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April 6th

Evesham: Whimbrel flew low west over observer's house late afternoon (Edward Betteridge).

Redditch:
Osprey flew over north observer's garden at 2.30pm (Alan Giles).


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April 5th

Mustow Green: Osprey drifted towards Hagley at 1.53pm (Andrew Parker).

Stanford on Teme: Osprey flew north at 9.43am (Joe Sparey).

April 4th

Abberton: Whimbrel flew over calling (Francis Peplow).

Redditch:
Common Scoter flew over observer's garden calling at 3.55am (JT Belsey).

Walton Hill: no sign of male Ring Ouzelbelow farm this morning (Paul Winters).

Wilden Top: Common Scoter flew over observer's garden calling at midnight (Jared Tibbetts).


April 3rd


Evesham: Common Scoter flew north over observer's garden calling at 11.19pm (Edward Betteridge).

Upper Bittell:
Osprey flew north over north field late afternoon - viewed from observer's house (Josh Toogood).

Walton Hill: male Ring Ouzel below farm late afternoon (Paul Winters).


April 2nd


Grimley: Black-tailed Godwit still at Camp Lane Pits (Roger Blackmore).

Wilden Top: Osprey flew over (Jared Tibbetts).


April 1st


Tapenhall: Osprey flew west mobbed by gulls this afternoon (Dave Walker).


March 31st


Grimley: Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Roger Blackmore).


March 30th

Bishampton: Merlin (female/immature) perched in ploughed field south of village then flew off north.

Wilden Top: Ring Ouzel flew over (Jared Tibbetts).

March 29th
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March 25th


Clifton: 2 Black-tailed Godwits still at main pit on east shore (Mike Jones).

Grimley: no sign of drake Red-crested Pochard at Church Farm Pits on south pit (Roger Blackmore).


March 24th


Clifton: 3 Black-tailed Godwits at main pit on east shore (Mike Jones).

Grimley: drake Red-crested Pochard still at Church Farm Pits on south pit this morning (Roger Blackmore).


March 23rd


Grimley: drake Red-crested Pochard still at Church Farm Pits on south pit this morning.

Upton Warren NR: the reserve is now CLOSED until further notice.


March 22nd


Clifton: female Long-tailed Duck still (Mike Jones). Also 2 Black-tailed Godwits at main pit on east flood early afternoon (Mike Jones and Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Grimley: drake Red-crested Pochard still at Church Farm Pits on south pit this morning.


March 21st


Clifton: female Common Scoter on north pit this afternoon and Long-tailed Duck still (Andy Warr).

Grimley: drake Red-crested Pochard still at Church Farm Pits on south pit (Rob Clipson) and still present at 4.30pm (Martin Flack). Also male Ruff still at Wagon Wheel Lane in flooded field late morning (Peter Johnson).

Ripple: 15 Black-tailed Godwits on south lake this morning then flew south (Andy Warr).


March 20th


Breodn's Hardwikc: 3 Mediterranean Gulls in fields with c2000 Common Gulls (RAP).

Grimley: male Ruff at Wagon Wheel Lane in flooded field this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft) and drake Red-crested Pochard still at Church Farm Pits on south pit (many obs).

Holt: Mediterranean Gull (adult summer) at Sling Pool mid-morning (Pete & Marjo Lewis). 


Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field along A422 opposite fenced off area this morning (Francis Peplow).


March 19th


Grimley: drake Red-crested Pochard still at Church Farm Pits on south pit (Mike Bourne).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gullstill at the Flashes early morning then south at 6.23am and Mediterranean Gull (2s) (Andy Pitt).


March 18th


Grimley: drake Red-crested Pochard still at Church Farm Pits on south pit (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gullstill at the Flashes early morning then south at 6.28am (Andy Pitt).


March 17th


Grimley: drake Red-crested Pochard still at Church Farm Pits on south pit this morning (Craig Reed) and still present at 3.30pm (Mike Bourne).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gullagain at the Flashes in roost from 6.10pm (Dave Jackson).


March 16th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit this morning (John Overfield).

Grimley: drake Red-crested Pochard still at Church Farm Pits on south pit (Craig Reed).

Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field along A422 opposite fenced off area this morning (Francis Peplow).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gullstill at the Flashes early morning then flew off at 6.20am (Andy Pitt).


March 15th

Clifton: adult Little Gull still on main pit this afternoon and Long-tailed Duck still on north pit (Andy Warr). Also Rock Pipit on small semi-submerged ridge between north pit and main pit late afternoon but no further sign (Brian Stretch).

Grimley: drake Red-crested Pochard again at Church Farm Pits on south pit (Gary Palmer and Rob Clipson).

Holt: Great White Egret on Sling Pool this afternoon (Rob Clipson) but no further sign.

Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field along A422 opposite fenced off area (Francis Peplow).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gullstill at the Flashes early morning then flew off at 6.30am and adult Kittiwake early morning (Dave Jackson) and still present mid-afternoon but no further sign this evening. Also juvenile Glaucous Gull again in roost this evening (Paul Croft and Brian Stretch).


March 14th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit and adult Little Gull (Andy Warr). 

Great Malvern: 2 Firecrests in Priory Park along stream on south side at 4.30pm; female in stream and male in small tree above stream (Martin Williams).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gullstill at the Flashes early morning then flew off (Gert Corfield) and again in roost this evening (Mike Wakeman). Also Black-tailed Godwit early morning (Gert Corfield) and still present this evening (Mike Wakeman).


March 13th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit this morning (John Overfield). Please use A38 layby for parking as verges along lane approach are waterlogged - wellies essential. 

Grimley: drake Red-crested Pochard at Church Farm Pits on south pit this afternoon (Terry Norledge).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still this afternoon (Mike Inskip).


Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field along A422 opposite fenced off area this morning (Francis Peplow).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gullstill at the Flashes early morning then flew off south at 6.24am (Andy Pitt) and again in roost at 6.46pm (Francis Peplow).


March 12th

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on north pit this morning (John Overfield). Please use A38 layby for parking as verges along lane approach are waterlogged - wellies essential. 

Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field along A422 opposite fenced off area this morning (Francis Peplow).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in roost from 5.58pm (Mike Wakeman). 


March 11th


Blackminster: no sign of Waxwingalong B4085 near railway level crossing by D&J Auto Repairs this morning; favoured tree is almost depleted of berries.

Clifton: juvenile Iceland Gull roosted on main lake this evening (Gavin Peplow).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes early morning then flew off south at 6.28am (Andy Pitt) and again in roost from 5.30pm (Des Jennings). 


March 10th


Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field along A422 opposite fenced off area this morning.

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull stilll at the Flashes early morning then flew off south at 6.40am (Andy Pitt) and again in roost from 4.20pm (JT Belsey). 


March 9th

Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field along A422 opposite fenced off area this morning (Francis Peplow).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull again at the Flashes in roost from 5.35pm (Paul Cartwright). 

March 8th


Blackminster: Waxwing still along B4085 near railway level crossing feeding in single berry tree by D&J Auto Repairs this morning. Bird favours berry tree on north side of level crossing and also two tall trees on south side of level crossing. 

Bredon's Hardwick: no sign of drake Smew on fishing lake SO.908.358 this morning. Access to view fishing lake; take public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still (CL North).

Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field along A422 opposite fenced off area this morning.


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull again at the Flashes early morning then flew off south (Andy Pitt and Dave Jackson) and again in roost this evening and adult Mediterranean Gull (Tim Owens). 


March 7th


Blackminster: Waxwing still along B4085 near railway level crossing feeding in single berry tree by D&J Auto Repairs this morning (Martyn Yapp and Kay Donaghy). Bird favours berry tree on north side of level crossing and also two tall trees on south side of level crossing. 

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake SO.908.358 this morning (Andy Warr) and still present at 4.30pm (Dave Jeynes). Access to view fishing lake; take public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on flooded pits this morning (Bob Williams and Peter Humby). Please use A38 layby for parking as verges along lane approach are waterlogged - wellies essential. 

Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field along A422 opposite fenced off area this morning (Martyn Yapp and Kay Donaghy) and still present at 4.20pm (Martin Flack).


March 6th


Blackminster: Waxwing still along B4085 near railway level crossing feeding in single berry tree by D&J Auto Repairs this afternoon (Sean Cole). Bird favours berry tree on north side of level crossing and also two tall trees on south side of level crossing. 

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake SO.908.358 (Phil Cooper). Access to view fishing lake; take public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still (Josh Toogood).

Upton-upon-Severn: juvenile Iceland Gull again at Upper Ham in roost this evening and 2+ Mediterranean Gulls (Les Ditchburn).

Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field along A422 opposite fenced off area this afternoon (Sean Cole).


March 5th


Blackminster: Waxwing still along B4085 near railway level crossing feeding in single berry tree by D&J Auto Repairs (John Tilby). Bird favours berry tree on north side of level crossing and also two tall trees on south side of level crossing. 

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake this morning SO.908.358 (John Tilby). Access to view fishing lake; take public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on flooded pits this afternoon (John Tilby).


Upper Bittell Reservoir: Short-eared Owl flew north and appeared to land on north shore this morning (Reg Price per Chris Thomson).

Upton-upon-Severn: juvenile Iceland Gull again at Upper Ham in roost this evening and 2 Mediterranean Gulls (Francis Peplow).


Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field along A422 opposite fenced off area this morning (John Tilby) and still present this afternoon (Andy Warr).


Upton Warren NR: again no sign of juvenile Glaucous Gull at the Flashes early morning and again no sign in roost this evening.


