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NEXT UPDATE: September 27th

September 15th


Ashmoor Common: 2 Whinchats at east end this morning (Andy Warr).

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again off Wagon Wheel Lane in cattle fields adjacent to Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this evening and adult Mediterranean Gull on south pit briefly then flew off south, plus female Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits along east shore this evening (Brian Stretch).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool (Carl Jones).

      
   

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September 14th

Grimley: juvenile GANNET at Camp Lane Pits until 6.30am when flew off west (Clive Lee). Also male Ruff along west shore late morning (Terry Norledge) and still present this afternoon and female Garganey still (Patch Hopcroft). Also CATTLE EGRET again off Wagon Wheel Lane in cattle fields adjacent to Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning and also visiting south pit then flew off north at 8.50am (Brian Stretch and Terry Norledge) and again in fields and adjacent north pit late afternoon (Patch Hopcroft) and again roosted in willows at Camp Lane Pits at 7.15pm (Sue Hyde).

Porters Mill: Whinchat near Daniel's Farm this morning (Dave Walker).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool (JT Belsey).


September 13th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET again off Wagon Wheel Lane in cattle field adjacent to Wagon Wheel Lane Pits at 1pm and also visiting south pit (John Milner) and then roosted at Camp Lane Pits at c7.30pm, plus female Garganey still and Greenshank (Jim Wright).

Stanford-on-Teme: Osprey flew north at 5.45pm (Joe Sparey). 

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this morning (Alan Giles) and still present this evening (Mike Wakeman).


September 12th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET relocated off Wagon Wheel Lane in cattle fields either side of Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning but very mobile (Brian Stretch) and again roosted in willows at Camp Lane Pits at 7.45pm and female Garganey still along east shore (Martin Flack). Also juvenile Greenshank still along west shore early morning (Brian Stretch).

September 11th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET still at Camp Lane Pits again roosted this evening, plus female Garganey still along east shore and juvenile Greenshank still along west shore (Jim Wright).

Little Comberton: 2 Glossy Ibises reported north over at 11.45am and descended towards the Avon Valley (PF Whitehead).


September 10th

Croome Park: Great White Egret along the River but very mobile (Brian Trott).

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon but very mobile and elusive and again roosted in willows south of causeway at 7.27pm, plus female Garganey still and juvenile Greenshank still (many obs). Also juvenile Whinchat at Church Farm Meadows mid-afternoon (Brian Stretch).

Lower Moor: juvenile Black Tern mid-morning (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this morning (Alan Giles) and drake Pintail (Andy Pitt).


September 9 th

 Grimley: CATTLE EGRET still at Camp Lane Pits this morning roosting in willows and also visiting adjacent cattle field on NW side and again roosting in willows at dusk, plus female Garganey still this morning and juvenile Greenshank still (many obs). Also 2 Egyptian Geese early morning (Patch Hopcroft) and again this evening (Roger Blackmore and Mike Wakeman) and Osprey flew north over Camp Lane Pits at c4pm (Gary Palmer).

Throckmorton: Osprey at outer lagoon early afternoon then flew south over Lower Moor at 3.20pm (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool and Pintail (Dave Jackson).


September 8th

Grimley: CATTLE EGRET at Camp Lane Pits roosting in trees this evening and still present at dusk (Brian Stretch) - the 4th county record. Also female Garganey again this morning and still present this evening, plus Greenshank still and Pintail (Patch Hopcroft), plus 3 Sandwich Terns at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits briefly mid-afternoon (per Mike Bourne).

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                                                            Cattle Egret at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

Ripple: juvenile Black-necked Grebe again on south lake this afternoon and 2 Pintail (Andy Warr).

Throckmorton: adult Caspian Gull in fields south of landfill site (Edward Betteridge).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool.


September 7th

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe again on main pit this evening (Gavin Peplow).

Droitwich: Great White Egret again at Droitwich Community Woodlands at 10am (Dominique Cragg per Steve Bloomfield).

Grimley: female Garganey relocated to Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on south pit this afternoon and 2 drake Pintail still, plus Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits, juvenile Greenshank still and 2 Ruff then flew off north (Patch Hopcroft).

Hewell Grange: Osprey over lake then flew off south at 2.10pm (Alan Giles) - Permit only.


September 6th

Clifton:no sign of Black-necked Grebe on main pit (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: female Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits at 5pm (Nick Skilbeck), plus juvenile Greenshank still and juvenile Whinchat still but mobile (Mike Bourne & Sandy Saunders).

Longdon Marsh: 4 Whinchats at Hill Court Farm NR (RAP).


September 5th

Clifton:juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit this morning and Wood Sandpiper on north pit (Bob Williams and Peter Humby).

Grimley: female Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits along east shore this morning  and juvenile Greenshank still (Brian Stretch) and both birds still present this evening (Patch Hopcroft and Roger Blackmore) and juvenile Whinchat still in field on east side (Bob Williams and Peter Humby). Also 2 drake Pintail at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: juvenile Marsh Harrier still this morning then flew off at 9.45am (per John Sirrett).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Greenshanks at the Flashes briefly this morning and juvenile  Whinchat  (Des Jennings).


September 4th

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit this afternoon and juvenile Black Tern (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: female Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits along east shore early afternoon  and juvenile Greenshank still along west shore (Terry Hinett) and both birds still present early evening (Mike Bourne). Also juvenile Whinchat by Hippo Pool (Terry Norledge).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: juvenile Marsh Harrier 5.10pm to 5.30pm (Josh Toogood).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper at the Moors Pool briefly this morning then flew off and 2 juvenile Whinchats on west side of Moors Pool this afternoon (JT Belsey).


September 3rd

Bransford: juvenile Marbled Duck (presumed escape) again at Bransford Golf Club (Paul Edlin). Bird is approachable to within 10 feet and is unringed.

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit at north end this afternoon. 

Grimley: Great White Egret at Camp Lane Pits flew low north over north end at 8.45am and continued north, plus female Garganey along east shore, juvenile Whinchat in field on east side and juvenile Greenshank along west shore, plus drake Pintail at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits (Brian Stretch).


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                                                  Garganey at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

Kemerton Lake NR: Whinchat (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: 2 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool this morning (Alan Giles).


September 2nd

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: 4 Greenshanks at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (David Benton).


Upton Warren NR: 2 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool this morning (Dave Jackson) and 3 Greenshanks late afternoon (Tim Owens).


September 1st

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe again on main pit at north end this morning (Adam Holliday) and still present this afternoon (Andy Warr).

Grimley: Greenshank still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft)
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Upton Warren NR: 2 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool and drake  Pintail  (Carl Jones and Tim Owens).


August 31st

Bransford: no sign of Marbled Duckat Bransford Golf Club this morning or yesterday (Paul Edlin).

Clifton-on-Teme: Osprey flew SW at 10.45am (Joe Sparey).

Grimley: Greenshank still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft)
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Upton Warren NR: 2 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool.


August 30th

Grimley: Greenshank still at Camp Lane Pits along west shore of Hippo Pool (Nick Godwin).

Upton Warren NR: Mediterranean Gull (2s) at the Moors Pool at 12.45pm then flew off west at 1pm, plus 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 2 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits still (Terry Hinett).


August 29th

Bransford: juvenile Marbled Duck (presumed escape) at Bransford Golf Club this morning but no further sign this afternoon (Paul Edlin). Reported to have been present for at least a couple of days.

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                                                           Marbled Duck at Bransford. Picture: Paul Edlin

Grimley: juvenile Marbled Duck (presumed escape) still at Camp Lane Pits south of causeway along east shore this morning but very elusive (many obs). Also juvenile Curlew Sandpiper along west shore at 9am (P.Jones) but no further sign this afternoon and Greenshank this evening (Mike Bourne). Please park sensibly on the grass verge here then cross over road and follow public footpath down bank and view from causeway on left.

Upton Warren NR: 4 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool this morning (Andy Pitt).


August 28th

Grimley: juvenile Marbled Duck (presumed escape) still at Camp Lane Pits south of causeway along east shore this morning but very elusive (Ed Lea) and still present this afternoon but very elusive (Lee Evans) and no further sign this evening. Also 2 Greenshanks along west shore this evening (Jim Wright). Please park sensibly on the grass verge here then cross over road and follow public footpath down bank and view from causeway on left.

Lower Moor: juvenile Black Tern circled for a couple of minutes then flew off high (Tim Hutton).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Greenshank briefly at 4pm (Chris Thomson).


Upton Warren NR: 4 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool this morning (JT Belsey).


August 27th

Droitwich: Great White Egret at Droitwich Community Woodlands in trees by River Salwarpe at c1pm (per Steve Bloomfield).

Grimley: juvenile Marbled Duck (presumed escape) still at Camp Lane Pits south of causeway along east shore this morning and still present this evening but can be elusive (many obs ). Also Greenshank briefly this evening (Brian Stretch). Please park sensibly on the grass verge
 here then cross over road and follow public footpath down bank and view from causeway on left.

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                                                                          Marbled Duck at Grimley.  Pictures: Andy Warr

Upton Warren NR: 4 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool this morning (Andy Pitt) and juvenile Ruff still at the Flashes (Dave Jackson).

August 26th

Grimley: juvenile Marbled Duck (presumed escape) at Camp Lane Pits south of causeway along west shore late afternoon and still present this evening (Brian Stretch).

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                                                      Marbled Duck at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

Nafford: WRYNECK at Gwen Finch NR 
on footpath to lock just behind metal gate from main road/pull-in briefly then flew into hedge adjacent to gate (Craig Davies).

Upton Warren NR: 4 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool (JT Belsey). Also 2 Ruff at the Flashes (Andy Pitt).


August 25th

Bevere: juvenile Kittiwake flew north along River Severn at 6.56am (Dan Northside).

Clifton: no sign of juvenile Black-necked Grebe on main pit late afternoon (Andy Warr).

Grimley: juvenile Whinchat still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: juvenile Black-necked Grebe on south lake this afternoon (Andy Warr).


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                                                           Black-necked Grebe at Ripple. Pictures: Andy Warr

Upton Warren NR: 4 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool (Dave Jackson).


August 24th

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit at 11am and 2 Egyptian Geese still (Mike Hails).

Grimley: Greenshank at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Porters Mill: Whinchat near Daniel's Farm this morning (Dave Walker).

Upton Warren NR: 4 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool (Andy Pitt). 


August 23rd

Grimley: juvenile Whinchat still at Camp Lane Pits along causeway (Terry Hinett).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Kittiwake at the Flashes on 3rd flash early morning then flew north and 4 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits at the Moors Pool (Andy Pitt). 


August 22nd

Grimley: juvenile Whinchat still at Camp Lane Pits along causeway on fence mid-afternoon (Bob Williams and Peter Humby).

August 21st

Grimley: juvenile Whinchat still at Camp Lane Pits this morning and adult Yellow-legged Gull (Terry Hinett).

August 20th

Grimley: juvenile Whinchat still at Camp Lane Pits in hedgerow on east side this morning (Brian Stretch).

Upton Warren NR: Turnstone at the Flashes this morning then flew off (Andy Ambrose). Also 2 Black-tailed Godwits at the Moors Pool briefly this morning then flew south and juvenile Mediterranean Gull (Andy Pitt).


August 19th

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday).

Ripple: 2 Black-tailed Godwits at south lake on island this morning (Nick Godwin).

Upton Warren NR: Caspian Gull (4cy) again at the Moors Pool this morning (Andy Warr).


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                                                               Caspian Gull at Upton Warren NR. Pictures: Andy Warr

Westwood Pool: drake Common Scoter this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit Only.


August 18th

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit late afternoon (Andy Warr).

Cooksey Green: Osprey flew south towards Upton Warren at c10am (Jon Lingard).

Grimley: Arctic Tern south through Camp Lane Pits this morning and Black-tailed Godwit then flew off south (Rob Clipson & Patch Hopcroft).


August 17th

Grimley: no sign of juvenile Wood Sandpiper at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Roger Blackmore). Also Whinchat on causeway this morning (Rob Williams). 

Ripple: juvenile Greenshank still on north lake (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: Caspian Gull (4cy) again at the Moors Pool this afternoon (Pete Lewis).


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                                   Caspian Gull (4cy) at Upton Warren. Pictures: Pete Lewis.

August 16th

Bredon's Hardwick: Greenshank (RAP).

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit this evening (Andy Warr).

Grimley: juvenile Wood Sandpiper at Camp Lane Pits along west shore south of causeway this afternoon (Terry Hinett) and still present this evening along east shore.

Malvern Hills: no sign of juvenile  Dotterel  on Worcestershire Beacon.

Nafford: Whinchat at Gwen Finch NR (RAP).

Ripple: Greenshank early morning and 3 Black-tailed Godwits (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: Wood Sandpiper at the Moors Pool briefly this morning but no further sign (Andy Pitt).


August 15th

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit this evening (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: Caspian Gull (4cy) again at the Moors Pool briefly (John Ridley and Des Jennings).


August 14th

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit this evening (Gavin Peplow).

Grimley: juvenile Ruff at Camp Lane Pits this evening (Carl Jones).

Upton Warren NR: Caspian Gull (4cy) at the Moors Pool (John Ridley).


August 13th

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit this morning (Edward Betteridge).

Malvern Hills: juvenile  DOTTEREL  still on Worcestershire Beacon.


August 12th

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe still on main pit this morning (Andy Warr).

Malvern Hills: juvenile  DOTTEREL  on Worcestershire Beacon (Celeste Gunnell-Joyce and Mark Waldbridge).


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                                   Juvenile Dotterel on Worcestershire Beacon. Picture: Calypso Gunnell-Joyce.

Nafford: juvenile Spotted Redshank at John Bennett NR briefly late morning  then flew off high NW (Gavin Peplow).

Ripple: juvenile Greenshank still at north lake early morning (Andy Warr).

Ryall: juvenile Greenshank (Gavin Peplow).


August 11th

Clifton: juvenile Black-necked Grebe on main pit this afternoon (Andy Warr) and still present at south at 5pm (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

Grimley: juvenile Whinchat still at Camp Lane Pits at north end (Ro b Clipson).

Ripple: juvenile Greenshank still at north lake (Andy Warr).


August 10th

Grimley: 2 juvenile Whinchats still at Camp Lane Pits at north end (David Benton).

August 9th

Clifton: Greenshank very briefly then flew off high south (Mick Jones).

Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits along east shore this morning (Mike Bourne).

Ripple: juvenile Greenshank still at north lake (Sarah Loaring).


August 8th

Grimley: juvenile Whinchat still at Camp Lane Pits at north end along causeway this morning (Roger Blackmore).

Upton Warren NR: 3  Yellow-legged Gulls  at the Moors Pool (John Sirrett).


August 7th

Tardebigge Reservoir: no sign of juvenile Black-necked Grebe.

Upton Warren NR: 10 Black-tailed Godwits flew south over the Flashes this evening (Andy Pitt).


August 6th

Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits this morning, plus 7 Black-tailed Godwits along west shore and 2 juvenile Whinchats on east shore and then along causeway near Hippo Pool (Terry Norledge, Terry Hinett, Roger Blackmore and Brian Stretch).

Tardebigge Reservoir: juvenile Black-necked Grebe this morning (Pete & Marjo Lewis) and still present this evening.


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                                                   Juvenile  Black-necked Grebe at Tardebigge Reservoir. Pictures: Pete Lewis

August 5th

Nafford: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at John Bennett NR this morning (Alan Chambers and Paul Rhodes).

Ripple: juvenile Greenshank still on north lake this morning but no sign of any Wood Sandpipers (Sarah Loaring).


August 4th

Grimley: 2 Whinchats still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (many obs).

Ripple: juvenile Greenshank on north lake early afternoon (Sarah Loaring) and still present this evening. Also 3 juvenile Wood Sandpipers on south lake this evening (Andy Warr).


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                                               Juvenile Wood Sandpipers at Ripple. Pictures: Andy Warr

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                                                       Juvenile Greenshank at Ripple. Picture: Andy Warr
August 3rd


Grimley: 2 Whinchats at Camp Lane Pits along causeway between Hippo Pool and main lake this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Nafford: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at John Bennett NR at midday (Tim Hutton).


August 2nd

G rimley: juvenile Whinchat still at C amp Lane Pits near Hippo Pool this morning (Terry Norledge).

Nafford: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at John Bennett NR mid-afternoon (Pete & Marjo Lewis) and still present this evening (Andy Warr and Francis Peplow).
 
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                                                    Wood Sandpiper at John Bennett NR. Pictures: Andy Warr

August 1st

Nafford: Wood Sandpiper at John Bennett NR this morning (Steven Payne and John Coombes).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool (Andy Pitt) and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (Des Jennings).


July 31st

G rimley: juvenile Whinchat still at C amp Lane Pits along fence between Hippo Pool and house this evening (Patch Hopcroft).
 
Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this morning (Terry Norledge).

July 30th

G rimley: drake Garganey still at C amp Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit at the Moors Pool this morning (Andy Pitt) and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls this afternoon (Terry Hinett).

West Hagley: 8 Crossbills flew south this morning (Jared Tibbetts).


July 29th

G rimley: drake Garganey still at C amp Lane Pits early morning and juvenile Whinchat still (Clive Lee and Brian Richardson).

July 28th

Clifton: 56 Whimbrel flew low south over main lake this evening (Andy Warr).

G rimley: 2 Whinchats (adult & juvenile) still at C amp Lane Pits on fence along north causeway late morning (Mike Bourne).

 Upton Warren NR: no sign of Spotted Crake at the Moors Pool from East Hide so far this morning.


July 27th

Upton Warren NR: SPOTTED CRAKE at the Moors Pool viewable from East Hide this morning (Andy Ambrose) and still present this evening but elusive (many  obs).

July 26th

G rimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits late morning and Whinchat still in field on west side of Hippo Pool (Mike Bourne).

July 25th

G rimley: 2 Whinchats (adult & juvenile) still at C amp Lane Pits in field on west side of Hippo Pool this evening.

July 24th

G rimley: adult Whinchat still at C amp Lane Pits along fence between Hippo Pool and house this morning (Terry Norledge) and 2 Whinchats present late evening.

July 23rd

Grimley: adult Whinchat at C amp Lane Pits along fence between Hippo Pool and house this morning and still present early afternoon (Brian Stretch) and still present at 5.30pm but elusive (Peter Johnson).

July 22nd
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July 21st


Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool early evening (Brian Stretch).
  
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                                                                      Drake Garganey at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch
July 20th

U pton Warren NR: 12 Black-tailed Godwits at the Moors Pool this evening then flew off (Gert Corfield).


July 19th
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July 18th


Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Holt: Yellow-legged Gull (3cy) again at Sling Pool (Mike Bourne).

Nafford: Greenshank still 11.10am - 12.45pm (Andy & Sue Gibbons).

July 17th

Nafford: Greenshank still at John Bennett NR at midday but no sign of Ruff (Edward Betteridge).

July 16th

Nafford: male Ruff at John Bennett NR and Greenshank (RAP).

July 15th

Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits this evening but no sign of Greenshank (Roger Blackmore).

July 14th

Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft). Also Greenshank this afternoon (Ed Lea).

Nafford: Greenshank at John Bennett NR (Tim Hutton).

July 13th

Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Holt: Yellow-legged Gull (3cy) again at Sling Pool this morning (Mike Bourne).

July 12th

Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits (Terry Hinett).

Holt: Yellow-legged Gull (3cy) again at Sling Pool (Terry Hinett).

Upton Warren NR: Yellow-legged Gull (2cy) again at the Moors Pool (Andy Pitt).

July 11th

Upton Warren NR: Yellow-legged Gull (2cy) at the Moors Pool (Chris Thomson).

July 10th
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July 9th


Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits early afternoon (Brian Stretch).


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                                                       Drake Garganey at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

Upton Warren NR: male Ruff at the Flashes this afternoon (Carl Jones).


July 8th

Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Laurie Ison).

Worcester: Yellow-legged Gull (3cy) on River Severn off South Quay this afternoon (Brian Stretch) - same individual present at Holt in recent weeks.

July 7th
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July 6th

Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

July 5th

Grimley: male Ruff at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this morning (Roger Blackmore) but no further sign this evening. Also drake Garganey still this evening (Patch Hopcroft).

July 4th

Upton Warren NR: Osprey flew over Moors Pool early afternoon.


July 3rd

Holt: Yellow-legged Gull (3cy) again at Sling Pool (Terry Hinett).

Upton Warren NR: male Ruff still at the Flashes this morning (Andy Ambrose).

July 2nd

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

Upton Warren NR: male Ruff at the Flashes (Andy Ambrose).


July 1st

Upton Warren NR: 8 Black-tailed Godwits at the Flashes this morning (Peter Johnson).

June 30th

Upton Warren NR: Greenshank at the Flashes early morning (Clive Lee).


June 29th
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June 28th


Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

June 27th
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June 24th
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June 23rd


Holt: Yellow-legged Gull (3cy) again at Sling Pool this morning (Patch Hoproft).

June 22nd

Holt: Yellow-legged Gull (3cy) again at Sling Pool (Terry Hinett).

June 21st

Upton Warren NR: Arctic Tern at sailing pool late morning (Chas Owen and John Morton).

June 20th
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June 19th
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June 18th


Clifton: no sign of any Red-necked Phalaropes this afternoon (Mike Inskip).

Grimley: 3 Arctic Terns (2s and 2 adults) at Camp Lane Pits 12.30-12.33pm then lost to view and no further sign and drake Garganey still along west shore (Brian Stretch).

Holt: Yellow-legged Gull (3cy) at Sling Pool briefly this morning (Brian Stretch).

June 17th

Clifton: 2 Red-necked Phalaropes (male & female) on main pit this morning and still present late afternoon (Adam Holliday). Also Arctic Tern (1s) (Adam Holliday and Andy Warr).

June 16th

Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: Little Gull (2s) still at the Flashes (Craig Reed).

June 15th

Upton Warren NR: Little Gull (2s) again at the Flashes (Mike Metcalf).

June 14th
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June 13th


Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: Little Gull (2s) again at the Flashes at 4.45pm (John Sirrett).

June 12th

Upton Warren NR: Grasshopper Warbler still singing in NE corner of North Moors (Roger Blackmore).

June 11th

Clent: Osprey flew north this morning (Chris Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: Grasshopper Warbler still singing in NE corner of North Moors this morning (Alan Giles). Also Little Gull (2s) again at the Flashes briefly mid-morning (Brian Stretch).


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                                      Grasshopper Warbler at Upton Warren NR. Picture: Brian Stretch

West Hagley: Marsh Harrier flew over west towards Brake Mill Pool at 7.40pm (P Jones).


June 10th

Grimley: drake Garganey still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Paul Rhodes).

Upton Warren NR: Grasshopper Warbler still singing in NE corner of North Moors this morning. Also Little Gull (2s) again at the Flashes at 2.15pm (Chris Thomson).

