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.Great Grey Shrike 271017

Aylburton Warth     On this afternoon’s high tide, 360 Curlews (45 with colour rings), a Bar-tailed Godwit, 35 Lapwings, 30 Golden Plovers, 21 Turnstones, five Knot and 160 Dunlins. (John Sanders).

Berkeley shore     A Hawfinch over NE this morning, five Redwings, a Whimbrel, two Wheatears still, a Black-tailed Godwit, 38 Turnstones, two Stonechats, a Rock Pipit and the MERLIN over the Pill this afternoon. (Paul Taylor).

Painswick Beacon     VisMig this morning between 8-10am 41 Hawfinches, 72 Bramblings, 28 Lesser Redpolls, 350 Redwings and 320 Chaffinches. (Francis Steuck).

Compton Abdale     Six Hawfinches in Hornbeams today. (Dave Pearce).

Hawling     Near the A436/B4068 junction c50 Golden Plovers seen in flight, c10 Lapwings in a field nearby and a few Red Admirals seen. (Keith White).

Ashley     At noon a Little Owl perched on a small fence 10 feet from the road next to Ashley barn in the village. (Keith Williams, BOC).

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