March 4th


Blackminster: Waxwing still along B4085 near railway level crossing feeding in single berry tree by D&J Auto Repairs (Roy Kinchin). Bird favours berry tree on north side of level crossing and also two tall trees on south side of level crossing. 

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Clive Lee) and still present late afternoon and Mediterranean Gull (1w) flew south (Josh Toogood).


Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again c750 yards north of A422 between village and Bow Wood SO.934.552 from 8.45-9.20am at least (RAP).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes early morning then flew off south at 6.55am (Roy Kinchin) but no sign in roost this evening.


March 3rd


Blackminster: Waxwing still along B4085 near railway level crossing feeding in single berry tree by D&J Auto Repairs this morning and still present this afternoon. Bird favours berry tree on north side of level crossing and also two tall trees on south side of level crossing. 

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake this afternoon SO.908.358 (Phil Andrews and Paul Rhodes). Access to view fishing lake; take public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on flooded pits this morning (Phil Andrews).

Upton-upon-Severn: juvenile Iceland Gull again at Upper Ham in roost this evening (Paul Masters).

Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in field opposite fenced off area this afternoon (Paul Masters, David Williams and Chris Lane).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes early morning then flew off south at 7.04am (Andy Pitt) and again in roost from 5.48pm (Phil Andrews). 


March 2nd


Blackminster: Waxwing still along B4085 near railway level crossing feeding in single berry tree by D&J Auto Repairs this morning. Bird favours berry tree on north side of level crossing and also two tall trees on south side of level crossing. 

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake this afternoon SO.908.358. Access to view fishing lake; take public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on flooded pits this morning (Francis Peplow).

Upton-upon-Severn: juvenile Iceland Gull again at Upper Ham in roost this evening (Steve Whitehouse).


Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull north of village in small field adjacent to Bow Brook cSO.933.548 early afternoon viewable by turning left on west side of village, park at end and follow footpath north to view (Patch Hopcroft and Mike King) and again in field opposite fenced off area mid-afternoon (many obs).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes early morning then flew off south at 7am (Andy Pitt) and present again from 6pm (Tim Owens). 


March 1st


Blackminster: Waxwing still along B4085 near railway level crossing feeding in single berry tree by D&J Auto Repairs this morning and still present this afternoon. Bird favours berry tree on north side of level crossing and also two tall trees on south side of level crossing. 

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake this morning SO.908.358 (CL North). Access to view fishing lake; take public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Chandler's Cross: c40 Waxwings flew over towards Hollybed Common at 3.35pm (Mick Woodward).


Grimley: Marsh Harrier flew south over Wagon Wheel Lane Pits mid-morning (Laurie Ison).

Upton-upon-Severn: juvenile Iceland Gull again at Upper Ham in roost this evening and Mediterranean Gull (1w) (Steve Whitehouse and Francis Peplow).

Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull again in fields opposite fenced off plot this morning and still present this afternoon viewable from main road or from access track to Bow-Wood Stadium SO.941.545 (Adam Holliday).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes early morning then flew off south at 6.48am (Dave Jackson) and again in roost this evening (Hughie King). 


February 29th

Blackminster: Waxwing still along B4085 near railway level crossing feeding in single berry tree by D&J Auto Repairs early morning (Brian Brumhead) and still present at midday (Rob Clipson) and still present this afternoon. Bird favours berry tree on north side of level crossing and also two tall trees on south side of level crossing. 

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake this afternoon SO.908.358 (Mike Wakeman). Access to view fishing lake; take public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Upton-upon-Severn: juvenile Iceland Gull again at Upper Ham in roost this evening (Steve Whitehouse).

Upton Snodsbury: juvenile Glaucous Gull in fields opposite fenced off plot early afternoon (Francis Peplow) and still present late afternoon SO.941.545 (Andy Warr).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes early morning then flew off south at 7.07am and again in roost this evening and Mediterranean Gull (1w). 


February 28th


Blackminster: Waxwing still along B4085 near railway level crossing feeding in single berry tree by D&J Auto Repairs this morning and still present this afternoon (Mike Hails, Dave Jeynes and Andy & Sue Gibbons). Bird favours berry tree on north side of level crossing and also two tall trees on south side of level crossing. 


Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Ed Betteridge).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes early morning then flew off at 7.03am and present again this evening (many obs).


February 27th

Blackminster: Waxwing along B4085 near railway level crossing feeding in single berry tree by D&J Auto Repairs this morning (Ed Betteridge) and still present this afternoon (Francis Peplow).

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake then flew to main flood SO.908.358 (Ed Betteridge). Access to view fishing lake; take public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on flooded pits this morning (Ed Betteridge).


Longdon Marsh: Common Crane (ringed re-introduced bird) on north side (Mike Smart and Eric Palmer) and then near Hill Court Farm late afternoon (Steve Whitehouse).