June 9th

Grimley: drake Garganey again at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: Grasshopper Warbler still singing in NE corner of North Moors this morning and Little Gull over Moors Pool with Black-headed Gull then flew south (John Bescoby).

June 8th

Holt: drake Garganey again on Sling Pool this morning and Arctic Tern then flew south and no further sign (Mike Bourne).

June 7th

Upton Warren NR: Grasshopper Warbler still singing at North Moors this morning and Little Gull (2s) still at the Flashes.

June 6th

Grimley: drake Garganey again at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this morning (A Phillips).

Hewell Grange: Little Gull (2s) over lake this morning then flew south (Alan Giles) - Permit only.

Upton Warren NR: Grasshopper Warbler singing at the Moors Pool early afternoon and Little Gull (2s) again at the Flashes this evening (Des Jennings).

June 5th

Holt: drake Garganey still on Sling Pool mid-afternoon (Terry Norledge) and still present at 5.30pm (Peter Johnson).

Upton Warren NR: Little Gull (2s) again at the Flashes this morning (JT Belsey) but no further sign by late afternoon.

June 4th

Grimley: Turnstone still at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this morning (Brian Stretch) and still present this evening (Laurie Ison).


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                                                                           Turnstone at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

Holt: drake Garganey again on Sling Pool this morning (Brian Stretch) and still present early afternoon (Ian Machin) and still present this evening (Laurie Ison).

June 3rd

Grimley: drake Garganey again at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this morning and Turnstone (Clive Lee and Brian Richardson). Turnstone still present this evening (Roger Blackmore).


Upton Warren NR: Osprey at the Moors Pool briefly early afternoon then drifted off west (Chris Thomson). Also Little Gull (2s) at the Flashes at 1.40pm (Peter C Johnson) and then at the Moors Pool mid-afternoon (Chris Thomson).

June 2nd
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June 1st


Grimley: drake Garganey at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this morning but no further sign by 9am (Brian Stretch).


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                                                                        Drake Garganey at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

Holt: drake Garganey at Sling Pool at 8.30am (Brian Stretch) and 2 drake Garganey at 8.55am (Mike Wheeler) and 1 drake Garganey still late afternoon on flash to north of Sling Pool (Rob Clipson).

May 31st

Holt: no sign of Wood Sandpiperat Sling Pool.

Stone: COMMON CRANE flew SW over observer's house at 8.52pm (Vern Wright).

May 30th

Grimley: 2 Avocets at Camp Lane Pits along east shore early morning then flew off high SE and Egyptian Goose along west shore (Brian Stretch).

Holt: Wood Sandpiper at Sling Pool late afternoon (Mike Bourne) and then on flash to north at 7.05pm (Rob Clipson) but no further sign late evening. (Note: also Green Sandpiper present).

Upton Warren NR: no sign of Grey Plover at the Flashes this morning (Des Jennings).

May 29th

Grimley: drake Garganey at Camp Lane Pits along west shore at 8pm and then along east shore at 9.15pm (Jim Wright).

Holt: 2 Egyptian Geese in field by Sling Pool this afternoon (Terry Norledge).

Upton Warren NR: Grey Plover still at the Flashes this morning (JT Belsey).

May 28th

Coney Meadow: Grasshopper Warbler singing again this evening (Dave Walker).


Holt: no sign of any Little Stints on Sling Pool this morning (Roger Blackmore).

Upton Warren NR: Grey Plover still at the Flashes this morning (Dave Jackson).

May 27th


Grimley: 2 Sanderling at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool at 6am and still present at 10am (Jim Wright) but no further sign early afternoon.

Holt: 2 Little Stints on Sling Pool this afternoon (Gavin and Francis Peplow).


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                                                              Little Stints at Holt. Picture: Brian Stretch

Ripple: male Ruff at south lake early afternoon (Andy Warr). Also Whimbrel this afternoon (Gavin Armitt).

Upton Warren NR: Grey Plover at the Moors Pool at 7.20am (Stuart Croft) and then at the Flashes (Gert Corfield). 2 Grey Plovers at the Flashes this afternoon (Stuart Croft) and still present this evening.


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                                          Grey Plover at Upton Warren. Picture: Andy Payne

May 26th

Clifton: 4 Common Scoter (2 drakes) on main pit early afternoon (Adam Holliday) and still present this evening. Also Greenshank on north-east pit briefly this afternoon (Steve Whitehouse).

Throckmorton: Arctic Tern at outer lagoon briefly early afternoon (Gavin Peplow).

Upton Warren NR: Turnstone at the Flashes briefly this morning (Mike Wakeman) - different to yesterday's bird. Also 4 Black Terns at the Moors Pool early afternoon (JT Belsey) and still present late afternoon.


May 25th

Upton Warren NR: Turnstone at the Flashes this morning and still present this evening (JT Belsey). Also 2 Arctic Terns through the Moors Pool (Alan Hambury).

May 24th

Clifton Pits: 2 drake Garganey this morning (Francis Peplow) and still present along west bank of main pit this evening (Steve Whitehouse). Also 3 Black Terns this evening (Mick Jones and Steve Edgington).

Ripple Pits: Black Tern on south lake island early evening (Andy Warr).


May 23rd
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May 22nd


Upton Warren NR: Little Gull (1s) at the Moors Pool briefly this evening (Tim Owens). No sign of Black Ternat the Moors Pool this morning and no sign of Ruff at the Flashes.

May 21st

Upton Warren NR: Black Tern at the Moors Pool mid-afternoon (Keith Moore & Andy Ambrose per JTB) and Ruff at the Flashes this morning (Phil Andrews).

May 20th

Broadway: Grasshopper Warbler singing intermittently late evening in very short bursts in north-east corner of very large wheat fields between sewage works and holiday home park - also heard briefly this morning (Tim Hutton).

Coney Meadow: Grasshopper Warbler singing late evening (Dave Walker).

May 19th
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May 18th
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May 17th
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May 16th
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May 15th
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May 14th
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May 13th


Salwarpe Valley: Great White Egret flew over Tapenhall Pools early morning (Dave Walker).

May 12th


Bredon Hill: female DOTTEREL above Conderton in field nearest summit ridge late afternoon but no further sign (Gavin Peplow).

Grimley: Arctic Tern NW through Camp Lane Pits at 7.15am (Ian Machin).

May 11th


Grimley: 2 Egyptian Geese at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Mike Bourne) and still present this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: Wood Sandpiper circled south lake for 5 minutes calling this evening then flew north (Andy Warr).

May 10th


Upton Warren NR: 2 Arctic Terns north through the Moors Pool.

May 9th


Clifton: 2 Egyptian Geese on main pit early afternoon (Mick Jones).

May 8th


Upton Warren NR: 5 Sandwich Terns at the Flashes this afternoon (JT Belsey).

May 7th


Grimley: Whimbrel at Camp Lane Pits this morning then flew off (Dave Benton).

Ripple: no sign of drakeGarganey this morning (Andy Warr).

Whitley Court: Honey Buzzard drifted west with 2 Common Buzzards late morning (Sean Cole).

May 6th

Ripple: drake Garganey on south lake (Andy Warr).

May 5th
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May 4th


Coney Meadow: Grasshopper Warbler still (Dave Walker).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes.

May 3rd

Bredon Hill: 2 female Ring Ouzels on NE side of hill (Tim Hutton).

Coney Meadow: Grasshopper Warbler still.

Grimley: Spotted Redshank on Hippo Pool briefly at 7.15pm (Jim Wright).

Lenchwick: 2 Grasshopper Warblers (RAP).

Pershore: Whinchat at Avon Meadows NR (Paul Rhodes).

Stanklyn: Whinchat (Jason Kernohan).

May 2nd

Abberton: Whimbrel flew north calling at 11.42pm (Francis Peplow).

Ripple: 2 COMMON CRANES circled high over south end of south lake mid-morning then drifted off SE and 2 Whimbrel (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: 5+ Arctic Terns through the reserve (many obs).

Worcester: female Red-breasted Merganser on River Severn 200 yards upstream of central rod bridge near old pump house but no further sign (Adam Holliday).

May 1st

Bredon Hill: 6 Ring Ouzels this morning (Pete & Marjo Lewis).

April 30th
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April 29th


Bredon Hill: 5 Ring Ouzels (4 males) on northern escarpment below summit tower this morning (Alan Chambers).

Coney Meadow: female Marsh Harrier again briefly.

Grimley: Egyptian Goose at Camp Lane Pits then flew off east (Jim Wright).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes this morning and 2 Arctic Terns through (Dave Jackson).

April 28th

Coney Meadow: female Marsh Harrier again briefly this evening (Dave Walker).

Grimley: Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits 10.30am - 1.30pm and Whimbrel briefly at 11.20am (Martin Flack).

Salwarpe Valley: female Marsh Harrier flew over Tapenhall (Dave Walker).

Walton Hill: 2 female Ring Ouzels in paddocks below Walton Hill Farm (P Winters).

Westwood Pool: female Marsh Harrier again and Arctic Tern briefly (Wayne Dutton) - private permit only.

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes (Tim Owens).

April 27th

Coney Meadow: 2 Grasshopper Warblers this morning (Dave Walker).

Grimley: Spotted Redshank at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this morning then flew off and Whimbrel then flew off (Mike Bourne). Also Wood Sandpiper on Hippo Pool this afternoon (Ian Machin & Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: 32 Black-tailed Godwits still, plus 6 Whimbrel still and Arctic Tern (RAP).

April 26th

Ripple: 34 Black-tailed Godwits still this afternoon and 8 Whimbrel (Francis Peplow).

Upton Warren NR: 3 Whimbrel at the Moors Pool and Arctic Tern through (Clive Lee). Also Whimbrel at the Flashes (Phil Wood). 

Westwood Pool: female Marsh Harrier until 7pm when flew towards Coney Meadow (Wayne Dutton) - private permit only.

April 25th

Bredon Hill: 4 Ring Ouzels on northern escarpment below summit tower this morning (RAP).

Tanwood: Black Redstart at Tanwood Farm Barns (Terry Hinett).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Arctic Terns at the sailing pool briefly at 4.15pm (Andy Pitt).

April 24th

Coney Meadow: female Marsh Harrier again circled this morning (Dave Walker).

Ripple: 49 Black-tailed Godwits on island and 7 Whimbrel along east shore (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: Whimbrel at the Moors Pool early afternoon then flew towards the Flashes.

April 23rd

Wassell Grove: Woodlark flew west over pools at 8.06am (Craig Round).

April 22nd


Bittell Reservoirs: Whinchat in north fields this afternoon (Chris Thomson).

Bredon Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels still late afternoon (Edward Betteridge).

Coney Meadow: female Marsh Harrier circled this evening then flew south (Dave Walker).

Nafford: Ring Ouzel at Gwen Finch NR in tree at 11am (Adrian Avery).

Ripple: 2 Whimbrel still in flooded stubble field south of south lake this morning and Greenshank at south lake on island (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS still this morning commuting between the Flashes and the Moors Pool and 2 Whimbrel at the Flashes.

Westwood Pool: 2 Hobbies late morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

April 21st


Bredon Hill: 3 Ring Ouzels along northern escarpment this morning (P Hands and JJ Cassidy).

Coney Meadow: Grasshopper Warbler singing at east end early morning (Dave Walker).

Ripple: 2 Whimbrel at south lake this morning and 1 Whimbrel still present this afternoon feeding in flooded stubble field south of south lake (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS again in flight over Broadmeadow Pool towards the Flashes this morning (Mike Wakeman) and again at the Moors Pool left of Lapwing Hide mid-afternoon (Martin Flack) and then roosted at the Flashes at 8.30pm (Andy Pitt). Also Wood Warbler at North Moors this morning (Paul Croft).

Walton Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels still in paddock on west side of Walton Hill Farm this morning (P Jones and P Winters).

April 20th


Bredon Hill: no sign of any Ring Ouzels along northern escarpment.

Castlemorton Common: 2+ Grasshopper Warblers singing just after dawn (David Hartwell).

Coney Meadow: no sign of Grasshopper Warbler near viewing screen early morning (Dave Walker).

Pershore: Egyptian Goose at Avon Meadows NR this morning then flew off at 9.05am (Paul Rhodes).

Salwarpe Valley: Grasshopper Warbler singing at Tapenhall early morning (Dave Walker).

Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS again at the Flashes at dawn and still present this evening and Sandwich Tern at the Flashes this evening (Dave Jeynes and Dave Jackson).

Walton Hill: 3 Ring Ouzels still in paddock on west side of Walton Hill Farm (Warren Gill).

April 19th


Bredon Hill: 8+ Ring Ouzels still along northern escarpment (Neil Duggan and Chris Lane). Also Short-eared Owl east of summit tower early evening (Sally & Pete Allen).

Coney Meadow: Grasshopper Warbler still singing near viewing screen early morning (Dave Walker).

Redditch: Osprey flew over Oakenshaw at 3.20pm.

Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS circled the Moors Pool early morning then flew towards the Flashes (Tim Owens) and again at the Moors Pool at 8.10am when circled high and flew north-east and lost to view (Chris Thomson) and again at the Moors Pool early afternoon.

Walton Hill: 3 Ring Ouzels favouring sloping section of paddock on west side of Walton Hill Farm this morning (P Jones).

Wood Norton: Grasshopper Warbler still singing at river meadows this morning (Francis Peplow).

April 18th


Coney Meadow: Grasshopper Warbler singing along canal around halfway between the two entrance gates early morning and singing near viewing screen this evening (Dave Walker).

Ripple: 2 Greenshanks briefly this morning then flew south and 2 Ruff still (Gavin Peplow).

Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS still at the Flashes showing on and off early afternoon and again roosted at the Flashes this evening (Des Jennings). Also  Sandwich Tern at the Flashes early afternoon then flew off late afternoon and Whimbrel early afternoon and still present this evening. Also adult Little Gull at the Moors Pool briefly this morning (Des Jennings).

Wood Norton: Grasshopper Warbler singing at river meadows this morning (RAP).

April 17th


Evesham: Ring-necked Parakeet at Overbrook flew over open grassy area (Sue Ablett).

Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS still at the Flashes showing on and off this morning but often mobile and elusive (many obs) and again roosted at the Flashes this evening (JT Belsey).

April 16th


Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS still at the Flashes showing on and off this morning and still present this afternoon but often mobile and elusive (many obs). Also adult Little Gull still at the Flashes early morning (Dave Jackson) and then at the Moors Pool (Andy Pitt).

April 15th

Bredon Hill: 15 Ring Ouzels along northern escarpment and Short-eared Owl still (Francis Peplow). 

Clent: 3 Ring Ouzels (1 male) in paddock halfway up Hagley Wood Lane this afternoon (Terry Hinett).

Grimley: Ruff at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool late morning (Rob Clipson) then flew north at 2.15pm (Ed Lea).

Ripple: 2 Ruff still on flooded field south of south lake this morning (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS still at the Flashes showing on and off this morning (manys obs). Also Hawfinch flew north calling over sailing lake this morning (Dave Jackson), Little Gull (2s) at sailing lake until 5.15pm (Andy Pitt) and adult Little Gull at the Flashes in roost this evening (Tim Owens).

Wassell Grove: male Ring Ouzel by pools this morning (Craig Round). 

Westwood Pool: adult Little Gull this afternoon (Steve Whitehouse) - Private permit only.


April 14th
 
Bredon Hill: 12 Ring Ouzels (9 males) at bottom of northern escarpment east of public footpath at 5pm and Short-eared Owl hunting in field east of summit tower at 4.50pm (Edward Betteridge).

Burlish Top: probable White Stork flew over at 10.15am and then flew NE over Kidderminster (Ian Machin).

Ripple: Black-tailed Godwit on south lake this morning and 2 Ruff, plus Mediterranean Gull (1s) through (Andy Warr).

Salwarpe Valley: female Pied Flycatcher along Droitwich Canal at Tapenhall this morning (Dave Walker).

Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS still at the Flashes this morning and still present this evening (manys obs).

April 13th

Bredon Hill: 8+ Ring Ouzels still on northern escarpment by path from Great Comberton this afternoon (Alan Chambers). Also Short-eared Owl SE of summit tower hunting over field of rough grass late afternoon (Sally Allen and Alan Chambers).

Clifton: Black-tailed Godwit on north-east pit then flew off (Steve Whitehouse).

Kidderminster: Osprey flew south over town centre at 2.10pm (Sean Cole).

Upper Bittell: Osprey in north fields this morning.


Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS still early morning roosting in trees along path near Hen Pool (Dave Jackson) and showing well at the Flashes on and off this afternoon and still present at the Flashes this evening (many obs). Also Grasshopper Warbler still singing by steps to boardwalk early morning and Osprey over sailing lake this afternoon (Dave Jackson).

Wilden Marsh: Osprey flew south at 9am (Ian Machin).

April 12th


Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS still in the Flashes area this morning but mobile (Andy Ambrose) and still present late morning in tree along path just before Cuckoo Hide (Gary Palmer) and again roosted at the Flashes on 2nd flash this evening (Tim Owens). Also 2 Grasshopper Warblers singing: 1 by sailing lake between bus and gate early morning and 1 at the Moors Pool along causeway briefly early afternoon (Andy Pitt).

April 11th


Croome Park: 5 Hawfinches still in SE corner of walled garden (Phil and Margaret Evans).

Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS again near the Flashes in north field viewable from Avocet Hide at c8am (Craig Reed) and still showing on and off throughout the day and again at the Flashes this evening (Des Jennings). Also adult Kittiwake at the Moors Pool briefly mid-afternoon then flew off south (Des Jennings) and 2 adult Kittiwakes flew north over sailing pool late afternoon (Craig Reed).

April 10th


Bredon Hill: 12 Ring Ouzels still on northern escarpment this afternoon (Mike Inskip). 

Lickey Hills: Osprey flew over this afternoon and male Crossbill (Elliot Monteith and Adam Canning). 

Upton Warren NR: GLOSSY IBIS flew from trees at Hen Pool early morning (Clive Lee) and then flew over the Moors Pool (Andy Pitt) and then commuting between the Flashes area, the Archery Field and Moors Pool late morning and this afternoon (JT Belsey and Andy Pitt) and again at the Flashes this evening (Mike Wakeman).

April 9th


Bredon Hill: 9+ Ring Ouzels along bottom of northern escarpment late morning and Firecrest in scrubby copse near top of track up from Westmancote (Roger Scase).

Upton Warren NR: no sign of drake Common Scoter on sailing pool this morning (Andy Pitt).

April 8th


Bredon Hill: 8 Ring Ouzels still on northern escarpment this evening (Francis Peplow). Also Short-eared Owl at top of northern escarpment late afternoon (Sally Allen).

Holt: adult Kittiwake flew north this morning (Jim Wright).

Upton Warren NR: 2 adult Kittiwakes at the Flashes early morning but mobile and flew off at 9.30am (Dave Jackson). Also drake Common Scoter on sailing pool late morning (Elliot Montieth) and still present this evening (Andy Pitt).

Walton Hill: 6 Hawfinches flew over west at 7.30am (P Jones). Also Osprey flew low NW at 12.20pm (Rob Hemming).

Westwood Pool: adult Kittiwake 12-12.40pm then flew off (Terry Hinett) - private permit only.

April 7th


Bredon Hill: 3 Ring Ouzels still on northern escarpment this morning (Neil Duggan) and 7+ Ring Ouzels on northern escarpment this afternoon (Andy Warr).

Clifton-on-Teme: Osprey flew NE at 5.15pm (Joe Sparey).

Coney Meadow: male Merlin flew NW this evening (Dave Walker). 

Upton Warren NR: 2 Sandwich Terns at the Moors Pool briefly early morning (Dave Jackson) then flew south over sailing lake (JT Belsey) but no further sign.

Walton Hill: 3 Ring Ouzels below summit this morning (P Jones) and still present this afternoon showing well from track south of Walton Hill Farm (Greg Evans).

Worcester: Hawfinch flew east over River Severn from Chapter Meadows NR late afternoon (Lloyd Evans).

April 6th


Bredon Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels still on northern escarpment and Short-eared Owl (Josh Toogood).

Cookley: WHITE STORK circled over at c12.40pm (Dave Collins).

April 5th


Bredon Hill: 12+ Ring Ouzels on northern escarpment this morning (Edward Betteridge and RAP).

Clifton: male Merlin through this evening (Gavin Peplow).

Croome Park: 4 Hawfinches still in SE corner of walled garden (Brian Trott).

Pershore: Hawfinch at Avon Meadows NR late afternoon but elusive (Paul Rhodes).

Tardebigge: Hawfinch still at St.Bartholomew's Church this afternoon (Dave Jeynes).

April 4th
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April 3rd


Bredon Hill: 4 Ring Ouzels (2 males) on northern escarpment in bushes on north-east corner this morning (Tim Hutton).

Tardebigge: 2 Hawfinches still at St.Bartholomew's Church this morning (Gert Corfield).

Walton Hill: male Ring Ouzel by Walton Hill Farm early morning (P Jones).

April 2nd


Shenstone: female Merlin at Heath Lane flew low NW over fields early afternoon (Jason Kernohan).

Upton Warren NR: adult female Marsh Harrier flew through the Flashes and the Moors Pool this morning (Gert Corfield).

April 1st


Clifton: Egyptian Goose still on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday).

Upton Warren NR: Kittiwake (1w) at the Flashes this morning (Dave Jackson).

Walton Hill: Hawfinch flew over west at 9.40am (P Jones).

March 31st


Evesham: Osprey flew west over Blackberry Way at 4.53pm (Edward Betteridge).

March 30th

Clifton: Egyptian Goose still on main pit (Adam Holliday).

March 29th


Hewell Grange: Osprey over lake this morning then flew north (Alan Giles) - permit only.

Stone: Osprey flew north this morning (Vern Wright).

March 28th


Bewdley: 23+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens SO.787.751 (Brett Westwood).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake (Phelpstead).

March 27th


Bewdley: 6 Hawfinches in garden tree tops behind Lower Park (Tim Joinson).

Clifton: Egyptian Goose on main pit at midday (Mike Jones).

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

Upton Warren NR: Osprey flew NW over Moors Pool at 4pm (JT Belsey).

March 26th


Croome Park: 4 Hawfinches still in SE corner of walled garden (Brian Trott).

Grimley: Egyptian Goose at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits early afternoon and female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Brian Stretch).

March 25th


Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake this morning (Mike Inskip) and Avocet briefly this afternoon (Andy Warr).

Tardebigge: 2 Hawfinches in Yew trees by pond along High House Lane opposite community hall this morning (Gert Corfield).

March 24th


Bewdley: Hawfinch at Lower Park in garden - present last three mornings (Rachel Langford).

Ripple: Great White Egret still this morning and 2 Pintail (Gert Corfield).

