Saturday 7th October 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A MANX SHEARWATER from Holden Tower at 9:39am, also two Marsh Harriers. Ten Little Stints, a Curlew Sandpiper, 18 Ruff and a Spotted Redshank from Zeiss hide. (Rob Werran). Also two Green Sandpipers here and at least 16 Snipe from Hogarth hide. (Morag Hughes). A WHOOPER SWAN and a Spotted Redshank on the Rushy at 8am. (Paul Daunter).

Hawling     A Short-eared Owl at 7:05pm, four Red Kites, a Peregrine, two Barn Owls, five Kestrels, 20+ Golden Plovers and three Yellowhammers. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish/Ken Hills).

Frampton pools     Around the pools today the GREAT WHITE EGRET, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, four Swallows, a Red Kite, two Lesser Redpolls, four Grey Wagtails, 22 Little Egrets, 102 Tufted Ducks, ten Great Crested Grebes and five Mistle Thrushes. (Nick Goatman).

Cotswold Water Park East     A GREAT WHITE EGRET flew slowly W over Pit 125, a patch tick. (Ian Ralphs).

Forest of Dean     At Cannop Ponds a Jay, Siskins feeding on an Alder tree, Ravens and Buzzards. Also a Southern Hawker dragonfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     At Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, three Goshawks (2 ads, 1 juv) Buzzards, a female Sparrowhawk, a Pied Wagtail, Goldfinches, Long-tailed Tits, a female Bullfinch, a Reed Bunting and Ravens. Other sightings included Red Admiral butterflies and an Orange Ladybird. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Halmore     Today a Mistle Thrush and a male Whinchat in fields here. Yesterday a Nuthatch on the peanut feeder, a garden first. (Chris Newton).

Selsley Common     VisMig from 8am-10:30am included 55 alba Wagtails, 50 Meadow Pipits, 18 Siskins, 36 Swallows and a Reed Bunting. (Francis Steuck).

Hardwicke     A Red Kite above the M5/J12 at 10:40am being mobbed by a corvid. (Stuart Evans).

Cheltenham     A garden female Pheasant, the 3rd record in 32 years, a female Sparrowhawk, five Long-tailed Tits and a Coal Tit today. (Steve Brown).

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