Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Berkeley shore     A RED-THROATED PIPIT at 10:55am flew over S calling before circling back N and lost to view over Severn House Farm. Also a Whimbrel and a female MERLIN. (Paul Taylor). Highnam Woods     Six Bullfinches, two Buzzards, a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sunday 22nd October 2017

Sharpness     A first-winter LITTLE GULL N past Coastguards at 9:48am and an immature GANNET drifted N past Coastguards at 8:55am. (Andy Jordan). Forest of Dean     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE in the Kensley Ridge area today, first seen on the 20th. … Continue reading

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Saturday 21st October 2017

Cleeve Hill     Four RING OUZELS, 57+ Skylarks, 95+ Linnets, 35+ Redwings, three Bullfinches, a Jay, two Mistle Thrushes, two Stonechats, a Yellowhammer and a scattering of Blackbirds across the hill. (Mark Grieve). Sharpness     A COMMON SCOTER flew N … Continue reading

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Friday 20th October 2017

Cleeve Hill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still below the heather enclosure mid morning. (Dave Pearce). WWT Slimbridge     The presumed Semipalmated Sandpiper from Zeiss hide again, but distance hampering definite ID. (Slimbridge Sightings). Berkeley shore     This morning a MERLIN heading … Continue reading

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Thursday 19th October 2017

Saul Warth     A WATER PIPIT, a Rock Pipit and 100+ Meadow Pipits today. (Gordon Hodgson). Gloucester     A Kingfisher, a Stonechat, three Reed Buntings and two Snipe at Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Lake this morning. (Martin Greenish).

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Wednesday 18th October 2017

WWT Slimbridge     Presumed Semipalmated Sandpiper with three Little Stints from Zeiss hide again, but distance hampering definite ID, also three Dark-bellied Brent Geese flew upriver, the Red-breasted Goose of unknown origin still with the feral Barnacle Goose flock and … Continue reading

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