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 Great White Egrets over, five Swallows, two House Martins and three Chiffchaffs. (Nick Goatman).

Westbury-on-Severn     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER heard calling in conifers with Goldcrests at the Severn Trent Water works. (Owen Follis).

Ashleworth Ham     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER caught and ringed this morning. Birds also ringed today included a juvenile Brambling, two Lesser Redpolls, a Goldcrest, a Meadow Pipit, two juvenile Reed Buntings, 12 Goldfinches and two Chiffchaffs. 30 Skylarks over, two pairs of Stonechats, at least 200 Canada Geese roosting, and 200 each of Wigeon and Teal. (Mervyn Greening/Mike Smart).

Purton     1130 Redwings, 87 Fieldfares and four Bramblings over and a TREE SPARROW flew N. (Francis Steuck).

WWT Slimbridge    A pair of Whooper Swans arrived on the Top New Piece flood but flew off later. (Martin McGill). A Curlew Sandpiper on South Lake. (Magnus Carter). Two Stonechats, a Wheatear and a Great White Egret from the summer walkway. Two Cetti’s Warblers near the Martin Smith hide. Two Green Sandpipers and a Kingfisher at Knott Pool. (Mike Davis). A Curlew Sandpiper on the Rushy (same bird), also a Ruff, two Redshanks and a Snipe. From Zeiss hide a Marsh Harrier, two Spotted Redshanks, 150+ Black-tailed Godwits, Lapwings and Golden Plovers.At Kingfisher hide a Stonechat and a Kingfisher. 80+ Redwings over. (John Fletcher/Jake King).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning 90 Redwings, two Bramblings, ten Siskins, a Lesser Redpoll, a Linnet, ten Chaffinches, nine Starlings and ten Meadow Pipits on the move. (James Robinson).

Chapman’s Cross     c400-500 Golden Plovers in the first field on the right towards Stroud.  Also a flock of finches feeding in the wild bird mix on the left just before “Jolly Nice” including several Lesser Redpolls and a Kestrel hunting overhead. (Mike Cook).

Hucclecote     A Sparrowhawk resting on hedge for 10 minutes before flying off at Porchester Road. (Harold Smith).

Sparrowhawk by Harold Smith

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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, a juvenile Ruff, five Black-headed Gulls, two Kingfishers, one or two Skylarks, five Meadow Pipits, six Pied Wagtails and a pair of Stonechats. (Mike Smart).

Cleeve Hill     A male RING OUZEL this morning and 500+ Goldfinches. (Duncan Dine).

Frampton     Vis-mig from Splatt Bridge this morning included 2157 Redwings, 23 Fieldfares, 15 Bramblings, 22 Skylarks, 58 Wigeon, three Shovelers, three Snipe, 20 Alba wagtails, a Rock Pipit, six Swallows, five Lesser Redpolls, 38 Chaffinches, 15 Greenfinches, two Siskins, 34 Linnets and 28 Meadow Pipits. (Gordon Hodgson). At the Sailing Lake 12 Swallows, four House Martins, a Chiffchaff and a Cetti’s Warbler late afternoon. (Nick Goatman).

Purton     This morning 7125 Redwings, 17 Song Thrushes, 12 Fieldfares, a Tree Pipit and 21 Bramblings. (Francis Steuck).

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning 940 Redwings, two Fieldfares, a male Stonechat, a Hawfinch, a Crossbill, a Brambling, 20 Siskins, ten Chaffinches, 80 Goldfinches, five Linnets and two Starlings over in one hour. (James Robinson).

Chapman’s Cross    At least 500 Golden Plovers on the north side of road this afternoon. (Eric Palmer).

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide two Spotted Redshank, 33 Golden Plovers and a Great White Egret today. (Ian Hull). A Curlew Sandpiper on the Rushy lower pond and a Grey Wagtail. Several Migrant Hawkers on the wing still. (Roberta Goodall).

Ryeford     A Kingfisher along the canal between Ryeford and Stonehouse Bridges at 5:30pm. (Paul Sutton).

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Sunday 11th October 2020

Prestbury     A MEALY REDPOLL at 2:47pm in St. Mary’s Churchyard today. (Ken Heron).

