Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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Tuesday 17th October 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A female MERLIN at Mid Point this morning. Also a Marsh Harrier over the Dumbles. (Martin McGill). Frampton pools     The WHOOPER SWAN, the OSPREY, the GREAT WHITE EGRET and the adult Yellow-legged Gull all still present. … Continue reading

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Monday 16th October 2017

Didmarton     A Swallow flew over The Street early afternoon. (Dan White). WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL on South Lake today. (Arron Roberts). Hardwicke     Two Redwings over Sellars Bridge first thing today, also a Kingfisher and a Green Woodpecker. (Paul … Continue reading

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Sunday 15th October 2017

Cleeve Hill     Mid morning GREAT GREY SHRIKE below the heather enclosure, later moved NE in Gorse and Hawthorn near the Cotswold Way. Also a male RING OUZEL by the Washpool and 18 Golden Plovers by the masts. (Andy Lewis/Dave … Continue reading

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Saturday 14th October 2017

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the Peregrine pair, Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, Ravens, Jays, four Bullfinches, Redwings, Long-tailed Tits, three Mandarins (1m,2f), two Pied Wagtails, a female Goosander, Coal Tits, a Kingfisher, a Tawny Owl calling, Cormorants and … Continue reading

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Friday 13th October 2017

WWT Slimbridge     A POMARINE SKUA dropped into the Rushy briefly at 2pm, was photographed, then flew off and not relocated. (WWT Slimbridge/Patrick Hawkins). Frampton     At Court Lake the OSPREY showed on and off between 8am and 1pm. Also … Continue reading

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Thursday 12th October 2017

Frampton     A juvenile OSPREY from midday until 4:30pm at least on Court Lake and also over the ponds on the village green. (Nick Goatman/Gordon Hodgson/Gordon Kirk). Pic by Gordon K. Around the pools the GREAT WHITE EGRET, the Court … Continue reading

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