September 2014 delivered a good variety of waders to the Severn and WWT scrapes, unfortunately low numbers of Dunlin and Ringed Plover were generally recorded. The settled weather may well have allowed many migrants to pass through unhindered. Little Stints and Curlew Sandpipers were present in double figures, an easterly airflow helped to deliver higher than average numbers.
Dunlin with a Curlew Sandpiper and Ringed Plover over the Severn
Great Crested Grebes
Adult and begging juvenile on Gloucester to Sharpness Canal
Some late broods around this year.
Common Blue Butterfly
A few turn up in the Severn Vale on passage, a few more were around than is typical this year thanks to rain storms.
Crane and Greylags
One of the Great Crane Project birds at home among geese (and swans) as they are across their range
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