Saturday 15th October 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET late afternoon from Zeiss hide and later South Lake.  (Tom Weston-McClung). Also a female Redstart in the hedge at the Holden Tower. (Morag Hughes).

Woodford     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER showing well and calling until 1:30pm at least, by the old A38 by the river tunnels under the A38. (Vic Savery).

Rodley     The RICHARD’S PIPIT still today at 11am at SO722122 in the first field after the end of Garden Cliff, on the river side of the flood bank. Then not again until 2:50pm, it may have been on the Framilode side of the river. It was in both the first and second field from Garden Cliff until 3:45pm at least.  (Paul Masters/Mark Hobson). Also a late Wheatear. (MK).

Forest of Dean     An OSPREY still showing well perched and in flight today at Soudley Ponds. (Steve Dark).

Painswick Beacon     Five Swallows, a Brambling, a Lesser Redpoll and 25 Fieldfares. Also a Wheatear and two Stonechats around the trig. (Francis Steuck).

Symonds Yat    From the viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair, Buzzards, a male Sparrowhawk, three Goshawks (2 juvs, 1 ad), Redwings, two Jays, a Pied Wagtail, Ravens and a Kingfisher. Also five Fallow Deer, a Red Admiral and six Hornets. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Epney     12 Ruff flew towards Longney Crib this morning. (Jeremy Squire).

About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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