The Mythe, Tewkesbury

The Mythe, Tewkesbury (24 March 2011, contributed by Mike Smart)

Mythe brickpits: 2 Mute Swans, 2 Tufted Ducks, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Blackcap singing, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 3 Treecreepers.

Mythe Brook, in fields along the Severn: Mute Swans (a pair plus five immatures), a pair of Canada Geese mating, 45 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 3 Tufted Ducks, 2 Grey Herons, 1 Cormorant in a riverside tree in full breeding plumage. 20 Lapwings (14 migrants, at least three displaying pairs over grassland); 16 Golden Plovers (sitting in a grass field, being dive bombed by a resident Lapwing which clearly didn’t appreciate their presence on its territory); 1 bubbling Curlew; 10 Fieldfares; at least two singing Reed Buntings.

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