WORCES­TER­SHIRE

Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings August - Brian Stretch (www.worces­ter­bird­ing.co.uk)

AVON VAL­LEY:

A Black-tailed God­wit was at Bre­don’s Hard­wick. A Whin­chat was at Def­ford, with two at Gwen Finch Wet­land. Shag (30th-31st), Whin­chat and Hobby were at Eck­ing­ton. Wood Sand­piper, Green­shank and Black-tailed God­wit were at John Ben­nett Wet­land. Two Green­shanks, two Whin­chats and three Hob­bies were at Ke­mer­ton Lake. Two Green­shanks and two Whin­chats were at Lower Moor.

CEN­TRAL:

An Osprey, Lit­tle Stint, Avo­cet, Ruff, nine Black-tailed God­wits, 10 Green­shanks, 83 Common Terns, Pied Fly­catcher, two Whin­chats and two Hob­bies were at Grim­ley. A Whin­chat was at Haw­ford. A Hobby was at Stoul­ton.

LOWER SEV­ERN VAL­LEY:

An Osprey flew over Baug­ton. Two Curlew Sand­pipers, two San­der­ling, two Black-tailed God­wits, four Green­shanks and a Hobby were at Clifton. A Gan­net (20th) and Pin­tail were at Rip­ple. A Whin­chat was at Ryall.

MALVERN HILLS AND COM­MONS:

An Osprey flew south over the hills.

NORTH:

Four Black Terns, two Green­shanks and a Yel­low-legged Gull were Bit­tell Reser­voirs. A Yel­low-legged Gull was at Lick­hill. A Marsh Har­rier flew over Wilden Top. Whin­chats were at Shen­stone and Tan­wood. Hob­bies flew over Are­ley Kings and Cook­ley.

UP­TON WAR­REN:

High­lights in­cluded four Lit­tle Terns, five Curlew Sand­pipers, three Black-tailed God­wits, six Green­shanks, Pin­tail, two Med Gulls, Hobby and Ring-necked Para­keet.

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