March 23rd

Bredon's Hardwick: Great White Egret flew across River Avon towards main pit this evening (Sarah Loaring).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake this evening and presumed female Garganey on south lake at 6.30pm but viewed in very poor light (Gavin Peplow).

March 22nd


Redditch: adult Kittiwake at Arrow Valley Lake late morning and showing well (Richard Harbird).

Ripple: Great White Egret on north lake this afternoon (Francis Peplow).

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

March 21st
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March 20th


Callow End: Hawfinch in garden along Upper Ferry Lane this morning (Richard Lancey). 

Grimley: 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits (Mike Bourne).

Tardebigge: Hawfinch still at St.Bartholomew's Church this morning (Alan Giles).

March 19th


Croome Park: 3+ Hawfinches still in SE corner of walled garden but very mobile (Brian Trott).

Ripple: drake Goldeneye still on south lake this morning (Tim Hutton).

March 18th


Bredon's Hardwick: 3 Pintail this morning (Andy Warr). 

Grimley: 2 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (David Griffin).

Ripple: 2 Goldeneye on lakes this morning (Andy Warr). 

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes this morning (Dave Jackson).

March 17th


Grimley: 3 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Gert Corfield).

Nafford: 2 Black-tailed Godwits at John Bennett NR mid-afternoon (Gavin Peplow).

Ripple: drake Goldeneye still on lakes this morning (Andy Warr). 

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes this morning (JT Belsey).

March 16th


Bewdley: 5+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens SO.787.751 (Craig Reed).

Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still (Ian Machin) - Private permit only.

March 15th

Pershore: adult Iceland Gull flew south over Avon Meadows NR this morning (Tim Hutton).

Wood Norton: adult Mediterranean Gull on flood water along River Avon with large flock of Black-headed Gulls early afternoon (RAP).

March 14th


Tardebigge: 2 Hawfinches still at St.Bartholomew's Church this morning (Gert Corfield).

Wassell Grove: 1+ Hawfinch: 1 flew west at 7.42am; 1 flew east at 8.15am (Craig Round).


Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still this morning and Egyptian Goose (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

March 13th

Upton Warren NR: adult Kittiwake at the Moors Pool mid-morning (Chris Thomson).

Wassell Grove: Hawfinch flew east at 8.22am (Craig Round).


Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

March 12th

Bredon's Hardwick: Black-tailed Godwit on main pit (Gavin Peplow).

Clifton: Rock Pipit along north-east shore of main pit this afternoon (Gavin Peplow).

Grimley: 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Mike Bourne).

Tenbury Wells: 30+ Brambling at St. Michaels - present daily since very cold weather last week (C&D Williams).

Of interest: first notable arrival of Sand Martins today: 6 at Clifton; 8 at Grimley and 8 at Upton Warren.

March 11th


Bluntington: female Merlin in stubble field this morning (Terry Hinett).

Clifton: 10 Pintail (4 drakes) on main pit (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Laurie Ison).


Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

March 10th

Grimley: 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: 3 drake Goldeneye on lakes this morning and 4 Pintail (Andy Warr).

Tardebigge: 3 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church this afternoon (Alan Giles).


Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

March 9th

Redditch: no sign of Slavonian Grebe at Arrow Valley Lake this morning.

Tardebigge: 3 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church this morning (Alan Giles).

Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Terry Hinett) - Private permit only.

March 8th


Grimley: 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits (Mike Bourne).

Redditch: Slavonian Grebe at Arrow Valley Lake this morning (Mark Islip) and still present this evening.

Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

March 7th
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March 6th
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March 5th

Grimley: Great White Egret flew north-east over village at 9.40am and appeared to drop towards River Severn/Brick Pits Wood area but no further sign by late morning, plus 3 Pintail (1 drake) at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits and 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits (Brian Stretch).


March 4th

Bayton: 35-40 Pink-footed Geese flew south-west over Shakenhurst Estate at 5.30pm (Kevin McGee).

Bewdley: 2 Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens at 2.30pm SO.787.751 (Jon Lingard).

Bredon's Hardwick: possible Caspian Gull (3w) then flew south and Yellow-legged Gull (1w) (Andy Warr).

Clifton: 2 Egyptian Geese again on main pit (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: 5 Goldeneye (1 drake) at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft and Mike Bourne).

Redditch: 2 Hawfinches in Mickleton Close/Oakenshaw Spinney area this morning (Dave Jackson).

Stoulton: female Merlin along Wadborough Road (Paul Rhodes).


March 3rd

Bewdley: 14 Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens at 2pm SO.787.751 (Dave Collins).

Clifton: adult Little Gull on main pit this afternoon (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Gary Palmer).

Lower Moor: male Merlin at river meadows mid-afternoon (RAP).

Ripple: 2 drake Goldeneye on pits (Andy Warr).

Westwood: adult Little Gull late afternoon and 2 adult Kittiwakes (Wayne Dutton) - private permit only.

March 2nd

Bayton: female Hawfinch at Shakenhurst Hall Estate in observer's garden briefly at 2.15pm (Kevin McGee).

March 1st

Bewdley: 20 Hawfinches at Jubilee Gardens at 2.40pm SO.787.751 (Tom Griffin).

Grimley: 6 Goldeneye (2 drakes) at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Chris Gray).

Kidderminster: juvenile Glaucous Gull at sewage works this morning (Shaun Micklewright).

Ripple: drake Goldeneye still on pits and Ruff (Francis Peplow).

February 28th

Clifton: 2 Egyptian Geese still near north pit (Adam Holliday).

Cookley: juvenile Glaucous Gull just SE of Cookley in field along Axborough Lane this afternoon SO.855.796 (Terry Hinett).

Shenstone: 70+ Golden Plover in winter ceral field at Podmoor at cSO.861.723 this afternoon and best viewed from public footpath SSW from road junction on Witch Lane at SO.864.726 (Pete & Marjo Lewis and Jason Kernohan).

Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still this morning. Also Caspian Gull (3w) this evening and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls (Wayne Dutton) - private permit only.

February 27th

Grimley: 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Roger Blackmore).

Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - private permit only.

Worcester: Hawfinch at Warndon Villages at St.Nicholas Church at 1pm 
SO.888.569 (Andy Warr).

February 26th

Croome Park: 2 Hawfinches still in SE corner of walled garden mid-morning (Alan Chambers).

Grimley: 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch).

Hallow: Siberian Chiffchaff still at sewage treatment works (Wayne Dutton and Brian Stretch).

Tardebigge: up to 6 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church (Alan Giles & Wayne Dutton).

Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - private permit only.

February 25th

Croome Park: 2+ Hawfinches still in SE corner of walled garden (Brian Trott).
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male Hawfinch at Croome Park. Picture: Brian Trott

Ripple: 2 drake Goldeneye on pits (Andy Warr).

Upton-upon-Severn: Siberian Chiffchaff still at sewage treatment works along public footpath on west side this afternoon and showing well (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: no sign of any Whooper Swans at the Moors Pool this morning (Dave Jackson).

Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - private permit only.


February 24th

Bewdley: 4+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens this morning SO.787.751 (Ian Moore).

Clifton: 2 Egyptian Geese still on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft).

Hallow: Siberian Chiffchaff still at sewage treatment works this morning (Andy Warr).

Tardebigge: 3 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church this afternoon (Alan Giles).

Upton Warren NR: 6 Whooper Swans at the Moors Pool this afternoon (Phil Wood).

Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - private permit only.

February 23rd

Bredon Hill: 50+ Golden Plover this afternoon (Ed Lea).

Clifton: 2 Egyptian Geese still on north pit at 4.30pm (Mike Hails).

Grimley: 4 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Lower Moor: 55 Golden Plover flew over Salters Lane towards River Avon at 1.30pm (Paul Rhodes).

Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - private permit only.

February 22nd


Croome Park: 3+ Hawfinches still in SE corner of walled garden (Brian Trott).

Tardebigge: 5 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church this morning (Alan Giles).

Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe this morning (Wayne Dutton) - private permit only.

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.


February 21st

Clifton: 2 Egyptian Geese still this afternoon on north pit then flew west and landed on field (Adam Holliday).

February 20th

Grimley: 3 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits (Mike Bourne).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

February 19th

Clifton: 2 Egyptian Geese flew on to main pit at 11.30am (Peter Butler).

Grimley: 2 Goldeneye (1 drake) at Camp Lane Pits early afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool (Phil Wood).

February 18th

Bewdley: 9+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens SO.787.751 (Craig Reed).

Tardebigge: 6 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church (Gert Corfield).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool (Dave Jackson).

February 17th

Grimley: 3 Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Gert Corfield).

Hallow: Siberian Chiffchaff still at sewage treatment works (Andy Warr).

Nafford: Hawfinch in poplars just east of Nafford House then flew off west (Gavin Peplow).

Ripple: no sign of juvenile Great Northern Diver on north pit (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

February 16th

Grimley: 3 Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit SO.865.373 (Sarah Loaring). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

February 15th

Hallow: Siberian Chiffchaff still at sewage treatment works (Gavin Peplow).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

February 14th

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool (Andy Pitt and Des Jennings).

February 13th

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool (JT Belsey).

February 12th

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool (Andy Pitt).

February 11th

Hallow: Siberian Chiffchaff at sewage treatment works with 7+ Common Chiffchaffs (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool (Dave Jackson).

February 10th

Croome Park: 3+ Hawfinches still in yews and surrounding trees viewable from public footpath by Archway concrete section - please stay on path (Paul Rhodes).

Redditch: Hawfinch flew over observer's garden early morning (Dave Jackson).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit SO.865.373 (Paul Rhodes). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool (Paul Rhodes).

February 9th

Grimley: 4 Goldeneye at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Shenstone: 25+ Brambling still in stubble field (Terry Hinett).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool.

February 8th

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

February 7th

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

February 6th

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

February 5th

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

February 4th

Lower Strensham: Siberian Chiffchaff at sewage treatment works (Andy Warr).

Upton-upon-Severn: Siberian Chiffchaff still at sewage treatment works along public footpath on west side (Andy Warr).

February 3rd

Bayton: Hawfinch at Shakenhurst Hall Estate in observer's garden briefly at 11.15am (Kevin McGee).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

February 2nd

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

February 1st

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

January 31st

Grimley: female Merlin at old workings (Terry Hinett). 

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

January 30th

Martley: female Hawfinch still near church (Kevin McGee).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

January 29th

Tardebigge: 5 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church (Angie Byres).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

January 28th

Bewdley: 5 Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens SO.787.751 (Jon Lingard).

Croome Park: female Hawfinch in trees by walled garden (Brian Trott).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this morning, plus male Merlin, 3 Egyptian Geese and female Goldeneye SO.865.373 (Andy Warr). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Shenstone: 25+ Brambling still in stubble field between Stanklyn Lane and Heath Lane (Peter Johnson). 

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool and then at the Flashes (Dave Jackson).


January 27th

Upton Warren NR: no sign of adult Kittiwake at the Flashes at dawn.

January 26th


Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft and Brian Rickett).

Upton Warren NR: adult Kittiwake at the Flashes in roost this evening (Andy Pitt) and adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool.

January 25th

Martley: female Hawfinch still near church (Kevin McGee).

Summerfield: female Merlin sat in stubble field until 10.45m when flew off west and 25+ Brambling still (Pete & Marjo Lewis).

Tardebigge: 5 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church this morning but mobile (Alan Giles).
 
January 24th


Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Mike Bourne & Terry Hinett).

Holt: 2 Egyptian Geese at Sling Pool this afternoon
 (Terry Hinett).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this afternoon 
SO.865.373 (Andy Warr). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Shenstone: 25+ Brambling still in area (Terry Hinett).

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

January 23rd


Bredon's Hardwick: 2 Pintail (Terry Hinett).

Longdon Marsh: 50 Pintail on floodwater (Terry Hinett).

Lower Moor: juvenile Iceland Gull on floodwater 8.45am-9am but no further sign (RAP).

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

January 22nd


Bewdley: 10 Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens this morning SO.787.751 (Lloyd Evans).

Evesham: Ring-necked Parakeet in Overbrook area at 9.30am but mobile (Phil Stayte).

Grimley: 2 Hawfinches (male & female) still in village commuting between churchyard and Church Farm House this morning but elusive and 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Brian Stretch).

Martley: Hawfinch still near church feeding on cherry buds with Greenfinches (Kevin McGee).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this morning 
SO.865.373 (Andy Warr) and still present at 4.30pm (John Tilby). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Tardebigge: 6 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church this morning but mobile (Alan Giles).

Throckmorton: juvenile Iceland Gull in field by access road to household refuse site at 4.30pm (Pete & Marjo Lewis).

Upton-upon-Severn: Siberian Chiffchaff still at sewage treatment works along public footpath on west side this morning (Andy Warr).

January 21st


Clifton: 17 Pintail (10 drakes) on main pit late morning (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits at midday (C North).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this morning 
SO.865.373 (Andy Warr). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Tardebigge: 12 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church this morning but mobile (Gert Corfield).


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


January 20th

Alvechurch: 2 Hawfinches still off Bear Hill at St Laurence Church (Chris Thomson).

Bewdley: 10 Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens at 2pm 
SO.787.751 (Dave Collins).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft). 


Tardebigge: 12 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church (Paul Lapworth).


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning (Mike Wakeman) and stil present this afternoon (Andy Pitt).


January 19th

Clifton: 16 Pintail on main pit at 4pm (Mike Hails).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft). Also c60 Golden Plover still in fields opposite Top Barn Farm (Mike Bourne).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this afternoon 
SO.865.373 (Neil Duggan). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Tardebigge: 5-6 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church favouring Yew trees and also an evergreen tree in a private garden on south side but elusive (Roger Dickens).


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


January 18th

Alvechurch: female Hawfinch still off Bear Hill at St Laurence Church at north end in tops of deciduous trees and also feeding in yews trees late morning (Chris Thomson).

Grimley: 2 Hawfinches in churchyard flew from yew trees and then in trees along road by parked cars (Brian Rickett). Also 20+ Golden Plover still in field opposite Top Barn Farm entrance this morning (Roger Blackmore).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this afternoon and Goldeneye 
SO.865.373 (Francis Peplow). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning (Dave Jeynes).


January 17th

Bewdley: 4+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens late morning SO.787.751 (Richard Eyres).

Grimley: Hawfinch in yew trees in churchyard this morning and 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Mike Bourne). Also 74 Golden Plover in field opposite Top Barn Farm entrance at 2.10pm (Terry Hinett).


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


January 16th

Bewdley: 4 Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens this afternoon 
SO.787.751.

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

Tardebigge: Hawfinch still at St. Bartholomew's Church at 10.15am but very mobile (Alan Giles).


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

Westwood Pool: 28 Pintail (14 drakes) this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


January 15th

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Brian Stretch).

Martley: Hawfinch still at Millennium Green in adjacent tall trees (Kevin McGee).

Tardebigge: 2 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church at 10.30am (Alan Giles).


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


January 14th


Alvechurch: 2 Hawfinches off Bear Hill at St Laurence Church 9am - 10am (Chris Thomson).

Bewdley: up to 21 Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens 
SO.787.751 (Craig Reed, Jon Lingard and Kinver Jim).

Clifton: 5 Pintail on pits this morning (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye again at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Andy Warr).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit 
SO.865.373 (Andy Warr). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Tardebigge: 12 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church favouring car park area this morning (Gert Corfield).


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


January 13th

Alvechurch: Hawfinch off Bear Hill at St Laurence Church (Chris Thomson).

Bewdley: 12+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens 
SO.787.751 (many obs).

Bromsgrove: 2 Hawfinches at Finstall flew over Dusthouse Lane early morning (Gert Corfield).

Evesham: 142 Golden Plover in fields of opposite Evesham Football Ground with Lapwing flock (Edward Betteridge). 

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this afternoon 
SO.865.373 (Andy Warr). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Shenstone: 25+ Brambling in area (Terry Hinett).


Tardebigge: 10 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church mid-morning (Mike Wakeman) and 15 Hawfinches still present late morning (Chris Thomson).

Upton-upon-Severn: Siberian Chiffchaff still at sewage treatment works along public footpath on west side this morning (Andy Warr).

 


Siberian Chiffchaff at Upton-upon-Severn. Picture: Andy Warr


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

Westwood Pool: 2 female Goldeneye again and adult Yellow-legged Gull (Steve Whitehouse) - Private permit only.


January 12th

Bewdley: c12 Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens SO.787.751 (David Benton).

Grimley: female Hawfinch still in village in trees between churchyard and houses backing on to Church Farm fields late morning and showing well. Also 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this afternoon 
SO.865.373 (Mick Colquhoun). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.


Juvenile Great Northern Diver at Ripple. Pictures: Mick Colquhoun.


Tardebigge: up to 15 Hawfinches at St. Bartholomew's Church (Chris Lane and Rob Williams).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.


January 11th

Redditch: 3 Hawfinches again at Winyates East on Costers Lane at 8.30am (Richard Harbird).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this afternoon SO.865.373. From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Tardebigge: 6 Hawfinches still at St. Bartholomew's Church this morning (Alan Giles).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

January 10th


Bewdley: 20+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens SO.787.751 (Sean Cole).

Malvern Hills: 2+ Hawfinches still in Yews on east side of Midsummer Hill this morning.

Martley: Hawfinch along hedgerow bordering Millennium Green at 1.45pm (Kevin McGee).


Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit at 3.30pm SO.865.373 (Mike Hails). Also 2 Pintail (1 drake) on south lake (Richard Eyres). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Tardebigge: 9+ Hawfinches at St. Bartholomew's Church this morning (Rob Strong) and 5+ Hawfinches still present at 2pm (Alan Giles).

Upton-upon-Severn: Siberian Chiffchaff at sewage treatment works along public footpath on west side with 15 Common Chiffchaffs this afternoon and Hawfinch feeding on hawtorn buds (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren: Hawfinch in private garden (Brook Hen).

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

January 9th


Bewdley: 20+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens SO.787.751 (Paul Bateman).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye again at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Mike Bourne).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit early afternoon 
SO.865.373 (Sarah Loaring). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Tardebigge: 5 Hawfinches at St. Bartholomew's Church early afternoon (Alan Giles).

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

January 8th


Bewdley: 20+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens SO.787.751 (Warren Gill, Greg Evans and Sue Hyde).

Grimley: female Hawfinch still in village in and around garden of Church Farm House viewable from public footpath to Church Farm Pits but mobile and elusive (Brian Stretch, Ed Lea & Patch Hopcroft). Also 3 Pintails (2 drakes) commuting between Wagon Wheel Lane Pits and Camp Lane Pits (Brian Stretch).

Tardebigge: 4 Hawfinches at St. Bartholomew's Church this afternoon (Alan Giles).

Upper Arley: 6 Hawfinches still at St Peter's Church at 1pm (Tom Griffin).


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning (Phil Wood).

January 7th


Bewdley: 6 Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens this morning SO.787.751 (Lloyd Evans and David Butler).

Grimley: Hawfinch in village in yew tree viewable from footpath to main road (Jim Wright).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit late morning and 6 Pintail 
SO.865.373 (Kay Donaghy and Martyn Yapp). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Stoulton: Merlin through this afternoon (Paul Rhodes).

Tardebigge: 3 Hawfinches at St. Bartholomew's Church this morning (Gert Corfield).

Upper Arley: 2 Hawfinches still at St Peter's Church at 10am but no sign at midday (per Sean Cole).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool early morning then flew off (Dave Jackson) and again at the Moors Pool early afternoon (C North).

Westwood Pool: 93 Golden Plover flew west this afternoon (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

January 6th


Bewdley: 19 Hawfinches at Jubilee Gardens this morning SO.787.751 (Jane Tavener) and c25 present this afternoon (Andy Shaw).

Cookley: 100+ Pink-footed Geese flew high NW in several skeins mid-morning (Peter Biggs).

Croome: 4+ Hawfinches in tops of oaks on ridge by Rotund at around midday (Peter Butler).

Grimley: Black-throated Diver at Camp Lane Pits late morning but no further sign (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this morning 
SO.865.373 (Martin Flack) and still present this afternoon (Andy Warr). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.


January 5th

Bewdley: 12+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens this morning SO.787.751 (Bob Williams and Peter Humby).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this morning 
SO.865.373 (Claire Workman) and still present late afternoon (Mike Metcalf). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning (Lloyd Evans).

Wassell Grove: Bittern reported at fishing pools.

January 4th


Bewdley: 14 Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens this morning SO.787.751 but no sign of Firecrest in holly trees at SO.787.748 (Sean Cole).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning (Laurie Ison).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit mid-afternoon 
SO.865.373 (Tim Hutton). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning (Phil Wood).

January 3rd


Bewdley: 10+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens at 10.30am SO.787.751 (Ian Moore). Also Firecrest in holly trees at SO.787.748 (Jon Lingard).

Eardiston: Hawfinch drinking in puddle by roadside at c.8.45am (Joe Sparey). 

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this afternoon (Gert Corfield & Rob Clipson).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this morning 
SO.865.373 (RAP). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Stanford on Teme: Crossbill flew NW calling at 8.36am (Joe Sparey). 

Upper Arley: 10 Hawfinches still at St Peter's Church this morning (Jason Kernohan).

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

January 2nd


Bewdley: Hawfinch still at Jubilee Gardens at 3.40pm SO.787.751 (Peter Johnson).

Eastham: 2 Hawfinches in churchyard (Joe Sparey).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock early morning (Brian Stretch) and still present this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit early afternoon 
SO.865.373 (Sarah Loaring). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Upper Arley: 10 Hawfinches still at St Peter's Church this morning (Sean Cole).


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

January 1st

Bewdley: 6+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens this morning
SO.787.751 (Liz Clipson).

Grimley: female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Ed Lea).

Longdon Marsh: 5 Pintail at Hill Court Farm NR (Mike Smart).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver still on north pit this morning 
SO.865.373 (Andy Warr) and still present on north pit at 3.30pm (Andy & Sue Gibbons). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view.

Juvenile Great Northern Diver at Ripple. Pictures: Brian Stretch


Upper Arley: 11 Hawfinches at St Peter's Church this morning (Shaun Micklewright).

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


December 31st

Birlingham: 2 Hawfinches in churchyard flew from large Yew tree to trees nearby (Gary Cave).

Ripple: juvenile Great Northern Diver on north pit early afternoon 
SO.865.373 (Andy Warr). From Uckinghall take Ferry Lane and continue on track to fishermens' car park and then walk south along public footpath to view. Also male Merlin flew SW along edge of north pit early afternoon (Gavin Peplow).
 


Juvenile Great Northern Diver at Ripple. Pictures: Andy Warr


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool (Sue Hyde).


December 30th


Bewdley: 8+ Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens this morning SO.787.751 (many obs).

Bredon's Hardwick: 2 Pintail then flushed (Gavin Peplow).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Longdon Marsh: 79 Pintail on floodwater and 12 Golden Plover flew over (Andy Warr).

