Chedworth. (Harvey Sherwood).

Stonehouse     A Kingfisher at Bond’s Mill and a Little Egret in the fields. (Simon Spedding). c100 Chaffinches in the trees between the Ocean and Bond’s Mill, a Dipper at Pike Bridge, two Green Woodpeckers calling at Chipman’s Platt, Eastington, two Fieldfares in lanes next to St Cyr’s Church and a Grey Wagtail on farm buildings near the sewage works. (Nigel Birch). From Pike Bridge to the Ocean a Little Grebe, a Kingfisher and a Kestrel. At the sewage works a Grey Wagtail with Pied Wagtails and a Grey Heron on the River Frome. (Bob Hindle).

Stanley Downton     Three Grey Herons, a Raven over, 14 Robins, nine Wrens, five Cormorants (3 ads, 2 juvs), a Green Woodpecker, two Song Thrushes, 35 Redwings and a male Kestrel today. (Paul Sutton).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Ten Mute Swans, 45 Greylags, 50 Canada Geese, two Shelducks, 1750 Wigeon, 1000 Teal, 40 Mallards, 150+ Pintails, 120+ Shovelers, 15 Tufted Ducks, three Moorhens, 20 Coots, 300 Lapwings, 50 Black-headed Gulls, a Buzzard, five Pied Wagtails, 20+ Fieldfares and 10+ Redwings today. (Mike Smart).

Ashleworth Ham     Nine Mute Swans, 95 Greylags, 110 Canada Geese, 220 Wigeon, 100 Teal, two Gadwalls, 40 Mallards, 20 Pintails, 50 Shovelers, a Tufted Duck, two Lapwings and three Snipe today. (Mike Smart).

Ampney St Mary     Two Yellowhammers, a Sparrowhawk and nine Linnets today. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

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Saturday 16th January 2021

Cambridge/Slimbridge   Along the canal between Cambridge Arms Bridge and Patch Bridge a pair of GREAT WHITE EGRETS flew over, a Kingfisher and a Cormorant. In a field at SO728045 c15 Curlews, c30 Common Gulls and two Shelducks. In a field just off the canal at SO728041 a Grey Wagtail and c8 Pied Wagtails. (Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby).

Epney     A Barn Owl hunting at Lea Court Farm at the Epney end of Castle Lane viewed from the canal at 4:10pm. A Kingfisher just S of Parkend Bridge and a Stonechat near to Saul Marina. (MK).

Hardwicke    Two Little Grebes on the canal S of Sellars Bridge, also this morning a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail, three Mute Swans, a Green Woodpecker, a Bullfinch and a Raven. (Paul Masters).

Cotswold Water Park West     Three Goosanders (2m, 1f) on Pit 4 at South Cerney this afternoon. Also a Jay. (Bruce Kettle).

Cheltenham     Around The Hewletts and Northfield Farm Circular today birds included 15 Chaffinches, three Ravens, a Red Kite, a male Peregrine and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (Howard Smith).

Gloucester     At Linden today 300+ Jackdaws going to roost and two Coal Tits on garden feeders today. (Mo Croose-Johnson).

Ampney Crucis     A Red Kite, a Buzzard, a Goldcrest and eight Long-tailed Tits today. 12 Yellowhammers at Ampney St Peter. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

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Friday 15th January 2021

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge this morning a ‘new’ immature male MARSH HARRIER hunting over the 100-acre, three Stonechats, 200 Golden Plovers over S, 60+ Dunlins over the river, eight Snipe and a JACK SNIPE in the reedbed. (Gordon Hodgson).

Gloucester     A male BLACK REDSTART still on the Cathedral today. (Andy Jayne).

Kingscote     103 Golden Plovers in a field adjoining the A4135 at ST803965. (Vic Polley).

Ozleworth     170 Golden Plovers and 16 Lapwings in a field next to Symonds Hall Farm at the B4058/A4135 junction. (Vic Polley).

Chipping Campden     A Peregrine flew S over High Street at 3:30pm. (Julian Bennett).

Witcombe Reservoirs     Birds today included two Mute Swans, 28 Mallards, five Tufted Ducks, two Little Grebes, three Great Crested Grebes, eight Cormorants, six Moorhens, 35 Coots, a Mistle Thrush, two Ravens and 12 Siskins. (Gordon Avery).

Shab Hill     240 Golden Plovers on winter cereals at 12:30pm. (Gordon Avery).

Chalford Hill     A Lesser Redpoll in an apple tree in the garden at 2pm today. Also a ringed male Blackcap. (Rachel Witcombe).

Wotton-under-Edge     Four Lesser Redpolls feeding on alders close to the entrance of Nind Reserve today. (Dave Emery).

