Recent Bird Reports

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Trench Pool (21 Nov) - Long-tailed Duck still at 11am, viewable from the Blue Pig pub (Terry Cripps)

Black Hill (19 Nov) - Great Grey Shrike at 1pm. Rockhill above Woodside, Clun on west side of Black Hill near Fiddlers Elbow. Flew off N after pestered by passerines. Re-discovered 1.30pm on bush tops and telegraph wires along the ‘dead straight’ rough track off the Rockhill / Pen-y cwm crossroads heading NEE into the conifer plantations (David Stafford)

Cound (19 Nov) - Whooper Swans in usual field between River Severn and A458 (Martyn Owen)

Trench Pool (19 Nov) - Long-tailed Duck still, also 1w Yellow-legged Gull (Ian Grant)

Long Mynd (18 Nov) - 11 Brambling in finch flock at Pole Cottage and 49 Golden Plover on nearby sheep fields (Dave Pearce)

Whixall Moss (16 Nov) - c700 Common Teal in flight. Floods, c225 Lapwings, c75 Common Teal, 28 Wigeon, 1 male Pintail, c40 Shoveler (Howard Prince)

Trench Pool (16 Nov) - Long-tailed Duck still (Paul Spear)

Ellesmere (15 Nov) - 2 ad Caspian Gulls in roost, also 2 ad Yellow-legged Gulls and 7 Goosander (Anthony Griffiths)

Trench Pool (15 Nov) - Long-tailed Duck still, 1st winter drake (bns)

Trench Pool (13 Nov) - Long-tailed Duck still showing well in the morning, opposite bank to Blue Pig pub (Clive Biddulph)

Trench Pool (12 Nov) - Long-tailed Duck still (Jim Almond) photo

Trench Pool (11 Nov) - Long-tailed Duck in the morning (Ed Wilson) Still present at 4.15pm (J Reeves)

Venus Pool (11 Nov) - Drake Pintail and Kingfisher showing well (Paul Burgess) photo

Telford (9 Nov) - Brambling under feeders with finches, St Georges area (Toni Gordon)

Maesbrook (9 Nov) - Pink-footed Goose reported in flooded fields, but not many ducks on the Severn-Vyrnwy WeBS count (via Patrick Lanaway)

Ellesmere (9 Nov) - Ad Caspian Gull in the roost at The Mere at 4.40pm (bns)

Whixall Moss (9 Nov) - A bird considered to be Siberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita tristis) trapped, ringed and released at 9am. Description and photographs taken (Allan Heath with Paul Ashworth, Gerry Thomas, Bob Harris)

Whixall Moss (9 Nov) - Male Hen Harrier at 11.30am (Dave Pearce)

Titterstone Clee (8 Nov) - Northern Wheatear still (Martyn Owen) 10 Stonechats (Terry Hinett)

Candles Landfill (7 Nov) - 7 Yellow-legged Gulls; 5 adults, 3cy, 1cy (Tom Lowe)

Titterstone Clee (6 Nov) - A late Northern Wheatear (Martyn Owen)

Shrewsbury (4 Nov) - 5pm: At least 200-300 pied wagtails gathering on Harlescott P&R car park prior to roosting (Steve Mulcock)

Catherton Common (1 Nov) - Jack Snipe (Jason Kernohan)

Whixall Moss (1 Nov) - Male Hen Harrier at 2.20pm. Also a Peregrine later (Paul Johnston)

Buildwas (1 Nov) - 45 Fieldfare heading south followed twenty minutes later by second wave of 54, 100 Redwing heading west plus 35 fifteen minutes later (Glenn Bishton)

Crudgington (31 Oct) - small flocks of Fieldfare (Roger Gibb)

Ludlow (30 Oct) - 3+ Hawfinch feeding high in the beech at Whitcliffe Common at 8.45am (Rob Clipson)

