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November 15th

Bredicot: 270 Golden Plovers in fields by railway line with 550 Lapwings at midday (Terry Hinett).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Terry Norledge).


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November 14th

Clifton: 2 Smew (both redheads) still on main pit off west shore this morning (Mick Jones) and still present along west shore at 2.30pm but mobile and 3+ Goldeneye still (Mike Hails).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Roger Blackmore).

Holt: 2 Egyptian Geese on Sling Pool early afternoon (Terry Hinett).

Upton Warren NR: 4 Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Des Jennings).

Wadborough: 60 Golden Plovers SE of Croome Perry Wood in field by crossroads on east side at c.SO906459 (Paul Rhodes).


November 13th


Clifton: 2 Smew (both redheads) on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday) and then commuting between main pit and small western pit late morning/early afternoon, plus 5 Goldeneye still and female Pintail still (Steve Whitehouse).

Lower Bittell Reservoir: Great White Egret still in reeds near canal at 1pm (Pearl McNeil) and also visiting Mill Shrub and Upper Bittell Reservoir (Mike Inskip).


November 12th


Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Terry Norledge).

Kemerton Lake NR: Great White Egret 9.26-9.32am then flew off high SW (RAP).


Sinton Green: no sign of Snow Bunting at Birchall Green Farm this morning
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Upton Warren NR: 4 Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Alan Giles).

November 11th

Clifton: 5+ Goldeneye (all female/immature) still on main pit this morning and female Pintail still (Adam Holliday). Also 60+ Golden Plovers in field along A38 opposite Clifton turning (Sarah Loaring).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Carl Jones).

Lower Bittell Reservoir: Great White Egret still this morning.

Ripple: juvenile Greater Scaup still on south lake this morning (Alan Chambers).


Sinton Green: Snow Bunting at Birchall Green Farm this morning and still present this afternoon
 SO.810.613. Access to viewing area has been arranged: please park in farmyard and bird favours gravel drive and gravel area in front of house. Please respect residents privacy. Bird has been present several days.

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                                                      Snow Bunting at Sinton Green. Picture: Brian Stretch

Upton Warren NR: 4 Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Dave Jackson).


November 10th

Bredon's Hardwick: Great White Egret landed in field west of main pit (out of view) early afternoon (Gavin Peplow ).

Evesham: Swift circled over Falkland Road area at 3.40pm (Phil Stayte).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Martin Flack and Patch Hopcroft).

Lower Bittell Reservoir: Great White Egret still this morning at far end of Mill Shrub (Keith Reilly).

Ripple: juvenile Greater Scaup still on south lake this morning (Andy Warr).


Upton Warren NR: 4 Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Carl Jones).

November 9th


Grimley: Grey Plover flew north through Camp Lane Pits this morning (Jared Tibbetts) and female Goldeneye still this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Lower Moor: Long-eared Owl roosting in holly tree in small garden along Bridge Street (RAP).


Upton Warren NR: 4 Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Mike Wakeman).

November 8th


Bewdley: immature Whooper Swan flew NW over fields at Trimpley Lane/Hoarstone Lane junction at 8.10am then turned and flew off SE (Martin Flack).

Clifton: 4 Goldeneye on pits at midday (Pete and Marjo Lewis).

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Top Barn Farm by sailing lake with 2 Little Egrets this morning (Mike Inskip).


Upton Warren NR: 4 Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Andy Pitt).

November 7th


Grimley: female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Mike Bourne).

Lower Bittell Reservoir: Great White Egret still this morning and still present early afternoon (Chris Thomson).

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Des Jennings).

 

November 6th

Clifton: 2 Red-crested Pochards on main pit this afternoon (Mike Inskip).

Grimley: female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Laurie Ison).

Kidderminster:  Water Pipit  flew calling from Stourvale Marshes and over canal towards Springfield Park football field at 12.40pm and appeared to land (Sean Cole).

Lower Bittell Reservoir: Great White Egret.

Ripple: female Red-breasted Merganser still this morning then flew off north and juvenile Greater Scaup still (Mike Inskip).

