R Severn, Deerhurst (18 February 2004, contributed by Robert Homan)
Frozen lakes perhaps accounted for 3 Goosanders (2m, 1f) on the river between Haw Bridge and Deerhurst. Also 40 Canada Geese on the river north of the village.
Cleeve Hill (18 February 2004, contributed by Robert Homan)
Apart from 1 or 2 singing Skylarks and a few Meadow Pipits the Common was fairly quiet today. The highlights were 6 Buzzards displaying over the Washpool area, c. 100 Linnets feeding in a beet field near Postlip and 4 Ravens displaying over the golf course.
Sudmeadow area (13 February 2004, contributed by Gordon Avery)
The Barn Owl is still present and was seen hunting over Port Ham this morning. The mild weather has induced the over-wintering Chiffchaff to start singing, now for 2 days running.
Dursley (10 February 2004, contributed by Gordon Avery)
There was a Red Kite over Woodmancote Road, Dursley today at about 1400hrs.
Sudmeadow area (10 February 2004, contributed by Gordon Avery)
The adult Mediterranean Gull was around the tip today and a Chiffchaff was also in the area.
Cheltenham (5 February 2004, contributed by Robert Homan)
Signs of spring here in Cheltenham include a small mass of frog spawn this morning in my garden pond (2002 first date here was 8th February). Blackbirds, Mistle Thrushes and Song Thrushes are in full song and 1 or 2 male Chaffinches have been singing briefly on the mild mornings of this week.
Pittville Park, Cheltenham (1 February 2004, contributed by Robert Homan)
6 Goosanders, including 5 males, on the Boating Lake, mid-morning.