Ripple: female Goldeneye and 4 Pintail (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool.


December 29th


Bewdley: c12 Hawfinches still at Jubilee Gardens mid-morning SO.787.751 (Mike Bourne).

Lower Moor: 3+ Pintails (2+ drakes) in flight with Wigeon flock over flood water near sailing lake (Tim Hutton).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.


December 28th


Bewdley: 6+ Hawfinches still in and around Jubilee Gardens but very mobile and often perched high in trees at Lax Lane end and also lower down in trees between there and High Street dropping in to gardens late morning (Martin Flack).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye at Camp Lane Pits (Christopher Bill).

Malvern Hills: 2 Hawfinches on Midsummer Hill in yew tree at SO.757.373 (Jon Lingard).

Salwarpe: 31 Golden Plovers flew over heading north-west (Dave Walker).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning (Sue Hyde).

Westwood Pool: 4 Pintails (3 drakes) (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


December 27th


Bewdley: 9+ Hawfinches still in and around Jubilee Gardens but very mobile (Chris Sturges).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock and female Goldeneye still (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning (Phil Wood).


December 26th


Bewdley: c12 Hawfinches at Jubilee Gardens 2pm-2.45pm but mobile (Mick Cooper).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning and female Goldeneye still (Gary Palmer).


December 25th


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

Westwood Pool: 9 Pintails (5 drakes) (Steve Whitehouse) - Permit only.


December 24th

Bewdley: 2 Hawfinches at Jubilee Gardens at 10am (Dave Collins).

December 23rd


Eymore Wood: Hawfinch flew over SE at 10.40am and 18 Brambling with Chaffinch flock in field of sunflowers/brassicas beside road at turning to Mary Moors Farm (SO786786) at midday (Martin Flack).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock and female Goldeneye still (Mike Bourne).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning (Phil Wood).


December 22nd


Evesham: 4 Bewick's Swans flew west over Blackberry Way at 1.31pm (Edward Betteridge).

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

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.


December 21st


Clifton: no sign of drake Green-winged Teal on main pit but 3 Pintail flew over (Wayne Dutton).

Cofton Reservoir: female Goldeneye at 3.50pm (Josh Toogood).

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

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.


December 20th


Clifton: drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL at north end of main pit amongst reeds late morning but elusive - note possibility of a hybrid has not been fully eliminated (Steven Payne and John Coombes). A hybrid bird was present at Longdon Marsh last winter.

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


December 19th


Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning and still present this afternoon and female Goldeneye still (Rob Downes, Brian Stretch & Mike Bourne).

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


December 18th


Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning and still present this afternoon and female Goldeneye still (Rob Downes, Brian Stretch & Mike Bourne).



Female American Wigeon at Camp Lane Pits. Pictures: Brian Stretch
 

Hagley: Hawfinch circled over Webb's Garden Centre then flew north (Jared Tibbetts).

Malvern Hills: 3 Hawfinches at Chase End Hill in tree tops on east side viewed from open area above and also seen flying around one of three large Yew trees (Paul Bateman).


December 17th


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


December 16th


Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning and female Goldeneye still (Gary Palmer).

Ripple: 11 Pintails on south lake this morning (Andy Warr).


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.


December 15th


Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits on main lake with Eurasian Wigeon flock this afternoon and female Goldeneye still (Patch Hopcroft).

Norton: 300+ Golden Plover feeding in arable fields west of village until mid-afternoon (Matthew Scott).


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


December 14th


Kemerton Lake NR: Little Stint mid-morning (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

 

December 13th


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.
 

December 12th


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning.

 

December 11th


Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits at north end this morning (Roger Blackmore).

Stoulton: 50 +Golden Plovers in crop fields early morning (Paul Rhodes).


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning (Phil Wood).


December 10th

Evesham: Ring-necked Parakeet at Fairfield in private garden (Pete Grimmitt).

Hanley Castle: Hawfinch at St Mary's churchyard (Neil Duffy).

December 9th


Hewell Grange: female Goldeneye on lake (Chris Lane) - Permit only.

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool and Black-tailed Godwit still (Andy Pitt).


December 8th


Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Norton: 300+ Golden Plovers in arable field west of village this aternoon (Matthew Scott).


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool and Black-tailed Godwit still (Peter Johnson).


December 7th


Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits at south end of main lake with Eurasian Wigeon flock this afternoon (Mike Bourne & Gavin Peplow). Also 2 female Goldeneye still at north end this afternoon (Jan & Ivor Stretch).

Ryall: 250+ Golden Plovers in flight and in fields between workings and Ripple road at 9am (Paul Rhodes).

Stoulton: Merlin flew along access track to Mucknell Farm and then towards Egdon (A Hare per Paul Rhodes).

Wichenford: Merlin flew along Ockeridge Lane this morning (Mike Bourne).


December 6th


Norchard: Merlin hunting at 11am then flew NW (Michael Southall).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Des Jennings).


December 5th


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (JT Belsey).


December 4th


Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Camp Lane Pits on main lake with Eurasian Wigeon flock this afternoon and 2 female Goldeneye at north end (Brian Stretch).


December 3rd


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Dave Jackson).


December 2nd


Eymore Wood: 7 Crossbills in larches just NE of Hunstfield Farm this morning SO.776.797 (Andy Warr).

Redditch: Black Redstart (female/imm.) at Oakenshaw in observer's and neighbouring gardens (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Gert Corfield).

Westwood Pool: 4 female Common Scoters this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


December 1st


Evesham: Ring-necked Parakeet at Prince Henry's High School at bottom of Inches Lane flew out of tree calling towards the railway line/station at 3.30pm (Edward Betteridge).

Upton Warren NR: Ring-necked Parakeeet flew NE over the North Moors at 9.35am (Gavin Peplow). Also adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Andy Pitt).


November 30th


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Phil Wood).

Westwood Pool: no sign of female Common Scoter this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


November 29th


Westwood Pool: female Common Scoter this evening (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


November 28th

Martley: Hawfinch near church high up in tall ash tree at 1.45pm (Kevin McGee).


Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (JT Belsey).


November 27th

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON relocated to Camp Lane Pits with 10 Eurasian Wigeon this morning (Brian Stretch).
 


Female American Wigeon at Camp Lane Pits. Picture: Brian Stretch


Upton Warren NR: adult female Marsh Harrier through the Flashes and Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this morning (per Phil Wood).


November 26th

Broadway: 2 Hawfinches in back garden of Austin House near pond viewable from public footpath running north east from Snowshill Road (Christopher Hill).

Grimley: adult female Marsh Harrier still at Camp Lane Pits departed roost at 7.46am then drifted off north at c9am (many obs).

Upton Warren NR: 4 Whooper Swans this morning: 1 still at the Moors Pool and 3 at sailing lake then flew to Moors Pool (Gert Corfield & Mike Wakeman) and then flew off NE this afternoon. Also Black-tailed Godwit still.


November 25th

Grimley: Marsh Harrier at Camp Lane Pits by Hippo Pool mid-afternoon (David Benton) and then roosted in willows on west shore of main lake late afternoon (Andy Warr).

Redditch: 2 Hawfinches again at Winyates East on Costers Lane in tree by shop at 8.45am then flew off (Richard Harbird).

Ryall: 543 Golden Plover in grass field south of Ryall Pits by Buildings Farm SO.876.386 (Andy Warr).

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


November 24th

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes (Andy Pitt).


November 23rd

Croome Park: 1+ Hawfinch flew from Yew tree below The Rotunda this morning (Paul Rhodes).


November 22nd

Hagley: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls in fields near Brake Mill Pool this morning (Terry Hinett).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning, plus Black-tailed Godwit still and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult & 3w) mid-morning (Des Jennings).


November 21st

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (JT Belsey).


November 20th

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning (Brian Stretch).

Redditch: Hawfinch flew south over observer's garden calling at 7.51am (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still.


November 19th

Bromsgrove: 4 Whooper Swans flew south over east side of town at midday and 2 Hawfinches flew NW at 11.30am (Peter Johnson).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning (Jim Wright).

Redditch: 3 Hawfinches at Winyates East on Costers Lane in tree by shop this morning (Richard Harbird).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still. Also Hawfinch flew over.


November 18th

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Paul Rhodes).


November 17th

Lower Moor: Great White Egret again pre-dusk, plus Black-tailed Godwit from 12.10pm and still present at 1.50pm and 120+ Golden Plovers (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Andy Pitt).


November 16th

Lower Moor: Short-eared Owl over river meadows for 10 minutes late morning then drifted off high north-west and 368 Golden Plovers, plus Great White Egret again at dusk then flew off west (RAP).

Tardebigge: Hawfinch flew over farm shop towards Bentley at c9.30am (Alan Giles).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still.


November 15th

Redditch: Hawfinch at Winyates East on Costers Lane in tree by shop briefly this morning (Richard Harbird).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit (Des Jennings).


November 14th

Bewdley: 3 Hawfinches in tree at end of Crundalls Lane then flew west towards Northwood Lane at 2.26pm (Rob Clipson).

Lower Moor: Great White Egret late afternoon (RAP).

Malvern Hills: Snow Bunting on Worcestershire Beacon feeding in grass on north slope with Meadow Pipits mid-morning (Jane Tavener).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit.


November 13th

Upton Warren NR: Hawfinch at the Flashes in top of tree left of Sagebury Farm at 1pm. Also adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit.

Westwood Pool: female Pintail (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


November 12th

Bredon Hill: Merlin this morning (Alan Chambers). 

Upton Warren NR: Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit (Dave Jackson).

Walton Hill: 5 Hawfinches flew over car park at 9.30am (P.Jones).


November 11th

Burlish Top: 3 Hawfinches this morning: 1 perched then flew off NW at 10am; 2 flew low west at 10.10am (Ian Machin). 

Upton Warren NR: Hawfinch flew over the Moors Pool this morning (Paul Rhodes). Also Whooper Swan still this evening and Black-tailed Godwit (Craig Reed).


November 10th

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Redditch: 3+ Hawfinches again flew over observer's garden early morning (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: Hawfinch flew NW over the Moors Pool at 8.57am (Gavin Peplow). Also 3 Hawfinches flew around Lifestyles/farm area at c10am (Alan Hambury).


November 9th

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock this afternoon and Spotted Redshank on south pit this afternoon then flew off NW, plus Hawfinch flew west calling over Camp Lane Pits at 11.55am (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Dave Jackson).


November 8th

Bredon Hill: Hawfinch in nature reserve above Bredon's Norton SO.945.392 (John Evans).

Stanford-on-Teme: 3 Hawfinches flew NW this morning (Joe Sparey).


November 7th

Grimley: drake Pintail at Camp Lane Pits (Terry Hinett).

Redditch: 3+ Hawfinches flew SW over observer's garden early morning (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: 3 Hawfinches at the North Moors in Yew tree early morning (John Sirett).


November 6th

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with c160 Eurasian Wigeon this afternoon. 

Malvern Hills: Snow Bunting flew south calling over Happy Valley at c8.40am (Brian Stretch) and relocated on Worcestershire Beacon briefly then flew off high ESE towards Bredon Hill at 9.35am and lost to view (Peter Garner and Brian Stretch).


Snow Bunting on Worcestershire Beacon: Brian Stretch


Redditch: 1+ Hawfinch flew over observer's garden this morning (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: Hawfinch at the Moors Pool landed in tree along east track at 8am and adult Whooper Swan still (Andy Pitt and Phil Wood).


November 5th

Bewdley: 2 Hawfinches flew west over observer's garden at 8.17am (Rob Clipson).

Bromsgrove: Hawfinch flew over Grimley Lane this morning (Gert Corfield).

Stanford-on-Teme: LAPLAND BUNTING flew over calling at 11.25pm - sound recorded (Joe Sparey).

Upton Warren NR: 12 Hawfinches at the Moors Pool flew over: 2 flew west callling at 8.46am (Dave Jackson) and 10 flew west over Lifestyles this afternoon (Tim Roland per JTB), plus adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Dave Jackson).

Walton Hill: 2 Hawfinches flew east at 10.30am (Jon Lingard).

Wassell Grove: 5 Hawfinches flew NW at 10.30am (Todd Chater).


November 4th

Grimley: Ruff still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Gary Palmer).

Holt: no sign of any Hawfinches in churchyard.

Malvern Hills: 2 Hawfinches at Chase End Wood feeding in hornbeams this morning (Andy Warr).

Redditch: Hawfinch flew west over observer's garden at 8.46am (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Hawfinches at the Moors Pool flew north over Lifestyles (JT Belsey) and then north over North Moors (Paul Rhodes). Also adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Paul Rhodes).

Walton Hill: Hawfinch in flight at 10.30am (Jon Lingard).


November 3rd

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft). Also Ruff still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft & Mike Bourne). 

Holt: 2+ Hawfinches in churchyard this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft) but no further sign.

Lower Moor: 180 Golden Plover flew over and around river meadows late morning and female Merlin through (RAP).

Redditch: 4 Hawfinches flew over observer's garden early morning (Dave Jackson).

Salwarpe: 3 Hawfinches in tree along path sloping down to canal and showing well briefly this morning then flew but may still be in the area (Dave Walker).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 37 Golden Plover flew SW this morning (Chris Thomson).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Andy Pitt).

Wilden Top: 2 Hawfinches flew over observer's garden this afternoon (Jared Tibbetts).


November 2nd

Church Lench: Hawfinch flew NW at 7.24am (Francis Peplow).

Grimley: Ruff still at Camp Lane Pits on west shore at 1.30pm (Terry Hinett). 

Malvern Wells: male Firecrest in observer's garden briefly at 4pm (Barry Tuck).

Redditch: Hawfinch flew south over observer's garden at 7.23am (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Phil Wood).

Walton Hill: 8 Hawfinches flew over this morning: 6 west at 10.45am; 2 NW at 11.30am (P.Jones).


November 1st

Abberton: 10 Hawfinches flew over this morning: 4 east at 7.25am; 6 SE at 7.55am (Gavin Peplow).

Bromsgrove: 3 Hawfinches flew over this morning (Gert Corfield).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock at midday (Barry Tuck). Also Ruff at Camp Lane Pits on west shore (Mike Bourne). 

Lickey Hills: 3 Crossbills (1 adult male) by track 400m SW of visitor centre at 1.50pm (Steven Payne).

Redditch: 2+ Hawfinches flew over observer's garden early morning (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (Des Jennings).


October 31st

Hampton Lovett: Hawfinch flew over (Mike Inskip).

Holt Heath: male Merlin briefly (Mike Inskip).

Malvern Link: 5 Hawfinches flew south over Hayslan Fields at 10.05am (Mick Woodward).

Redditch: Hawfinch flew east over observer's garden calling at 7.08am (Dave Jackson). Also 4 Whooper Swans flew east over Crabbs Cross this morning (Pearl McNeil).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still (JT Belsey).


October 30th

Clifton: adult Yellow-legged Gull on main pit in roost late afternoon (Paul Rhodes).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning (Laurie Ison) and still present this afternoon (James Kenny).

Upton Warren NR: Great White Egret at the Moors Pool early afternoon (John Weaver & Andy Ambrose per JTB) then flew off, plus adult Whooper Swan still late afternoonand Black-tailed Godwit still (James Kenny).


October 29th

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with 77 Eurasian Wigeon (Gary Palmer).

Hagley: adult Mediterranean Gull at Brake Mill Pool at 9.30am (Terry Hinett).

Lickey Hills: 14 Hawfinches flew over this morning (Tim Jones).

Upton Warren NR: Hawfinch flew west over the Moors Pool at 8.58am and adult Whooper Swan still this morning (Dave Jackson).

Walton Hill: female Ring Ouzel still and 4 Hawfinches flew low over (P. Jones).

Wyre Forest: 2 Hawfinches flew west this morning (Rob Clipson).


October 28th

Abberton: 20+ Hawfinches flew over this morning (Gavin and Francis Peplow).

Bewdley: Hawfinch at Trimpley Lane flew south over observer's garden at 12.05pm (Martin Flack).

Evesham: 5 Hawfinches flew west over Blackberry Way at 9.23am (Edward Betteridge).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this afternoon (Andy Warr).

 


Female American Wigeon (with female Eurasian Wigeon - upper left) at Grimley. Picture: Andy Warr


Stanford-on-Teme: 2+ Hawfinches flew over at 7.59am (Joe Sparey).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 Bar-tailed Godwits early morning and 11 Hawfinches - 7 over at midday and 4 landed briefly.

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool this morning (Dave Jackson) and still present this afternoon (Andy Gibbon). Also Black-tailed Godwit still and Ruff.

Walton Hill: female Ring Ouzel on sloping section of horse paddock by Walton Hill Farm and 4 Hawfinches - 1 flew over SW at 8.40am and 3 landed in trees by Walton Hill Farm briefly at 9.30am (P. Jones). Also 11 Hawfinches late morning/early afternoon: 3 flew west past Calcothill Farm at 11.25am, 7 in ash trees south of Walton Hill Farm at 12.30pm and 1 flew west at Walton Hill Farm at 1.15pm (Jon Lingard).


October 27th

Coney Meadow: Ring-necked Parakeet flew over towards Westwood Pool this evening (Dave Walker).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this afternoon (Laurie Ison) and still present this evening (Andy Warr).

Hanley William: 2 Hawfinches flew NW at 9.55am (Joe Sparey).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan still at the Moors Pool early morning (JT Belsey) and still present at dusk (Craig Reed). Also Black-tailed Godwit still and Ruff.

Westwood Pool: Ring-necked Parakeet flew over this evening (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only. 


October 26th

Bredon Hill: male Hawfinch on northern escarpment and 2 female Ring Ouzels. Also 12 Brambling around Lalu Farm (RAP).

Redditch: Hawfinch flew south over observer's garden calling at 8.04am (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: adult Whooper Swan at the Moors Pool from 12.30pm (Terry Hinett) and still present late afternoon and Black-tailed Godwit still (Paul Rhodes).

Worcester: Hawfinch flew over Blackpole Trading Estate towards Raven Meadow Golf Course at 8.43am (Patch Hopcroft). Also Crossbill at Lyppard Hanford circled for 4 minutes calling (Steve Whitehouse).


October 25th

Bredon Hill: Ring Ouzel on northern escarpment above Great Comberton this morning (Sally Allen).

Clifton-upon-Teme: 6 Hawfinches flew over this morning: 2 SW at 8am; 4 SSE at 9.34am (Joe Sparey).

Evesham: Hawfinch flew low south over Blackberry Way calling at 8.01am (Edward Betteridge).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Nafford: female Merlin at John Bennett Wetland early afternoon (RAP).

Redditch: Hawfinch again flew west over observer's garden calling at 8.01am (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this afternoon and Ruff (Des Jennings).


October 24th

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with c80 Eurasian Wigeon at 1pm (Roger Dickens).

Redditch: 3 Hawfinches again flew west over observer's garden calling at 7.47am (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this morning (JT Belsey).


October 23rd

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with c100 Eurasian Wigeon this morning (many obs).

Redditch: 3 Hawfinches flew south over observer's garden calling at 8.03am (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: Ruff at the Flashes this morning (Andy Pitt).

Tardebigge: 4 Hawfinches flew over Alcester Road mid-afternoon (Alan Giles).

Worcester: Hawfinch flew over Raven Meadow Golf Course this morning (Patch Hopcroft).


October 22nd

Clifton: Rock Pipit between north pit and main pit briefly this morning (Paul Rhodes).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning and still present this afternoon (many obs).

 


American Wigeon with Eurasian Wigeon at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch


Lower Moor: Little Gull on river flash briefly this afternoon and Ruff (Francis Peplow).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Ruff still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit (Dave Jackson). Also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls at the Flashes in roost this evening (JT Belsey).

Walton Hill: 3 Hawfinches in Ash tree then flew off west at 11.15am (Jon Lingard).


October 21st

Brakemill Pool: Hawfinch flew over at 2.15pm (P. Jones). Also female Pintail on pool (P. Jones and Jon Lingard).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning (Andy Warr) and still present this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Ruff still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit (Dave Jackson).

Westwood Pool: Mediterranean Gull (2w) this morning (Wayne Dutton) and present again late afternoon (Steve Whitehouse) - Private permit only.


October 20th

Cookley: 8 Hawfinches flew west late afternoon (Dave Collins).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning (Brian Stretch) and still present this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft). Also Great White Egret flew over high east towards Westwood Pool at 8.35am and juvenile Little Stint still at Camp Lane Pits along west shore early morning (Brian Stretch).

Nafford: 2 juvenile Ruff at John Bennett NR with large Lapwing flock at 3.30pm (Paul Griffiths).

Redditch: 4 Hawfinches flew NW over observer's garden calling at 8.10am (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren NR: 4 Pintail at the Moors Pool and Black-tailed Godwit (JT Belsey).

Wast Hills: 8 Hawfinches flew SW this morning (Chris Thomson).


October 19th

Grimley: juvenile Little Stint again at Camp Lane Pits on east shore this morning and Greenshank (Mike Bourne). Juvenile Little Stint still along east shore at 5pm and Great White Egret again along west shore at 5pm but no sign of Greenshank (Peter Johnson).

Westwood Pool: Great White Egret late afternoon but no further sign this evening and Mediterranean Gull (1w) this evening (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


October 18th

Evesham: 12 Hawfinches flew SE over Blackberry Way this morning (Edward Betteridge).

Grimley: no sign of juvenile Little Stint at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this morning (Mike Bourne).

Redditch: 1+ Hawfinch flew over observer's garden this morning (Dave Jackson).


Upton Warren NR: 2 Sandwich Terns at sailing lake this afternoon (Mike Inskip & Des Jennings) and 2 Ruff flew north over North Moors this morning (Des Jennings).


October 17th

Bredon Hill: female Ring Ouzel on stone wall alongside track up from Bells Castle and 65 Golden Plover over Lalu Farm area (RAP).

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock this evening (Andy Warr). Also juvenile Little Stint still at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool early morning (Brian Stretch).

 


Little Stint at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch


Hewell Grange: adult Yellow-legged Gull early afternoon (Alan Giles) - Permit only.

Kemerton Lake NR: drake Pintail (RAP).

Kidderminster: Hobby flew south along canal and then over Crossley Retail Park this afternoon (Sean Cole).

Malvern Link: 2 Hawfinches flew over mid-afternoon (Mick Woodward).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Ruff still at the Moors Pool this morning and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls at the Flashes in roost this evening (JT Belsey).


October 16th

Grimley: female AMERICAN WIGEON again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with c70 Eurasian Wigeon this morning (Brian Stretch) and still present this afternoon and female Pintail. Also juvenile Little Stint at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this afternoon and 2 Ruff (Gert Corfield).


