Bird Reports (2019)

This page covers reports received during 2019. It is NOT intended as a “rare bird alert” but as an archive of interesting bird observations in the County. For previous years’ reports, scroll to the menu at the bottom of the page.

If you have any notable bird reports, please send them to Birdtrack or to the County Bird Recorder.

Please note that BirdTrack is now the recommended method of submitting records to the county recorder.

Sightings for listing on this page should be sent here. Please note that submissions are not edited for grammar or spelling.

Time-sensitive rarity reports are best sent to the SOS Twitter or Facebook feeds  but do not reveal location information on sensitive breeding species.

Ellesmere (7 Mar) – Cattle egret – fields opposite marina (Paul King)

Nonely (6 Mar) – Checked the Noneley “floods” late today for Lapwing. None there, but there were 2 Shovelers and an odd group of 10 Mute Swans and a Greylag (Martin George – from Facebook)

Various (2 Mar) – This morning a singing Chiffchaff and sitting Blackbird at Berriewood, Condover, Dippers carrying nest material at Longnor, singing Siskins and feeding Crossbills at Lodge Hill and a cracking male Goshawk down the main ride (Nigel Barratt)

Atcham (27 Feb) – Greenland White-fronted Goose, River severn at Atcham (Alan Williams)

Atcham (23 Feb) – Greenland White-fronted Goose in field near Atcham Bridge (SJ46201022) (Paul King)

Clun to Purslow Road (1 Jan) – Driving this afternoon we had a great grey shrike perched up on the hawthorn hedge at the side of the road. We stopped for as long as we could (not the easiest of roads to stop on) but couldn’t relocate it. The OS coordinates on our iPhone app was: SO 349 811. (Steve Haycox)

Bridgnorth Road between Weeping Cross and Cross Houses (3 Feb) – Red Kite flying across road at 12:40pm. (Jo Langfield)

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Page updated: 11/03/2019