Stinchcombe Hill    Six Crossbills, a Reed Bunting, 18 Chaffinches, eight Siskins, two Lesser Redpolls, three Linnets, six Greenfinches and two Cormorants over this morning. Six Chiffchaffs, Skylarks singing and a Common Gull on the golf course. (James Robinson).

Frampton     A Yellow-legged Gull, two Swallows and a Chiffchaff at the Sailing Lake. (Geoff Moyser). Also around the pools two Crossbills, three House Martin, three Chiffchaffs, a Goshawk, seven Siskins, 56 Skylarks, 40 Meadow Pipits, 34 Linnets, two Egyptian Geese, three Curlews, 65 Robins, a Grey Wagtail, a Stonechat, seven Reed Buntings, two Lesser Redpolls and a Cetti’s Warbler. (Nick Goatman). At Splatt Bridge two Marsh Harriers, a pale Buzzard and a Kingfisher on the canal. (Mike Davis).

Saul Warth     At Hock Ditch a Kestrel, Meadow Pipits and a pair of Stonechats. (Mike Davis).

Gloucester    A Marsh Tit near top of Robinswood Hill this afternoon. (Greg Anderson).

Cleeve Hill     13 Stonechats and a Whinchat within the heather enclosure and two more Stonechats within the radio masts enclosure. In the upper washpool valley, 24 Fieldfare with 2+ Redwings. (Les Ditchburn).

Netheridge Farm     At the Barn Owl Centre a Stonechat and a Lesser Redpoll over today. (Mark Hobson).

Hucclecote     Six Buzzards circling high over Porchester Road. (Harold Smith).

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Saturday 10th October 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     An OSPREY being mobbed by crows, ten Long-tailed Tits, two Wigeon, five Grey Heron, a Hobby and three Jays at Pit 42 near Pike Corner. (Cas & Luther Hambling, age 11 & 9). Also seen on Pit 41. (Mark Gurney).

Stow-on-the-Wold     A report of a YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Tesco car park at 2:30pm today. (per Dave Morgan).

WWT Slimbridge     Two Curlew Sandpipers on the Rushy today. Also a Little Egret at Martin Smith hide. (Paul Cousins).

Curlew Sandpiper by Paul Cousins

Curlew Sandpiper & Ruff by Paul Cousins

Little Egret by Paul Cousins

Naunton     On the golf course this morning, a Goshawk and 20+ Starlings. (Phil Steele).

Cleeve Hill     Three Wheatears, three Stonechats and c200 Linnets and c40 Chaffinches feeding along the approach road. (Tom Mabbett).

Leckhampton     Seven Stonechats on Leckhampton Hill this morning. (Duncan Dine).

Forest of Dean    Three Crossbills E over the garden in Littledean this afternoon. Also a few Skylarks and Meadow Pipits throughout the day. (Dan Watson).

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Friday 9th October 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     Belated news of an OSPREY fishing at Lower Mill Estate yesterday afternoon and still present in the Pit 57/41 area today. (Helen Llewelyn).

Osprey by Helen Llewelyn

Osprey by Helen Llewelyn

Deerhurst     A HOODED CROW near Deerhurst on the Severn walkway at 2:45pm. (Terry Sykes).

Coombe Hill Meadows     An adult WHOOPER SWAN flew in at 9:15am. (Mike Smart). It flew off low NE at midday. (Les Ditchburn). Also this morning 4+ Mute Swans, 310+ Greylags, 163+ Canada Geese, a Barnacle Goose, 292 Wigeon, 10+ Gadwalls, 200+ Teal, 60 Mallards, 13 Pintails, 24 Shovelers, a male Sparrowhawk, seven Lapwings, ten Skylarks over SW and six Pied Wagtails. (Mike Smart). A Peregrine put up the Wigeon at dusk and a Water Rail called. (Jeremy Squire).

Awre     This morning a Reed Warbler, two Whinchats, four Chiffchaffs, a Rock Pipit, 17 Skylarks, 29 Meadow Pipits, seven Reed Buntings, a Golden Plover, two Lapwings and 54 Curlews. (Lewis Thomson).

