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Friday 12th October 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A Swallow over the Rushy at midday. (Tim McGrath).

Cotswolds     c20 Golden Plovers near Barnsley this afternoon, a very late Swallow feeding over Bibury football pitch at 2:40pm and 11 Red Kites in the air together over fields near the Barrington/Southrop crossroads. (Michael Cook).

Lydney     A Swallow flew over the railway station at 9:15am this morning. (Ed Drewitt).

Frampton     Three GREAT WHITE EGRETS and adult Yellow-legged Gull at the pools this evening. (Richard Williams/Nick Goatman).

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Thursday 11th October 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A JACK SNIPE from Martin Smith hide.  Also two Black-tailed Godwits, six Redshanks and c40 Lapwings from Robbie Garnett. From Holden Tower, a Peregrine, a female Sparrowhawk, six Little Egrets, c80 Curlews and a Green Sandpiper. From Zeiss hide, 40+ Golden Plovers, 200+ Lapwings, 50+ Dunlins, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, two Ringed Plovers, 20 Redshanks, two Snipe and a Ruff. (Jon Mercer/Lyn Perkins). Pic by Jon.

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Saul Warth     This morning a GREAT WHITE EGRET flew towards the 100-Acre at 10:30am, two Little Egrets, a Grey Plover, two Ringed Plovers, two Curlews, 25+ Meadow Pipits, a Skylark, 22 Linnets, two Stock Doves, a Grey Wagtail, a singing Chiffchaff  and two juvenile Wheatears at Hock Ditch. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Cotswold Water Park East     The juvenile Little Ringed Plover at Pit 126 still this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Chedworth     A Brambling behind the Roman villa today. (Keith Jennings).

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Wednesday 10th October 2018

Purton     Between the Berkeley Arms and the Purton Hulks a male BLACK REDSTART, two Meadow Pipits and a Kestrel this afternoon. (Colin Brown). A Stonechat and a Rock Pipit this evening. (Francis Steuck).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed today birds included two GREAT WHITE EGRETS, two Little Egrets, 24 Teal, six Shovelers, four Gadwalls, ten Mallards, nine Moorhens, a Little Grebe, a Green Sandpiper, 75 Lapwing over, a Kingfisher, two Green Woodpeckers, 13 Pied Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, a Chiffchaff, six Cetti’s Warblers heard, four Water Rails heard, eight Stonechats, a Bullfinch, 20+ Goldfinches, 10+ Reed Buntings, an overhead passage of Meadow Pipits and Skylarks, a Hobby, a Kestrel and two Buzzards. Also three Roe Deers. (John Fletcher/Jon Mercer). Pics by John F.

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Frampton     Around the pools this morning a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Little Egret, two Green Sandpipers, 40+ Tufted Ducks, 167+ Coots and a female Wigeon. (MK).

Lower Stone     A Hobby hunting over a farm pond, also a Kestrel on telephone pole.
(Andrew Jones).

Berkeley     The Greenshank still in the Pill today, with 35 Redshanks and 40 Wigeon. Two Stonechats by the seawall N of Severn House Farm and 34 Greylags on the saltmarsh nearby. (Geoff Moyser).

WWT Slimbridge     A Little Stint from Zeiss hide, on the left hand island at 10:20am. (Phil Pope).

Salperton     A first-year Red Kite and a Sparrowhawk this morning. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard.

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Tuesday 9th October 2018

Hucclecote     A Brambling at garden feeders today. (Terry Fenton). Pic by Terry.

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Cotswold Water Park East     A juvenile Little Ringed Plover at Pit 126 this morning. (Duncan Dine). Pic by Duncan.

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Frampton     Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS and two Green Sandpipers on the Sailing Lake. Also a Goshawk, a Little Egret, a male Blackcap and a singing Chiffchaff. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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This evening at Court lake two CATTLE EGRETS, three GREAT WHITE EGRETS, 21 Little Egrets, two Green Sandpipers, a Crossbill, a Redwing over, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker. (Nick Goatman/Mark Easterbrook). Pic by Mark.

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Dursley     A female Redstart in the field opposite the entrance to the chicken farm at Ganzell Lane late afternoon. (Geoff Moyser).

