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 50+ Skylarks at West Down. Overhead migrants included three Bramblings, 200 Chaffinches and four Lesser Redpolls. Also a Kestrel, a Green Woodpecker, two Ravens, 11 Fieldfares, 220 Redwings and two Mistle Thrushes. (Andy Jayne/John Fletcher/Martin Greenish). Pic by John.Great Grey Shrike & Ring Ouzel 231017

WWT Slimbridge     A male MERLIN from Zeiss Hide on the Dumbles early afternoon. (Ian Hull). Two female Stonechats today from Holden Tower. (Jack Wiseman).

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Forest of Dean     A probable Great Grey Shrike seen briefly silhouetted at top of a field maple, then moved to a beech tree and disappeared at Forge Hill, Lydbrook at 2:30pm. (Chris Sullivan).

Rodley     40 Ruff in a huge ploughed field opposite Epney, feeding with gulls and Lapwings. Also a Wheatear in the same field, and an adult Mediterranean Gull with Black-headed Gulls in fields nearby. (John & Viv Phillips).

Epney     A Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Ruff, a Kingfisher and a Stonechat off Epney tonight at dusk. (Jeremy Squire).

Tewkesbury     A Red-legged Partridge on the garden lawn this morning, a garden tick. (Les Ditchburn).

Stroud     VisMig at Horns Road this morning a Crossbill, seven Bramblings, 125 Chaffinches, 72 Redwings, seven Song Thrushes, a Mistle Thrush, 20 Meadow Pipits, 11 Linnets, 14 Greenfinches and three Siskins. Also a Hawfinch over Bisley Road. (Francis Steuck).

Quedgeley     14 Redwings over Shelduck Road, also six Meadow Pipits and a Mute Swan. (Steve Pullen).

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