October 15th

Caunsall: 15 Hawfinches flew west this morning; single followed by a flock of 14 (Brett Westwood).

Lower Moor: 3 Ruff at river flash this morning (Tim Hutton).

Norchard: Hawfinch briefly at c8am then flew off (Steve Whitehouse).

Redditch: Hawfinch flew north over Popular Road playing fields at 2.05pm (Neil Duggan).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this morning and 2 Ruff (Dave Jackson).


October 14th

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this morning and 2 Ruff. Also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls at the Flashes in roost this evening.


October 13th

Coney Meadow: Ruff flew NE this morning (Dave Walker).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this morning and 2 Ruff still (Dave Jackson).


October 12th

Nafford: female Merlin at John Bennett NR at 2.30pm then flew off north (Tim Hutton/CJD).


October 11th

Ryall: c50 Golden Plover in fields alongside A38 this morning (Les Ditchburn).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this morning and 2 Ruff again at the Flashes. Also 4 Yellow-legged Gulls at the Flashes in roost this evening (Des Jennings).


October 10th

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this evening and 2 Ruff still (Peter Johnson). Also 4 Yellow-legged Gulls at the Flashes in roost this evening (JT Belsey).

Westwood Pool: Greenshank until 7.30am when flew off (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


October 9th

Grimley: Greenshank at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch) and then at Camp Lane Pits early afternoon (Roger Blackmore). 

Upton Warren NR: Greenshank at the Moors Pool this morning, plus 2 Ruff still and Black-tailed Godwit (Terry Hinett).


October 8th

Upton Warren NR: Rock Pipit at the Flashes this morning but mobile and no further sign (Dave Jackson), plus 2 Ruff at the Flashes this morning (Lloyd Evans) then relocated at the Moors Pool and Black-tailed Godwit (Dave Jackson). Also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls at the Flashes this evening.

Westwood Pool: juvenile Arctic Tern this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

Worcester: 2 Ring-necked Parakeets flew over Perry Wood and Liverpool Road at 8.30am (Phil Williams).


October 7th

Lower Moor: 3 Ruff briefly at 4.15pm (Alan Chambers).

Upton Warren NR: Mediterranean Gull (1w) at the Flashes in roost this evening and 2+ adult Yellow-legged Gulls (Craig Reed & Mike Wakeman).


October 6th

Upton Warren NR: 3 Whooper Swans still at the Moors Pool early morning then flew off north.


October 5th

Cookley: 40 Pink-footed Geese flew north (Dave Collins).

Grimley: 4 Ruff still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft & Terry Hinett).

Upton Warren NR: 3 Whooper Swans at the Moors Pool late evening, plus Pintail and Ruff.


October 4th

Grimley: 5 Ruff still at Camp Lane Pits along west shore at 9am (Phil Taylor).

Lower Moor: Osprey 11.55am-12.20pm and 5 Ruff early morning (RAP).

Westwood Pool: Mediterranean Gull in pre-roost and Yellow-legged Gull (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


October 3rd

Evesham: GANNET flew north-west over A46 and River Avon (Edward Betteridge).

Grimley: 5 Ruff at Camp Lane Pits along west shore at 3pm (Terry Hinett).

Upton Warren NR: Ruff still at the Flashes this morning then flew off and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls in roost this evening (JT Belsey).


October 2nd

Grimley: Great White Egret again at Camp Lane Pits along west shore this morning and Ruff (Roger Blackmore).

Upton Warren NR: Ruff at the Flashes late evening (Chris Thomson).

Westwood Pool: juvenile Black Tern still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


October 1st

Lower Moor: 4 juvenile Ruff on floods late afternoon (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool (Andy Payne).


September 30th

Clifton: 3 Greenshank this afternoon (Adam Holliday).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this morning (Dave Jackson). Also 5 Yellow-legged Gulls (3 adults & 2 3w) in roost this evening (Craig Reed).

Westwood Pool: juvenile Black Tern this morning (Wayne Dutton). Also moulting juvenile Mediterranean Gull this evening (Steve Whitehouse) - Private permit only.


September 29th

Clifton: 2 Greenshank still this evening (Andy Warr).

Grimley: Ruff at Camp Lane Pits late afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: adult Yellow-legged Gull at the Flashes this evening (Andy Pitt).

Westwood Pool: Great White Egret flew over south end this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


September 28th

Clifton: 3 Greenshank this evening (Andy Warr).

Lower Moor: Little Stint and 2 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Pirton Pool: juvenile male Ruff (Gavin Peplow).

Throckmorton: Short-eared Owl drifted high west over outer lagoon this morning (RAP).

Upper Moor: male Merlin flew SE towards Fladbury this evening (Gavin Peplow).

Upton Warren NR: Great White Egret at the Moors Pool this afternoon.


September 27th

Hollywood: YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at 11.35am then possibly moved on to golf course (Jim Winsper per Matt Griffiths).

Lower Moor: 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP and Tim Hutton).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 adult Dark-bellied Brent Geese 10.30am - 11.50am then flew south (Chris Thomson).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Moors Pool this morning (Des Jennings).


September 26th

Bredon Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels on northern escarpment (RAP).

Clifton: 2 Greenshank still on main pit (Paul Rhodes).

Grimley: juvenile Little Stint still along west shore at midday (Terry Hinett) and then on east shore, plus Great White Egret again at 2.30pm but mobile and Osprey through at 3.05pm (Ian Machin).

Lower Moor: 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).


September 25th

Grimley: juvenile Little Stint still along east shore at 7am (Terry Hinett) and still present this evening, plus Great White Egret (Roger Blackmore) then flew north at 6.10pm and Arctic Tern (Patch Hopcroft). Also 3 Black Terns early afternoon and Black-tailed Godwit (Mike Bourne).

Lower Moor: 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Ripple Pits: 4 Red-crested Pochard (1 drake) (RAP).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Great White Egret this morning and Little Stint then flew south (Chris Thomson).

Upton Warren NR: 5 SPOONBILLS (adult & 4 juveniles) still at the Moors Pool this morning then flew off south at 12.10pm. Also juvenile Black Tern still at Moors Pool and Black-tailed Godwit, plus Greenshank at the Flashes and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls in roost.


September 24th

Clifton: 2 Greenshank still on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: juvenile Little Stint still on Hippo Pool early afternoon (Laurie Ison).

Lower Moor: 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: 5 SPOONBILLS (adult & 4 juveniles) at the Moors Pool this afternoon (John Stroud per JTB) and still present this evening (many obs). Also juvenile Black Tern still at the Moors Pool and 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls at the Flashes in roost this evening.


September 23rd

Clifton: 2 Greenshank still on main pit (Paul Rhodes).

Grimley: juvenile Little Stint still on Hippo Pool this afternoon.

Lower Moor: Black Tern still and 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black Tern still at the Moors Pool and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls at the Flashes in roost this evening (Craig Reed).


September 22nd

Grimley: juvenile Little Stint still on Hippo Pool this morning (Rob Clipson).

Lower Moor: Black Tern still and 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: 2 juvenile Black Terns at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit.


September 21st

Abberton: Ring-necked Parakeet briefly then flew off south and no further sign (Francis Peplow).

Clifton: Ruff on main pit and 2 Greenshank still (Paul Rhodes).

Grimley: juvenile Little Stint on Hippo Pool this evening (Jim Wright).

Lower Moor: Black Tern still and 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black Tern at the Moors Pool and 2 Black-tailed Godwits.


September 20th

Clifton: 2 Greenshank still on main pit (Paul Rhodes).

Grimley: 6 Black-tailed Godwits on Hippo Pool this afternoon (Roger Blackmore).

Lower Moor: Black Tern still and 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: Osprey flew south through the Flashes, plus juvenile Ruff and juvenile Black-tailed Godwit (Des Jennings).


September 19th

Lower Moor: Common Scoter, plus Black Tern still, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes and juvenile Ruff still.


September 18th

Lower Moor: Black Tern still, plus Black-tailed Godwit and 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Ryall Pits: juvenile Little Stint this evening then flew off (Gavin Peplow).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes and juvenile Ruff (Phil Andrews).


September 17th

Clifton: 3 Greenshank still on main pit and 2 Hobbies (Adam Holliday).

Lower Moor: Black Tern still and 3 juvenile Ruff (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes.


September 16th

Clifton: 3 Greenshank on main pit early morning (Adam Holliday).

Lower Moor: Black Tern still and 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes.


September 15th

Lower Moor: Black Tern still and 3 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes.


September 14th

Lower Moor: Black Tern still and 3 juvenile Ruff (RAP).

Ripple Pits: juvenile Arctic Tern this evening (Andy Warr).

Teme Valley: 31 Pink-footed Geese flew north at 2.20pm (Joe Sparey).

Throckmorton: juvenile Arctic Tern at outer lagoon briefly at 4.20pm then flew off high east (RAP).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: GREY PHALAROPE still viewable from dam this morning (Chris Thomson) ansd still present this afternoon (Paul Legge). Please keep to public rights of way.

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Arctic Tern still at sailing lake at 6.50am but no sign at 7.30am and no sign at the Moors Pool (Clive Lee). Juvenile Arctic Tern at sailing lake this evening and juvenile Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes (Mike Wakeman).


September 13th

Clifton Pits: 2 Greenshank still and juvenile Hobby (Paul Rhodes).

Lower Moor: Black Tern late afternoon and 2 juvenile Ruff still (RAP).

Kidderminster: GREY PHALAROPE at Captains Pool briefly early afternoon (Mike Townley).


Grey Phalarope at Captains Pool. Picture: Mike Townley


Shenstone: 2 Whinchats in set-a-side off Curslow Lane this morning (Terry Hinett).

Throckmorton: GREY PHALAROPE on outer lagoon this afternoon (RAP) but no further sign this evening (Andy Warr).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: GREY PHALAROPE still off dam early morning (Chris Thomson and P Jones) and still present early afternoon (Dave Jeynes) and still present at 4.15pm (Josh Toogood). Please keep to public rights of way.

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Arctic Tern still at sailing lake this morning (Andy Pitt).

Westwood Pool: juvenile Arctic Tern late afternoon (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


September 12th

Kemerton Lake NR: Sandwich Tern (RAP).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: GREY PHALAROPE still off dam this morning and still present this evening (many obs). Please keep to public rights of way.

Upton Warren NR: 2 Arctic Terns (adult & juvenile) at sailing lake this afternoon and Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes this evening.


September 11th

Lower Moor: 3 juvenile Ruff this morning (RAP).

Mustow Green: 2 Whinchats just south of Winterfold Schoool at midday (Michael Southall).

Ripple Pits: juvenile Arctic Tern 5.40-5.50pm and then 2 juvenile Arctic Terns from 6pm (Andy Warr).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: GREY PHALAROPE off dam this afternoon and still present late evening (many obs). Please keep to public rights of way.

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black Tern at sailing lake late afternoon (Phil Andrews). Also 3 Ruff at the Flashes late morning (John Ridley) and no further sign this evening but Black-tailed Godwit this evening (Phil Andrews). 


September 10th

Grimley: Greenshank at Camp Lane Pits late afternoon (Roger Blackmore).


September 9th

Clifton: Sanderling on pits early afternoon and Greenshank still (Paul Rhodes).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes this morning (JT Belsey).


September 8th

Clifton: Greenshank on main pit this afternoon and 20 Black-tailed Godwits flew south at 2.10pm (Paul Rhodes). Also 2 Hobbies over main pit mid-afternoon (Mike Jones).

Grimley: Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits early afternoon (Rob Clipson).

Holt Heath: 2 Whinchats in set-a-side field (Rob Clipson).


September 7th

Blackstone: Hobby by River Severn showing on and off this afternoon (Steve Roberts).

Grimley: Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits along west shore this morning (Mike Bourne) then flew of north at 3.15pm (Terry Hinett).

John Bennett NR: 2 Whinchats mid-morning (RAP).

Kempsey: Whinchat on Upper Ham below sewage treatment works early morning (Paul Rhodes).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Sanderling along east shore this morning. Please keep to public rights of way.


September 6th

Grimley: Greenshank at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Roger Blackmore & Terry Norledge).


September 5th

Grimley: adult Hobby still at Camp Lane Pits late morning (Roger Blackmore).

Lower Moor: Greenshank mid-morning (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Hobbies (adult & 1s) at the Moors Pool this afternoon (JT Belsey). 


September 4th

Grimley: juvenile Greenshank at Camp Lane Pits briefly early morning and adult Hobby late morning (Brian Stretch).

Gwen Finch Wetland: Whinchat at west end of first pool viewable from car park (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: Whimbrel at the Flashes early morning (Andy Ambrose per PMA). Also Hobby at the Moors Pool at 12.15pm (Terry Hinett). 


September 3rd

Clifton: 2 Greenshanks still on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday). 

Grimley: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at Camp Lane Pits along east shore early evening (Brian Stretch).


September 2nd

Bewdley: Hobby at Trimpley Lane hunting House Martins over observer's house at 9am (Martin Flack).

Clifton: 2 Greenshanks on main pit this afternoon (Adam Holliday). 

Grimley: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at Camp Lane Pits early afternoon (Rob Clipson) and still present this evening along east shore at north end.


September 1st

Wichenford: 3 Whinchats in paddock at end of observer's garden this morning (Mike Bourne).

Wilden Top: Whinchat in paddocks by observer's house this morning (Jared Tibbetts).


August 31st
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August 30th

Grimley: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at Camp Lane Pits on east shore at north end early morning (Brian Stretch) and still present this afternoon and Hobby (Pete & Marjo Lewis).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit at the Moors Pool on south-central edge of main pool at midday and only viewable from west hide (Pete & Marjo Lewis).


August 29th

Grimley: juvenile Wood Sandpiper at Camp Lane Pits on east shore at north end late aftternoon (Mike Bourne).

Kempsey: Hobby flew over Old Lane North at 9.30am (Paul Rhodes).

Lower Moor: Greenshank on river scrape (Andy Gibbons).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool this morning (JT Belsey).


August 28th

Grimley: Hobby at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Ed Lea). 

Upton Warren NR: 3 Black-tailed Godwits (2 juveniles) at the Moors Pool this morning.


August 27th
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August 26th
 

Grimley: Hobby flew over old workings this morning (Andy Warr). 

Upton Warren NR: 3 Black-tailed Godwits at the Moors Pool this morning (Dave Jackson).

Walton Hill: Hobby flew east at 7.30am (P Jones).


August 25th
 

Holt Heath: Whinchat in set-a-side field this morning (Terry Norledge).

Kidderminster: Osprey flew low WNW over Hoo Road at 9.20am (Tom Lowe). 

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes. 


August 24th
 

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes. 


August 23rd

Clifton: Greenshank on north pit at 2pm (Bob Williams).

Grimley: Greenshank at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this morning (Roger Blackmore). Also Greenshank at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits flew from south pit at 4pm (Terry Hinett).

Hewell Grange: Osprey circled lake early afternoon then flew off south (Alan Giles) - Permit only.

Hindlip: Whinchat at Lower Smite Farm on private land briefly this evening (Steve Bloomfield).

Porters Mill: Hobby over this afternoon (Ian Miller).

Ripple: Hobby hunting at midday (Bob Williams).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Greenshank briefly early morning (Chris Thomson). 

 

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning (Des Jennings). 


August 22nd
 

Upton Warren NR: adult Sandwich Tern at the Flashes until 12.44pm (Pete & Marjo Lewis) and again briefly late afternoon then flew off south, plus juvenile Wood Sandpiper still and 3 Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool (JT Belsey). Also juvenile Black Tern at sailing pool (Pete & Marjo Lewis) and then at the Moors Pool (JT Belsey). 


August 21st


Grimley: Osprey flew south over Camp Lane Pits at 11.49am (Brian Stretch).
 


Osprey over Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Stoke Heath: Hobby flew over observer's garden (Stuart Andrews).
 


Hobby over Stoke Heath. Picture: Stuart Andrews
 

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes and 3 Black-tailed Godwits again at the Moors Pool. Also adult Arctic Tern still at sailing pool this morning.

Westwood Pool: Black Tern still this morning (Wayne Dutton & Terry Hinett) - Private permit only.

Worcester: Osprey flew south over Worcester Bridge along River Severn at 12.15pm (Gavin Peplow). Also no sign of Cattle Egret on west side of River Severn and south of Worcestershire County Cricket Club at Chapter Meadows NR this morning (Jared Tibbetts).


August 20th

Grimley: Grasshopper Warbler trapped and ringed at old workings this morning (Fergus Henderson).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Osprey over north fields this morning then flew towards reservoir and lost to view (Chris Thomson). 


Upton Warren NR: again no sign juvenile Spotted Crake at the Flashes this morning but juvenile Wood Sandpiper still and 3 Black-tailed Godwits (Andy Pitt & Dave Jackson). Juvenile Wood Sandpiper still present this afternoon and 3 Black-tailed Godwits still (Paul Allan Legge). Also adult Arctic Tern at sailing pool at 1pm (Andy Payne).
 


Arctic Tern at Upton Warren. Picture: Andy Payne


Westwood Pool: Black Tern this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

Worcester: CATTLE EGRET on west side of River Severn and south of Worcestershire County Cricket Club at Chapter Meadows NR at around midday.


August 19th

Bredon's Hardwick: 3 Black-tailed Godwits on main pit (Gavin Peplow).


Grimley: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Ian Machin & Patch Hopcroft) and still present this evening. Also Greenshank this morning (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile SPOTTED CRAKE at the Flashes early morning until 8.30am but no further sign by 9pm, plus juvenile Wood Sandpiper still and 3 Black-tailed Godwits. Also 5 Arctic Terns at the sailing pool briefly then flew off south (JT Belsey).

Westwood Pool: Hobby at 11.50am (Terry Hinett) - Private permit only.


August 18th

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and still present this afternoon and 3 Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool.

Walton Hill: Hobby south of Walton Hill Farm briefly this morning (P Jones).


August 17th

Porters Mill: Hobby 5.30pm - 5.45pm (Bob Williams).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and 3 Black-tailed Godwits again at the Moors Pool.


August 16th

Clifton Pits: Greenshank mid-morning and immature Whinchat (Bob Williams).

Holt: Greenshank on Sling Pool late afternoon (Mike Bourne).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and 3 Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool then at the Flashes and Greenshank still at the Moors Pool then flew off (Des Jennings).


August 15th
 

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and 2 Black-tailed Godwits still. Also 3 Black-tailed Godwits still at the Moors Pool this morning and Greenshank.


August 14th

Clifton Pits: Greenshank this evening (Paul Rhodes).

Grimley: adult hybrid Mediterranean Gull x Black-headed Gull at Camp Lane Pits briefly this morning (Brian Stretch).


adult hybrid Mediterranean Gull x Black-headed Gull at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch
 

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and 2 Black-tailed Godwits still. Also 3 Black-tailed Godwits at the Moors Pool.


August 13th

Grimley: 2 Grasshopper Warblers trapped and ringed at old workings this morning (Fergus Henderson).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and 2 Black-tailed Godwits. Also 6 Black-tailed Godwits flew over sailing pool (Dave Jackson).


August 12th

Lower Moor: 2 Greenshank still this morning (Paul Rhodes) and still present at 4.45pm (Peter C Johnson).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and juvenile Black-tailed Godwit (Matt Smith per PMA).


August 11th

Grimley: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits on west shore at 2pm then flew off west (Terry Hinett).

Lower Moor: 2 Greenshank early evening (RAP).

Ripple: juvenile Black-tailed Godwit on south lake island this evening (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and 11 Black-tailed Godwits late afternoon (Andy Pitt).


August 10th

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and Black-tailed Godwit (Phil Wood).


August 9th

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and Black-tailed Godwit (Des Jennings).


August 8th

Clifton: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still on main pit this evening and Greenshank (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and 3 Black-tailed Godwits (Andy Ambrose).


August 7th

Grimley: adult Black-tailed Godwit along east shore this morning (Brian Stretch).

Lower Moor: Hobby (Edward Betteridge).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes mid-morning and 8 Black-tailed Godwits (7 flew in at 9.50am) (Terry Hinett)


August 6th

Clifton: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday).

Lower Moor: 7 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits on river flash this afternoon (Francis Peplow).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning (Dave Jackson).


August 5th

Clifton: juvenile Wood Sandpiper on main pit this morning and still present early evening (Adam Holliday).

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and still present this afternoon and 7 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits until 9.30am when 6 flew off south (J Belsey).


August 4th

Kemerton Lake: Marsh Harrier (David Keen). 

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes this morning and still present early afternoon, plus Whimbrel and 9 Black-tailed Godwits (8 juveniles) still. Also Hobby still at the Moors Pool (many obs).


August 3rd

Longdon Marsh: 8 Whinchats still this afternoon (Francis Peplow).

Lower Moor: juvenile Mediterranean Gull at 5.30pm (RAP).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 Sanderling on point this afternoon. Please keep to public rights of way.

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes at 7am (Clive Lee) and still present this afternoon (Steven Davies). Also 9 Black-tailed Godwits (8 juveniles) this evening and adult Yellow-legged Gull (Mike Wakeman).


August 2nd

Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper still at the Flashes early morning (Gert Corfield).


August 1st

Kemerton Lake: 2 Hobbies at midday (Rosemary & Terry Hinett).


Upton Warren NR: juvenile Wood Sandpiper at the Flashes this afternoon (JT Belsey) and still present early evening.


July 31st

Grimley: Yellow-legged Gull (2cy) at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits briefly this afternoon (Brian Stretch).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 Avocets on north shore.


Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes this morning.


July 30th

Clifton: Greenshank still this morning (Adam Holliday & Paul Rhodes).


Upton Warren NR: Hobby still at the Moors Pool.


July 29th

Clifton: Greenshank on main pit this morning but no further sign this afternoon and Hobby (Paul Rhodes).

Longdon Marsh: 7 Whinchats in fields south of Longdon Marsh Road this afternoon (Gavin Peplow).

Lower Moor: juvenile Mediterranean Gull at 6.45pm (RAP).


Upton Warren NR: Hobby at the Moors Pool and the Flashes.


July 28th

Upton Warren NR: 6 Black-tailed Godwits at the Moors Pool and 2 Black-tailed Godwits at the Flashes.


July 27th
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July 26th

Grimley: juvenile Greenshank still at Camp Lane Pits this morning but no further sign early evening (Brian Stretch).

Lower Moor: Hobby early afternoon (Paul Rhodes).


Upton Warren NR: Hobby at the Flashes this morning (Des Jennings).


July 25th

Clifton: Greenshank on main pit this afternoon (Paul Rhodes).

Grimley: Greenshank at Camp Lane Pits this evening (Mike Bourne & Andy Warr).


Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes and Hobby still at the Moors Pool (per Phil Andrews).


July 24th

Grimley: Arctic Tern (first-summer) at Camp Lane Pits this morning then flew off high NW at 8.24am (Brian Stretch).