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (JT Belsey) and still present at 1.30pm (Pearl McNeil).

Westwood Pool: 2 drake Red-crested Pochards this morning and still present at dusk (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


November 5th


Grimley: Water Pipit at Camp Lane Pits around Hippo Pool and north-east pool briefly early afternoon but extremely mobile and appeared to fly off SE at c12.30pm and female Goldeneye still (Brian Stretch).

Ripple: Woodlark 
circled grassy area on west side of north pit at 10.50pm and showed well in flight and called continuously then flew over River Severn and off over tall trees on west side of river and no further sign, plus juvenile Greater Scaup still, female Red-crested Pochard, 2 Egyptian Geese and Black-tailed Godwit still (RAP). Also
 female Red-breasted Merganser still at midday.

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning and Rock Pipit over (Dave Jackson).

November 4th


Grimley: female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Roger Blackmore).

Ripple: female Red-breasted Merganser on south lake this morning and then on north lake mid-afternoon, plus juvenile Greater Scaup, female Goldeneye and Black-tailed Godwit (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning.

November 3rd


Grimley: female Goldeneye at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning.

November 2nd


Clifton: 5 Goldeneye (all female/immature) on main pit this morning and female Pintail still (Adam Holliday).

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning.

November 1st


Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Top Barn Farm in cattle field between farm shop and old workings late morning and 2 Whooper Swans flew SW at 12.25pm (Brian Rickett). Also drake Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Roger Blackmore).

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning.

October 31st


Evesham: 6+ Whooper Swans flew south over Greenhill at 4.05pm (PF Whitehead).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Hen Harrier (ringtail) still this morning but very elusive; showed once between 7am and 10am and again in flight from 12.02-12.25pm then flew off high south-east at 1.40pm. Also 3 Pintail (John Sirrett)  - please view only from public footpath across dam.

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Des Jennings).

October 30th


Kemerton Lake NR: drake Pintail.

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Hen Harrier (ringtail) showing on and off this afternoon and roosted this evening - please view only from public footpath across dam.

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (JT Belsey).

October 29th


Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Top Barn Farm in cattle field (Roger Broadbent) and again at Camp Lane Pits mid-afternoon (Terry Norledge and Carl Jones). Also drake Goldeneye on main lake this morning (Brian Stretch).

Shelsley: Whooper Swan flew south along Teme Valley at 7.45am (Nick Skilbeck).

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this afternoon (Terry Hinett).

October 28th


Malvern Hills: 1+ Mealy Redpolls still at SW corner of North Hill at top of Happy Valley with 30+ Lesser Redpolls but very mobile and male Ring Ouzel flew around North Hill (Gavin Peplow).

Ripple: Mediterranean Gull (1w) on north lake then flew north and drake Pintail on south lake (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Ian Loftus, Dave Jackson and Mike Wakeman).

Walton Hill: Crossbill calling over summit early morning (P Jones).


October 27th


Malvern Hills: 6+ Mealy Redpolls below Table Hill at top of Happy Valley with 70+ Lesser Redpolls this morning (Andy Warr).

Pershore: 58 Golden Plovers  flew SW over Avon Meadows NR this morning (Paul Rhodes).

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Carl Jones). Also 8 Whooper Swans (2 adults & 6  juveniles) at sailing lake early morning and flew to the Flashes then flew off east at 8.20am (JT Belsey).


October 26th


Grimley: CATTLE EGRET  again at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool in pre-roost early evening (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Andy Pitt).

October 25th


Pershore: male Hen Harrier  at Avon Meadows NR  seen briefly flying upriver in direction of  Lower Moor this morning (Tim Hutton/FOAM).

Upton Warren NR: 4
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Andy Pitt).

October 24th


Pershore: c115 Golden Plovers flew WNW over Avon Meadows NR at 4.30pm (Paul Rhodes).

Upton Warren NR: 5
Whooper Swans at the Moors Pool this morning (Des Jennings).

October 23rd

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Camp Lane Pits this evening (Carl Jones).

