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Friday 11th October 2019

Dursley     Four Swallows S over Turner Road at 10:30am. (MK).

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Thursday 10th October 2019

Cleeve Hill     Two RING OUZELS flew into the scrub at the top of the Washpool Valley at 9:45am scoped from the heather enclosure. Also six Ravens, two Kestrels, a Green Woodpecker and a Chiffchaff. Near the Bill Smyllie Reserve two Marsh Tits, a Nuthatch and a small flock of Long-tailed Tits. (Steve Brown).

Toddington     Two Grey Partridges in a stubble field at SP046321. (Peter Rodgers).

Saul Warth     This afternoon a pair of Stonechats and 25+ Goldfinches sheltering along Hock Ditch. On the Warth the Rock Pipit still, two Meadow Pipits, two adult Great Black-backed Gulls and four Mute Swans. (MK).

Cotswold Water Park East   At Whelford Pools around Pits 111, 111a and 111b birds included eight Tufted Ducks, a Shoveler, 101 Lapwings over, six Cormorant, four Great Crested Grebes, 31 Coots, three Mute Swans, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Kingfisher, a Treecreeper, seven Long-tailed Tits and three Buzzards. At Pit 126, 92 Tufted Ducks, two Great Crested Grebes, 100+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a Green Woodpecker. (John Fletcher). At Pit 132 three Buzzards, a Red Kite, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a female Tufted Duck and two Mute Swans. (Chris Snook).

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Wednesday 9th October 2019

WWT Slimbridge    A Kingfisher coughing up a pellet in front of the Martin Smith hide today. (Paul Dunham). Pics by Paul.

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Saul Warth     Early afternoon a Little Egret, 17 Curlews, six Pintails (1m), a Rock Pipit, 10+ Meadow Pipits, three Skylarks, a Chiffchaff, two Mistle Thrushes and 30+ Goldfinches. (MK).

Epney     63 Lapwings and a Little Egret late morning. (MK).

Berkeley shore     Four Wheatears, 50+ Meadow Pipits, a Stonechat and four Curlews today. (Les Ditchburn).

Bishops Cleeve     A Raven over High Street at 4pm. (Dave Jeynes).

Longney     At the old orchards and along the adjacent Severn Way this afternoon birds included 211 Linnets flushed by a Sparrowhawk, four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 35 House Sparrows, nine Long-tailed Tits, two Redwings, two Cormorants, a Grey Heron and two Little Owls. (John Fletcher).

Salperton     50 Lapwings on winter arable land between Slade Farm and Salperton at SP065210. (Martin Sherwood). 

Bishops Cleeve    A Raven in Tesco car park with two more on nearby rooftops at 4pm. (Mark Longland). Pic by Mark.

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Tuesday 8th October 2019

Frampton pools     This afternoon on the Sailing Lake six drake Pochards, 20+ Teal, 14 Gadwalls, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 50+ Meadow Pipits and three Chiffchaffs. Two Swallows over the Landfill site. On Court Lake two Little Egrets, two Green Sandpipers, two Water Rails heard, 60+ Teal, two Ravens, a female Sparrowhawk and a Muntjac. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 192 Greylags, 13 Canada Geese, 15 Wigeon, six Teal, seven Shovelers, 70+ Mallards, two Mute Swans, three Grey Herons, two Buzzards, two Peregrines, 50 Black-headed Gulls and 60+ Jackdaws. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Saul     Four Redwings late afternoon behind the private fishing lake. (Kenny Hills).

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Monday 7th October 2019

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide a BITTERN, two Curlew Sandpipers, seven Golden Plovers and 30 Knot today. (Ian Hull).

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Sunday 6th October 2019

Frampton     A female Goosander on the Sailing Lake this morning. Also today a Swallow, seven Chiffchaffs, 22 Redwings, two Siskins, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Great Crested Grebes, three Pochards, six Gadwalls, 26 Tufted Ducks, 357 Coots, 31 Skylarks, 100+ Meadow Pipits and eight Stock Doves. (Nick Goatman).

Stinchcombe Hill     VisMig in 1 hour included 45 Meadow Pipits, 20 Redwings, 22 Chaffinches, 16 Linnets, six Song Thrushes, two Blackbirds, three Siskins, 30 Greenfinches, a male Reed Bunting, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and 11 Skylarks. (James Robinson).