 


First-summer Arctic Tern at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch
Arctic Terns of this age usually remain in Antarctic waters during the British summer

 

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 Sanderling along east shore late afternoon (Chris Thomson). Please keep to public rights of way.

Upton Warren NR: 4 Black-tailed Godwits at the Flashes this morning then flew off and Whimbrel then flew off. Also Great White Egret again at the Moors Pool mid-afternoon and Hobby still.


July 23rd
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Upper Bittell Reservoir: Wood Sandpiper this morning and still present along east shore at 2.45pm and Black Tern still at 3.10pm (Peter C Johnson). Please keep to public rights of way.

Upton Warren NR: 10 Black-tailed Godwits at the Flashes this morning (Dave Jackson) and still present this evening. Also Great White Egret at the Moors Pool late morning (Lynn & Phil Cooper) and still present this evening and Hobby again this afternoon.


July 22nd

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Ruff still along east shore early morning (Chris Thomson) and still present late morning and Black Tern (Mike Inskip). Black Tern still present at 4.45pm and Ruff still along east shore (Peter C Johnson). 

Upton Warren NR: Whimbrel flew over the Flashes at 9.55am (JT Belsey) and Hobby at the Moors Pool this evening (Craig Reed).


July 21st

Holt: adult Hobby south over Sling Pool at 8.40am (Brian Stretch).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Ruff this morning and Black Tern late afternoon.


Upton Warren NR: Turnstone at the Flashes early morning then flew off south (Andy Pitt).


July 20th


Bredon'd Hardwick: Black-tailed Godwit (Francis Peplow).

Nafford: Wood Sandpiper still at John Bennett Wetland this morning (RAP).

 


July 19th

Grimley: juvenile Marsh Harrier at Camp Lane Pits over north end 5.11pm - 5.14pm then drifted east (Brian Stretch). 

 


Juvenile Marsh Harrier at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Nafford: Wood Sandpiper at John Bennett Wetland this morning (RAP).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Greenshank briefly early morning then flew off east and 7 Whimbrel (5+2) flew over calling heading south (Chris Thomson).


July 18th
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July 17th

Grimley: Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits along east shore this afternoon (Brian Stretch).


July 16th

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes this morning (Dave Jackson & Gert Corfield).


July 15th

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes at Hobby at the Moors Pool (Matt Smith per Phil Andrews).


July 14th

Grimley: Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits along east shore early afternoon (Mike Bourne) and still present this evening on Hippo Pool.

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes this morning (Andy Pitt).


July 13th

Lower Moor: 3 Ruff (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes this evening (Mike Wakeman).


July 12th

Upton Warren NR: 19 Black-tailed Godwits still at the Flashes this morning (Des Jennings).


July 11th

Grimley: 7 Black-tailed Godwits south through Camp Lane Pits late evening (Jim Wright).

Upton Warren NR: 19 Black-tailed Godwits at the Flashes late afternoon (JT Belsey).


July 10th

Grimley: Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits around north end this morning (Brian Stretch).


July 9th

Kempsey: Hobby flew south along River Severn (Neil Duffy).

Upton Warren NR: 5 Black-tailed Godwits at the Flashes this morning (Clive Lee & Brian Richardson).


July 8th
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July 7th


Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 Black-tailed Godwits on east shore this morning (Chris Thomson).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Black-tailed Godwits at the Flashes 5pm-5.45pm (per JTB).


July 6th

Holt: Black-tailed Godwit at Sling Pool this evening (Jim Wright). 

Lower Moor: 7 Black-tailed Godwits (RAP).


July 5th

Grimley: Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool mid-morning (Roger Blackmore) and still present early afternoon and 2 Hobbies (Rob Clipson). Black-tailed Godwit still present this evening on pool in north-east corner.
 


Black-tailed Godwit at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Lower Moor: 2 Black-tailed Godwits this morning and juvenile Avocet still (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: Hobby again at the Moors Pool this morning (Andy Pitt).


July 4th

Lower Moor: juvenile Avocet this morning (RAP).

July 3rd

Upton Warren NR: Hobby at the Moors Pool late morning (Andy Pitt).

July 2nd

Grimley: Hobby again at Camp Lane Pits soaring high over pools this afternoon (Mike Metcalf).

Hartlebury Common: adult GANNET flew NE at 9.55am (Ian Machin).

July 1st

Grimley: Black-tailed Godwit at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool late afternoon and Hobby showed well hawking dragonflies 3.30-3.45pm (Peter C Johnson).

Hagley: adult Mediterranean Gull flew south over Milestone Drive at 4.15pm (P Jones).


Upton Warren NR: Red-crested Pochard (eclipse drake) reported again at the Moors Pool at 8.30am but no further sign by 8.45am (Adrian Kirton).

June 30th

Grimley: Hobby at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: Wood Sandpiper at the Flashes this morning but mobile and no further sign (Andy Pitt). No sign of Red-crested Pochard at the Moors Pool.

June 29th

Clifton: 3 Black-tailed Godwits on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday).


Grimley: no sign of Wood Sandpiper at Camp Lane Pits this evening.

Upton Warren NR: Red-crested Pochard (eclipse drake) still at the Moors Pool this evening (Mike Wakeman).

June 28th

Grimley: Wood Sandpiper at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool mid-morning (Roger Blackmore) and still present early afternoon on pool in north-east corner but can be elusive in vegetation (Steve Whitehouse & John Sirrett) and still present this evening but mobile around north end (many obs). Present for 2nd day.

John Bennett NR: Greenshank (RAP).

Lower Moor: 5 Black-tailed Godwits this morning and Greenshank (RAP). 7 Black-tailed Godwits present this evening and 2 Greenshanks (RAP).

Upton Warren NR: Red-crested Pochard (eclipse drake) still at the Moors Pool early afternoon (Des Jennings).

June 27th

Kempsey: Grasshopper Warbler still reeling at Kempsey Hams at midday (Nick Skilbeck).

Upton Warren NR: Red-crested Pochard (eclipse drake) still at the Moors Pool this morning (JT Belsey).

Belated news: 2 CATTLE EGRETS at Lower Moor at The Springs Holiday Park on Great Lake on Saturday 24th (Bob Hesom) - confirmed from photograph.


June 26th

Upton Warren NR: Red-crested Pochard (eclipse drake) still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes. 


June 25th

Kempsey: 3 Grasshopper Warblers reeling at Kempsey Hams - 1 bird seen (Davy Thomas-round).

Upton Warren NR: Red-crested Pochard (eclipse drake) still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes (Clive Lee). 


June 24th

Upton Warren NR: Red-crested Pochard (eclipse drake) still at the Moors Pool this morning (Andy Thomas). 


June 23rd

Upton Warren NR: Red-crested Pochard (eclipse drake) still at the Moors Pool this morning (Sue Hyde). 


June 22nd

Upton Warren NR: Red-crested Pochard (eclipse drake) still at the Moors Pool this morning and Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes (Clive Lee). 


June 21st

Grimley: Hobby again at Camp Lane Pits late morning (Roger Blackmore & Mike Bourne).

Upton Warren NR: Red-crested Pochard (eclipse drake) at the Moors Pool (John Sirrett). 


June 20th

Grimley: 2 Hobbies at Camp Lane Pits late morning (Mike Inskip).


June 19th
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June 18th

Kidderminster: Quail at Low Habberley singing from crop to rear of demolished Eagles Nest pub, Coningsby Drive, Ferndale estate at 8.30am (Mick Cooper) and still singing this evening (Craig Reed & Rob Clipson). Park on Coningsby Drive and take footpath through hedge, turn left and follow path along hedgerow, then right along hedge, following telegraph wires for 230m to junction box in field corner. NB: bird may be mobile, due to heavy disturbance from dog walkers.


June 17th

Grimley: Hobby again at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Jan & Ivor Stretch).


June 16th

Grimley: Wood Sandpiper at Camp Lane Pits along west shore south of northern causeway this morning (Mat Jack) but no sign this afternoon and Hobby again this afternoon (Patch Hopcraft).

Lower Moor: Little Gull (1s) still on river flash this afternoon (Tim Hutton).


June 15th

Lower Moor: Little Gull (1s) on river flash (Tim Hutton).


June 14th

Grimley: Hobby again at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon and showing well (Patch Hopcroft).


June 13th
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June 12th

Grimley: again no sign of any Little Gulls at Camp Lane Pits this morning - both birds appear to have relocated to Belvide Reservoir in Staffordshire.


June 11th

Grimley: no sign of any Little Gulls at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Roger Blackmore).


June 10th

Grimley: 2 Little Gulls (both first-summer) still at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this morning (Gert Corfield & Neil Duggan) and still present this afternoon (Chris Cook).


June 9th

Grimley: 2 Little Gulls (both first-summer) still at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this afternoon and Hobby showing well (Patch Hopcroft).


June 8th

Grimley: 2 Little Gulls (both first-summer) still commuting between Church Farm Pits and Camp Lane Pits this morning (Nick Skilbeck) and still at Camp Lane Pits this evening but no sign of drake Garganey (Mike Bourne).


June 7th

Grimley: Garganey (eclipse drake) at Camp Lane Pits along west shore this morning and still present this evening and 2 Little Gulls (both first-summer) relocated on Church Farm Pits this morning and again at Camp Lane Pits this evening (Brian Stretch).

 


Drake Garganey at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch


June 6th

Grimley: 2 Little Gulls (both first-summer) still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Mike Bourne) and still present on Hippo Pool at 2.15pm (Terry Hinett).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 3 Sanderling still along east shore at midday (Terry Hinett) but no further sign. Also drake Common Scoter late afternoon (Rob Strong) and still present at 9pm (Keith Reilly). Please only view from public rights of way.


June 5th

Grimley: 2 Little Gulls (both first-summer) still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 3 Sanderling along east shore. Please only view from public rights of way.


June 4th

Grimley: 2 Little Gulls (both first-summer) still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft) and still present at 4pm (Peter Johnson) and still present at 7.45pm (Roger Blackmore).

 


Little Gull at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Peopleton: Grasshopper Warbler singing in field along road south of village (Andy Warr).


June 3rd

 

Grimley: 2 Little Gulls (both first-summer) at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool late morning (Mike Inskip) and still present at 8.45pm (Nick Skilbeck).
 



Little Gulls at Grimley. Pictures: Andy Warr

 

Lower Moor: Wood Sandpiper briefly at 9.18am flushed by Sparrowhawk and flew north (RAP).


June 2nd
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June 1st
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May 31st
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May 30th
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May 29th

Clifton Pits: Sanderling on main pit (Andy Warr).


May 28th
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May 27th
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May 26th

Lower Moor: Grasshopper Warbler singing this evening (Dave Jackson).


May 25th

Grimley: SPOONBILL east of A443 flew over near Top Barn Farm Activity Lake at 9.30pm and appeared to land.

Worcester: Grasshopper Warbler singing at Chapter Meadows NR audible from river path this evening (Ed Lea).


May 24th
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May 23rd
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May 22nd
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May 21st 

John Bennett NR: 24 Black-tailed Godwits flew over WSW at 9.35am (Francis Peplow).

Upton Warren: 24 Black-tailed Godwits at the Flashes briefly early morning then flew off SE (Dave Jackson).


May 20th 

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Hobby this morning (Clive Lee).


May 19th 

Grimley: Hobby at Camp Lane Pits (Rob Clipson).

Ripple Pits: Little Stint at south lake on island this evening (Andy Warr).


May 18th 

John Bennett NR: Little Stint this afternoon (Luke Hall).

Ripple Pits: drake Garganey this afternoon (Francis Peplow).


May 17th

Clifton Pits: Turnstone on main workings this evening. 

Ripple Pits: Sanderling still on south pit this morning (Francis Peplow).


May 16th

Ripple Pits: Sanderling at south pit on island this evening (Andy Warr).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Turnstone.


May 15th
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May 14th

Bredon's Hardwick: drake Garganey on main pit in SW corner (Andy Warr).


May 13th

Grimley: Little Stint still at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool early morning and male Ruff again (Ed Lea).


Holt: Little Stint relocated on flash north of Sling Pool mid-morning (Ed Lea & Patch Hopcroft) and then on Sling Pool late morning (Ray Chance & Terry Norledge) and still present late afternoon and male Ruff again (Andy Warr).

Stourport: Hobby over Wilden Pool briefly this morning (Andy Shaw).


May 12th

Grimley: Little Stint at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool early afternoon (Rob Clipson) and still present this evening (many obs).

 


Little Stint at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Holt: male Ruff again on flash north of Sling Pool late morning (Patch Hopcroft) and still present this evening.

Upton Warren NR: adult Kittiwake through this morning (Dave Jackson). Also 2 Greenshank at the Flashes then flew off north.

Walton Hill: female Ring Ouzel in paddock by Walton Hill Farm at 1.45pm (P Jones).


May 11th

Childswickham: Whinchat feeding on cricket pitch (Tim Hutton).

Grimley: male Ruff again at Camp Lane Pits at midday (Terry Hinett) and still present late afternoon (Roger Blackmore).

Ripple Pits: Hobby this morning (Nick Skilbeck).


May 10th

Grimley: Greenshank at Camp Lane Pits briefly and Hobby (Vern Wright).


May 9th

Devil's Spittleful: Great White Egret flew over heading east at 8.20pm (Ian Machin).

Grimley: Greenshank at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Nick Skilbeck).

Holt: Black-tailed Godwit still on flash north of Sling Pool this morning and male Ruff still (Mike Bourne).


May 8th

Evesham: male Hen Harrier reported west over Blackberry Way - seen briefly (Edward Betteridge).

Grimley: Wood Sandpiper still at Camp Lane Pits this morning and still present this evening, plus male Ruff this morning and Hobby this morning and again this afternoon. Also male Blue-headed x Yellow Wagtail (aka 'Channel Wagtail') on causeway at north end late morning then flew off north (Mark Peacock) and no further sign by late afternoon and Whimbrel at Church Farm Pits briefly at 10.50am then flew off north (Brian Stretch).

 

Wood Sandpiper and male 'Channel Wagtail' at Grimley. Pictures: Brian Stretch

 

Holt: Black-tailed Godwit on flash north of Sling Pool this afternoon - the bird previously at Camp Lane Pits. Also 2 male Ruff again this afternoon (Brian Stretch).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Grey Plover this morning - the bird previously on Lower Bittell. Also 2 Common Scoter this morning and Osprey flew over at 4.10pm then flew east (Graham Fellows & Terry Hinett).


May 7th

Clifton: no sign of Wood Sandpiper this morning (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: Wood Sandpiper still at Camp Lane Pits this morning, plus Black-tailed Godwit still and male Ruff still (Terry Hinett & Lloyd Evans). Also Black Tern mid-morning and 2 Whimbrel through (Lloyd Evans). Wood Sandpiper still present this evening on Hippo Pool, plus Black-tailed Godwit still along east shore and Black Tern still over main lake.

 


Wood Sandpiper at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Holt: no sign of Wood Sandpiper early morning (Terry Hinett) but male Ruff again this evening.

Lower Bittell Reservoir: Grey Plover this afternoon (Chris Thomson).

Walton Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels (1 male) still in paddocks west of Walton Hill Farm late evening (Paul). 


May 6th

Clifton: Wood Sandpiper on main pit this afternoon, plus Whimbrel and Greenshank (Pete & Marjo Lewis). 2 Greenshank on main pit but no further sign of Whimbrel (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: Wood Sandpiper at Camp Lane Pits late morning (Rob Clipson) and still present at dusk on Hippo Pool. Also 2 Arctic Terns through at 6.45am (Ian Machin), 2 Greenshanks briefly at c7pm then flew north (Jim Wright), Black-tailed Godwit still this morning and still present at dusk and male Ruff still (many obs).


Holt: Wood Sandpiper still on flash north of Sling Pool this morning and still present this afternoon (many obs).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Black Tern this morning.

Upton Warren: adult Little Gull still at the Moors Pool this morning and 2 Whimbrel flew east (Dave Jackson) and Ruff still at the Flashes and adult Kittiwake through sailing lake.

Walton Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels in paddocks by Walton Hill Farm this morning (P Jones). 2 Ring Ouzels (1 male) on north side late morning (Chris Jackson & Ray Chance).


May 5th

Grimley: Bar-tailed Godwit reported still at Camp Lane Pits until early afternoon then flew off north. Also Black-tailed Godwit still at 4.30pm (Patch Hopcroft) and 3 Ruff (Laurie Ison).

Holt: Wood Sandpiper on flash north of Sling Pool this afternoon and male Ruff still (Patch Hopcroft) and both still present this evening (many obs).

Pershore: Osprey flew SW from Avon Meadows NR and over town (Tim Hutton).

Upton Warren: adult Little Gull still at sailing lake this morning and then at the Flashes and then at the Moors Pool this evening. Also 2 Whimbrel at the Moors Pool briefly this morning then flew north (Andy Pitt) and Ruff still at the Flashes.

Westwood Pool: 6 Black Terns late afternoon (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


May 4th

Grimley: drake Garganey at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool mid-morning (Chris Jackson) and still present this evening, plus Bar-tailed Godwit still on Hippo Pool early morning and still present this evening and Black-tailed Godwit this morning (Brian Stretch).

Ripple Pits: Whimbrel this morning (RAP).

Upton Warren: adult Little Gull at sailing lake this evening (Bob Williams & Brian Lancashire) and Ruff still at the Flashes (Bob Williams).

Walton Hill: male Ring Ouzel on sloping section of horse paddock by Walton hill farm early morning (P Jones).


May 3rd

Grimley: Bar-tailed Godwit still at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool this morning and showing well and 4 Black-tailed Godwits along west shore until 7.35amwhen flew off high NNE (Brian Stretch) and present again mid-morning (Ed Lea). Bar-tailed Godwit still present this afternoon commuting between Camp Lane Pits and Church Farm Pits and 4 Black-tailed Godwits still at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft & Paul Legge).

 


Bar-tailed Godwit at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Holt: 2 male Ruff still on scrape north of Sling Pool this morning (Ed Lea).

Lower Moor: Wood Sandpiper this morning and Hobby (RAP).

Upton Warren: Arctic Tern still at the Moors Pool this morning (Gert Corfield) and 2 Arctic Terns this afternoon (Des Jennings). Also Ruff still at the Flashes (Gert Corfield).

Walton Hill: male Ring Ouzel in horse paddock by Walton hill farm early morning (P Jones).


May 2nd

Clifton: Hobby flew north (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: Bar-tailed Godwit relocated at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool early morning (Ed Lea) and still present late afternoon and Marsh Harrier high over at 4.44pm (Mike Wheeler). Also Hobby this afternoon (Terry Hinett & Dave Jackson).

Holt: 2 male Ruff still on scrape north of Sling Pool this morning (Terry Norledge) and 2 Hobbies this afternoon (Dave Jackson).

Upton Warren: Arctic Tern at the Moors Pool this morning and Ruff still at the Flashes (Dave Jackson).


May 1st

Clifton: Grey Plover (sum.plum) on main pit this morning (Adam Holliday).

Grimley: Black Tern at Camp Lane Pits briefly at c8.10am (Brian Stretch) and 9 Black Terns at 9.15am (Rob Clipson) and 10 Black Terns late morning (Mike Bourne & Ian Machin) but no further sign of any late afternoon, plus Whimbrel through late morning (Ian Machin) and Marsh Harrier flew SW at c5pm (Gavin Peplow). Also Bar-tailed Godwit at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this evening then flew off SW towards Camp Lane Pits at dusk (Brian Stretch).

 


Bar-tailed Godwit at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Holt: 2 male Ruff still on scrape north of Sling Pool early morning (Brian Stretch).

Ripple: Bar-tailed Godwit still early morning and male Whinchat briefly (Pete & Marjo Lewis). Also Little Tern late morning then flew off high west and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits (Andy Warr).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 3 Black Terns this morning and 7 Arctic Terns, plus Bar-tailed Godwit through.

Upton Warren: Black Tern over sailing lake at 10.15am flew towards the Flashes (David Griffin) and then at the Flashes and Ruff still (Dave Jackson). Also 3 Arctic Terns through Moors Pool/sailing lake this morning (Paul Rhodes & Phil Andrews).

Wassell Grove/Lutley Wedge: Short-eared Owl through this morning (Craig Round). 


Westwood Pool: 2 Black Terns this morning (Terry Hinett) and 3 Black Terns at midday and Hobby (Ian Machin). Also adult Kittiwake this afternoon then flew off SW (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


April 30th

Clent: 2 Ring Ouzels (1 male) in field along Hagley Wood Lane this morning (Terry Hinett).

Grimley: 2 Black Terns at Camp Lane Pits early afternoon and still present late afternoon, plus male Whinchat on fence along hedgerow on east side (many obs) and Arctic Tern at 7.30pm (Nick Skilbeck). Also male Whinchat at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits in ploughed field on south side of south pit late afternoon but no sign of female Greater Scaup on north pit (Brian Stretch). 

Hewell Grange: Arctic Tern over lake then flew towards Barnt Green area (Alan Giles) - Permit only.

Holt: 2 male Ruff still on scrape north of Sling Pool this afternoon.

Pershore: Whinchat at Avon Meadows NR (Dave Jeynes).

Ripple Pits: Black Tern this morning (D Hartwell) and 17 Black Terns present this afternoon, plus Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel and Greenshank (Andy Warr).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Grey Plover briefly early morning and Black Tern through.

Upton Warren: Spotted Redshank at the Moors Pool briefly this morning (Paul Croft), plus Arctic Tern at sailing lake and Ruff still at the Flashes (Dave Jackson). Also 2 Black Terns at sailing lake late afternoon (Craig Reed).

Walton Hill: male Ring Ouzel just below summit (P Jones).


April 29th

Eckington: Hobby flew over road c1 mile south of village (Dave Jeynes).

Grimley: female Greater Scaup still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning and male Whinchat at Church Farm Meadows (Laurie Ison and Rob Clipson) and still present this evening (Brian Stretch). Also Hobby mid-afternoon (Gary Palmer).

 


male Whinchat at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Holt: 2 male Ruff on pools this morning (Patch Hopcroft and Pete & Marjo Lewis) and still present this evening (Brian Stretch).

Ripple Pits: 3 Whimbrel still this morning (Gert Corfield).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Whimbrel early morning (Clive Lee).

Upton Warren: Ruff still at the Flashes this morning (JT Belsey).

Westwood Pool: female Common Scoter still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

Wyre Forest: Hobby over visitor centre at 7.45am (Jared Tibbetts).


April 28th

 

Westwood Pool: female Common Scoter still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

Worcester: 2 Grasshopper Warblers at Chapter Meadows NR: 1 near riverside path; 1 in cow parsley near river side footpath by river boom at Diglis (John & Julie Stroud).


April 27th

Grimley: Avocet at Camp Lane Pits on Hippo Pool late afternoon (John Ridley) and still present this evening. Also female Greater Scaup still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this evening (Brian Stretch).

