Bird Reports (2021)

This page covers reports received during 2021. It is NOT intended as a “rare bird alert” but as an archive of interesting bird observations in the County. For previous years’ reports, return to Bird Reports and select the year from the menu.

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Choulton, (19 Feb) – flock of 80 Lapwing flew high over to the west (P Jennings)

Church Stretton (11 Feb) – One snipe seen this afternoon, flying in the characteristic zig-zag way over the Church Stretton wetlands from the nearby Cudwell nature reserve (David John)

St Martin’s (various dates – reported 4 Feb) – Eastern end of St Martin’s. Every morning we have a flypast, roughly East to West of jackdaws. Some mornings there can be several hundred of them. Timing depends on how quickly it gets light. At the beginning of January it was as late as 08.15, but now it is around 07.25. Yesterday I was outside at that time and heard them coming before they came into sight. I assume that they must roost somewhere in the countryside to the East of us (Les Cadwallader)

Atcham area (24 Jan) – Wintering chiffchaff on Atcham to Cross Houses field plus 12 goosander in front of Cronkhill (John Clark).

Brompton (20 Jan) – 200 plus rooks (John Clark)


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Page updated: 20/02/2021