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).

Cotswold Water Park East     Seven Whooper Swans, six adults and a juvenile, at Pit 132 today, also a female Marsh Harrier and a Green Sandpiper. (Nigel Pleass).

Cleeve Hill     A ringtail Harrier on near to the heather plantation this morning at 11am. (Monica Davis). A Hawfinch N over Cleeve dropped into Breakheart Plantation, also two Little Egrets, a Lesser Redpoll, a Snipe and 250 Fieldfares at the top of the Sheepwash this morning. (Ian Ralphs). Also a male Blackcap by Tithe Barn at Postlip Hall. (Tony Coatsworth).

Stroud     11 Hawfinches over Horns Road this morning, and two over Bowbridge. Also three Golden Plovers, a Yellowhammer, a Brambling, 22 Fieldfares, 60 Redwings, five Song Thrushes and eight Siskins. (Francis Steuck).

Leckhampton Hill     VisMig this morning included a Lesser Redpoll, two Siskins, a Yellowhammer, a Meadow Pipit, ten Linnets, 14 Goldcrests, c40 Chaffinches, c30 Blackbirds, 17 Fieldfares and nine Redwings. (Chris Furley).

Cirencester     A Little Owl near Cirencester Park this morning. (Chris Snook). Pic by Chris.Little Owl 281017

Coombe Hill Meadows     Six Wigeon, 120+ Teal, ten Shovelers, nine Grey Herons, two Snipe, a female Stonechat, 15 Fieldfares and 40 Redwings. Nearby ten Long-tailed Tits on Severn Ham. (Mike Smart).

Symonds Yat     The Peregrine pair and an intruding juvenile Peregrine, a female Goshawk, a female Sparrowhawk, Buzzards, Ravens, eight Mandarins (4m,4f), Stock Doves, Long-tailed Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jays, Siskins, seven Hawfinches, Fieldfares, Redwings, a Greenfinch, and Linnets. Also Hornets, Red Admiral butterflies, a Fallow Deer rutting and a doe with two fawns. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

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