Tuesday 25th October 2016

Slimbridge     Five CATTLE EGRETS at the Patch in fields on the right hand side of the bridge beside the approach road to WWT until 10:37am only when they flew off. (Nigel Warren). Pic Neil Smart. Also a YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER beside the canal on the Frampton side until 1:30pm at least. (Neil Smart). cattle-egrets-251016

Cleeve Hill       A GREAT GREY SHRIKE just below the heather enclosure this afternoon. (Greg Mabbett). Pic by Greg.great-grey-shrike-251016

WWT Slimbridge     A Short-eared Owl from Holden Tower late afternoon at 3:30pm. (Paul Rich).

Frampton     A MEALY REDPOLL still in the Gravel Wash at SO758072 early afternoon. (Mark Dowie). A late Swallow, two Chiffchaffs and an adult Yellow-legged Gull at the Sailing Lake. (Nick Goatman/Gordon Kirk). Pic by Gordon.swallow-251016

Forest of Dean     37+ Hawfinches feeding on the west ridge at Nagshead, also 3+ Bramblings. Follow the forestry track past Campbell Hide path to top of the ridge. Also 120+ Redpoll on east side in Russell’s Inclosure. (Lewis Thomson). At Cannop Ponds two Grey Wagtails, Jays, a female Bullfinch and Redwings. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Coombe Hill     A Kingfisher flew across the road by the traffic lights today. (Mark Grieve).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, two Buzzards, Redwings, a Kingfisher, a Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tits and a Grey Heron. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Tewkesbury     At Lower Lode four Mute Swans, 12 Canada Geese, a male Mandarin, six Wigeon, c 60 Mallards, four Shovelers (2m, 2f), 32 Tufted Ducks, four Cormorants, c20 Coots and three Little Grebes. (Les Brown).

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