Recent Bird Reports

Records here are unconfirmed and are published for information only. Access to sites named is not granted by its mention on this page - please do not trespass on private property. For some sites details are given on the Guide to Sites page. Records of birds should be sent to the SOS County Bird Recorder Martyn Owen and sosbirds@yahoo.co.uk for inclusion on this page. For more information on submission of records click here. Locations of rare breeding birds should be sent in but will not be published due to the risk of disturbance, click here to read a summary of the SOS directive.

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Whixall Moss (30 Jan) - Male Hen Harrier hunting the northern perimeter of the moss from 3.30pm (Dave Pearce)

Venus Pool (26 Jan) - Oystercatcher (Helen Griffiths)

Bridgnorth (25 Jan) - Ring-necked Parakeet near Lasyard House (Robin Bennett)

The Mere, Ellesmere (24 Jan) - Adult Med Gull (Anthony Griffiths)

Colemere, Ellesmere (22 Jan) - Common Scoter still (Mark Wilson)

White Mere, Ellesmere (22 Jan) - 1w drake Scaup still at 4pm, but distant in far corner with 30+ Tufted Ducks (Anthony Griffiths)

The Mere, Ellesmere (22 Jan) - Big roost this evening; 1100 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 900 Herring Gulls, 2500 Black-heaaded Gulls, 75 Common Gulls, 122 Wigeon, 5 Pintail, 20 Goldeneye (Anthony Griffiths)

Shifnal (21 Jan) - ringtail Hen Harrier quartering fields south of Upton Farm off A464, Shifnal at 1pm (Steve Gill)

Venus Pool (21 Jan) - 20+ Brambling in mixed finch flock (Roger Gibb)

Betton Moss (21 Jan) - 2 Willow Tits visiting sunflower feeders (Paul Bell)

Colemere (20 Jan) - Common Scoter still (Dawn Micklewright)

Colemere (19 Jan) - male Common Scoter at midday (Allan Dawes)

Wall Farm (18 Jan) - on the floods; 180 Fieldfare, 450 Lapwing, 24 Golden Plover and a Buzzard took a Lapwing. On Wetland 150+ Teal & a Stonechat (Martin Grant)

Morville (18 Jan) - flock of 150+ lapwing at SO676939, on field alongside layby on north side of A458 near Morville. Present at 11:30am (Mike Wootton)

Chetwynd Pool, Newport (18 Jan) - 1 Egyptian Goose, 90 Shoveler, 7 Goosander (4m), 75 Canada Geese, 56 Greylag and a Raven (Martin Grant)

Fenns Moss (16 Jan) - Male Hen Harrier showing well at times. Green Woodpecker near the old railway line (Phil Boardman) photo

Leighton (17 Jan) -  11 Mandarin duck (5 male) on River Severn and flooded field, 6 Goosander (Glenn Bishton)

Venus Pool (17 Jan) - 3 Pintail, Goldeneye and Wigeon (twitter)

The Mere, Ellesmere (16 Jan) - Drake Scaup. Also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls in the roost (Rob Dowley)

Fenns Moss (16 Jan) - male Hen Harrier (Phil Boardman)

Newport (15 Jan) - c100 Golden Plover on flooded field nr Stockton Grange. View from railway path (Carl Turner)

Wroxeter (15 Jan) - Long-eared Owl on roadside hedge along B4380 0.9 miles south-east of Wroxeter crossroads at 3.25am (Andy Walker)

Condover (13 Jan) - Woodcock flushed from the Light Green Wood at Berriewood, Condover at 11.45am (Nigel Barratt)

Whixall Moss (10 Jan) - male Hen Harrier at 4pm from the path directly ahead of you once you get past the trees and onto the Mosses from the Morris' bridge car park (Andrew Booth)

Whixall Moss (9 Jan) - male Hen Harrier  (Anthony Griffiths)

Bridgnorth (8 Jan) - Ring Necked Parakeet feeding on ash tree seed, Well Meadow (Nigel Brown)

Edgerley (8 Jan) - 32 Whooper Swans on floods (Jim Almond)

The Mere, Ellesmere (8 Jan) - Oystercatcher (Martyn Owen)

White Mere, Ellesmere (8 Jan) - 1w drake Scaup distantly, with 30 Tufted Ducks (Martyn Owen)

Chelmarsh (7 Jan) - 2 Goldeneye (Martyn Owen)

Wykey (4 Jan) - 20 Brambling between Wykey and Wigmarsh SJ384 251 (Will Jones)

Edgerley (4 Jan) - 38 Whooper Swans on floods (Jim Almond)

Telford Crematorium (2 Jan) - 4w Caspian Gull (Kris Webb)

Black Hill, Clun (2 Jan) - Great Grey Shrike beside Fiddler's Elbow layby car park (David Stafford)

Priorslee Lake (1 Jan) - 3w Caspian Gull (Kris Webb)

Telford Crematorium (2 Jan) - 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (ad & 2 1w) and 71 GBB Gulls (Kris Webb)

Whixall Moss (1 Jan) - Male Hen Harrier on Whixall Moss. Floods - c120 Teal, c40 Shoveler, c120 Lapwings. Cettis Warbler reported by visiting Cheshire birders near Morris Bridge prior to Christmas together with Ring Tailed Harrier on the moss (Howard Prince and Allan Heath)

South of Clunton (1 Jan) - 18 Brambling amongst a large finch flock (Mike Stokes)

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