Stinchcombe Hill     Ten Crossbills, a Redwing, 50 Meadow Pipits, a Chiffchaff, five Siskins and four Lesser Redpolls over this morning. Also a Sparrowhawk still buzzing Goldfinches and Pied Wagtails. (James Robinson).

WWT Slimbridge    From Zeiss hide a female/juvenile Goshawk, 12 Golden Plovers, a GREAT WHITE EGRET, seven Dunlins and seven Ruff. A Wheatear on the Summer Walkway. Two Curlew Sandpipers on the Rushy. (Ian Hull/Dot Jones).

Leckhampton Hill    At least 64 Golden Plovers this morning. (Tom Mabbett).

Stone     A Swallow S over the garden. Also eight Skylarks over. (Paul Taylor). 

Whitminster     A Whinchat, two Stonechats, three Kingfishers and an increase of Song Thrushes and Goldcrests today. (Richard Baatsen).

Cherington     Around the lake early evening two Kingfishers, two Grey Wagtails, 17 Mallards, seven Moorhens, two Mute Swans and a Buzzard. (John Fletcher).

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Thursday 8th October 2020

Frampton     19 Little Egrets and four House Martins over the village this evening. (Nick Goatman/Gordon Hodgson).

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Wednesday 7th October 2020

Frampton     Vis mig at Splatt Bridge 7:30-9:45am 24 Wigeon, 20 Lapwings, two Snipe, six Siskins, two Lesser Redpolls, two Crossbills, a Rock Pipit, a Redwing, 25 Goldfinches, 27 Linnets, nine Skylarks, 18 Reed Buntings, 85 Meadow Pipits and 27 Linnets all SW. Also a Peregrine and a Marsh Harrier. (Gordon Hodgson). Four Stonechats (3m, 1f) at Splatt Bridge. (Mike Davis). Around the pools 100+ Mute Swans, 100+ Coots, two Gadwalls, a Teal, five Shovelers, seven Little Grebes, two Chiffchaffs, a Cetti’s Warbler, a Bullfinch, a Kingfisher, 15+ Siskins, a female Sparrowhawk chasing a Great Spotted  Woodpecker, seven Swallows, a House Martin, two Little Egrets and six Cormorants. (MK). A GREAT WHITE EGRET on the small pool W of the Sailing Lake at 3pm. (Bob Williams/Peter Humby).

Saul Warth     At Hock Ditch birds included a Wheatear, three Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, a Green Sandpiper and a Stonechat. (Mike Davis).

Forest of Dean    Two Kingfishers, a Snipe, 6+ Stonechats, two Buzzards, a Raven and two male Black Darters all at the dragonfly ponds at Woorgreens today. A Kingfisher, a Raven, two Grey Wagtails, a Treecreeper, a Little Grebe and three Dippers (a ringed adult and an unringed adult and a juvenile) and a Marsh Tit at the Stoneworks at Cannop Ponds today. (Paul Clark). A Marsh Tit at the Cannop bird table again and a Raven heard above the trees. (Chris Keeling).

Nailsworth     225+ House Martins and 60+ Swallows flew S today. (Terry Grant).

Calcot Manor     12+ Stonechats and two Whinchat still. (Terry Grant).

Cotswold Water Park East     A juvenile Hobby at Pit 125 this morning. (Neil George).

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning 268 Wigeon, 35 Gadwalls, 30 Teal, 47 Mallards, 21 Shovelers, 12 Pintails, 335 Greylags, an Egyptian Goose, 208 Canada Geese, 11 Mute Swans, a Grey Heron, two Cormorants, a Water Rail, a Lapwing, a Dunlin, 10+ Skylarks SW, five Meadow Pipits and two or three Chiffchaffs in the Long-tailed Tit flocks. (Mike Smart).

Maisemore     Along Church Road along the lake to the weir this afternoon four Stonechats (2m, 2f), two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, ten Long-tailed Tits, three Red-legged Partridges, two Goldfinches, seven Moorhens, 32 Mallards, a Buzzard, a Raven heard and a Cormorant. (John Fletcher).

Long-tailed Tit by John Fletcher

Tuffley    Two Swallows over SW at 7:44am. (Mark Hobson).

