Sunday 23rd October 2016

Forest of Dean     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at the open area at the top of Staple Edge (same place as last year) also a pair of Stonechats and Redwings and Fieldfares. (Phil Mugridge). Another MEALY REDPOLL ringed early this morning at Crabtree Hill. (Robin Husbands).

WWT Slimbridge     A HOOPOE flew S past Kingfisher hide at 11:07am. (Dave Creber). The fully winged, unringed Ruddy Shelduck has returned to the Asian Pen. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Cleeve Hill     Early morning a RING OUZEL on the scarp below the masts by the bench.  In and around the Bill Smyllie reserve 100+ Fieldfares, c200 Redwings, two pairs of Bullfinches, five Long-tailed Tits, a Buzzard, a Raven, a Jay, a Green Woodpecker and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.  Also a Muntjac on the road up Aggs Hill. (Steve Brown).

Shab Hill     This morning a Peregrine, 784 Golden Plovers, 24 Skylarks, a male Stonechat, 250 Starlings and c100 Linnets. (Gord & Margaret Avery). Also six Bramblings feeding on the road down to the viewpoint. (Duncan Dine).

Newent     A Hen Harrier flew S about a mile outside Newent at 4:45pm today. (William Bick). c80 Lesser Redpolls,12 Crossbills,11 Siskins and a Brambling heard overhead at Newent Woods. (Andy Jayne).

Cotswold Water Park East     A Swallow at Pit 131 today. (Duncan Dine).

Sharpness      A Swallow flew S today. (Andy Jordan).


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