Monthly Archives: October 2018

Sunday 21st October 2018

Gloucester     A pair of Ring-necked Parakeets on the Sunflowers in the garden at 4pm today. (Mark Easterbrook). Pic by Mark. Quedgeley      A Raven in the garden of The Haywain pub next to Tesco at 12:45pm. (MK). Phonepic by … Continue reading

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Saturday 20th October 2018

Forest of Dean     A DUNLIN on the first scrape behind Woorgreens Lake today, probably the first Forest record. (Gavin Black). Frampton     At Court Lake later a GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Little Egret, four Grey Herons, 100+ Coots, three Great Crested Grebes, two Little Grebes, … Continue reading

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Friday 19th October 2018

Cam     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER with a mobile tit flock at Cam Long Down, only calling briefly and elusive. Also a Stonechat, a Marsh Tit, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and Skylarks and Meadow Pipits moving S. (Neil Smart). Tresham     This … Continue reading

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Thursday 18th October 2018

Woodchester     A Stonechat in the top field at Woodchester Park. (Keith & Lyn Perkins). Cleeve Hill     100+Fieldfare and 100+ Redwings this morning. (Martin Greenish). Highnam     A Ring-necked Parakeet over A40 just S of Gloucester at the Higham junction then … Continue reading

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Wednesday 17th October 2018

Deerhurst     A male RING OUZEL in the garden today, just south of Tewkesbury, near Deerhurst. (Clive Baldwin). Aylburton Warth/Guscar Rocks     370 Canada Geese, 52 Lapwings, a Green Sandpiper on Cone Pill, 80 Golden Plovers and a Wheatear today. (Mike … Continue reading

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Tuesday 16th October 2018

Sharpness     The BLACK REDSTART still at the end of Dock Road today. (Pete Grimmitt). Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon at Shorncote Reedbeds a Little Grebe, 11 Shovelers, 40 Wigeon, a Water Rail heard, 32 Lapwings, a Kingfisher, … Continue reading

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Monday 15th October 2018

Stow-on-the-Wold     A SHORT-EARED OWL hunting over a rough grass field near Stow. (Andrew Jones). WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL from Zeiss hide today, also a female and a juvenile Marsh Harrier, 12 Ruff and 11 Golden Plovers. From Martin Smith … Continue reading

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Sunday 14th October 2018

Frampton pools     Three GREAT WHITE EGRETS, a Yellow-legged Gull, two Green Sandpipers, eight Chiffchaffs, 292 Coots, 28 Tufted Ducks, 32 Teal, 25 Gadwalls, 14 Shovelers, two Wigeon and a Grey Wagtail today. (Nick Goatman/Gordon Hodgson). Newnham-on-Severn     150 Canada … Continue reading

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Saturday 13th October 2018

Frampton     12 Swallows S over the pools at 10:15am. (Richard Hearn). Upleadon/Brand Green     This afternoon two Goldcrests, five Nuthatches, two Jays, a Chiffchaff, two Green Woodpeckers, a Treecreeper, two Song Thrushes, two Buzzards and two Red Admirals. (John Fletcher). Tewkesbury     A pair of Egyptian Geese … Continue reading

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Friday 12th October 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A Swallow over the Rushy at midday. (Tim McGrath). Cotswolds     c20 Golden Plovers near Barnsley this afternoon, a very late Swallow feeding over Bibury football pitch at 2:40pm and 11 Red Kites in the air together … Continue reading

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