Malvern Hills: SHORELARK still on Worcestershire Beacon around summit at 12.45pm but very mobile (P Jones and G Jones).


Upton Warren NR: 7 Whooper Swans at the Moors Pool early afternoon then 3 flew off east late afternoon (JT Belsey).

October 22nd

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits early morning (Brian Stretch) and again roosted at Camp Lane Pits with 8 Little Egrets at dusk (Mike Bourne and Brian Stretch). Also 2 Crossbills (both female types) flew SE calling over old workings at 4.25pm (Brian Stretch).

Malvern Hills: SHORELARK relocated on Worcestershire Beacon on main track just south of trig point mid-morning but very mobile (Brian Stretch) and then on path between Sugarloaf Hill and North Hill by water bowser at 2.30pm (Peter Butler). Also male  Ring Ouzel  still in North Valley feeding in rowan tree early afternoon (Brian Stretch).

Upton Warren NR: 3 Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Andy Ambrose).


October 21st 

Bredon Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels along northern escarpment in hawthorns (Gavin Peplow).

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits briefly at 8.30am (Jim Wright).

Malvern Hills: SHORELARK still commuting between Sugarloaf Hill and North Hill this morning (Mick Woodward) and still present on Sugarloaf Hill mid-afternoon. Also male  Ring Ouzel  in North Valley feeding in rowan tree late afternoon (Brian Stretch).

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                                     Shorelark on Malvern Hills - October 20th. Pictures: Pete Lewis
 

Upton Warren NR: Snow Bunting at the Flashes with Meadow Pipits briefly this morning (Paul Croft). Also 3 Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning.


October 20th

Malvern Hills: SHORELARK still between Worcestershire Beacon and North Hill on Sugarloaf Hill along main path over hill near summit  this morning (Andy Warr) and then relocated on North Hill c75 yards south of summit late morning (Peter Forbes) and still present this afternoon commuting between Sugarloaf Hill and North Hill (Andy Warr). Also Mealy Redpoll below Table Hill near top of Happy Valley in trees with 40+ Lesser Redpolls mid-morning (Andy Warr) and male Ring Ouzel flew low NE over North Hill early afternoon (Mike Wakeman).

Salwarpe Valley: Hawfinch circled over Mildenham Mill then flew west towards Grimley calling (Dave Walker).

Upton Warren NR: 3
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Dave Jackson).

October 19th

Malvern Hills: SHORELARK between Worcestershire Beacon and North Hill on Sugarloaf Hill late morning (Bill Simmonds) and still present late afternoon on main path over hill just north of summit  (Gavin Peplow) and still present until 6.05pm when flew high SE calling although may have landed on NE plateau of Worcestershire Beacon (Joe Sparey and Brian Stretch). Also Black Redstart on Worcestershire Beacon around trig point this morning (Dave Collins) and Ring Ouzel in Chat Valley below path this morning (Chris Gray).

Upton Warren NR: 3
Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Richard Baker).

October 18th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Camp Lane Pits this evening and female Garganey still (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: 3 Whooper Swans at the Moors Pool this morning (per JTB) and still present early evening (Tim Owens).

October 17th

Grimley: female Garganey at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Rock Pipits at the Flashes this afternoon (Phil Wood).

October 16th

Grimley: Great White Egret flew over old workings this morning (Brian Rickett). Also Rock Pipit at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool at 6.10pm then flew off SW (Patch Hopcroft) andCATTLE EGRET again from 6.08pm (Jim Wright).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Rock Pipits at the Flashes this afternoon (Andy Ambrose). Also Marsh Harrier through (per JTB).

Westwood Pool: Whooper Swan until 7.40am then flew off SE (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

October 15th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits and also feeding in adjacent cattle field this afternoon and Rock Pipit at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool briefly mid-afternoon then flew off high SE calling and lost to view (Brian Stretch).

October 14th

Clifton: female Pintail on main pit (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Wagon Wheel Lane in cattle field at 1pm (C.North) and then at Camp Lane Pits at 5pm (Philip Chambers). Also Great White Egret flew north along River Severn over Bevere Island at 8.05am (Dan Northside) and Great White Egret at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool briefly then flew off NW at 7.33am (Jim Wright).

