Friday, 21 October 2016
Monday, 17 October 2016
17 Oct - a brief walk at Waterhay pre-work, and a presumed Yellow-browed Warbler calling by the old hide, distinctive, but not seen.....not too far-fetched given the numbers in the UK this autumn..... and one in Cheltenham today! Also a few Redwings on the berries at 68c.
Saturday, 15 October 2016
Thursday, 13 October 2016
13 Oct - A brief visit en route to Cheltenham, and 18 Knot on the South Lake amongst the Black-tailed Godwit flock, also a Spotted Redshank with c25 Redshanks. Very nice autumnal light again. Nice views of Teal from Martin Smith hide. Probably the last fine morning of the current spell.
Sunday, 9 October 2016
9 Oct - a beautiful, sunny autumn day,too nice to stay in. First stop Frampton and after a fairly long wait I had brief views of the Yellow-browed Warbler.... calling frequently but very difficult to se....not my pic! Also groups of Redwings going over calling, and an obliging Tawny Owl watching us from a tree hole. At Slimbridge, fairly distant views of the Pectoral Sandpiper from Zeiss hide, found earlier in the day. Also excellent light for the Knot and Black-tailed Godwits on South Lake at high tide. An enjoyable afternoon.
Saturday, 8 October 2016
7-8 Oct - A look in at pit 74 on 7th revealed that the Black-necked Grebe is still present, and, famous last words, looking settled......