Hardwicke     A Kingfisher flying and perching along Shorn Brook, Sticky Lane today. (Sue Beynon).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A possible Siberian Chiffchaff tonight at the hide. (Jeremy Squire).

Quedgeley    A Little Egret on Dimore Brook again, along the canal S to Sandfield Bridge two Stonechats, two Kingfishers, a Coot, two Kestrels, 53 Common Gulls and near Parkend Bridge the Bar-headed Goose. (Paul Masters).

Ampney St Peter     A Red Kite and a Buzzard today. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

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Thursday 14th January 2021

Longford     Between Longford and Sandhurst this afternoon, two Peregrines, a Raven, a Green Woodpecker, seven Skylarks, two Meadow Pipits, two Mallards and ten Grey Herons. (Jim Northcott).

Dymock     The first male Blackcap in the garden this winter, feeding on apple. (Nick Fairburn).

Blackcap by Nick Fairburn

Coombe Hill Meadows     c4000 ducks mainly Wigeon and Teal with good numbers of Pintails and Shovelers and at least 500 Greylags and Canada Geese, seven Shelducks, three Tufted Ducks, at least 180 Lapwings and five Skylarks. (Mike Smart).

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Wednesday 13th January 2021

Cotswold Water Park West    A GREAT WHITE EGRET in a field W of the disused railway line at SU075948. (Bruce Kettle).

Great White Egret by Bruce Kettle

Kempley     A Green Sandpiper, flushed from shallow pools in a field adjacent to Kempley Court at SO671310 today. (Richard Lansdown).

Dursley     A Dipper from the Rope Walk, also three Siskins at Yellow Hundred Close. (Phil Pope).

Coombe Hill Meadows    15 Mute Swans, 200 Greylags, 250 Canada Geese, eight Shelducks, 2500 Wigeon, 5+ Gadwalls, 750+ Teal, 40 Mallards, 400+ Pintails, 150+ Shovelers, six Tufted Ducks, 20 Coots, 107+ Lapwings, 15 Pied Wagtails and 40 Fieldfares today. (Mike Smart). Also a Peregrine this afternoon. (Jeremy Squire).

Moreton Valence     A Bar-headed Goose with two Mute Swans flew on to the canal N of Parkend Bridge at 2:45pm and swam N towards Sellars Bridge. Also a Kingfisher and two Cormorants. (Sue Beynon).

Hardwicke    A Little Grebe on the canal immediately S of Sellars Bridge, also a Kingfisher. (Paul Masters).

Cambridge   Just off Ryall’s lane today a female Bullfinch, c20 Redwings, a few Song Thrushes and Mistle Thrushes and 4-5 Long-tailed Tits. Also a male Blackcap in the garden today. (Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby).

Gloucester     At Saintbridge pond two adult Mute Swans, five Teal, 33+ Mallards, 20+ Moorhens, 29 Black-headed Gulls and three Herring Gulls. (Gordon Avery).

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Tuesday 12th January 2021

Dursley    20+ Siskins and a Little Grebe at Rockstowes near Dursley this morning. (Phil Pope).

Ampney Crucis     A Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and four Long-tailed Tits in the garden today. A Grey Heron and eight Redwings at Ampney St Peter. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

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Monday 11th January 2021

Chavenage Lane & Chavenage Green area     A male MERLIN, 720+ Redwings, 400+ Fieldfares, 7+ Stonechats (4m, 3f), 13 Pied Wagtails, 110+ Meadow Pipits, 350+ Linnets, 650+ Chaffinches, 100+ Yellowhammers and 750+ Starlings today. (Terry Grant).

Longford/Sandhurst     20 Teal, a Red Kite, a Sparrowhawk, two Kestrels, a Peregrine, two Woodcocks, two Ravens, 65 Skylarks, a Marsh Tit, a Chiffchaff, three Blackcaps, four Treecreepers, 180+ Fieldfares, 120+ Redwings, six Stonechats, 50 Pied Wagtails, two Lesser Redpolls, two Grey Wagtails and nine Reed Buntings today. (Andy Jayne).

Cheltenham     A drake Mandarin in Hatherley Park at lunch time. (Mike Beer).

Forest of Dean     A FIRECREST bathing in the garden pond, then preening and feeding in the pyracanthas in Coleford. (Frank Williams). Today at Cannop Upper Pond 13 Mandarins (7 males) and a Little Grebe. A Marsh Tit still at the feeders. (Chris Keeling).

Hempsted Meadows N.R.     Three Mute Swans (1ad, 2 yearlings), a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Buzzard, two Snipe, up to six Ravens commuting back and forth from GLS to Minsterworth Ham, c200 Redwings and c60 Fieldfares. (Gordon Avery).