Netheridge Farm     Two Swallows, three House Martins, three Redwings, 11 Song Thrushes and a Water Rail at the Barn Owl Centre this morning. (Mark Hobson).

WWT Slimbridge    On the river four Grey Plovers and four Ringed Plovers and four Yellow Wagtails on the Dumbles. 32 Knot from Zeiss hide. The juvenile Black Tern still on South Lake. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Bourton-on-the-Water    12 Sand Martins feeding over the north pits today. (Andy Lewis).

Forest of Dean     Two Swallows heading SW over Whitecroft at 9:30am. Also a Pale Tussock moth caterpillar crossing the forest footpath between the village and Parkend at 4:45pm. (Bernie Dumbleton). Pic by Bernie.

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Nottingham Hill     A Goshawk flew N over Nottingham Hill from the direction of Cleeve Hill this morning. (Adrienne Sanders).

Berkeley shore     A Common Sandpiper in the Pill today. (Paul Taylor).

Moreton Valence    A Kingfisher and a Swallow at Parkend Bridge this afternoon. Also Red Admiral and Common Darter. (MK). Pic by Mike.

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Saturday 5th October 2019

Stinchcombe Hill     VisMig in 1 hour included 120 Meadow Pipits, 70 Linnets, five Siskins, 95 Pied Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, a Yellowhammer, 21 Redwings, for Song Thrushes, two Blackbirds, a juvenile RING OUZEL by the 7th tee, a Wheatear, three Chiffchaffs, c100 Goldfinches and 60 Carrion Crows. (James Robinson).

Frampton to Saul Warth     A Spotted Redshank flew N past Splatt Bridge. Also a Marsh Harrier flew S, two Stonechats, a Wigeon and two Pintails flew S. On the river 18 Grey Plovers, 22 Dunlins, five Black-tailed Godwits, two Avocets and a juvenile Peregrine. (Gordon Hodgson).

Saul Warth     At high tide male and female Stonechat, 25+ Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail, six Grey Plovers, 25+ Dunlins, 25+ Curlews, a Wigeon, four Grey Herons and three Little Egrets. (MK).

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WWT Slimbridge     A Greenshank from Zeiss hide. (Dot Jones). Also from Zeiss hide a female/juvenile Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine over, two Buzzards, 1-2 Grey Herons, two Black-tailed Godwits, 6+ Ruff, a Redshank, a Greenshank, seven Snipe, Lapwings and 12 Common Cranes. From Kingfisher hide two Bar-headed Geese with the feral Barnacle Geese. At Mid-Point at noon a Little Egret, a Curlew and three Meadow Pipits with a Grey Heron, two Ravens and a Kestrel over. On the Rushy two Black-tailed Godwits and three Snipe. From South Lake hide the juvenile Black Tern still, a Little Grebe, two Dunlins amongst the Godwits, a Snipe and eight Redshanks. (Alan McIlquham/Andy & Sue Gibbons).   

Berkeley shore     A Greenshank still in the Pill with c50 Redshanks. Also an adult Mediterranean Gull, two Wheatears, six Stonechats (1 male), two Rock Pipits and a Cetti’s Warbler heard. (Paul Taylor).

Minchinhampton     A Corncrake calling briefly at 4pm at Hampton Fields next to the golf course (Minchinhampton Golf Club) along the lane to Cherington. (Terry Grant).

Nailsworth/Ruskin Millponds     A Little Egret, a Dipper, a Siskin, a Grey Wagtail, three Nuthatches, nine Moorhens (two juveniles), a Coot, six Mallards, a Little Grebe pair with two juveniles, two Marsh Tits, six Long-tailed Tits, seven House Martins, a Buzzard and a Raven. Also two other Dippers, one pursued by a male Sparrowhawk, reported other birders. (Jake King).

Cherington     At Cherington Lake and in surrounding woodland birds included two Kingfishers, a Marsh Tit, two Goldcrests, two Nuthatches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Jays, two Buzzards, two Grey Herons, seven Long-tailed Tits, 41 Jackdaws, two Mute Swans and 37 Mallards. (John Fletcher).

Thrupp    A male Goshawk circling over the lower slopes of Park Wood late afternoon. (Martin Wright).

Hucclecote     A juvenile Sparrowhawk in the garden this afternoon, mobbed by five Carrion Crows and two Magpies, then flew out of sight. (Harold Smith).

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