Severn Hams

Severn Hams (5 February 2011, contributed by Mike Smart and Les Brown)

Coombe Hill: 1 adult (or conceivably yearling) Whooper Swan (no doubt the one recorded roosting in the week at Ashleworth) had roosted and flew out at 08.10; no idea where it goes to graze. 1 Barnacle x Greylag cross. 590 Wigeon, 95 Teal 3 Pintail, 3 Shelducks, 50 Lapwings, flock of 15 Pied Wagtails, many of them males in fresh plumage feeding round the scrapes; migrants?

Wainlodes: 1 redhead Goosander on the Severn.

Ashleworth Ham; water levels continuing to drop. 2 Mute Swans, 450 Wigeon, 250 Teal, 32 Pintail, just 3 Shoveler, 13 Snipe.

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