Quedgeley/Hardwicke     A Little Egret along the Dimore Brook again this morning, also a Kingfisher and male and female Grey Wagtail. (Paul Masters).

Syreford     A Little Egret fishing in a stream this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Eastcombe     At the Eastcombe end of Accommodation Road 1 or 2 Goldcrests and at least 50 Chaffinches back and forth between fields and trees. (Michael Phelps).

Ampney St Mary     Nine Fieldfares, a Red Kite and a Great Spotted Woodpecker today. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

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Sunday 10th January 2021

Gloucester     The FIRECREST again in Richard’s Wood at Alney Island today. (Mark Hobson).

Chavenage Lane     A Barn Owl hunting at 1:50pm, also 4+ Stonechats and 12 Pied Wagtails. (Terry Grant).

Stonehouse/Eastington    A Little Grebe on the canal between the Ocean and Bond’s Mill. A Kingfisher at Pikebridge. A Dipper at Eastington, Meadow Bridge SO781057 and another at Beard’s Mill, also a Raven there. (Nigel Birch). In the same general area a Little Egret on the River Frome viewed from under railway bridge at Nutshell Bridge. Also two Long-tailed Tits, two Goldcrests, three Buzzards and two Kestrels. (Bob Hindle).

Stanley Downton     Two female Kestrels, a Buzzard, c15 Pied Wagtails with c15 Chaffinches in fields around the Water Treatment works. (Paul Sutton).

Cambridge     A Kingfisher, c20 Redwings and a Goldcrest today. (Dave Abrams).

Moreton Valence     Two Little Egrets, a Raven and 1000+ Starlings S of Parkend Bridge this morning. (MK). A Barn Owl hunting in the field to the S of Castle Lane at 3pm. (Roberta Goodall).

Saul     18 Golden Plovers over fields at Saul Marina, and a female Blackcap and a Grey Heron by the sluice. (MK).

Grey Heron by Mike King

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge 44 Shelducks, a Kingfisher, a pair of Reed Buntings and a Raven. (MK).

Horsley     A male and female Stonechat in the Boscombe Valley today at 1:50pm at ST83429787. (David Bullock).

Stroud     Two pairs of Mandarins at Bowbridge today. (Simon Ashley).

Leckhampton     A pair of Blackcaps in the garden during the past week. (Claire Neale-Brown).

Charlton Kings     A female Brambling and two Marsh Tits at a feeding station this afternoon. (Tom & Greg Mabbett).

Whittington     This morning c70 Yellowhammers, 50 Chaffinches, at least two Bramblings and some Goldfinches and Greenfinches. (Duncan Dine).

Hucclecote     A Redwing in the garden this morning, a garden first. (Emma Byford).

Ampney Crucis     A Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Greenfinch on feeders today. At Ampney St Mary a Red Kite, four Redwings, six Fieldfares and two Goldfinches today. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

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Saturday 9th January 2021

Gloucester     A FIRECREST again in Richard’s Wood at Alney Island today. (Andy Jayne).

Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET in a field between Mythe nature reserve and Dawley’s caravan park. (Sarah Loaring).

Slimbridge     Between Shepherds Patch and Ryall’s Lane, Cambridge a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Kingfisher and a female Stonechat today. (Mike Davis).

Stonehouse/Eastington     A Dipper at Pikebridge, 50 Chaffinches at Eastington, 50+ Redwings at Eastington, five Cormorants on pylons in a field adjacent to Millend Lane, two Buzzards, one at Cress Green, and one at Beard’s Mill, 16 Pied Wagtails at the Sewage Works and a Green Woodpecker at St Cyr’s Church. (Nigel Birch).

Minchinhampton Common     Two very confiding Golden Plovers surrounded by oblivious dog walkers, giving views less than 50ft away before running further away. (Terry Grant).

Golden Plover by Terry Grant

Golden Plovers by Terry Grant

Frampton     Around the pools three Goldeneyes, seven Wigeon, 64 Tufted Ducks, three Pochards, five Little Grebes, five Great Crested Grebes, 24 Mallards, 20 Gadwalls, five Teal, two Shovelers, 33 Cormorants, seven Greylags, four Canada Geese and a Bar-headed Goose. (Nick Goatman/Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby). Along the canal a Buzzard,  c20 Linnets and a Goldcrest. (Dave Abrams & Hannah Willoughby).

Cheltenham    This morning at 9am, three Sparrowhawks circling low over Benhall, one chasing another and then going into a fast dive and swooping up before drifting off towards the Golden Valley. (David Norman).

Bishops Cleeve     A pair of Goldcrest in Tesco’s car park today. (Dawn Ballinger).

Ampney St Peter     A Kestrel, four Fieldfares and a Grey Wagtail today. (Liz & Colin Kilpatrick).

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