Norchard: male Whinchat on fresh plough (Michael Southall).

Ripple Pits. 4 Whimbrel this afternoon (John Ridley) and 3 Whimbrel still present this evening (Francis Peplow).

Upton Warren: Hobby through the Moors Pool and Ruff still at the Flashes (Dave Jackson).

Wassell Grove/Lutley Wedge: female Ring Ouzel early morning flew SE towards Hagley Golf Club (Craig Round).


April 26th


Evesham: Hobby over Blackberry Way this morning (Edward Betteridge).

Grimley: female Greater Scaup still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch). 

Upton Warren: 3 Arctic Terns at the Moors Pool early afternoon (Des Jennings) and still present at 5.40pm and 3 Black-tailed Godwits (Neil Duggan) then flew to Flashes. 4 Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes this evening and Ruff still this morning (Des Jennings).

Wassell Grove/Lutley Wedge: female Ring Ouzel this morning and Hobby (Craig Round).

Westwood Pool: female Common Scoter still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


April 25th


Grimley: Hobby again over Camp Lane Pits late afternoon (Roger Blackmore).

Holt: Ruff still this morning (Mike Bourne) and still present this evening (Patch Hopcroft).

John Bennett NR: Hobby hunting hirundines briefly early evening (Luke Hall).

Lower Moor: 12 Black-tailed Godwits at 1.30pm and still present at 3.45pm (RAP).

Upton Warren: Grasshopper Warbler still at the Moors Pool this morning, plus Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes and Ruff still.

Westwood Pool: female Common Scoter still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


April 24th

Droitwich: Hobby over Chateau Impney (Jared Tibbetts).

Grimley: female Greater Scaup still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch). Also Hobby over Camp Lane Pits (Jared Tibbetts).

 


Female Greater Scaup at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Holt: 2 Ruff again this morning (Ian Machin).

Ripple Pits: 4 Whimbrel late afternoon (RAP).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Hobby mid-morning (Chris Thomson).

Upton Warren: Black-tailed Godwit still at the Flashes and Ruff still (Phil Andrews).

Westwood Pool: female Common Scoter this afternoon (Terry Hinett) - Private permit only.


April 23rd


Besford: Grasshopper Warbler singing.

Castlemorton Common: 2 Grasshopper Warblers (Mick Woodward).

Coney Meadow: Grasshopper Warbler singing near to west gate (Salwarpe end) this morning and male Whinchat on fence in horse paddocks adjacent to Egg Lane between 'Hill House' and Linacres stables viewable from gap in hedge this morning (Dave Walker).

Grimley: 2 Ruff at Camp Lane Pits briefly this morning (Rob Clipson).

Naunton: male Whinchat in fields (Gavin Peplow).

Upton Warren: 8 Black-tailed Godwits this morning; 5 still at the Flashes then flew off east at 8.01am; 3 flew high NE at 8.08am and Ruff still (Dave Jackson). Also Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes this afternoon and Ruff still (Mike Wakeman & Graham la Bouchardiere) and Whimbrel at the Moors Pool this morning then flew off north.


April 22nd


Grimley: female Greater Scaup still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning.

Redditch: Whinchat at Lower Park Farm this morning (Mike Wakeman).


Upton Warren: Grasshopper Warbler at the Moors Pool singing along west track this morning (Dave Jackson), plus 5 Black-tailed Godwits at the Flashes this morning and Ruff still (JT Belsey).


April 21st

Grimley: female Greater Scaup still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch).

Hartlebury Common: Whinchat and 4 Whimbrel flew east (Ian Machin). 


Upton Warren: Sandwich Tern at the Moors Pool at 2.10pm (Steve Taylor per JTB) then flew off over Education Reserve (Andy Pitt). Also Ruff still at the Flashes this morning (Alan Hambury), plus 2 Black-tailed Godwits this afternoon and Greenshank (JT Belsey).


April 20th

Grimley: 49 Black-tailed Godwits at Camp Lane Pits this morning and female Greater Scaup still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits (Brian Stretch). 1 Black-tailed Godwit still at Camp Lane Pits this evening.

 


Black-tailed Godwits at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Upton Warren: Ruff still at the Flashes this morning (JT Belsey).


April 19th

Burlish Top: Whinchat (Ian Machin).

Grimley: female Greater Scaup still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits (Brian Stretch).

Upton Warren: Ruff at the Flashes (Des Jennings).


April 18th

Grimley: Greeenshank at Camp Lane Pits early afternoon (Mike Bourne).

Holt: Greenshank on scrape north of Sling Pool this morning and 2 Ruff still (Terry Norledge & Mike Bourne).

Upton Warren: Ruff at the Moors Pool this morning.


April 17th

Bredon Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels on northern escarpment this morning (Gavin & Francis Peplow).

Grimley: female Greater Scaup still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch).

Gwen Finch NR: Great White Egret still (Francis Peplow).

Holt: 2 Ruff still on scrape north of Sling Pool (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: Whimbrel this evening (Francis Peplow).

Shenstone: Grasshopper Warbler along Heath Lane singing breifly on and off at 12.30pm but no further sign (Peter C Johnson).

Tapenhall: Grasshopper Warbler singing in scrubby area between River Salwarpe and Droitwich Canal early morning (Dave Walker).

Upton Warren: 2 Greenshanks at the Flashes this morning (Gert Corfield) then flew north through the Moors Pool (Dave Jackson).


April 16th

Bredon Hill: no sign of Ring Ouzel on northern escarpment (Phil Stayte).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake this morning (Gert Corfield).


April 15th

Grimley: female Greater Scaup still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft and Phil & Deb Taylor).

Holt: Ruff again at Sling Pool this morning (Patch Hopcroft & Terry Hinett) and 2 Ruff on scrape north of Sling Pool (Fergus Henderson).

Upton Warren NR: Marsh Harrier circled the Moors Pool this morning (Dave Jackson) then flew south through the Flashes, plus adult Kittiwake over then drifted south and 4 Mediterranean Gulls (2 1s & 2 2s) still (JT Belsey & Paul Croft).

Walton Hill: Ring Ouzel in valley south of Walton Hill Farm briefly early morning (P Jones).

Woodrow: 4 Ring Ouzels reported at 4pm - no further details.


April 14th


Bredon Hill: male Ring Ouzel on northern escarpment this morning (Neil Duggan).

Grimley: female Greater Scaup still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this afternoon, plus Whimbrel at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon then flushed by dog walkers and flew off high north calling and Ruff still (Jared Tibbetts).

Gwen Finch NR: Great White Egret still at 7.40am (Adrian Avery).

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

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Hobby early afternoon (Chris Thomson).

Upton Warren NR: 4 Mediterranean Gulls (2 1s & 2 2s) still at the Flashes this morning (Dave Jackson).

Worcester: no sign of Grasshopper Warbler just south of Battenhall Rise at Battenhall Park in scrub by children's play area near cycle/foot path this morning (Mike Metcalf).


April 13th

Bredon Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels on northern escarpment (Francis Peplow).

Castlemorton Common: 2 Grasshopper Warblers c300 yards across from Hancocks Lane singing briefly at 7.30pm (Ian Guest).

Grimley: female Greater Scaup (new bird) at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft) and still present this evening. Also Ruff at Camp Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft) and still present this evening.

 


female Greater Scaup and female Ruff at Grimley. Pictures: Brian Stretch

 

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake (Francis Peplow).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: RED-RUMPED SWALLOW perched on wires by public footpath in north fields then flew off at 8.24am (Gavin and Francis Peplow) and no further sign in area by mid-morning. Also Osprey still this morning (Gavin and Francis Peplow) then flew off NW at 10am (Chris Thomson).

Upton Warren NR: 3 Mediterranean Gulls (1s & 2 2s) at the Moors Pool at 1pm (Gary Palmer).

Worcester: Grasshopper Warbler just south of Battenhall Rise at Battenhall Park singing in scrub by children's play area near cycle/foot path this morning (Mike Metcalf).


April 12th

Gwen Finch NR: Great White Egret this morning (Gavin Peplow).

Holt: Ruff at Sling Pool this evening (Andy Warr).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Osprey between 3.50pm and 6pm - bird caught a fish and lost it to a Buzzard so may roost (Graham Fellows).

Upton Warren NR: Osprey flew WNW at 1.30pm (Mike Inskip). Also 4 Mediterranean Gulls (2 1s & 2 2s) still at the Flashes (Des Jennings).


April 11th

Bredon Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels on northern escarpment late morning and Short-eared Owl (RAP).

Malvern Link: Black Redstart on Worcester Road at Lidl on fence by car park (Phillipa Lowe).

Upton Warren NR: 4+ Mediterranean Gulls (2+ 1s & 2 2s) still at the Flashes (JT Belsey).


April 10th

Bredon Hill: male Ring Ouzel on northern escarpment (Rob Downes).

Hewell Grange: 2 Little Gulls over lake then flew NE (Alan Giles) - Permit only.

Malvern: Black Redstart in private garden (Phillipa Lowe).

Upton Warren NR: 4+ Mediterranean Gulls (2+ 1s & 2 2s) still at the Flashes (Phil Andrews).

Westwood Pool: Osprey over at 11.50am (Terry Hinett) - Private permit only.


April 9th

Grimley: no sign of any Greater Scaup at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this afternoon (Brian Stretch). Note: Grimley Parish Council meeting on April 10th at 7pm where the possibilty of a new car park for use by birdwatchers is to be discussed - all welcome.

Lower Moor: Sandwich Tern mid-afternoon and Little Gull through (Edward Betteridge).

Pershore: Sandwich Tern at Avon Meadows NR flew down River Avon then across reserve before heading off high NE at 6pm (Tim Hutton). 

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake this morning (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: 2 Mediterranean Gulls (both 2s) still at the Flashes (Dave Jackson). Also 4 Mediterranean Gulls (2 1s & 2 2s) at the Flashes this evening (JT Belsey).


April 8th

Grimley: 3 Greater Scaup (2 drakes & female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits early evening (Brian Stretch).

 


Greater Scaups at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Holt: no sign of Amercian Wigeon or any Eurasian Wigeon in field by Sling Pool today - last seen on the 6th. 

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Little Gull mid-morning and still present this afternoon.

Upton Warren NR: Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes this morning and 3 Mediterranean Gulls (1s & 2 2s) still (JT Belsey). Also adult Mediterranean Gull flew over the Moors Pool (Dave Jackson) and Great White Egret on North Moors Pool at c1.45pm (M Casson).


April 7th

Grimley: 3 Greater Scaup (2 drakes & female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: adult RING-BILLED GULL at the Flashes early evening then flew off east at 6.15pm (Andy Pitt) and 3 Mediterranean Gulls (1s & 2 2s) (Andy Pitt & JT Belsey).

 


Adult Ring-billed Gull at Upton Warren. Pictures: Andy Warr


April 6th

Bredon Hill: female Ring Ouzel on northern escarpment 400 yards east of summit tower (RAP).

Grimley: 3 Greater Scaup (2 drakes & female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this evening (Brian Stretch).


Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still around pool just north of Sling Pool with 8 Eurasian Wigeon (Nick Skilbeck) and still present early evening SO.827.625 (Brian Stretch).


April 5th

Grimley: 3 Greater Scaup (2 drakes & female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this evening (Brian Stretch).

Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still around pool just north of Sling Pool with 8 Eurasian Wigeon early evening SO.827.625 (Brian Stretch).

Kidderminster: Osprey over Podmore Pool briefly at 7.30pm then flew south (Mike Averill).


April 4th

Lower Broadheath: male Siberian Chiffchaff still at Lower Broadheath Fishery on mound calling and showing well this evening (Andy Warr).


April 3rd

Grimley: 3 Greater Scaup (2 drakes & female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch).

Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still around pool just north of Sling Pool with 21 Eurasian Wigeon early afternoon SO.827.625 (Brian Stretch).


April 2nd

Lower Broadheath: male Siberian Chiffchaff singing at Lower Broadheath Fishery this afternoon (Andy Warr).

Ripple: Black-tailed Godwit on south lake and Great White Egret still on north lake (Andy Warr).


April 1st

Bredon Hill: 2+ male Ring Ouzels still on northern escarpment below summit tower (Gavin Peplow).

Caunsall: Osprey flew towards Kidderminster this evening (Dave Collins).

Grimley: 3 Greater Scaup (2 drakes & female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft).

Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still in field on north side of Sling Pool with Eurasian Wigeon this morning and still present this evening and adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose this morning and still present this evening SO.827.625.

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 Sandwich Terns briefly this morning and Osprey made one failed fishing attempt and flew off west.


March 31st

Stanford-on-Teme: Osprey flew NW at 8.40am (Joe Sparey).

Upton Warren NR: Grey Plover still at the Flashes early morning but no further sign and 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls (JT Belsey). Also adult Yellow-legged Gull in roost this evening (Andy Pitt).


March 30th

Bredon Hill: 3 Ring Ouzels at base of northern escarpment below summit tower this morning and 2 Short-eared Owls (Pete & Marjo Lewis).

Grimley: 3 Greater Scaup (2 drakes & female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits (Brian Stretch).

 


Greater Scaups at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still in field on north side of Sling Pool with Eurasian Wigeon flock this evening SO.827.625 (Andy Warr).

Ripple: 4 Ruff still on south lake and Great White Egret still on north lake (Francis Peplow).

Upton Warren NR: Grey Plover still at the Flashes this morning and still present this evening and 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls (many obs).


March 29th

Grimley: 3 Greater Scaup (2 drakes & female) at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Patch Hopcroft).

Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still in field on north side of Sling Pool with Eurasian Wigeon late morning SO.827.625 (Patch Hopcroft & Mike Bourne).

Ripple: 4 Ruff still on south lake and Great White Egret still on north lake (Andy Warr).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Osprey flew over at 8.10am (Clive Lee).

Upton Warren NR: Grey Plover again at the Flashes this morning and adult Mediterranean Gull again (Andy Pitt).


March 28th

Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still in field on north side of Sling Pool with c30 Eurasian Wigeon this evening but distant SO.827.625 (Brian Stretch).

Ripple: 4 Ruff on south lake and Great White Egret still on north lake (Andy Warr).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 Ospreys through this afternoon: 1 at 2.30pm; 1 at 3.55pm (Graham Fellows).

Upton Warren NR: Grey Plover at the Flashes this afternoon (JT Belsey).


March 27th

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) again at Sling Pool with Eurasian Wigeon flock mid-morning cSO.827.625 (Andy Warr).

Lutley Wedge: female Marsh Harrier drifted NE this morning (Craig Round).

Upton Warren NR: adult Little Gull at the Moors Pool this morning and adult Mediterranean Gull still at the Flashes (Andy Pitt).


March 26th

Ripple: drake Goldeneye on south lake (Sarah Loaring).


March 25th

Grimley: Marsh Harrier (adult female) at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits circled over fields just SE of pits 5pm-5.05pm then drifted off high SW and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still (Laurie Ison & Brian Stretch). Also drake Tufted Duck x Pochard at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Gary Palmer) and still present this evening (Laurie Ison & Brian Stretch).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull still early afternoon (Gary Palmer).


March 24th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock early afternoon and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still but no sign of female Common Scoter (Patch Hopcroft) SO.837.613Note: there are no public rights of way to the gravel pits at Wagon Wheel Lane; access is at the discretion of the local farmer so please keep to paths and field edges. Park sensibly in Grimley village (before the church) and walk past the Wagon Wheel pub through open gate on left and continue along concrete track to sewage works, then bear left, then right and continue through next gate (please keep closed) and the gravel pits are on the right; the Wigeon flock is usually on the farthest pit, the north pit.


Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still in field on north side of Sling Pool with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning SO.827.625 (Mike Bourne).

Upton Warren NR: adult Little Gull at the Moors Pool but no further sign (Steve Taylor per JTB).


March 23rd

Clifton: Avocet on main pit (Andy Warr).

Grimley: female Common Scoter still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit this morning (Patch Hopcroft & Andy Warr) and still present this evening. Also 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still.

 




Female Common Scoter at Grimley. Pictures: Brian Stretch

 

Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still in field on north side of Sling Pool with 41 Eurasian Wigeon SO.827.625 (Andy Warr).

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


March 22nd

Grimley: female Common Scoter at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit this evening and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still (Brian Stretch).

Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still in field on north side of Sling Pool with 53 Eurasian Wigeon this evening but distant SO.827.625 (Brian Stretch).


March 21st

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull still at the Flashes.


March 20th

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits this morning (Brian Stretch).

Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still in field on north side of Sling Pool with 45+ Eurasian Wigeon this morning but distant SO.827.625 (Brian Stretch).

Longdon Marsh: no sign of Great Grey Shrike SW of Longdon Village and south of Longdon Marshes Road at Hill Court Farm NR by late afternoon (Andy Warr).

Westwood Pool: adult drake Greater Scaup again this morning but no sign of Black-necked Grebe (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


March 19th

Longdon Marsh: Great Grey Shrike still SW of Longdon Village and south of Longdon Marshes Road at Hill Court Farm NR in hedgerow along west side of scrape field (Andy Warr).

 


Great Grey Shrike at Longdon Marsh. Pictures: Andy Warr

 

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

Shernal Green: 12 Waxwings in field behind canal (Carolyn Butterworth).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull still at the Flashes (Mike Wakeman).

Westwood Pool: Black-necked Grebe this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


Black-necked Grebe at Westwood Pool. Picture: Andy Warr


March 18th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock at midday (Gary Palmer) and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still this morning but again no sign of drake Garganey (Patch Hopcroft) SO.837.613Note: there are no public rights of way to the gravel pits at Wagon Wheel Lane; access is at the discretion of the local farmer so please keep to paths and field edges. Park sensibly in Grimley village (before the church) and walk past the Wagon Wheel pub through open gate on left and continue along concrete track to sewage works, then bear left, then right and continue through next gate (please keep closed) and the gravel pits are on the right; the Wigeon flock is usually on the farthest pit, the north pit.

Holt: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) relocated in field NE of Sling Pool with 53 Eurasian Wigeon this evening but distant SO.827.625 (Brian Stretch).

Longdon Marsh: Great Grey Shrike still SW of Longdon Village and south of Longdon Marshes Road at Hill Court Farm NR in hedgerow along west side of scrape field this morning (Andy Warr, Gert Corfield & Paul Rhodes).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake (Fergus Henderson).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull still at the Flashes this morning (Gert Corfield).


March 17th

Defford: Ring Ouzel in private garden then chased off by Blackbird and thrushes (Kathy Lane). 

Grimley: drake Garganey at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits early afternoon (Pete & Marjo Lewis) but no further sign late afternoon/this evening. Also 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still (Pete & Marjo Lewis) and drake Pintail briefly (Patch Hopcroft). Again no sign of first-winter female American Wigeon today.

Kemerton Lake NR: adult Mediterranean Gull this afternoon (RAP).

Longdon Marsh: Great Grey Shrike SW of Longdon Village and south of Longdon Marshes Road at Hill Court Farm NR in hedgerow along west side of scrape field showing on & off this afternoon (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull still at the Flashes (JT Belsey).


March 16th

Bredon's Hardwick: 2 male Ruff with Lapwings on river meadows behind main pit early morning and Eurasian White-fronted Goose still (RAP).

Grimley: Greater Scaup (1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits late afternoon but no sign of American Wigeon - Wigeon numbers greatly reduced (Nick Skilbeck).

Pershore: 2 Black-tailed Godwits flew around Avon Meadows NR at 9.30am (Tim Hutton).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake (Barry Tuck). 

Upton Warren NR: 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls still at the Flashes.


March 15th

Longdon Marsh: female Pintail (Mick Woodward).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull still at the Flashes (Des Jennings).


March 14th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this afternoon and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still (Andy Warr) SO.837.613Note: there are no public rights of way to the gravel pits at Wagon Wheel Lane; access is at the discretion of the local farmer so please keep to paths and field edges. Park sensibly in Grimley village (before the church) and walk past the Wagon Wheel pub through open gate on left and continue along concrete track to sewage works, then bear left, then right and continue through next gate (please keep closed) and the gravel pits are on the right; the Wigeon flock is usually on the farthest pit, the north pit.

 


First-winter female American Wigeon at Grimley. Picture: Andy Warr

 

Holt: adult Mediterranean Gull on Sling Pool with Black-headed Gulls late afternoon then flew off (Terry Norledge).

Upton Warren NR: 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls at the Flashes this evening (per JTB).

Westwood Pool: 8 Waxwings by gate house at 8am then flew and landed in tree by high school then flew east and lost to view (Wayne Dutton).


March 13th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock from c11am and still present this afternoon until c4.15pm when flew off high south by itself and lost to view and no further sign in area by early evening. Also 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still SO.837.613Note: there are no public rights of way to the gravel pits at Wagon Wheel Lane; access is at the discretion of the local farmer so please keep to paths and field edges. Park sensibly in Grimley village (before the church) and walk past the Wagon Wheel pub through open gate on left and continue along concrete track to sewage works, then bear left, then right and continue through next gate (please keep closed) and the gravel pits are on the right; the Wigeon flock is usually on the farthest pit, the north pit.

 


First-winter female American Wigeon at Grimley. Picture: Brian Stretch

 

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull at the Moors Pool this morning then flew towards the Flashes (Alan Giles) and again at the Moors Pool at midday (Terry Hinett).

Westwood Pool: adult drake Greater Scaup still this afternoon (Terry Hinett) - Private permit only.


March 12th

Bredon's Hardwick: Eurasian White-fronted Goose still on main lake (Andy Warr).

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still (Laurie Ison) SO.837.613Note: there are no public rights of way to the gravel pits at Wagon Wheel Lane; access is at the discretion of the local farmer so please keep to paths and field edges. Park sensibly in Grimley village (before the church) and walk past the Wagon Wheel pub through open gate on left and continue along concrete track to sewage works, then bear left, then right and continue through next gate (please keep closed) and the gravel pits are on the right; the Wigeon flock is usually on the farthest pit, the north pit. Also no sign of any Garganey at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Laurie Ison). Also of interest: Wheatear on ploughed field adjacent to church (Keith Corbett). 

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake (Andy Warr). Also 8 Pintail (7 drakes) on south lake late afternoon (Steve Whitehouse).

Upton Warren NR: 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls at the Flashes this morning and drake Pintail (Dave Jackson).