Upton-upon-Severn: juvenile Iceland Gull again at Upper Ham in roost this evening (Francis Peplow).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes early morning then flew off south at 7.15am (Neil Duggan) and present again this evening (many obs). 


February 26th

Upton-upon-Severn: juvenile Iceland Gull again at Upper Ham in roost this evening (Steve Whitehouse).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes early morning then flew off south at 7.05am and present again from 5.45pm (Andy Pitt). 


February 25th


Bredon's Hardwick: no sign of drake Smew (Ed Betteridge).

Evesham: Ring-necked Parakeet flew north over A46 just west of Wickhamford roundabout (Ed Betteridge).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes early morning then flew off north at 7.09am (many obs) and juvenile Iceland Gull 6.30-6.40am then flew off south (Dave Jackson). Juvenile Glaucous Gullagain at the Flashes in roost this evening (Gert Corfield). 


February 24th


Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew on flooded main lake then flew towards fishing lake and appeared to land SO.908.358 and 3 Black-tailed Godwits on edge of flood (RAP). Access to view fishing lake; take public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes in roost at dawn then flew off north at 7.20am (many obs) and again at the Flashes in roost this evening (Gert Corfield).


February 23rd


Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake this morning SO.908.358 (Andy Warr). Access from public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on flooded pits this morning (John Overfield).

Upton-upon-Severn: juvenile Iceland Gull again at Upper Ham in roost this evening (Steve Whitehouse).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Glaucous Gull at the Flashes in roost this evening (Mike Wakeman).

Wyre Forest: Hawfinch at Dry Mill Lane in tall trees at back of garden at beginning of lane at 12.30pm (Ian Machin).


February 22nd

Grimley: drake Red-crested Pochard at Camp Lane Pits on south pool this morning (Andy Warr).

Upton-upon-Severn: juvenile Iceland Gull at Upper Ham in roost this evening and Kittiwake (near-adult) (Steve Whitehouse).


February 21st


Longdon Marsh: immature Glaucous Gull on floods viewable looking west from just south of Longdon village from gateway along Bear Lane late afternoon but distant and mobile (Terry Hinett).

Upton-upon-Severn: adult Mediterranean Gull at Upper Ham in roost this evening (Steve Whitehouse).


February 20th
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February 19th


Upton-upon-Severn: adult Mediterranean Gull at Upper Ham in roost this evening (Steve Whitehouse).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still (Chris Thomson).


February 18th

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake at 11am SO.908.358 (Mike Gower). Access from public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on flooded pits this morning (John Overfield).


February 17th

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake at 10.30am SO.908.358 (Pete & Marjo Lewis). Access from public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on flooded north pit at midday (Pete & Marjo Lewis).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still mid-afternoon (Pete & Marjo Lewis).


February 16th

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake SO.908.358. Access from public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday).


February 15th

Little Comberton: female Merlin flew over at 11.15am (PF Whitehead).

February 14th
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February 13th


Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake SO.908.358 (Francis Peplow). Access from public footpath running west from B4080 towards north side of lake.

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit (John Overfield).

Shenstone: female Merlin at Heath Lane opposite Muslim College before Stanklyn Lane junction (Peter Johnson).


February 12th

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake late morning (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit at 1pm (Mike Hails).

Kempsey: Siberian Chiffchaff stillat sewage treatment works near gate SO.847.482 (Mike Hails).


February 11th

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew still on fishing lake this morning and still present early afternoon (RAP).

Monkwood Green: female Merlin this afternoon (Mike Bourne).

Ripple: Great White Egret on south lake late morning (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull at the Flashes in roost this evening (JT Belsey).


February 10th

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Smew on fishing lake this morning.

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull at the Flashes (Andy Pitt).

February 9th
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February 8th
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February 7th

Grimley: Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits (Nick Godwin).

February 6th
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February 5th

Upper Bittell Reservoir: drake Common Scoter.

February 4th
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February 3rd
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February 2nd
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February 1st
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January 31st

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit (John Overfield).

January 30th
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January 29th

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit (John Overfield).

January 28th
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January 27th

Clent Hills: Ring-necked Parakeet in private gardens (Alan Rossiter).

January 26th
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January 25th
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January 24th
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January 23rd
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January 22nd
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January 21st

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still (Terry Hinett).

January 20th
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January 19th
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January 18th
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January 17th

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January 16th

 

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still (Richard Harbird).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull (ring on left leg: '37L3') at the Moors Pool (Chas Owen and John Morton).


January 15th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit (John Overfield).


January 14th


Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (John Ridley).


January 13th

Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit this morning (Michael Jones).

Ripple: Long-tailed Duck in SW corner of south lake at 3.30pm (Ken Heron).


January 12th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday).

Lenchwick: Great White Egret (Francis Peplow).

