Sightings – October 2004

Sudmeadow (30 October, contributed by Gordon Avery)

2 Chiffchaffs by Llantony Weir and 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls on the tip, one showing very good characteristics of the cachinans race.

Coombe Hill (29 October, contributed by Andy Jayne)

Seen during the opening ceremony of the new Meadows Reserve were: 1 Little Egret, 12 Pintail, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 1 Water Rail (heard) and a Lesser Redpoll, though flood water prevented access to the new hide.


There was a large movement of Redwings into the county on Saturday 9th October. Gordon Avery reported 200 at Sudmeadow and on Sunday (10th) there were small numbers on the north side of Cheltenham.

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