SHROP­SHIRE

Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings August - Richard Moores and Mar­tyn Owen (www. Shrop­shire­birds.com)

HIGH­LIGHTS:

A Bar-tailed God­wit was at Venus Pool (27th). Ospreys flew over Ness­cliffe (8th), Venus Pool (17th) and Wood Lane (27th). A Marsh Har­rier was at Knighton Reser­voir (15th). A Wry­neck was in an Alve­ley gar­den (31st). A chur­ring Night­jar was reported in farm­land at Maes­bury (15th).

VENUS POOL:

Wader max­ima in­cluded three Black-tailed God­wits (8th), two Green Sand­pipers (27th), reg­u­lar Green­shank and Common Sand­piper, Red­shanks (9th & 11th), a Ruff (25th) and Lit­tle Ringed Plover (15th). There were four Lit­tle Egrets (23rd). Two Med Gulls were reg­u­lar. A Common Tern and Black Terns were logged (28th).

OTHER SITES:

A Ring-necked Para­keet was in a New­port gar­den (14th). Three Whim­brels flew over Much Wen­lock (21st). Chel­marsh Reser­voir logged an Arc­tic Tern and Black Terns (25th), and a Med Gull, Lit­tle Egret and Hobby (30th). A Hen Har­rier was at Whix­all Moss (31st).

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