Longdon Marsh: 950 Golden Plover on north marsh floods viewable from bridleway along bank running north-west of village SO.832.364 (Andy Warr).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on south lake (Andy Warr).


January 11th
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January 10th
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January 9th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit late morning (John Overfield).

Kempsey: Siberian Chiffchaff stillat sewage treatment works near kissing gate SO.847.482.

Little Comberton: 8 White-fronted Geese flew east calling at 12.31pm (PF Whitehead).


Ripple: Great White Egret still along east bank of north lake (Mike Metcalf and Mike Smart).


January 8th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit late morning (John Overfield).


January 7th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit late morning (John Overfield).


January 6th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit late morning (John Overfield).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on south lake at south end mid-afternoon (Tim Hutton).


January 5th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday) and still present this afternoon (Mike Wakeman).

Kempsey: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs stillat sewage treatment works near kissing gate SO.847.482 (Andy Warr).

Ripple: Great White Egret along east bank of south lake at 12.45pm (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still (Chris Thomson).

 

January 4th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit.

Kempsey: Siberian Chiffchaff stillat sewage treatment works near kissing gate SO.847.482 (Andy Warr).

Ripple: Great White Egret still (Andy Warr).


Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still this afternoon (Chris Lane).


January 3rd


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit.

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still.


January 2nd


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck still on main pit this afternoon (Rob Clipson) and 2 Bewick's Swans on north pit this morning (Michael Jones) and still present early afternoon (Rob Clipson) then flew off SW at 3.45pm (Francis Peplow).

Grimley: female Red-crested Pochard at Church Farm Pits this afternoon (Ian Machin).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still 9am (Clive Lee).


January 1st


Clifton: Grey Plover flew south over main pit this morning (Adam Holliday). Also Long-tailed Duck again on main pit this afternoon (Gavin Peplow).

Grimley: Pink-footed Goose at Camp Lane Pits c1.45pm-2pm then flew low north with small flock of Canada Geese (Ed Lea and Jim Wright).

Kempsey: 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff still at sewage treatment works this afternoon SO.847.482 (Andy Warr).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake but no sign of Long-tailed Duck (Andy Warr). Also 2 Bewick's Swans flew south this afternoon (Edward Betteridge).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Francis Peplow). 

Upton-upon-Severn: Firecrest at sewage treatment works along public footpath on SW side of compound this afternoon SO.843.404.


December 31st


Grimey: no sign of drakeGreen-winged Teal at Camp Lane Pits this morning.

Ripple: Long-tailed Duck still on north lake this morning and Great White Egret still (Andy Warr).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still early morning (Clive Lee) and adult Mediterranean Gull this afternoon (Chris Thomson).


December 30th


Clifton: Mediterranean Gull (2w) in field between main pit and north pit with c70 Black-headed Gulls (Adam Holliday).

Grimey: drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL at Camp Lane Pits at 1.20pm (Gary Palmer) and still present 4.15pm at least (Rob Clipson).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake this afternoon (Sarah Loaring).

Upton Warren NR: adult Bewick's Swan at the Flashes for c15 minutes this morning then flew off north (Andy Pitt).


December 29th


Clifton: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & female) on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday).

December 28th


Little Comberton: 11 Pink-footed Geese flew high west at 3.52pm (PF Whitehead).

Longdon Marsh: 2 Bewick's Swans (Mick Woodward).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still late afternoon (Mike Metcalf).


December 27th
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December 26th
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December 25th
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December 24th


Clifton: Long-tailed Duck at north end of main pit this morning (John Overfield).

December 23rd


Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still this afternoon (Mike Inskip).

December 22nd


Kempsey: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs stillat sewage treatment works near kissing gate this morning SO.847.482 (Andy Warr).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Josh Toogood) and still present mid-afternoon (CL North).

December 21st


Kempsey: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at sewage treatment works near kissing gate with 10+ Common Chiffchaffs this afternoon SO.847.482 (Andy Warr).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north lake this morning and Great White Egret still, plus 2 Black-tailed Godwits on south lake island(Andy Warr).


Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Josh Toogood).

December 20th


Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe this morning (Josh Toogood).

Westwood Pool: no sign of Slavonian Grebe this morning(Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit only.

December 19th

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north lake this morning and Great White Egret still(Sarah Loaring).

Westwood Pool: Slavonian Grebe this morning(Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit only.

December 18th

Hanley Swan: female Hen Harrier reported at Tyre Hill along Giver's Lane perched on gallops alongside road then flew off(Eric Gorton).

December 17th

Ripple: Great White Egret still (Sarah Loaring).

December 16th

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December 15th


Clifton: 2Greater Scaups (1w drake & female) still on north pit this morning (Adam Holliday).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north lake this morning and Great White Egret (Nick Godwin and Andy Warr).

December 14th


Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north lake (Andy Warr).

December 13th

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December 12th


Clifton: 3Greater Scaups (1w drake & 2 females) still on north pit (John Overfield).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north lake (Sarah Loaring).

