Coombe Hill et al (17 September 2011, contributed by Les Brown and Mike Smart)
Still extremely dry everywhere, with little open water and ditches still dry. It will take a great deal of rain in the coming months to restore normal conditions in the Severn Hams.
Coombe Hill: the scrapes still bone dry with just a little water still in Long Pool: one Grey Heron, 20 Mallard along the canal, about 50 Swallows and 10 Meadow Pipits over to south west, one Yellow Wagtail with the cattle, one Whinchat, two Wheatears.
Ashleworth Ham: scrapes nearly dry: 1 Buzzard.
Leigh Meadows: no surface water 10 Swallows and 2 House Martins over to south west.
Haw Bridge; a flock of 74 Canada Geese and one Barnacle Goose, plus the Farmyard Goose and its hybrid offspring, all on Severn bank above Haw Bridge.