October 13th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET still at Camp Lane Pitsearly morningand Great White Egret again then flew north at 7.50am and relocated at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits at 8.50am (Patch Hopcroft). Also CATTLE EGRET again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on south pit with Little Egrets this afternoon (Martin Flack).

Ripple: Rock Pipit on south lake this afternoon but mobile (Andy Warr).

October 12th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning and2 Great White Egrets plus female Goldeneye at Camp Lane Pits(Mike Bourne). CATTLE EGRET again roosted at Camp Lane Pits this evening and Great White Egret again then flew towards river, plus adult Baltic Gull type briefly then flew off NE (Brian Stretch).

October 11th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again roosted at Camp Lane Pits with 13 Little Egrets this evening and Great White Egret roosted (Gavin Peplow).

Malvern Hills: 8 Ring Ouzels on north side ofNorth Hill in North Valley feeding in rowan late morning and late afternoon but often elusive (Pete and Marjo Lewis).

October 10th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again roosted at Camp Lane Pits with 11 Little Egrets this evening (Brian Stretch).

Worcester: Great White Egret in field on west side of River Severn just north of River Teme confluence early morning then flew towards river (John Wain).

October 9th

Bredon Hill: 5 Ring Ouzels on northern escarpment early morning (RAP).

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again roosted at Camp Lane Pits this evening (Jim Wright).

Kemerton Lake NR: drake Pintail (RAP).

Malvern Hills: 2 Ring Ouzels still on north side ofNorth Hill in North Valley on path up from Tank Quarry this morning (NAC).

October 8th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this afternoon and also visiting adjacent cattle fields (Brian Stretch) and again roosted at Camp Lane Pits at dusk (Patch Hopcroft). Also Rock Pipit at Camp Lane Pits along causeway then mobile between east and west shores at 11.30am (Ian Machin) and no further sign this afternoon but 3 Pintail briefly (Brian Stretch). Also 2 Egyptian Geese at Top Barn Farm by lakeside pool early afternoon (Terry Hinett).

Malvern Hills: 7+ Ring Ouzels in North Hill area this morning; 2 on south side in Chat Valley/Happy Valley area but very mobile and 5+ on north side in North Valley feeding in rowan trees (Brian Stretch).

October 7th

Bredon Hill: Ring Ouzel on northern escarpment east of summit tower (Gavin Peplow).

Clifton on Teme: 3 Crossbills flew south at 8.48am (Joe Sparey).

October 6th

Bevere: female Goldeneye on River Severn at Bevere Island at 7.40am then flew south (Dan Northside).

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET at Camp Lane Pits at 7am (Patch Hopcroft) and again in cattle field by Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this afternoon (Hughie King).

October 5th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Wagon Wheel Lane in cattle field west of pits mid-morning (Andy & Sue Gibbons) and still present this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft) and then on south pit this evening (Andy Warr).

Stanford on Teme: 5+ Crossbills flew south at 2.30pm (Joe Sparey).

October 4th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Camp Lane Pits roosted at 6.35pm and 2 Black-tailed Godwits along west shore then flew off south at 6.25pm (Jim Wright).

October 3rd

Clifton: 3 adult Whooper Swans landed on main pit briefly late morning then flew on to small pool to west (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Wagon Wheel Lane in cattle field this morning (Chris Jackson).

October 2nd

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Wagon Wheel Lane in cattle field this morning (John Sirrett).

October 1st

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again at Wagon Wheel Lane in cattle field just west of south pit this morning (Roger Blackmore and Brian Stretch). Also 2 Egyptian Geese again commuting between Camp Lane Pits and Church Farm Meadows (Brian Stretch).

 

Upton Warren NR: 4 Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool this morning (Carl Jones). Also 7 Whooper Swans (2 adults & 5 juveniles) at sailing lake early morning and then flew to the Flashes (JT Belsey).
 

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