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Thursday, 20 May 2021

RSPB SHROPSHIRE LOCAL GROUP COLLECTIVE COUNTY LOCKDOWN BIRD LIST (updated) 20 MAY 2021

RSPB SHROPSHIRE LOCAL GROUP COLLECTIVE COUNTY LOCKDOWN BIRD LIST (updated) 20 MAY 2021

This is the compiled list of bird sightings since 1st January 2021, we are hoping that members will continue to report bird sightings to the Local group E Mail address, shrewsburyrspbgroup@gmail.com.
Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Cormorant
Grey Heron
Mute Swan
Greylag Goose
Canada Goose
Shelduck
Mallard
Shoveler
Pochard
Tufted Duck
Goosander
Red Kite
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk (m & f)
Kestrel
Pheasant
Moorhen
Coot
Golden Plover
Lapwing
Black-headed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
Tawny Owl
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Meadow Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Redwing
Fieldfare
Mistle Thrush
Blackbird
Blackcap
Goldcrest
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Marsh Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Nuthatch
Tree Creeper
Magpie
Jay
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Raven
Starling
House Sparrow
Chaffinch
Redpoll
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Bullfinch
Reed Bunting Yellowhammer
Peregrine Falcon
Whooper Swan
Scaup
White Fronted Goose
Pink Footed Goose
Great White Egret
Little Egret
Pintail
Corn Bunting
Brambling
Stonechat
Red Legged Partridge
Water - Rail
Woodcock
Barn Owl
Skylark
Wigeon
Merlin
Common Gull
Snipe
Linnet
Stock Dove
Song Thrush
Siskin
Blackcap
Rook
Chiff Chaff
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Green Sandpiper
Pied Flycatcher
Common Sandpiper
Swallow
Sand Martin
House Martin
Swift
Garden Warbler
Chiff Chaff
Willow Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Hobby
Yellow Wagtail
Cetti's Warbler
Cuckoo
Common Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
Common Redstart
Ring Ouzel
Great Grey Shrike
Dunlin
Knot
Goshawk
Osprey
Hobby
Spotted Flycatcher
Dipper
Gadwall
Wood Warbler



Total of 120 so far, please, if you see something let us know.

Sunday, 9 May 2021

MAY UPDATE

MAY UPDATE

Well May has arrived and it was a chilly start to the Month with Northerly winds delaying some of the Hirundines arriving in Shropshire. However, Swifts are now here in good numbers and the House Martins have also started to arrive in better numbers. For those that have been lucky enough to have been at Venus Pool over the past week you had a great chance to see an Osprey. One bird was seen a couple of days running and separate birds have also been noted fishing mainly on the pool with the hides, a magnificent spectacle. Other birds noted on VP have been Lesser and Common Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail and Sedge Warbler with reports of Cuckoos in various parts of Shropshire and the elusive Grasshopper Warbler being seen on Whixall Moss and Hobbys being seen on Long Mynd, VP and Whixall Moss. So a great time to go to your local area taking care to follow the Corona Virus safety measures and find some of these birds.