Monthly Archives: October 2016

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Cleeve Hill    87 Fieldfares today, the first of the autumn. (Greg Mabbett). Tidenham Chase     Garden sightings today included a BRAMBLING (female or 1st winter) at the feeder in the morning and in the afternoon, a Goshawk flying over high up. (Louise Watson). Cheltenham     A … Continue reading

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Monday 10th October 2016

WWT Slimbridge     The juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPER still today on the Rushy then flew towards the Top New Piece. (Shane Long). Forest of Dean    An OSPREY again at Soudley ponds today. (per Frank Williams).

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Sunday 9th October 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPER on the scrape from Zeiss hide today. (Roberta Goodall). Forest of Dean     An OSPREY at Pope’s Hill  flying slowly S at midday. (John Phillips). Frampton     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still, today at the village end of … Continue reading

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Saturday 8th October 2016

Frampton     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in the copse at the top end of Frampton Sailing Lake today. Also five Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, 21 Goldcrests, a Yellow-legged Gull, two Siskins, a Green Sandpiper, two Redwings and a Water Rail. (Nick Goatman). Forest of Dean    This morning a … Continue reading

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Friday 7th October 2016

Purton     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER c600 yards S of the swing bridge in the canal hedgerow on the estuary side of the timber ponds this afternoon. (Paul Taylor). Hempsted     At Netheridge Farm two JACK SNIPE, 13 Snipe and c40 Long-tailed Tits with … Continue reading

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Thursday 6th October 2016

Sharpness      15 Crossbills flew over low going E this morning. Also one on 3rd October. (Andy Jordan). Woodmancote     c50 House Martins congregating high over Woodmancote at 5:45pm this evening. (John Widgery). Tirley Sandpits     Ten Meadow Pipits, 40+ Skylarks, a Raven, seven Stock Doves, a … Continue reading

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Wednesday 5th October 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in canoe trail willows with a roving tit flock this morning. The first two European White-fronted Geese of the winter arrived today. (Slimbridge Sightings). Forest of Dean     An OSPREY at Soudley Ponds today. (Matt Caldwell). … Continue reading

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Tuesday 4th October 2016

Arlingham     Near Arlingham an OSPREY flew NE towards the Forest. Also a Curlew flew from a cornfield onto the river.(Marie-Claire Chapman). Sharpness      A GREAT WHITE EGRET and a Spotted Redshank from SARA this evening. Also a Reed Warbler. (Andy Jordan). Symonds … Continue reading

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Monday 3rd October 2016

Saul Warth/Frampton     From Hock Bridge to Splatt Bridge this morning, a Rock Pipit, a Tree Pipit over, a Ruff, a Common Sandpiper, five Swallows, three Siskins and two Stonechats. (Gordon Hodgson). WWT Slimbridge     Four Redwings NW over the Centre today. (Slimbridge Sightings). … Continue reading

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Sunday 2nd October 2016

Forest of Dean     A Grasshopper Warbler and 13 Lesser Redpoll ringed at Crabtree Hill, plus Linnets, Goldfinches, Meadow Pipits and Song Thrushes in good numbers on passage. (Rob Husbands). Lower Kilcott     At Splatt’s Wood at ST7829989053 at 2pm two Red Kites, six Ravens, … Continue reading

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