Monthly Archives: October 2021

Sunday 31st October 2021

Forest of Dean    Six Goosanders, all redheads, this morning at Woorgreens Lake, also a flock of 100+ Siskins. (Paul Masters). Ozleworth     Late afternoon two Red Kites, a Peregrine and a Sparrowhawk. (Paul Rich). Gloucester     A Barn Owl … Continue reading

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Saturday 30th October 2021

WWT Slimbridge     The first BEWICK’S SWAN of the winter on the Rushy this morning. A BITTERN from Martin Smith hide early morning. On South Lake at least 430 Black-tailed Godwits and 12 Knot. (Dot Jones). Cleeve Hill     Two … Continue reading

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Friday 29th October 2021

Cleeve Hill     Two RING OUZELS still in the hawthorns at the bottom of the Sheepwash Valley next to the Wash Pool this morning. (Andy Wiggins). Nailsworth     At Barton End 800+ Golden Plovers which were constantly spooked by a … Continue reading

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Thursday 28th October 2021

Cleeve Hill     2+ RING OUZELS in Hawthorn bushes at the bottom of the Sheepwash Valley by the pool today. (Duncan Dine). Saul    43+ Mandarins this afternoon on the lake at SO 75034 09142 across the road from the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 27th October 2021

Frampton pools    Two Cattle Egrets in field with sheep at Frampton between the Sailing Lake and Court Lake at SO7497173020 this morning. Also a Little Egret, nine Egyptian Geese on the Sailing Lake still, a Jay and the adult … Continue reading

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Tuesday 26th October 2021

Frampton pools     A Cattle Egret, nine Egyptian Geese, the adult Yellow-legged Gull, 161 Wigeon, 96 Gadwalls, 25 Shovelers, 39 Tufted Ducks, three Pochards, a Kingfisher and five Redwings today. (Nick Goatman). Painswick Beacon     A female Merlin hunting Redwings … Continue reading

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Monday 25th October 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Martin Smith hide at 9:50am. (Jon Mercer). From Mid Point early afternoon a SPOONBILL, a Little Stint with a Dunlin flock and seven Ruff. (Paul Rich). Spoonbill by Paul Rich Frampton pools    A … Continue reading

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Sunday 24th October 2021

Stinchcombe Hill    12 Bramblings feeding in trees along 10th fairway this afternoon. (James Robinson). Sheepscombe    2+ Bramblings near to  Down Barn Farm SO 89459 09394. (Mark Hobson). Barrow Wake    600+ Golden Plovers on fields S of Barrow … Continue reading

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Saturday 23rd October 2021

Forest of Dean     Eight Bramblings near Speech House Lake along the hardcore track that runs roughly parallel to the road from Speech House to New Fancy View. (Geoff Fawcett). Tewkesbury    A Ring-necked Parakeet in an Apple tree in Priors … Continue reading

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Saturday 16th to Friday 22nd October 2021 Summary

WWT Slimbridge highlights during this period included a showy BITTERN, the long-staying Spoonbill, two Cattle Egrets, two Great White Egrets, a Whooper Swan, three White-fronted Geese, four Egyptian Geese, a Marsh Harrier, three Spotted Redshanks and the usual autumn build … Continue reading

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