Monthly Archives: October 2016

Friday 21st October 2016

Forest of Dean     At Soudley ponds SO662106 the OSPREY seen very briefly as it left the roost at 8:10am then flew SE. (Arron Roberts/Andrew Bluett). Pic taken by Andrew on Wednesday.Cotswold Water Park East     The GREAT WHITE EGRET still alternating between Pit … Continue reading

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Thursday 20th October 2016

Damery     The HOOPOE again today at 3.10pm on the grass verge at Mule Lane near to the motorway bridge, then flew off in the direction of the A38. (Zara Bowers/David Poulton). It was also seen in a private garden on Damery Lane. … Continue reading

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Wednesday 19th October 2016

Forest of Dean     At Soudley ponds SO662106 the OSPREY still this morning when it left the roost at 7:40am and again this afternoon at 3:45pm. (Frank Williams/Paul Taylor/Mark Hobson/MK). Frampton pools     A LAPLAND BUNTING flew over calling heading S at 7:30am. (Nick Goatman). … Continue reading

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Tuesday 18th October 2016

Woodford     The HOOPOE in a private garden off of the Old Bristol Road this evening still. (Rebecca Thomas). Forest of Dean     At Soudley ponds SO662106 the OSPREY still this morning and again late afternoon. Also three Buzzards and a Goshawk. (Frank … Continue reading

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Monday 17th October 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A PECTORAL SANDPIPER seen in flight over the Dumbles then dropped into long grass near edge at high tide. (Slimbridge Sightings). Charlton Kings     A garden YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER this morning, last seen moving through trees into entrance to Cox’s Meadow … Continue reading

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Sunday 16th October 2016

Woodford     A HOOPOE flew up the bank at the end of the old A38 cul-de-sac at 8:40am. It was then seen occasionally throughout the day, usually in flight. (MK). Also the YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER showed again briefly this afternoon. (Lee Gardiner). … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Friday 14th October 2016

Woodford     A HOOPOE in a pony paddock at 12:25pm today, but no sign by 4:30pm. (Geoff Poulton). Pic by Geoff. Rodley     A RICHARD’S PIPIT found at 11am at SO722122 in the first field after the end of Garden Cliff, on … Continue reading

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Thursday 13th October 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A Spotted Redshank on South Lake this morning, also 18 Knot amongst the c70 Black-tailed Godwits. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon. Forest of Dean     At Cannop Ponds a Grey Wagtail, male and female Mandarins, mating Common Darter dragonflies and a … Continue reading

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Wednesday 12th October 2016

Hawling     At least ten Red Kites today and nearby 100+ Fieldfares at Roel Gate. (Ian Hull). Frampton pools     This evening 13 Little Egrets and two Grey Herons came in to roost, also two Tawny Owls. (Nick Goatman). Cheltenham     The Christ Church Peregrines fledged three … Continue reading

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