Sunday 15th October 2017

Cleeve Hill     Mid morning GREAT GREY SHRIKE below the heather enclosure, later moved NE in Gorse and Hawthorn near the Cotswold Way. Also a male RING OUZEL by the Washpool and 18 Golden Plovers by the masts. (Andy Lewis/Dave Pearce).

Frampton pools     A WHOOPER SWAN, the OSPREY again, the GREAT WHITE EGRET and the adult Yellow-legged Gull today. (Nick Goatman).

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill a Hawfinch, a male Crossbill, a female Reed Bunting, two male Stonechats, a Raven and mixed flocks of Goldfinches, Lesser Redpolls and Siskins. (Derek Hale).

Cheltenham     At 12:12pm today a Red Kite drifted over the GCHQ roundabout moving N. (David Norman).

Arlingham     Two Little Egrets, five Buzzards, 113+ Skylarks, 55+ Linnets, 11+ Meadow Pipits, four Great Black Backed Gulls, 130+ Pied Wagtails feeding on a ploughed field, 120+ Mallards, a Hobby over heading towards Frampton, seven Grey Herons and 10+ Stonechats. (Mark Grieve).

Hawling     12+ Yellowhammers, two Red Kites, two Kestrels, two Tawny Owls calling, two Barn Owls, four Linnets, three Buzzards, a Meadow Pipit, nine Goldfinches and a Greenfinch. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).

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