Lydney     Two Redwings flew over the railway station this morning. (Ed Drewitt).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrines, ten Buzzards, a Red Kite, Goshawks, a Sparrowhawk, Jays, Ravens, ten Pied Wagtails, a Siskin, a Grey Heron, a House Martin and two female Goosanders. Other sightings included Common Darters, Holly Blue, Red Admiral and Comma butterflies, three Fallow Deer, Orange Ladybirds and two Hornets. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Forest of Dean     A Raven over Cannop Ponds at midday and a Grey Wagtail over Cannop ponds by the car park. (Chris Keeling). At Flaxley pond this afternoon, ten Little Grebes, a Grey Heron and 14 Long-tailed Tit. (Laurie Pierce).

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Monday 8th October 2018

Forest of Dean     60+ Redwings over, a mixed flock of Siskins and Lesser Redpolls, four Stonechats and 16 Linnets at Crabtree Hill this morning. No sign of the Yellow-browed Warbler. (Martin Greenish).

Frampton     At Court Lake four CATTLE EGRETS, three GREAT WHITE EGRETS, ten Little Egrets and a Green Sandpiper. A Greenshank flew over the village. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed this morning five Stonechats, three Cetti’s Warblers heard, a Red Kite, a Kestrel, a Reed Bunting and a Chiffchaff. (Chris Snook). Pics by Chris.

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Ozleworth     In the three bare fields going S from the A4135/B4058 junction, 90 Golden Plovers, 16 Lapwings and 12 Buzzards this afternoon. (Vic Polley).

Stinchcombe Hill     Flocks of 10-30 Redwings heading over this morning. (James Robinson).

Stroud     At Marling school a Peregrine was present for at least 10 minutes, harassed by the resident corvids and took a pigeon in flight. Also a Common Gull and a Buzzard on and over the School playing fields. (Malcolm Balster).

Quedgeley     A Raven feeding in the car park of Tesco at 2pm. (MK).

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Sunday 7th October 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     Three GREAT WHITE EGRETS early morning on Pits 119/119a, then flew off at 8:15am. Also five Little Egrets, a Green Sandpiper and a Kingfisher. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon.

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Frampton     Around the pools today a MERLIN, two CATTLE EGRETS, three GREAT WHITE EGRETS, a Snipe, a Yellow-legged Gull, seven Curlews, two Green Sandpipers, nine Chiffchaffs, 73 Skylarks, three Siskins, six Mistle Thrushes, a Pintail, 21 Shovelers, 46 Teal, eight Gadwalls, 12 Tufted Ducks, a Peregrine, 22 Redwings, 25 Pied Wagtails and ten Goldcrests. (Nick Goatman/Mark Easterbrook). Also around Court Lake two Little Egrets, an adult female Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard, a male Sparrowhawk, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker. (Mark Easterbrook). Two CATTLE EGRETS S over Splatt Bridge early morning, nine Grey Plovers over the river and four Redwings flew N. (Gordon Hodgson).

Sharpness     The BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Purton     This morning between 7:20-11:50am highlights included four PINK-FOOTED GEESE which flew NE with a Greylag, 22 Pintails, three Goosanders, 100 Redwings, 140 Skylarks and four Rock Pipits. (Francis Steuck).

Cleeve Hill     A Golden Plover dropped in this morning. Also four Swallows through and two Redwings grounded. (Tom Mabbett).

Rodley     A Peregrine, a Whinchat, a pair of Stonechats and a Wheatear at Lower Dumball this afternoon. (Andy Jayne).

Ashleworth Ham     Late afternoon until almost dark birds included a Green Sandpiper, two Grey Herons, a Canada Goose, a Goldcrest, a Grey Wagtail, two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Stock Doves, a Pied Wagtail, two Ravens, three Buzzards, two Raven. Also two Roe Deer. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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Saturday 6th October 2018

WWT Slimbridge     This morning three Marsh Harriers, three Spotted Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, a Peregrine and a Chiffchaff. (Jonathan Angliss).

Cotswold Water Park East     A Grey Plover at Pit 132 this afternoon, also a Greenshank and a Ringed Plover. (Steve Davies).

Moreton-in-Marsh     At least two Fieldfares heard in the garden today at Sezincote. (@EleanorBittern).

Minchinhampton Common     Near Tom Long’s Post at 10am a murmuration of 100+ Starlings. (Malcolm Balster).

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