December 11th

Clifton: 3Greater Scaups (1w drake & 2 females) on north pit this morning (John Overfield).

December 10th

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December 9th


Clifton: 3Greater Scaups still on main lake this morning: drake at north end; 2 females at south end (John Overfield).

December 8th


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December 7th


Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north lake, plus Greater Scaup (1w female) on south lake and 3 Black-tailed Godwits (Andy Warr).

December 6th


Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north lake (Sarah Loaring).

December 5th


Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north lake (Sarah Loaring).

December 4th


Clifton: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & female) again (John Overfield).

Throckmorton Airfield: Short-eared Owl at 4.30pm (RAP).


December 3rd


Clifton: drake Greater Scaup again (John Overfield).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north lake early afternoon (Sarah Loaring).


December 2nd


Kidderminster: no sign of juvenile Great Northern Diver on Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal between Sainsbury's and Wolverley this morning - canal is frozen in many places.

Upton Warren NR: Great White Egret at the Moors Pool this afternoon (Phil Wood).


December 1st


Bredon's Hardwick: male Merlin on fence post late afternoon then flew south in to Gloucestershire (Gavin Peplow).

Kidderminster: juvenile Great Northern Diver still just north of town centre on Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal ranging between Sainsbury's and Stack Pool this morning (Matthew Thomas).


November 30th


Clifton: no sign of adult Bewick's Swan this morning and no sign of any Greater Scaup (John Overfield).

Grimley: 3 adult Bewick's Swans at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft) and still present this afternoon then flew off north at 3.43pm (Andy Warr). Also Black-tailed Godwit flew in this morning (Gary Palmer) and still present late afternoon.

Kidderminster: juvenile Great Northern Diver on canal between Sainsbury's and Stack Pool late afternoon (Matthew Thomas and Brett Westwood).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit (Andy Warr).


November 29th

Clifton: adult Bewick's Swan still on flood water south of main pit this morning (John Overfield) and still present this afternoon and 3 Greater Scaup (1 drake) still (Paul Rhodes).

Westwood Pool: Mediterranean Gull (2w) in roost this evening (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


November 28th


Clifton: adult Bewick's Swan still at 9am (John Overfield) and still present late afternoon (Francis Peplow). Also 3 Greater Scaup (1 drake) still (John Overfield).


November 27th


Clifton: adult Bewick's Swan on flood south of main pit, plus 3 Greater Scaup (1 drake) still and Little Gull (1w) still on north pit (John Overfield and Andrew Parker).

Wood Norton: adult Mediterranean Gull on flooded river meadows late afternoon (RAP).


November 26th


Clifton: 3Greater Scaup (1w drake & 2 females) still (Adam Holliday) and Little Gull this afternoon but mobile (Pete & Marjo Lewis).


November 25th
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November 24th


Clifton: 3Greater Scaup (1w drake & 2 females) again on main pit this afternoon (Steve Whitehouse).

Kempsey: Little Gull (1w) on flooded ham viewable from sewage treatment works at 2.55pm (Steve Whitehouse).


November 23rd

Clifton: 2Greater Scaup (1w drake & female) still on floods WSW of main pit and Bar-tailed Godwit flew in from south calling and landed very briefly on west edge of flood with Lapwings then flew off NE (Steve Whitehouse).

Grimley: 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft).


November 22nd


Grimley: Water Pipit at Wagon Wheel Lane in old crop field between pits and land early afternoon (Mike Bourne).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 Great White Egrets flew over this morning (Jared Tibbetts).


November 21st
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November 20th


Clifton: 2Greater Scaup (both females) this morning (John Overfield).

November 19th


Lower Bittell Reservoir: drake Red-crested Pochard still.

November 18th


Clifton: 2Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still (John Overfield).

Malvern Hills: Snow Bunting still on Worcestershire Beacon on east side just below summit early morning.


November 17th


Lower Bittell Reservoir: drake Red-crested Pochard (Chris Thomson).

Malvern Hills: Snow Bunting still on Worcestershire Beacon c150 yards NE of summit (Craig Reed).


November 16th


Malvern Hills: Snow Bunting still on Worcestershire Beacon just north of summit at 1.45pm.


November 15th


Malvern Hills: Snow Bunting still on Worcestershire Beacon on path 50 yards south of trig point late morning (Pete & Marjo Lewis).

Worcester: Great White Egret flew north along River Severn over Worcester Bridge at c7.40am (Patch Hopcroft).


November 14th

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November 13th


Malvern Hills: Snow Bunting still on Worcestershire Beacon on grass bank below summit early afternoon (Alan Harris).


November 12th


Malvern Hills: 2 Snow Buntings on Worcestershire Beacon this morning (Francis Peplow).


November 11th


Grimley: Great White Egret flew from old workings towards Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Roger Blackmore).

