Tuesday 31st October 2017

Forest of Dean     At Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE with a Coal Tit which it impaled, also a Goshawk here. Seven Crossbills at Yew Tree Brake, four Hawfinches at Parkend and a fairly heavy movement of Fieldfares and Redwings. (Terry Grant/Nick Hopkinson). Pics by Terry.Great Grey Shrike 1 311017

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WWT Slimbridge     A male and female Crossbill by the pool in front of the Holden Tower, both flew NW towards estuary. (Ashley Davies).

Cotswolds     At Syreford near Andoversford at midday a pair of Stonechats, 120 Lapwings, two Red Kites, a Kestrel, and c300 thrushes, mainly Fieldfares with a few Redwings in the field boundary bushes. At Shipton Oliffe a Red Kite and a Grey Wagtail. At Compton Abdale a Red Kite and a Stonechat at Chedworth old airfield. (Laurie Pierce).

Hawling     Late afternoon until dusk five Red Kite, a Barn Owl, a Kestrel, 30 Redwings, 93 Linnets, two Chaffinches and 25+ Starlings. (John Fletcher/Martin Greenish).

Cleeve Hill     c100 Fieldfares moving up the Sheepwash Valley this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Berkeley shore     This morning the Whimbrel still with a Curlew, 35 Lapwings and 13 Meadow Pipits on a newly ploughed field. (Geoff Moyser).

Cheltenham     Two Redwings this morning on yew trees in the garden in Westbourne Drive, off Pittville Circus Road. (Clare McNulty).

Selsley     VisMig between 7-9am included a Hawfinch, 250 Fieldfares, 160 Redwings, 155 Chaffinches, nine Bramblings and two Golden Plovers. (Francis Steuck).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint the Peregrine pair, Buzzards, Redwings, a female Sparrowhawk, a Kingfisher, Ravens, Long-tailed Tits and Mistle Thrushes. Other sightings included Red Admiral butterflies, a Hornet and Fallow Deer. (Chris & Phil Andrews). Pic by Phil.Mistle Thrush 311017

Painswick Beacon     Migrant watch today included seven Hawfinches, 975 Fieldfares, 773 Redwings, 435 Chaffinches, 13 Bramblings, 249 Golden Plovers, 16 Siskins, nine Lesser Redpolls and ten Yellowhammers. (John Fleming).

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