Monthly Archives: October 2020

Wednesday 21st October 2020

Chavenage Lane     800+ Fieldfares and 130+ Redwings all coming in from the E this afternoon during rainy weather, also a Red Kite. (Terry Grant). Frampton    29 Little Egrets over the garden heading for the Court Lake roost just … Continue reading

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Tuesday 20th October 2020

WWT Slimbridge     Two BEARDED TITS flew out of the reedbeed islands at Martin Smith hide and flew S towards Zeiss hide. Also a Swallow over the Decoy this afternoon. (Scott Petrek). Frampton     At the Sailing Lake a very … Continue reading

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Monday 19th October 2020

Chavenage Lane area     A male MERLIN, two Red Kites, seven Stonechats, 80+ Fieldfares and 350+ Golden Plovers which eventually circled to roost in fields near the Barton End lay-by. (Terry Grant). WWT Slimbridge     A CATTLE EGRET around the … Continue reading

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Sunday 18th October 2020

Rodborough Common     A male RING OUZEL at 9:20am. (Rich Hearn). WWT Slimbridge     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER along the summer walkway. A calling SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at the Estuary Tower end of the walkway. Four Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint and … Continue reading

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Saturday 17th October 2020

WWT Slimbridge    A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER calling from the copse behind Knott/Willow hide at 11:20am but not seen. (Tim Salkeld). A Curlew Sandpiper still on the Rushy today. From Zeiss hide 34 White-fronted Geese, two Curlew Sandpipers and a Spotted … Continue reading

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Friday 16th October 2020

Purton     This morning a RING OUZEL sat in the top of a dead elm with a flock of Fieldfares. Later a calling WOODLARK went low overhead NE toward Stinchcombe Hill. Also four Siskins and two Lesser Redpoll flew N. … Continue reading

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Thursday 15th October 2020

Saul Warth     A Little Stint still with the Dunlin flock this morning. Also six Siskins, four Lesser Redpolls, nine Bramblings and a high flying Coal Tit all going NW. (Gordon Hodgson). Four Stonechats (1m, 3f), a Great White Egret … Continue reading

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Wednesday 14th October 2020

Purton     Two LAPLAND BUNTINGS flew low N and a female MERLIN flew S. (Francis Steuck). WWT Slimbridge     The first pair of White-fronted Geese arrived this morning on the Top New Piece. (Slimbridge Sightings). A Curlew Sandpiper and a … Continue reading

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Tuesday 13th October 2020

Frampton     At 1pm at the Sailing Lake a YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER with a small tit flock calling occasionally. Also two Stonechats, a singing Chiffchaff, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Cetti’s Warbler and Redwing over. No sign late afternoon but four … Continue reading

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Monday 12th October 2020

Coombe Hill Meadows     Six Mute Swans, 379 Greylags, 451 Canada Geese, a Barnacle Goose, 350 Wigeon, 20 Gadwalls, 100+ Teal, 60 Mallards, 30 Pintails, 15 Shovelers, a male Tufted Duck, two Grey Herons, a Sparrowhawk, six Lapwings, a Dunlin, … Continue reading

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