Monthly Archives: October 2019

Monday 21st October 2019

Hawling area     A female Merlin at 11am today. (Terry Clarke). Pic by Terry. Cleeve Hill     Three RING OUZELS (Ad male, ad female & 1st winter male) 100 metres above the Washpool in hawthorns still this morning. Also c100 … Continue reading

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Sunday 20th October 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile White-fronted Goose on the Dumbles this morning, first of the winter, probably Greenland race. (Martin McGill). Also an Osprey reported flying down river at 10:15am. (Slimbridge Sightings). Frampton     A Firecrest on the Perryway side of … Continue reading

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Saturday 19th October 2019

WWT Slimbridge   A Marsh Harrier from Zeiss hide, also six Common Cranes and a Peregrine. (Chris Keeling). Minchinhampton Common     Three Golden Plovers roosting on the common at midday, there were 36 there on 10th October. (Terry Grant). Pic by Terry.  Maisemore  … Continue reading

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Friday 18th October 2019

Forest of Dean     Two Bramblings NE of Salutation this morning. (D Clarke). Cleeve Hill     Three RING OUZELS (Ad male, ad female & 1st winter male) 100 metres above the Washpool in hawthorns still this morning. (Dave Pearce). Coombe … Continue reading

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Thursday 17th October 2019

Cleeve Hill     Three RING OUZELS (Ad male, ad female & 1st winter male) 100 metres above the Washpool in hawthorns. Earlier a female Merlin on an enclosure fence post. (Les Ditchburn). WWT Slimbridge    Two RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS heading S … Continue reading

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Wednesday 16th October 2019

Cheltenham   At 3:15pm a Peregrine on top of one of the spires at Christchurch, another Peregrine lower down on an adjacent spire and a third Peregrine flew overhead, turned and chased off a Sparrowhawk. (David Norman). Stroud    Today along the River Frome at … Continue reading

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Tuesday 15th October 2019

Symonds Yat     In the Yat Rock Area today the Peregrine pair plus one of the Strathdon Cliff Peregrine pair nearby, six Buzzards, Ravens, a Tawny Owl, 15 Mandarins, Stock Doves, a Mistle Thrush and a Grey Heron. Other sightings … Continue reading

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Monday 14th October 2019

Tewkesbury     The male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER by the Boathouse pub, then flew S but relocated at Healings Mill at 9:35am. (Paul Rich/Les Ditchburn/Paul Masters). Coombe Hill Meadows     At midday two Great White Egrets landed in front of Grundon hide. (Les Ditchburn). … Continue reading

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Sunday 13th October 2019

Tewkesbury     A male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER on Stanchard Pit at 2:45pm viewed from Beaufort Bridge. (Les Ditchburn). WWT Slimbridge     A Short-eared Owl over the centre being harried by corvids. (John Budd). On the Top New Piece a Curlew Sandpiper, 19 … Continue reading

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Saturday 12th October 2019

Stinchcombe Hill     Two RING OUZELS flushed by a dog walker late this evening. Also five Redwings, 40 Pied Wagtails, 30 Meadow Pipits and a Siskin. (James Robinson). WWT Slimbridge     On the Top New Piece a Marsh Harrier and … Continue reading

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