Ripple: Great White Egret flew from River Severn and east over south lake early afternoon (Sarah Loaring).

Upton Warren NR: 2 BEARDED TITS (male & female) still at the Flashes and showed briefly at 9am (Andy Pitt) but no sign since.


November 10th


Grimley: Marsh Harrier (female/imm.) at Camp Lane Pits flew west over south end at c10.30am (Jim Wright).

Lenchwick: Great White Egret (Francis Peplow).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit (Andy Warr).


Tardebigge Reservoir: female Common Scoter still this morning (Gert Corfield).

Upton Warren NR: 2 BEARDED TITS at the Flashes heard calling and seen briefly in flight this evening (Craig Reed). First county record since 2004.


November 9th


Tardebigge Reservoir: female Common Scoter still this morning (Gert Corfield).

Westwood Pool: female Greater Scaup mid-morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


November 8th


Malvern Hills: Snow Bunting on Worcestershire Beacon flushed by a Kestrel and no further sign (per Mick Woodward).

Tardebigge Reservoir: female Common Scoter still this afternoon (Chris Lane).

Upton Warren NR: 7 Whooper Swans flew over the Moors Pool late morning.


November 7th


Ripple: Long-tailed Duck still on north lake (Francis Peplow). Note: access difficult due to extensive flooding in area.

November 6th


Clifton: 2Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still mid-morning and 4 Red-crested Pochard (2 drakes) (Adam Holliday). 4 Red-crested Pochard (2 drakes) still present this afternoon on main lake (Nick Godwin).

Kempsey: Marsh Harrier flew south over flood water mobbed by Carrion Crows mid-morning (Pete & Marjo Lewis).


Lower Moor: Great White Egret flew in from west at 9.25am then flew off high ENE and out of view at 9.36am (RAP).


Tardebigge Reservoir: female Common Scoter still this morning (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

November 5th

Tardebigge Reservoir: female Common Scoter still (Francis Peplow).

November 4th


Clifton: 2Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) on floodwater south-west of main pit this morning but no sign of Pied Wheatear.

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this morning but no sign of Red-breasted Merganser (Andy Warr).


November 3rd


Clifton: female PIED WHEATEAR late afternoon (John Ovefield). Also Greater Scaup (1w drake) still this morning on floodwater west of main pit (Adam Holliday).

Fernhill Heath: Great White Egret flew over at 10.50am (R.Openshaw).

Grimley: Great White Egret at Wagon Wheel Lane flood this morning then flushed by dog walker (Guy Border).


Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this morning and Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) still (Andy Warr). Note: access difficult due to extensive flooding in area.

Tardebigge Reservoir: female Common Scoter still this morning (Gert Corfield).


November 2nd


Grimley: Rock Pipit flew south calling over Camp Lane Pits late morning (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this morning and Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) still (Andy Warr). Note: access difficult due to extensive flooding in area.

Tardebigge Reservoir: female Common Scoter this afternoon (Gert Corfield).


Upper Bittell Reservoir: Little Gull this morning (Josh Toogood).

Upton-upon-Severn: Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull (2w) on north ham (Andy Warr).


November 1st
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October 31st


Grimley: no sign of any Red-crested Pochards at Church Farm Pools.

Ripple: Red-breasted Merganser still on north lake (Francis Peplow). Note: access difficult due to extensive flooding in area.

Shelsley Beauchamp: Whooper Swan circled and landed on flood by River Teme (Nick Skilbeck).


October 30th


Clifton: female Red-crested Pochard on floods (Bob Williams and Peter Humby).

Grimley: 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes) at Church Farm Pools on north pool (Bob Williams and Peter Humby).


October 29th


Clifton: drake Red-crested Pochard on floods this morning (Clive Lee and Brian Richardson).

Upton Warren NR: Ring Ouzel (1w male) at the Flashes in hedgerow briefly this evening and may have roosted near sewage works (Paul Croft).


October 28th


Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this morning and Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) still.

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Mediterranean Gull (2w) (Chris Thomson).


October 27th


Clifton: Greater Scaup (1w drake) still at north end of main pit this afternoon (Andy Warr).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this morning and Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) still (CL North and Andy Warr).

Worcester: c40 Pink-footed Geese flew high SW over Ketch roundabout at 4.25pm (Richard Nash).


October 26th


Clifton: Greater Scaup (1w drake) still at north end of main pit this afternoon (Andy Warr).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this afternoon and Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) still (Andy Warr).


October 25th
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October 24th


Grimley: Great White Egret at Camp Lane Pits then flew off east at 4.03pm (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this afternoon and Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) still (Josh Toogood).


October 23rd


Bredon Hill: Ring Ouzel (1w male) on northern escarpment but very mobile (RAP).

Clifton: Sanderling at north end of main pit on west side then flew to NE corner of north pit at 4.30pm (John Overfield).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this afternoon and Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) still (Mike Wheeler).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull at the Moors Pool (Des Jennings).


