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Worcestershire sightings for May 2021

by Mark Cureton |
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HIGHLIGHTS: The Bonaparte’s Gull remained at Upton Warren (until 9th). The second county record of Lesser Yellowlegs was found at Clifton Pits (3rd-5th). A male Montagu’s Harrier went over Avon Meadows, Pershore (6th) A Black Kite flew over Bewdley (13th), and a Golden Oriole was found singing at Monk Wood (14th-18th).

AVON VALLEY: A Marsh Harrier flew over Kemerton Lake (10th).

CENTRAL: A Whinchat was at Bevere (9th), with a Blue-headed Wagtail there (10th).

GRIMLEY: The Cattle Egret remained all month, and also seen were a Kittiwake (3rd), Channel Wagtail (4th), Whinchat (5th-6th), Ruddy Shelduck (6th-7th), Wood Sandpiper (12th) with two (26th), Yellow-legged Gull (19th), Whimbrel, Whinchat, Black-tailed Godwit, Great White Egret and an Osprey (13th).

LOWER SEVERN VALLEY: Along with the Lesser Yellowlegs, Clifton Pits had a Wood Sandpiper (2nd), two Whinchats (4th) with one (5th), Arctic Tern (5th) with two (8th), Osprey (6th & 14th), Knot (8th-10th), two Sanderlings (11th) with four (21st), Little Stint (11th), Turnstone (13th-14th), Avocet (13th), Spotted Redshank (21st), Great White Egret, three Greenshanks and up to four Whimbrels. Ripple had three Arctic Terns (4th), three Sanderlings (4th) with two (9th) and a Whimbrel (2nd). Two Turnstones (7th), two Whinchats (7th), up to three Greenshanks, an Avocet and a Redwing (3rd) were at Ryall. A Great White Egret was at Longdon Marsh.

NORTH The Wood Sandpiper remained at Wilden Marsh (until 2nd). Upper Bittell had two Ring Ouzels (1st) with one (7th) along with a male Hen Harrier over (4th), an Arctic Tern (4th-5th, 21st-22nd), a Great White Egret and a Garganey (17th). Two Turnstones (4th) and a Wood Lark (9th) flew over Wassell Grove. A Wood Warbler was at The Knapp and Papermill NR (10th). An Osprey flew over Caunsell (31st). A Whinchat was at Blackstone (5th), Stourvale Marsh (6th), Bungay Lane, Bromsgrove (9th) and Drayton (12th). Three Ring-necked Parakeets were at Droitwich Lido (17th).

UPTON WARREN: Theree were 10 Whimbrel (3rd) and 14 (3rd), 27 Arctic Terns (3rd), and singles (8th & 15th), Whinchat (1st), Jack Snipe (3rd), two Sandwich Terns (11th), Turnstone (15th) and (22nd), Black-tailed Godwit, Grasshopper Warbler and Mediterranean Gull.

WEST: A Grasshopper Warbler was on Castlemorton Common.

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