Monthly Archives: November 2017

Thursday 30th November 2017

Driffield     Seven Grey Partridges this afternoon at SU072997 on the roadside before flying into the field. Also 2000-3000 Starlings at the piggery E of  Perrott’s Brook, SP0306. (Laurie Pierce). Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 80 Teal, 50 Wigeon, three Shovelers (1m, 2f), two Shelducks, … Continue reading

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Wednesday 29th November 2017

Ozleworth     800m N of the BT Tower a Brambling feeding on the road with c20 Chaffinches at ST793952, also 25 Lapwings in the adjacent ploughed field. (Vic Polley). Rodley     At Wilmer this afternoon four Whooper Swans (the family … Continue reading

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Tuesday 28th November 2017

Frampton     From Splatt Bridge a Marsh Harrier, two Stonechats, a Snipe and a Kingfisher today. (Keith & Lyn Perkins). Also a Water Rail, three Little Egrets and six Cormorants. (MK). Pic by Mike. Arlingham     A Barn Owl hunting at SO711124 this evening. … Continue reading

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Monday 27th November 2017

WWT Slimbridge     Eight wild Eastern Greylag Geese (Anser anser rubirostris) from Zeiss hide today. (Martin McGill). Great Barrington area     7+ Red Kites, 8+ Buzzards, three Kestrels, 22+ Lapwings, 200+ Fieldfares, 10+ Redwings, 100+ Linnets, five Yellowhammers and three … Continue reading

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Sunday 26th November 2017

Frampton     At the pools a Hawfinch over, the Whooper Swan and adult Yellow-legged Gull still, a Chiffchaff, a Grey Wagtail, ten Siskins, two Lesser Redpolls, 76 Gadwalls, three Shovelers, a Pochard, 16 Teal, four Little Grebes and nine Great … Continue reading

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Saturday 25th November 2017

Frampton     A WATER PIPIT and a JACK SNIPE out in open on the flash N of Splatt Bridge, a male Brambling with a Chaffinch flock N of Splatt and a MERLIN over the 100-Acre. (Mark Hobson). Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART still briefly … Continue reading

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Friday 24th November 2017

Gloucester     Late morning a SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF in the area of the ‘windmill’ at Castle Meads West, feeding with a nominate race Chiffchaff. Also here 20 Long-tailed Tits, three Goldcrests and a pair Bullfinches. A pair of Stonechats along the … Continue reading

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Thursday 23rd November 2017

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART on the roof of the disused office block and in the surrounding area on the far side of the Docks. First seen Tuesday 21st. (Roy Jellings). Cotswold Water Park East     The first-winter SCAUP still … Continue reading

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Tuesday 22nd November 2017

WWT Slimbridge     Two CATTLE EGRETS on the Rushy this lunchtime. (Gordon Youdale). Walmore Common     Four Whooper Swans again until 11:35am when disturbed by a dog-walker, flew off S maybe towards Rodley. (Andy Jayne). Saul     32 Little Egrets … Continue reading

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Tuesday 21st November 2017

Forest of Dean     In the Crabtree hill area the GREAT GREY SHRIKE again at 11:15am, at least ten Crossbills and a large flock 75+ of Siskins and Lesser Redpolls. (Paul Rich/Thomas Winstone). This afternoon another GREAT GREY SHRIKE in Russell’s … Continue reading

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