Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE with a Coal Tit which it impaled, also a Goshawk here. Seven Crossbills at Yew Tree Brake, four Hawfinches at Parkend and a fairly heavy movement of Fieldfares and … Continue reading

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Monday 30th October 2017

Rodborough     A RING OUZEL bathing in the garden pond this morning at Little London. (Nigel Denman). Pic by Nigel. Cotswold Water Park East     An immature GREATER SCAUP on Pit 125 this morning. (Duncan Dine). Pic by Duncan. The adult Whooper … Continue reading

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Sunday 29th October 2017

Great Barrington area     3+ Red Kites, a Little Owl, a Sparrowhawk, 24 Golden Plovers, 30+ Fieldfares, 10+ Redwings, a Stonechat and a Reed Bunting today. (Paul Rich). Pic by Paul. Cotswold Water Park East     An adult Whooper Swan … Continue reading

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Saturday 28th October 2017

Painswick Beacon     At 8am a ringtail Harrier flew past the Beacon heading SW. Migrant watch from 7:45am-2:45pm, included 33 Hawfinches, 396 Chaffinches, eight Bramblings, 845 Redwings, 322 Fieldfares, a Peregrine, 12 Buzzards, 254 Starlings and 13 Yellowhammers. (John Fleming). … Continue reading

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Friday 27th October 2017

Forest of Dean     This afternoon at Crabtree Hill/Yew Tree Brake a GREAT GREY SHRIKE, five Goldcrests, 30 Coal Tits, four Siskins, five Nuthatches, four Stonechats, seven Jays, two Ravens, 20 Goldfinches, three Buzzards and a Kestrel. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish/Arron Roberts). Pic by John. Aylburton Warth     On this afternoon’s high … Continue reading

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Thursday 26th October 2017

Stonehouse     Two late Spotted Flycatchers feeding on flying insects, from tree tops, near St Cyr’s Church at 11:30 today, SO8004. (Martin Wright). Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbed at lunchtime today a Little Egret, three Shovelers, ten … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25th October 2017

Cleeve Hill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE below the heather enclosure at 3:30pm, also a Fieldfare. (Steve Owen). Also the RING OUZEL still early afternoon. (John Mills). Berkeley shore     This morning a MERLIN, two Wheatears, a Whimbrel, 30+ Meadow Pipits … Continue reading

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Tuesday 24th October 2017

Berkeley shore     A RED-THROATED PIPIT at 10:55am flew over S calling before circling back N and lost to view over Severn House Farm. Also a Whimbrel and a female MERLIN. (Paul Taylor). Highnam Woods     Six Bullfinches, two Buzzards, a … Continue reading

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Monday 23rd October 2017

Cleeve Hill      This morning a ringtail HEN HARRIER flew W over Postlip Valley at 12:30pm. A GREAT GREY SHRIKE and male and female RING OUZEL were near the Washpool and there was at least one Corn Bunting with … Continue reading

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Sunday 22nd October 2017

Sharpness     A first-winter LITTLE GULL N past Coastguards at 9:48am and an immature GANNET drifted N past Coastguards at 8:55am. (Andy Jordan). Forest of Dean     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE in the Kensley Ridge area today, first seen on the 20th. … Continue reading

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