Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings -

AVON VAL­LEY: A Grasshop­per War­bler was at Bes­ford. A Short-eared Owl, Whin­chat and eight Ring Ouzels were on Bre­don Hill. A Great White Egret was at Gwen Finch Wet­land. A Sand­wich Tern, Lit­tle Gull and 12 Black-tailed God­wits were at Lower Moor. A Sand­wich Tern and Whin­chat were at Per­shore. Hob­bies flew over Eck­ing­ton and Eve­sham.

CEN­TRAL: A Grasshop­per War­bler and Whin­chat were at Coney Meadow. A Siberian Chif­fchaff was at Lower Broad­heath. A Com­mon Scoter and Os­prey were at West­wood Pool. Grasshop­per War­blers were at Tapen­hall and Worces­ter (three).

GRIMLEY/HOLT: The Amer­i­can Wi­geon re­mained (to 6th). There was a Brent Goose, four Scaup, two Black Terns, an Arc­tic Tern, Avo­cet, 49 Black-tailed God­wits, a Whim­brel, Green­shank, four Ruff, a Hobby and three Whin­chats.

LOWER SEV­ERN VAL­LEY: A Whin­chat was seen at Naun­ton. A Great White Egret, Bar-tailed God­wit, Black-tailed God­wit, Green­shank, five Whim­brels and 17 Black Terns were logged at Rip­ple.

MALVERN HILLS: Two Grasshop­per War­blers were at Castle­mor­ton Com­mon. A Black Red­start was at Malvern Link.

NORTH: Two Avo­cets were at Ar­row Val­ley Lake. A Red-rumped Swal­low (13th), two Sand­wich Terns, a Black Tern, Lit­tle Gull, Grey Plover, Whim­brel, two Ospreys and a Hobby

were at Bit­tell Reser­voirs. A Whin­chat and four Whim­brels were at Hartle­bury Com­mon. Two Lit­tle Gulls and an Arc­tic Tern were at Hewell Grange. A Grasshop­per War­bler was at Shen­stone. Ospreys flew over Caun­sall and Kid­der­min­ster. Whin­chats were at Burl­ish Top, Lower Park and Nor­chard. Ring Ouzels were at Clent (two), Wal­ton Hill (two), Was­sell Grove and Woodrow (four).

UP­TON WAR­REN: High­lights in­cluded a Ring-billed Gull (7th), Marsh Harrier, Os­prey, Spot­ted Red­shank, Ruff, Whim­brel, three Green­shanks, 11 Black-tailed God­wits, a Kit­ti­wake, Sand­wich Tern, two Black Terns, five Arc­tic Terns, a Hobby and Grasshop­per War­bler. Brian Stretch (www.worces­ter­bird­ing.co.uk)

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