Wednesday 21st September 2016

Cotswold Water Park East    A late passage juvenile HONEY BUZZARD over Whelford Lakes, E of Fairford, at 1:30pm mobbed by Lesser Black-backed Gulls, then flew steadily S. Also two feeding Hobbies, and five Buzzards. (Martin Wright/Tony Perry).

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOTTED CRAKE at the Van den Bovencamp hide along South Finger from late morning today. (Gordon Youdale). Pics by Roy Shilham.spotted-crake-1-210916

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Aston Down     A REDWING at Hampton Fields early this morning at cSO907002, another seen at the weekend off the Welsh Way  near Meysey Hampton. On Aston Down airfield  a Wheatear, a Mistle Thrush and nine Roe Deer and two Brown Hares. (Michael Cook).

Duntisbourne     This afternoon two Grey Partridges flew across the road at the Duntisbourne Leer turning and a mixed finch flock on a game cover crop including Linnets, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, House Sparrows, three Yellowhammers and two Corn Buntings. (Michael Cook).

Cleeve Hill     This evening a Whinchat, three Stonechats many Meadow Pipits on the move. (Greg Mabbett).

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