Netheridge Farm     At the Barn Owl Centre a Whinchat still today. (Mark Hobson).

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Tuesday 6th October 2020

Tetbury     A calling YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at a private site this morning. (Dan Watson).

WWT Slimbridge     Three calling TREE SPARROWS repeatedly circled Middle Point at 8:40-8:43am. In the Goose House Ground two Whinchats and four Stonechats. (Martin McGill). 120+ Dunlins on the Rushy this morning and a JACK SNIPE this afternoon. (Kate Fox/Terry Stevenson).

Slimbridge     Eight Swallows over Slimbridge football pitch at 4:45pm. (MK).

Stinchcombe Hill     A RING OUZEL, a Brambling, two Wheatears, five Redwings, six Swallows, a Starling and a movement of Siskins, Linnets, Lesser Redpolls, Chaffinches and Meadow Pipits over this morning. A Chiffchaff singing and a Sparrowhawk hunting Goldfinches. (James Robinson).

Nailsworth     At Barton End early this morning a Hawfinch, a Stonechat, three Lesser Redpolls, 13 Siskins and 50 House Martins S. (Francis Steuck).

Calcot Manor & Hazelcote Farm area     12+ Stonechats, two Whinchats, three White Wagtails, 21 House Martins, 11 Swallows and 200+ distant Golden Plover, disturbed by a Chinook helicopter. (Terry Grant).

Whinchat by Terry Grant

Netheridge Farm     At the Barn Owl Centre 16 Skylarks over E just after 8am also a Whinchat and a Stonechat still. (Mark Hobson).

Frampton pools     On Court Lake a pair of Kingfishers, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, 90+ Mute Swans, five Teal, a female Shoveler, a pair of Gadwalls and a juvenile Bullfinch in the Gravel Wash. On the Sailing Lake an adult Yellow-legged Gull, nine Cormorants and four Little Egrets. (MK). Vis mig at Splatt Bridge between 7:30-9:30am 49 Wigeon, four Shovelers, nine Gadwalls, 37 Greylags, six Lapwings, 59 Linnets, 13 Goldfinches, 11 Skylarks, three Reed Buntings, 18 Swallows, 51 Meadow Pipits, 50 Starlings, two Siskins, a Lesser Redpoll and a high-flying Dunnock all SW. (Gordon Hodgson).

Forest of Dean    Two Ravens hassling a Buzzard at Beechenhurst today. (Chris Keeling). At Cannop Ponds on the sluice behind the stone quarry a Dipper and two Grey Wagtails. At Ellwood garden birds included 10+ House Sparrows, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Nuthatch. (Christine Mora).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Six Mute Swans, 127 Greylags, 61 Canada Geese, 150 Wigeon, 15 Gadwalls, 40 Teal, 50 Mallards, four Pintails, 25 Shovelers, a male Goshawk flushing all the wildfowl mid morning, two Grey Herons, a Lapwing, three Dunlins, ten Skylarks, seven Stonechats and 40 Meadow Pipits. (Mike Smart/Ian Hull).

Ashleworth Ham     30 Greylags, five Canada Geese, 20 Teal, 35 Mallards, two Shovelers, 15 Swallows and 15 House Martins. (Mike Smart).

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Monday 5th October 2020

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN very briefly from Kingfisher hide today. (Alan Bryant). Two female MERLINS at Mid Point. Also there a Wheatear, a Rock Pipit, 13 Siskins, a Lesser Redpoll, a Peregrine, ten Grey Plovers, a Bar-tailed Godwit and a Little Stint. In the Goose House Ground two Whinchats, 3+ Stonechats, 12 Swallows, a Kingfisher, 12 House Martins and a female Marsh Harrier. A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper on the Top New Piece. (Neil Smart/Les Ditchburn/Alan Jones/Slimbridge Sightings).

Slimbridge     A Peregrine on St John’s Evangelist church in the village at lunchtime. (Phil Cull).

Forest of Dean     A Dipper and a Kingfisher at the Stoneworks at Cannop Ponds at lunchtime. (Bettie Sloane). At Mitcheldean a garden stand-off between a young Sparrowhawk and a Magpie. Also a juvenile Buzzard on a post being mobbed by crows. (Chris Keeling).

