Monthly Archives: November 2018

Saturday 10th November 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     An adult GREAT NORTHERN DIVER moulting into winter plumage on Pit 125 today. Also five Goldeneyes, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, a Water Rail, Snipe and plenty of Fieldfares, Redwings and Song Thrushes. (Ian Ralphs). … Continue reading

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Friday 9th November 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The BITTERN showing well today from Zeiss hide. (Les Ditchburn). Also a Great White Egret on South Lake at 2:30pm today. (nigecob). Saul Warth    A MERLIN hunting at Hock Ditch this morning. (Roy Widgery). Frampton    … Continue reading

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Thursday 8th November 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The BITTERN showing well occasionally today from Kingfisher, Van de Bovenkamp and Zeiss hide. (James Robinson/Slimbridge Sightings). Also a Great White Egret reported today. (Arron Roberts). Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 56 Teal, 84 Mallards, a Snipe, three Grey … Continue reading

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Wed 7th November 2018

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide today a BITTERN, a Chiffchaff, three Cetti’s Warblers, 18 Common Cranes including the two unringed birds, 20+ Snipe, 500+  Lapwings, 500+ Wigeon, 300+ Teal, 10+ Pintails, 50+ Dunlins, two White-fronted Geese, 700+ Golden Plovers, 7+ Ruffs, 10+ Redshanks, 10+ Black-tailed Godwits, two Peregrines and two Reed Buntings. (Jonathan Angliss/Mark … Continue reading

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Tuesday 6th November 2018

Dowdeswell Reservoir     The RED-BREASTED MERGANSER still present today. Also a Red Kite today. (John Sanders/Steve Brown/Richard Tyler). 1st pic John, 2nd & 3rd Richard. WWT Slimbridge     The BITTERN showed in front of Zeiss hide at 10:45am. (Martin Greenish). … Continue reading

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Monday 5th November 2018

Frampton pools     The WOODLARK still with c50 Skylarks on stubble viewed from Marsh Lane in the first field on the right, S of the Sailing Lake, at SO7474306502 until flushed by the farmer flailing hedges into the first kale … Continue reading

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Sunday 4th November 2018

Frampton pools     A WOODLARK with 40+Skylarks on stubble viewed from Marsh Lane in the first field on the right S of the Sailing Lake. Also today 15 Reed Buntings, four Yellowhammers, 30+ Linnets, 92 Lapwings, two Chiffchaffs, 104 Gadwalls, four … Continue reading

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Saturday 3rd November 2018

Tresham area     A female MERLIN in a field at 9am. Also a Red Kite and a Stonechat. (Paul Rich). Chedworth     A flock of 20 Crossbills just below the Chedworth Roman Villa this morning. (Richard Tyler). Forest of Dean  … Continue reading

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Friday 2nd November 2018

Forest of Dean     A LONG-EARED OWL ringed at Crabtree Hill today, also a juvenile male Sparrowhawk. (Rob Husbands). Over 100 Pied Wagtails coming in to roost at the large Co-op store in Cinderford this evening. (Ed Drewitt). Cleeve Hill  … Continue reading

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Thursday 1st November 2018

Saul Warth     A WATER PIPIT at high tide today, presumably a returning bird, also 30+ Dunlins, ten Curlews, a Redshank, two Grey Herons, seven adult Great Black-backed Gulls, three Meadow Pipits, two Pied Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail and two … Continue reading

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