Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Arlingham     Eight PINK-FOOTED GEESE again on the sands opposite the White Hart pub at 2:40pm. Also a Little Egret, three Grey Herons, a Cormorant, 92+ Canada Geese, 22 Lapwings, two Golden Plovers, two Peregrines, three Kestrels, 50+ Stock Doves, eight Fieldfares, nine Redwings, a Raven, three Reed Buntings, 10+ Skylarks, 15+ Meadow Pipits, 15+ House Sparrows, eight Pied Wagtails, three Stonechats and 60+ Carrion Crows. (MK). Pics by Mike.

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Frampton     A Short-eared Owl over the 100-Acre seen from Splatt Bridge this evening. (Eric Palmer).

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Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Newnham-on-Severn     Eight unringed PINK-FOOTED GEESE on the sands this afternoon. (Terry Grant).

Forest of Dean     A female Goosander flew over Crabtree Hill this morning. (Terry Grant).

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote Reedbeds between 5pm and dark six Grey Herons, six Teal, 4-5 Water Rails calling, three Snipe, a Green Woodpecker, 2-3 Barn Owls hunting after sunset, a Tawny Owl calling, c20 Redwings and c15 Fieldfares, 50+ Pied and two Grey Wagtails came into roost, four Cetti’s Warblers, two Chiffchaffs and a Reed Bunting. (Jon Mercer).

Symonds Yat      In the Yat Rock viewpoint area today the Peregrine pair plus one of the Strathdon Cliff Peregrine pair on Great Doward Hill, four Buzzards, the resident Ravens, a Jay, Mandarins, Redwings, Stock Doves and Long-tailed Tits. Other sightings included Hornets, a Pipistrelle, an Orange Ladybird, rutting Fallow Deer, Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Bibury    32 Golden Plovers at 8:30am flying over and around a field to the N of Bibury at SP130078. Also 30+ Redwings and five Fieldfares in a hedgerow then flying off to the W SP126077. (Will Lishman).

Frampton pools     On the Sailing Lake a female Red Crested Pochard, two pairs of Pochards, two pairs of Little Grebes and a Chiffchaff singing. On Court Lake a Little Egret, three Green Sandpipers, a Coal Tit and a Nuthatch. In the general area 100+ Fieldfares flew W, 10 Redwings flew E, a Green Woodpecker, ten Buzzards and three Kestrels today. (MK).

Berkeley shore     This morning a juvenile Grey Plover, a Knot, 12 Redshanks, Lapwings and a Cormorant. (Les Ditchburn).

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Monday 21st October 2019

Hawling area     A female Merlin at 11am today. (Terry Clarke). Pic by Terry.

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Cleeve Hill     Three RING OUZELS (Ad male, ad female & 1st winter male) 100 metres above the Washpool in hawthorns still this morning. Also c100 Redwings today. (Duncan Dine). Pics by Duncan.

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Leckhampton Hill     c60 Redwings and Fieldfares, lots of grounded Meadow Pipits, a Lesser Redpoll over, Yellowhammers, Linnets, Skylarks, a Peregrine over and two Stonechats. Three Bramblings on beech mast nearby. (Tom Mabbett).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A female Goosander dropped in at 10:35am. (Ian Hull).

Epney     An Egyptian Goose this afternoon. (John Sanders).

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake today two Red Crested Pochards, eight Pochards, 54 Tufted Ducks and 15 Great Crested Grebes. (Nick Goatman).

Alkerton    An adult Peregrine flew W across the M5 1 mile S of the North exit slip at J13. (Paul Sutton).

Stonehouse    20+ Pied Wagtails in a very wet field below the canal near the Ocean. Also a dark Buzzard in the adjacent field. (Paul Sutton).

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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 Court Lake today. Also a Cetti’s Warbler, a Chiffchaff, four Green Sandpipers, 25 Teal and 14 Little Egrets. (Nick Goatman).

Berkeley shore     An adult Yellow-legged Gull this morning. (Paul Taylor).

Sharpness     A Turnstone today. (Mike Nash).

Edge     A Stonechat at Rudge Hill NR today. (Simon Hart).

Nailsworth     A Red Kite circling near Hazel wood today. (Nikki Smith).

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Great White Egret late this afternoon. Also a Cetti’s Warbler. (Ian Ralphs). 17 Mute Swans, at least 550 Greylags, 350 Canada Geese, 156 Wigeon, at least 60 Teal, ten Gadwalls, 50 Mallards, a drake Pintail, 30 Shovelers, five Tufted Ducks, a Grey Heron, ten Coots and two Lapwings today. (Mike Smart).

Walmore Common     146 Wigeon, 250 Teal, six Gadwalls, 67 Mallards, three Pintails, five Shovelers, two Grey Herons, 20 Lapwings, 500 Black-headed Gulls, 150 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 100 Herring Gulls. (Mike Smart).

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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. 

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Maisemore     Along Church Road and from the lake to the weir this afternoon birds included a Red Kite, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, two Little Grebes, a Cormorant, two Mute Swans, seven Linnets, a Redwing, six Goldfinches, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and seven Red-legged Partridges. (John Fletcher).

Cirencester     A Peregrine on top of the parish church in plucking its prey today. (Dave Soons).

Staverton     Two Little Owls flying and calling around the car park at Gloucester Airport. (Martin Greenish).

Uley     At 3:30pm at Uley bury a female Kestrel hunting. (Nikki Smith).

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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 Hill Meadows     Two Whooper Swans still on floods with Mute Swans at Snipe Pool. (Ian Hull).

Stonehouse     A Kingfisher around Nutshell bridge along the canal tonight at 5:30pm. (Paul Sutton).

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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 towards Purton at 1:45pm. (per Paul Taylor).

Hawling     At Hawling triangle at 7:45am an OSPREY flew SW across the fields then 10 minutes later it came back from the S and flew along the road towards Roel Gate. Also Golden Plovers heard and a Roe Deer. (Steve Brown).

Barnsley Warren  At 8:30am nine Grey Partridges, eight Lapwings, two Yellowhammers, a small group of Bullfinches, 50 Stock Doves and Golden Plovers heard from Ampney Down Farm. (Steve Brown).

Tewkesbury     At Tewkesbury marina a Chiffchaff and a female Blackcap. (Les Ditchburn).

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge three Stonechats. (Keith & Lyn Perkins).

Gloucester     At Robinswood Hill this afternoon birds included five Buzzards, two Ravens, seven Long-tailed Tits and two Nuthatches. (John Fletcher). Pic by John.

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