October 22nd


Evesham: Hawfinch at Hampton flew in high from north and landed in tree briefly at 5.25pm (PF Whitehead).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this morning and Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) still (Jan & Ivor Stretch).


October 21st


Clifton: Greater Scaup (1w drake) at north end of main pit this morning (John Overfield) and female Red-crested Pochard (Adam Holliday). Also 5 Whooper Swans flew over NE at midday (RAP and Phil Andrews).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this morning and Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) still (Phil Andrews and John Overfield). Also Rock Pipit around north pit early afternoon but very mobile (Brian Stretch).


October 20th


Bredon Hill: 3 Ring Ouzels along northern escarpment c200 yards east of summit tower at midday (Alan Chambers).

Grimley: Marsh Harrier (female/immature) flew through this morning (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this morning and Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) still (Sarah Loaring).


October 19th


Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck still on north pit this morning and still present this afternoon and Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) still (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: adult Kittiwake at the Flashes early morning (JT Belsey) and then relocated at the Moors Pool (Tim Owens) and still present early afternoon (Martin Flack and Andy Pitt) but no further sign mid-afternoon. Also Caspian Gull (1w) again at the Flashes in roost this evening (Mike Wakeman).


October 18th


Ripple: immature Long-tailedDuck on north pit this afternoon (Gavin Peplow), plus Red-breasted Merganser (immature drake) this afternoon (Sarah Loaring) and juvenile Arctic Tern briefly (Gert Corfield).

Upton Warren NR: Caspian Gull (1w) again at the Flashes in roost this evening.


October 17th


Upper Bittell Reservoir: Ring Ouzel at Tower House garden in tree this morning then flew east (Chris Thomson).


Upton Warren NR: Caspian Gull (1w) again at the Flashes in roost this evening (Andy Warr).

October 16th
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October 15th


Bredon Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels still along northern escarpment this morning and 3 Crossbills flew west over summit tower area (RAP).

Clifton: Rock Pipit again on north pit along east shore and on island early evening and still present at 6.10pm (Gavin Peplow).

Teme Valley: Marsh Harrier (female/immature) flew SE at 9am (Joe Sparey).


October 14th


Bredon Hill: Short-eared Owl on mid-slopes this morning (RAP). Also 4 Ring Ouzels along northern escarpment (RAP and Pete & Marjo Lewis).

Bromsgrove: juvenile Gannet taken in to care yesterday.

Ripple: Great Northern Diver (moulting adult) on north lake 9.30-11am at least (Bill & Sue Simmonds) but no further sign late morning/early afternoon.

Teme Valley: Rock Pipit flew over calling (Joe Sparey).

Upton Warren NR: Caspian Gull (1w) again at the Flashes in roost this evening (Andy Warr and Phil Andrews).


October 13th


Upton Warren NR: Caspian Gull (1w) again at the Flashes in roost this evening and Black-tailed Godwit through this morning.


October 12th


Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 Mediterranean Gulls (both 1w) in roost this evening (Chris Thomson).

Upton Warren NR: Caspian Gull (1w) at the Flashes in roost this evening (JT Belsey).


October 11th


Clifton: Rock Pipit on north pit island then flew SW near dusk (Gavin Peplow).


October 10th
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October 9th


Bewdley: 11 Pink-footed Geese flew SE at 9.30am (Ian Machin).

Malvern Hills: 5 Ring Ouzels at top of Happy Valley on north side feeding in rowan tree but very elusive (Pete and Marjo Lewis).


October 8th


Ripple: Rock Pipit on east shore of north lake this afternoon (Les Ditchburn) and then along west shore early evening (Steve Whitehouse).


October 7th
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October 6th


Clifton: 2 juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPERS stillon flash south-east of main lake this morning.

Grimley: Mediterranean Gull (1w) at Wagon Wheel Lane river flash this morning (Jim Wright).


October 5th


Clifton: 2 juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPERS stillon flash south-east of main lake this morning (Rob Clipson and Craig Reed). Also 2 Rock Pipits flew over heading west late morning (Gavin Peplow).

Upton Warren NR: possible adult Baltic Gull at the Flashes this evening (JT Belsey).


October 4th


Clifton: 2 juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPERS stillon flash south-east of main lake.

Grimley: male Whinchat along Camp Lane near Retreat Farm entrance at 2pm (Roger Blackmore).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Hen Harrier at the Flashes showing on and off this morning then flew off south at 12.40pm.


October 3rd


Clifton: 2 juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPERS stillon flash south-east of main lake at 2pm (Mike Hails, Paul Edlin and Brian Harding).


October 2nd


Clifton: 2 juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPERS stillon flash south-east of main lake this morning.


October 1st


Clifton: 2 juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPERS stillon flash south-east of main lake (Chris Forster Brown).


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