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 Geoff Holmes and 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 Locations of rare breeding birds should be sent in but will not be published due to the risk of disturbance, click here to read a summary of the SOS directive.

Join Twitter and tweet news to @sosbirds - don't forget to include '@sosbirds' for your sighting to be received.


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)

Munslow (12 Oct) - Osprey fishing at Millerchope Park, near Munslow, at 4pm (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)

Titterstone Clee (27 Sep) - 14 Stonechat and a Wheatear (all unringed) plus a further 8 Stonechat (4 ringed) at Catherton Common (Jason Kernohan)

Venus Pool (27 Sep) - Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and pair of Pintail (Ian Grant) photos

Condover (27 Sep) - Hobby (Dave Pearce)

Knighton Res (27 Sep) - Several Green Sandpipers and Snipe - permit only (Dave Barnes) photo

Long Mynd (26 Sep) - female Merlin (Geoff Hall)

Venus Pool (25 Sep) - 16 Snipe (Paul Burgess) photo

Long Mynd (24 Sep) - Osprey over (Tony Webb) photo     This bird was ringed on 27/06/14 from a brood of three in Loch Ard Forest near Aberfoyle in central Scotland (Info from Dave Anderson, Forestry Commission Scotland and Roy Dennis, Highland Foundation for Wildlife)

Long Mynd (18 Sep) - Short-eared Owl at Boiling Well at 7.30pm (Dave Pearce)

Venus Pool (17 Sep) - 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, Green and Common Sand, Ringed Plover, LRP, 5 Snipe, Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Whinchat, Dunlin, no sign of Greenshank (Geoff Holmes)

Wood Lane (16 Sep) - Osprey flew south over at 10am harrased by crows (B & M Jones)

Venus Pool (16 Sep) - Whinchat, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, LRP, 2 Snipe, 22 Cormorant, Jay, Meadow Pipit over, 2 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch (Martin Ryder) 2+ Whinchat still, also a juv Hobby hawking over the trout pool for ten mins at least at lunchtime (Martyn Owen)

Venus Pool (15 Sep) - 4 Whinchat in the top field, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank (Martyn Owen) Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Greenshank, Little Grebe (Phil Harvey)                   Flat cap left in the members hide.

Titterstone Clee (14 Sep) - Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 15 Wheatear (Craig Reed)

Venus Pool (14 Sep) - 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin. Juv Peregrine over twice (various) photos

Venus Pool (13 Sep) - 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Green Sand, Little Ringed Plover (Dawn Micklewright) Plus a Dunlin in the afternoon.  photos

Hodnet (Sep) - Wryneck picked up on the road between Wem and Hodnet at approx SJ579288 on 7 Sep. Later released (info via Dave Barnes) photo

Wroxeter (Sep) - Bee-eater reported to have been in the Charlton Hill area for a few days around 3 Sep.

Venus Pool (9 Sep) - Black-tailed Godwit, Green and Common Sand, Pintail, 41 Shoveler, Kingfisher, Whitethroat and Green Woodpecker (Geoff Holmes) photo

Atcham (9 Sep) - At a private site: Cetti's Warbler caught and ringed (Pete Deans & Chris Whittles) photos

Polemere (8 Sep) - Green Sandpiper in the morning and Hobby flew over mobbed by corvids (Dave Barrow)

Yockleton, Shrewsbury (5-8 Sep) - No further sign of the Wryneck in the garden (Harry)

Knighton Res (permit only) (7 Sep) - 1 new in Greenshank, 1 Green Sand, 1 juv LRP, and one very confiding juv Dunlin (Dave Barnes) photo

Wood Lane (7 Sep) - 2 Ruff still in the morning (Andy Morris)

Wood Lane (6 Sep) - Osprey (blue ring) circled for ten mins at 6pm, chased off by crows, headed in direction of Colemere (Mark Wilson) photos

Wood Lane (5 Sep) - Osprey circled for five mins at 10am, then headed in direction of Colemere. Also present, 2 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 2 Barnacle Geese (B & M Jones)

Venus Pool (5 Sep) - 6 Black-tailed Godwits briefly, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, 2 Common Sandpipers, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat (Geoff Holmes)

Yockleton, Shrewsbury (4 Sep) - Wryneck in garden at 4.30pm. Also seen briefly on Monday (Niall & Harry) photos

Whixall (4 Sep) - ringtail Hen Harrier at 7.30pm (Paul Rutter)

Titterstone Clee (4 Sep) - 2 juv Whinchats; one below the car park and another near the working quarry. Also 14 Stonechats and 2 Hobbies (Terry Hinett)

Catherton Common (4 Sep) - 4 Stonechats and 5 Redstarts (Terry Hinett)

Wood Lane (3 Sep) - 4 Ruff, 1 Greenshank (John & Andy Morris)

Venus Pool (3 Sep) - Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper (Chris Cameron)

Long Mynd (3 Sep) - juv Redstart at Pole Cottage. 2 Hobbies (Jim Almond)

Wall Farm (2 Sep) - Hobby, 2 Snipe (Martin Grant)

Venus Pool (2 Sep) - 2 Wigeon (Graham Walker)

Condover (2 Sep) - ad Yellow-legged Gull following plough 1/3ml NE of Condover at 11.30am SJ497065. Meanwhile sparkling Lesser Whitethroat & Blackcap in the garden at Cantlop (Tom Lowe)

Home Page        Bird Reports 2014     Bird Reports 2013     Bird Reports 2012     Bird Reports 2011     Bird Reports 2010