Wood Lane (30 Oct) - 46 Common Snipe at 10.00am. Also Goldeneye at Colemere, 11.15am (Terry Cripps)

Cantlop (29 Oct) - 10480 Woodpigeons over 6.40-8.10am. Also 380+ Starling, 70+ Jackdaws (Tom Lowe)

Long Mynd (28 Oct) - 200 Golden Plover over Plush Hill 10-10.20am, then flew south (Maurice Baker)

Venus Pool (26 Oct) - Great White Egret at 7.30am. Chased off by herons at 7.34am, flew to the north (Paul Spear) photo

Long Mynd (25 Oct) - 10 Brambling in large finch flock at Pole Cottage, 50 Golden Plover over (Mike Shurmer) photo

Devil's Dingle (25 Oct) - 9 Snipe (Glenn Bishton)

Long Mynd (24 Oct) - 10 Brambling with 100 Chaffinches at Pole Cottage. Merlin over (Martyn Owen)

Priorslee Lake (22 Oct) - 2cy Caspian Gull at 4.55pm, also 10 Yellow-legged Gulls, 3 GBBG, 800+ LBBG, c30 Herring Gulls (Tom Lowe) photo

Devil's Dingle (19 Oct) - 130 Redwing, 90 Goldfinch on alder, 2 Sparrowhawks hunting the Goldfinch, Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Glenn Bishton)

Cantlop (18 Oct) - 2 Fieldfare, Tree Sparrow, Green Sand over, 68 Golden Plover, 3 Bullfinch over with Redwings (Tom Lowe)

Titterstone Clee (17 Oct) - 22 Stonechat including a group of nine. Female Merlin, 2 unringed Wheatear (Terry Hinett)

Trefonen (17 Oct) - c200 Redwing in orchard and hedge. Many small flocks over flying SSW, with 520 counted by 9.15am (Allan Dawes)

Long Mynd (16 Oct) - Ringtail Hen Harrier. Several Brambling in large finch flock at Pole Cottage and 70 Golden Plover on sheep field (Dave Pearce)

Venus Pool (15 Oct) - Little Egret, Kingfisher, Redwing, Wigeon. Egret flew out west at 2.15pm (via twitter)

Priorslee Lake (15 Oct) - Juv Arctic Tern through at 1.30pm, flew off east. 13+ Yellow-legged Gulls (7+ads, 4w, 3w, 2 x 2w, 2 x 1w), adult Common Gull and 2 hybrid Herring Gull x LBBG (Tom Lowe)

Candles Landfill (15 Oct) - male Merlin, 2390 Redwings, 130+ Skylarks, 4 Redpoll (Tom Lowe)

Munslow (12 Oct) - Osprey fishing at Millerchope Park, near Munslow, at 4pm. Photographed (Terry Arch)

Long Mynd (12 Oct) - 140 Golden Plover at Plush Hill, at 4pm (Mike Shurmer)

Devil's Dingle (12 Oct) - Swallow, Stonechat, Green Sandpiper, 85 Goldfinch on thistle, 15 Skylark in two hours flying over northwards (Glenn Bishton)

Venus Pool (10 Oct) - Redshank, several Snipe, 34 Wigeon, 3 Pintail, 2 Water Rail heard (Helen Griffiths)

Venus Pool (9 Oct) - 2 Raven, Peregrine, 3 Pintail, Little Egret, 2 Swallows, Water Rail heard (Helen Griffiths)

Wroxeter (8 Oct) - 6 Mandarin on River Severn by the island (Terry Cripps)

Upton Magna (8 Oct) - Fieldfares over (via twitter)

Wellington (7 Oct) - Fieldfare (Jenni Hood)

Venus Pool (7 Oct) - Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, several Snipe, 5 Pintail and a Kestrel (Helen Griffiths)

Venus Pool (4 Oct) - Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, Teal, Wigeon (Phil Jones)

Wood Lane (4 Oct) - Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler and Red Kite over (B&M Jones)

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