March 11th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning (Liz Clipson & Rob Clipson) and still present this afternoon (many obs) and still present at dusk and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still this morning (Liz Clipson & Rob Clipson) and still present this afternoon (many obs) and still present at dusk SO.837.613Note: there are no public rights of way to the gravel pits at Wagon Wheel Lane; access is at the discretion of the local farmer so please keep to paths and field edges. Park sensibly in Grimley village (before the church) and walk past the Wagon Wheel pub through open gate on left and continue along concrete track to sewage works, then bear left, then right and continue through next gate (please keep closed) and the gravel pits are on the right; the Wigeon flock is usually on the farthest pit, the north pit. Also 3 Garganey (2 drakes) at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Liz Clipson & Rob Clipson) and then relocated just north of Camp Lane Pits on Church Farms Pits on north pit early afternoon (Phil Cooper & David Johnstone) and again on Camp Lane Pits mid-afternoon (Andy Warr & Neil Duggan) and still present this evening and female Goldeneye still (Brian Stretch).

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

Westwood Pool: adult drake Greater Scaup again this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.


March 10th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock mid-afternoon and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still (Hughie King) SO.837.613Note: there are no public rights of way to the gravel pits at Wagon Wheel Lane; access is at the discretion of the local farmer so please keep to paths and field edges. Park sensibly in Grimley village (before the church) and walk past the Wagon Wheel pub through open gate on left and continue along concrete track to sewage works, then bear left, then right and continue through next gate (please keep closed) and the gravel pits are on the right; the Wigeon flock is usually on the farthest pit, the north pit.

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

Upton Warren NR: adult Little Gull at the Flashes this afternoon but mobile and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls in roost this evening (JT Belsey).


March 9th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning (Andy Warr) and still present at dusk (Brian Stretch) and 3 Greater Scaup (adult drake, 1w drake & 1w female) still this morning (Andy Warr) and still present at dusk (Brian Stretch) SO.837.613.

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake this afternoon (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull at the Flashes in roost this evening and adult Yellow-legged Gull (Dave Jackson).


March 8th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock early afternoon SO.837.613. Also 3 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this morning (Mike Bourne).

Upton Warren NR: drake Pintail at the Flashes this morning and 4 adult Yellow-legged Gulls in roost (Des Jennings).


March 7th

Bredon's Hardwick: Eurasian White-fronted Goose still with Greylag Geese (Ian Machin).

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock mid-afternoon and 3 Greater Scaup (adult drake, 1w drake & 1w female) still (Paul Rhodes) SO.837.613.

 


Greater Scaups at Grimley yesterday. Picture: Andy Warr

 

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake mid-morning (Ian Machin).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull still at the Flashes (JT Belsey).


March 6th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning (Andy Warr & Dave Jackson) and still present late afternoon (many obs) and 3 Greater Scaup (adult drake, 1w drake & 1w female) early morning (Andy Warr) and still present late afternoon SO.837.613. Also 3 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits this morning.

 


American Wigeon and Scaups at Grimley. Pictures: Brian Stretch

 

Westwood Pool: Greater Scaup (1w drake) still this morning (Terry Hinett) - Private Permit only.


March 5th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits with Eurasian Wigeon flock mid-morning (Andy Warr) and still present mid-afternoon and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake & 1w female) still (Edward Betteridge) SO.837.613.

Tibberton: c120 Golden Plover flew high west at 5.30pm (PF Whitehead).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull again at the Flashes this evening (Gert Corfield).


March 4th

Bredon's Hardwick: Eurasian White-fronted Goose still in field below 5-bar gate with Greylag Geese this afternoon (Andy Warr). 

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) again between Grimley and Holt and just east of A443 at Top Barn Farm on playing field adjacent to University of Worcester Activity Lake with Eurasian Wigeon flock this morning then flew towards Wagon Wheel Lane Pits at 8.55am (Andy Warr) and again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock mid-morning (Patch Hopcroft & Neil Duggan) and still present this afternoon (Craig Reed) and still present early evening feeding on causeway between pits (Phil Andrews) SO.837.613. Also 2 Greater Scaup again (1w drake & 1w female) this morning (Andy Warr) and still present this afternoon (Craig Reed) and female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake this morning (Nick Skilbeck) and 2 Great White Egrets on north lake this afternoon (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull again at the Flashes this evening (Craig Reed).


March 3rd

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) again between Grimley and Holt and just east of A443 at Top Barn Farm at University of Worcester Activity Lake with Eurasian Wigeon flock early morning (Andy Warr). Please check in at reception on arrival.

Malvern Link: 9 Waxwings in tall tree with mistletoe by railway station then flew towards hills this morning (Jane Tavener).

Upton Warren NR: adult Mediterranean Gull at the Moors Pool on pool island at 8.30am (Alan Hambury). Also adult Mediterranean Gull at the Flashes this evening (JT Belsey).

Westwood Pool: Greater Scaup (1w drake) still this morning (Andy Warr) - Private Permit only.


March 2nd

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock early afternoon (Mike Wakeman) and still present at dusk SO.837.613 (Brian Stretch). Also Greater Scaup (1w female) still this evening but no sign of first-winter drake Scaup - now relocated to Westwood Pool.

Ripple: Great White Egret again on north lake late morning (Sarah Loaring) and still present late afternoon (Andy Warr).

Westwood Pool: 4 Greater Scaup (adult drake, 2 x 1w drake & 1w female) still this afternoon (Terry Hinett) - Private Permit only.


March 1st

Droitwich: 20 Waxwings at Berry Hill Trading Estate in trees opposite County Building Supplies late afternoon (Terry Hinett).

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit with Eurasian Wigeon flock from c8.40am and still present this afternoon and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still SO.837.613 (many obs).

Upton Warren NR: 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls again at the Flashes this evening (Des Jennings).

Westwood Pool: 3 Greater Scaup (adult drake, 1w drake & 1w female) still this morning (Terry Hinett) - Private Permit only.


February 28th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) relocated in field on north side of Top Barn Activity Lake at 9am then flew off south-east and again at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit mid-morning (Andy Warr) and still present early afternoon and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still (
many obs).

 






 




First-winter female American Wigeon at Grimley. Pictures: Andy Warr

 

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


February 27th

Grimley: AMERICAN WIGEON (first-winter female) at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on south pit late afternoon with c40 Eurasian Wigeon but distant and 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still, plus 3 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Brian Stretch).

 






First-winter female American Wigeon (lower duck in all pictures) at Grimley. Pictures: Andy Warr


February 26th

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


February 25th

Bredon's Hardwick: Eurasian White-fronted Goose still in field below 5-bar gate with Greylag Geese (Paul Rhodes). Also 2 Great White Egrets in ditch south of main pit mid-afternoon then 1 flew off west towards Ripple (Gavin Peplow).

Evesham: male Merlin reported over Blackberry Way at midday (Edward Betteridge).

Salwarpe: 2 Pintails flew over village this morning (Dave Walker).

Upton Warren NR: Caspian Gull (1w) at the Flashes this evening then flew off north and 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls (Craig Reed, Matthew Smith and Mike Wakeman).


February 24th

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit this morning and 3 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake this morning (Sarah Loaring & Andy Warr) and still present at 2.30pm (Sue Hyde).

Upton Warren: adult Yellow-legged Gull at the Flashes at 5.30pm (JT Belsey).


February 23rd
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February 22nd

Bredicot: 82 Golden Plover still with Lapwings in fields by railway bridge (Terry Hinett).

Bredon's Hardwick: Eurasian White-fronted Goose still in field below 5-bar gate with Greylag Geese (Terry Hinett).

Upton Warren NR: adult Kittiwake at the Moors Pool briefly this afternoon then flew off west (John Ridley, John Sirrett & Des Jennings).


February 21st

Upper Bittell Reservoir: Crossbill flew over this morning (Paul Rhodes).


February 20th

Bredon's Hardwick: Eurasian White-fronted Goose still in field below 5-bar gate with Greylag Geese late afternoon (Brian Stretch).

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit this morning and 3 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Brian Stretch).

Ripple: Great White Egret still on north lake late afternoon (Brian Stretch).

Westwood Pool: 3 Greater Scaup (adult drake, 1w drake & 1w female) still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit only.


February 19th
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February 18th

Bredon's Hardwick: adult Eurasian White-fronted Goose still in fields below 5-bar gate with Greylag Geese (Paul Rhodes).

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit (John Sirrett & Ed Lea). Also 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Ed Lea).

Lower Bittell Reservoir: 2 Red-crested Pochards (drake & female) (Josh Toogood).

Ripple: Great White Egret on north lake this morning (Andy Warr).

Upton Warren NR: Mediterranean Gull (2w) at the Flashes this evening (Craig Reed).


February 17th

Eymore Wood: 2 Crossbills at 10am (Ian Machin).

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit and 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Upton Warren NR: 11 Golden Plover at the Flashes this afternoon (JT Belsey).


February 16th
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February 15th
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February 14th

Bredon's Hardwick: adult Eurasian White-fronted Goose still in fields below 5-bar gate with Greylag Geese and Great White Egret still (Andy Warr). 2 Great White Egrets between Bredon's Hardwick and Mitton in fields adjecent to River Avon (Sarah Loaring).

Eymore Wood: 16 Crossbills (Ian Whitehouse).

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit and 3 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Nick Skilbeck).

Westwood Pool: 3 Greater Scaup (adult drake, 1w drake & 1w female) still and 3 Pintail (2 drakes) (Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit only.


February 13th

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit and 3 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Brian Stretch).


February 12th

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit (Peter Johnson).

Westwood Pool: 3 Greater Scaup (adult drake, 1w drake & 1w female) still (Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit only.

Worcester: 3 Waxwings still in city centre on Farrier Street between The Butts and railway bridge in berry trees at The Whitehouse Hotel car park this morning (Sue Hyde) but no further sign late morning or mid-afternoon.


February 11th

Evesham: juvenile Iceland Gull reported in flight over fields opposite Evesham football ground at 8am, plus Mediterranean Gull (1w) 8am to 9am and Yellow-legged Gull (Edward Betteridge). Gull flock present for several days.

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit and 3 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Worcester: 3 Waxwings still in city centre on Farrier Street between The Butts and railway bridge in berry trees at The Whitehouse Hotel car park this morning (Magnus McLeod) and still present at 3pm (Peter Johnson).


February 10th

Grimley: 3 female Goldeneye at Camp Lane Pits early afternoon (Patch Hopcroft).

Westwood Pool: 3 Greater Scaup (adult drake, 1w drake & 1w female) this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit only.

Worcester: 3 Waxwings in city centre on Farrier Street between The Butts and railway bridge in berry trees at The Whitehouse Hotel car park mid-afternoon (Andy Warr).


February 9th

Bredicot: 262 Golden Plover with Lapwings in fields by railway bridge at midday (Terry Hinett).

Bredon's Hardwick: adult Eurasian White-fronted Goose still in fields below 5-bar gate with Greylag Geese and Great White Egret still (Terry Hinett).


February 8th

Grimley: Short-eared Owl at Camp Lane Pits on east side at c8am (Stuart Brown). Also 2 female Goldeneye still (Mike Bourne).

Longdon Marsh: c200 Pintails this morning (Mike Bourne).


February 7th

Bredon's Hardwick: adult Eurasian White-fronted Goose in fields below 5-bar gate with Greylag Geese and Great White Egret again on main pit (Steve Whitehouse).

Evesham: 5 Waxwings viewable from Blackberry Way in trees along brook at 4.20pm but distant and may have flown off east (Edward Betteridge).

Westwood Pool: 2 Greater Scaup (adult drake & 1w drake) still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit only.

Worcester: 100+ Golden Plovers east of M5 in field by Worcester Six Business Park this morning (Pete & Marjo Lewis).


February 6th

Longdon Marsh: no sign of Lesser Yellowlegs on floods by mid-afternoon. Also presumed drake Green-winged Teal x Eurasian Teal south of Longdon Marshes Road at Hill Court Farm NR viewable from screen at cSO.826.351.


February 5th

Longdon Marsh: LESSER YELLOWLEGS with Lapwings on floods mid to late afternoon viewable WNW of village but very distant and elusive; park sensibly in village and view only from bridleway.


February 4th
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February 3rd
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February 2nd

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit (Mike Inskip) and 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Mike Bourne).

Lower Moor: Long-eared Owl at river meadows (RAP).

Nafford: Great White Egret flew in to John Bennett NR at 10.45am and Black-tailed Godwit flew over at 11am (Tim Hutton).


February 1st

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit (Terry Hinett).

Ripple: 23 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on south pit (Gert Corfield).


January 31st
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January 30th

Bredon Hill: 3 Short-eared Owls still in summit area (RAP).

Bromsgrove: 2 Waxwings along A38 in trees by layby just WSW of Morrison's (Gert Corfield).


January 29th

Bromsgrove: 11 Waxwings along A38 at Hilton Hotel by main entrance (Gert Corfield).

Hagley: adult Mediterranean Gull flew low over Milestone Drive at 12.15pm (P Jones).


January 28th

Bredon Hill: 4 Short-eared Owls in summit area and 7 Bramblings (RAP).

Mucknell: Merlin this morning (Paul Rhodes).


January 27th

Croome Park: Great White Egret (RAP).

Grimley: 3 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 2 1w females) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit and 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Stoulton: 15 Golden Plovers east of church (Paul Rhodes).


January 26th
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January 25th

Worcester: Black Redstart still on Worcester Cathedral at south-east end around stonemason's yard late morning (Chris Lane).


January 24th

Bredon's Hardwick: Great White Egret dropped down over main pit (Sarah Loaring). 2 Great White Egrets on fishing pool (RAP).


January 23rd
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January 22nd

Bredon Hill: 2 Short-eared Owls near summit briefly at midday then flew south (Alan Chambers).

Kidderminster: 2 Waxwings off Oxbow Way 10am to 10.30am then flew over canal towards Springfield Park (Sean Cole).

West Hagley: juvenile Iceland Gull again north of Brake Mill Pool in fields (Andy Shaw).


January 21st

Droitwich: 11 Waxwings in town centre (Wayne Dutton).

Grimley: 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Ed Lea).

West Hagley: juvenile Iceland Gull again north of Brake Mill Pool in fields late morning (D.Banks).


January 20th

Grimley: 2+ Greater Scaup (1w drake and 1+ 1w female) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit this afternoon and 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

West Hagley: juvenile Iceland Gull again in fields north of Brake Mill Pool viewable from footpath mid-morning (Terry Hinett & Chris Jackson).

 


Waxwing at Betjeman Court, Kidderminster on January 18th. Picture: Lee Hudson


January 19th

Bredon's Hardwick: Great White Egret again on river meadows (RAP).

Hartlebury: 19 Waxwings still at Hartlebury Trading Estate in trees and rowan by north entrance at 9am but no sign at 11am (Michael Southall).

Kidderminster: 19 Waxwings still at Borrington Road this morning but very mobile - berries at Betjeman Court almost depleted and birds are often ranging to gardens at Longfellow Green (Mick Cooper).

West Hagley: juvenile Iceland Gull along lane to Brake Mill Pool in field on right just before railway bridge late morning (Terry Hinett).

Worcester: 10 Waxwings on Bath Road in tree very close to Bath Road Chippy at midday (Barrie Wheal) and 14 Waxwings present late afternoon (Mike Metcalf).

Wyre Forest: 2+ Mealy Redpolls along disused railway track from Dry Mill Lane car park in silver birches with 300 Lesser Redpolls at midday cSO.765.763 (Pete & Marjo Lewis).


January 18th

Hartlebury: 23 Waxwings at Hartlebury Trading Estate in trees and rowan by entrance this afternoon (Jason Kernohan).

Holt: 2 drake Pintails at east end of Sling Pool this morning (Mike Bourne).

Kidderminster: 37 Waxwings again at Borrington Road/Tennyson Way junction this afternoon (Rob Clipson).

Redditch: juvenile Glaucous Gull at Arrow Valley Lake on water early morning (Mark Islip per Neil Duggan).

Westwood Pool: 2 Greater Scaup (adult drake & 1w drake) still this morning and female Goldeneye still (Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit only.


January 17th

Grimley: 3 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 2 1w females) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit (Nick Skilbeck).

Kidderminster: 38 Waxwings at Borrington Road/Tennyson Way junction this morning (John Ridley) and 37 Waxwings still on Borrington Road 11.50am to 12.10pm then flew off west and no further sign (Ian Machin).

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

Westwood Pool: female Goldeneye this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit only.


January 16th

Grimley: 3 Greater Scaup (1w drake and 2 1w females) at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit early afternoon and 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Brian Stretch).

Kidderminster: 29 Waxwings off Borrington Road at Betjeman Court feeding on berries at 3.30pm (John Cox).

Ripple Pits: 2 Goldeneyes (1 drake) still on south lake late afternoon (Brian Stretch).

Stoke Prior: 7 Waxwings in private garden this morning then flew off (Sarah Rea).

Worcester: Black Redstart still on Worcester Cathedral at south-east end around stonemason's yard and refectory this morning (Paul Rhodes).


January 15th

Eymore Wood: 6+ Crossbills at cSO.783.799 (Rob Clipson).

Upton Warren NR: Greater Scaup (adult drake) at the Moors Pool this morning then flew south (Dave Jackson).

Westwood Pool: 2 Greater Scaup (drake & 1w drake) still this morning (Wayne Dutton & Terry Hinett) - Private Permit Only.


January 14th

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w female & 1w drake) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit (Patch Hopcroft & Ed Lea). Also 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft, Mike Bourne & Ed Lea).

Ripple: Goldeneye still (Davy Thomas-round).

Westwood Pool: 2 Greater Scaup (drake & 1w drake) still this morning and 3 drake Pintail (Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit Only.


January 13th

Bredon's Hardwick: Great White Egret again along River Avon this afternoon (Sarah Loaring).

Upton Warren: 2 Whooper Swans at the Moors Pool this morning then flew off SE (Alan Hambury).

Westwood Pool: 2 Greater Scaup (drake & 1w drake) still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private Permit Only.

Worcester: Black Redstart still on Worcester Cathedral at south-east end around stonemason's yard this morning (Ian Loftus).


January 12th

Lower Bittell Reseervoir: female Goldeneye early afternoon and drake Pintail (Roy Porter).

Westwood Pool: 2 Greater Scaup (drake & 1w drake) at dusk (Steve Whitehouse) - Private Permit Only.


January 11th

Worcester: Black Redstart still on Worcester Cathedral at south-east end around stonemason's yard showing well by yellow skip (Phil Bottom).


January 10th
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January 9th

Bredon's Hardwick: Great White Egret still at south end of lake early afternoon (Dave Owen).


January 8th

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w female & 1w drake) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit this afternoon and drake Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Laurie Ison).


January 7th

Bredon's Hardwick: Great White Egret in fields of east of Fleet Lane this morning (Paul Rhodes).

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w female & 1w drake) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit this morning and 3 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft).

Ripple: Great White Egret again on south lake this morning and 5 White-fronted Geese flew over south lake at 12.20pm and headed south (Andy Warr).

Worcester: Black Redstart still on Worcester Cathedral at south-east end around stonemason's yard at 9am (Rob Clipson).

Worcester: 125 Golden Plovers east of M5 in field by Worcester Six Business Park this morning (Rob Clipson).


January 6th

Bredicot: c40 Golden Plover still in fields (Mike Bourne).

Bredon's Hardwick: Great White Egret still along River Avon below main pit (Sarah Loaring).

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w female & 1w drake) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit and drake Goldeneye on River Severn by Camp Inn (Nick Skilbeck). Also 2 female Goldeneye still at Camp Lane Pits (Mike Bourne and Nick Skilbeck).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 adult Caspian Gulls in roost at 4pm and 5 adult Yellow-legged Gulls (Graham Fellows).


January 5th

Bricklehampton: 80 Golden Plover flew east at 2pm (Tim Hutton).

Eymore Wood: female Crossbill in larches above top car park at 11am (Alan Hambury).

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w female & 1w drake) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit (Terry Hinett & R.Nash). Also 2 drake Goldeneye at Camp Lane Pits (R.Nash).

Hewell Grange: Bittern this morning - heard only (Alan Giles) - Permit only.

Worcester: Black Redstart still at Worcester Cathedral showed well at west end at 3pm (John & Julie Stroud).


January 4th

Bredicot: 252 Golden Plover with Lapwings in fields this morning (Terry Hinett).

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w female & 1w drake) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit and 3 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits (Pete & Marjo Lewis).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 8 Pintail (1 drake) early morning (Clive Lee).

Worcester: Black Redstart still at Worcester Cathedral viewed from inside Cathedral in Rememberance Garden looking through Cloister windows mid-morning (Francis Peplow).


January 3rd

Bredon's Hardwick: Great White Egret still this morning (RAP).

Chaddesley Corbett: Waxwing still along A448 again at Rowberry's Nursery in car park this morning (Alan Hambury).

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w female & 1w drake) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit late afternoon and 3 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits (Gary Palmer).

Hagley: female Pintail on Brake Mill Pool this morning (Terry Hinett).

Worcester: Black Redstart still at Worcester Cathedral viewed from inside Cathedral in Rememberance Garden looking through Cloister windows (Alan Harris).


January 2nd

Bredon's Hardwick: 2 Great White Egrets on main pit at 10.45am (Alan Chambers).

Chaddesley Corbett: 2 Waxwings still along A448 in bush next to The Fox Inn this morning (Sean Cole) and 3 Waxwings briefly at 11.55am (P Jones).

Egdon: 57 Golden Plovers in fields (Paul Rhodes).

Evesham: Waxwing still just north of A46 southern bypass off Charity Crescent opposite Majestic Wine in Strawberry Field pub car park this morning (Neil Duggan) and still present early afternoon.

Grimley: 2 Greater Scaup (1w female & 1w drake) still at Wagon Wheel Lane Pits on north pit and up to 3 Goldeneye (1 drake) still at Camp Lane Pits (Patch Hopcroft & Ed Lea).

Lickey Hills: 4+ Crossbills (1 male) just beyond visitor centre in pine trees near pond briefly this morning (Richard Clifford).

 


Female Crossbill on Lickey Hills: Picture: Richard Clifford

 

Tardebigge: 4 Waxwings flew over Tardebigge pub towards Bromsgove this morning (Alan Giles).

Worcester: Black Redstart still on Worcester Cathedral at south-east end around mason's yard briefly at around midday (Brian Trott).


Black Redstart at Worcester Cathedral. Picture: Brian Trott


January 1st

Bredon's Hardwick: Great White Egret still along River Avon below main pit (Sarah Loaring).

Chaddesley Corbett: 2 Waxwings along A448 at Rowberry's Nursery in car park this morning (Chris Jackson & Ray Chance).

 






Waxwing at Chaddesley Corbett. Pictures: Chris Cook

 

Evesham: Waxwing still just north of A46 southern bypass by Majestic Wine/Morrison's petrol station/Busy Bees this morning (Chris Cook & Alan Chambers).

Upper Bittell Reservoir: 2 Caspian Gulls: 1w in pre-roost from 2.30pm; adult from 3pm until dark (Graham Fellows).

Westwood Pool: female Goldeneye still this morning (Wayne Dutton) - Private permit only.

 

 


 
 
 
 

 

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