Aldsworth     Two Red Kites on Pheasant roadkill just outside Aldsworth this morning. (Mike Cook).

Frampton Mansell     At Chapmans Cross this afternoon c150 Golden Plovers, put to flight by a low flying Peregrine which flew straight through them and on to the top of the Telecom Tower. Also two Stonechats in Emmerson Lane , 20+ Linnets, c30 Meadow Pipits, 50 Redwings over heading W and a Swallow at Duntisbourne at 4pm. (Mike Cook).

Nailsworth    Birds over S early morning included three BRAMBLINGS, 31 Chaffinches, 25 Goldfinches, 76 Linnets, 12 Siskins, a Crossbill, 14 Swallows, four Golden Plovers, 25 Meadow Pipits, five alba Wagtails, 11 Song Thrushes and a Hobby. (Francis Steuck).

Netheridge Farm     At the Barn Owl Centre a Whinchat, 9+ Skylarks and six Siskins over, a Mistle Thrush and a singing Song Thrush. (Mark Hobson).

Frampton     A GREAT WHITE EGRET and six Little Egrets over the village heading for Court Lake. On the Sailing Lake 16 House Martins, three Swallows, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Cetti’s Warbler and 25 Curlews over. (Nick Goatman).

Cleeve Hill     A Wheatear near the radio masts. (Paul Rich).

Whitminster    A Whinchat, three Stonechats, a Siskin, 27 Curlews, a Little Owl and 20 Swallows and ten House Martins S this morning. (Rich Baatsen).

Ashleworth Ham     Late evening until dark birds included 16 Teal, 45 Mallards, eight Canada Geese, five Greylags, two Mute Swans, three Buzzards and two Tawny Owls heard. (John Fletcher).

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Sunday 4th October 2020

Awre     This afternoon two Whinchats, two Wheatears, a Rock Pipit, 46 Meadow Pipits, nine Skylarks, four Chiffchaffs, two Goldcrests, 23 House Martins, 50 Swallows, 72 Curlews, a Ruff and a Little Egret. (Lewis Thomson).

WWT Slimbridge     A MERLIN hunting a Mid Point also two Whinchats and five Stonechats. (Mark Hobson).

Painswick Beacon     This afternoon a Wheatear, a Stonechat and five Goldcrests. Around the cemetery, a Spotted Flycatcher and three Bullfinches. (Sam Walker).

Frampton    Around the pools 150+ House Martins, three Chiffchaffs, two Cetti’s Warblers, 12 Great Crested Grebes, four Little Grebes, 360 Coots, 27 Tufted Ducks, 41 Gadwalls, 22 Shovelers, nine Mallards, 116 Mute Swans, a Teal, a Pochard, two Water Rails, a Raven, eight Skylarks, five Meadow Pipits and two Mistle Thrushes. At Court lake late afternoon two Redwings. 16 Curlews, 12 Chiffchaffs, a Grey Wagtail, 30+ House Martins, two Treecreepers, eight Cormorants and seven Little Egrets. (Nick Goatman). From Splatt Bridge a Pintail, six Redshanks, two Wheatears, a Marsh Harrier and 20+ newly arrived Robins. (Gordon Hodgson). A juvenile Marsh Harrier flushed lots of Gadwall and Wigeon off the back of the Court Lake then flew towards Splatt Bridge this afternoon. The GREAT WHITE EGRET on the pond on Rosamund’s Green by the Three Horseshoes again this afternoon then flew towards Court Lake. (Jeremy Squire).

Saul Warth     This afternoon 51 Dunlins, a Little Stint, five Snipe, 120+ Meadow Pipits, a Rock Pipit, a Whinchat, two Stonechats and four Chiffchaffs. (Gordon Hodgson).

Netheridge Farm     At the Barn Owl Centre a Whinchat, a female Stonechat, ten Blackcaps, nine Song Thrushes, a Cetti’s Warblers, a pair of Tawny Owls roosting, 11 Chiffchaffs and 13 Greenfinches. (Mark Hobson).

Stinchcombe Hill    Two Wheatears on the golf course and 17 Snipe (patch tick) heading over S in the driving rain this morning. (James Robinson).

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