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 Inclosure on clearfell along the cycle track between New Fancy View and Cannop ponds. View only from the tracks. (Lewis Thomson).

Great Barrington     In the Barrington area two ringtail HEN HARRIERS at 1:30pm, also two Red Kites and a Kestrel and five Grey Herons in the middle of a sheep field. (Steve Brown).

Naunton     At Naunton Golf Course a Hawfinch at 2pm high on a leafless tree. (Phil Steele).

Symonds Yat     From Yat Rock viewpoint today the resident Peregrine pair and another adult Peregrine which sat on the rock face for several hours and eventually left without being challenged, a Goshawk, Ravens , Buzzards, a female Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, a Grey Heron, Long-tailed Tits, a Mistle Thrush, three Bullfinches, Redwings, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Hawfinches, a Kingfisher, a Grey Heron, a female Goosander, a Little Grebe and Coal Tits. Also a Fallow Deer and a Bank Vole. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Cherington     Around the lake this afternoon birds included six Little Grebes, three Marsh Tits, two Coal Tits, nine Long-tailed Tits, 35+ Redwings over, a male Tufted Duck and a Cormorant. (John Fletcher).

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