Monthly Archives: October 2021

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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Friday 15th October 2021

Saul Warth     A late Wheatear, four Little Egrets, 83+ Shelducks, eight Grey Plovers, two Ringed Plovers, two Little Stints, 200+ Dunlins, 142+ Curlews, three Stonechats, 70+ Goldfinches, two Chiffchaffs with 19 Long-tailed Tit, five Jays flew NW and a … Continue reading

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Thursday 14th October 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A GREY PHALAROPE on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide at 9:25am then flew towards the river at 9:40am with no further sign. (Roberta Goodall). At high tide at Middle Point a Greenshank, an Avocet, four … Continue reading

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Wednesday 13th October 2021

Awre     This morning a Red Kite, a Mediterranean Gull, a Great White Egret, six Little Egret, two Grey Plovers, five Ringed Plovers, three Snipe, 28 Curlews, 28 Jays, including a flock of 20, a Rock Pipit, 71 Meadow Pipits, … Continue reading

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Tuesday 12th October 2021

Guscar/Aylburton     WeBS count today 40 Canada Geese, 70 Wigeon and 300 Teal (mostly in Cone Pill), five Mallards, seven Grey Herons, a Cormorant, 24 Lapwings, a Golden Plover, 400 Curlews, 22 Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, 500 Black-headed Gulls, 25 Herring … Continue reading

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Monday 11th October 2021

Forest of Dean    No sign of shrike sp from dawn-10:30 in the Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill area. Five Crossbills, 20+ Lesser Redpolls, 20+ Siskins, 50+ Goldfinches, four Stonechats, six Jays, seven Mistle Thrushes and three Ravens. (MK). A Marsh Tit at … Continue reading

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