Worcester City centre
Common TernYou never know with Grimley how close the species will be & my tripod clip is being really problematic making it unusable (new clips on order from the Birders Store). On this occasion I didn’t have anything to worry about as the Hippo pool was where all the action was happening. Firstly a Bar-tailed Godwit was feeding pretty close to the causeway and a male Garganey was at the back of the pool looking splendid. Very jealous we have never had a stonking male like this at the pits. Four Common terns were buzzing about feeding, the downside dogs off the lead was disturbing the birds. Dogs love being off the lead, I think we can all understand that, but letting your dog roam freely with so many wild birds in location with no control as owners caught up on local gossip shows a real lack of understanding & responsibility.
Additional sightings included a Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Swifts plus the normal regular species. I saw another 4 Swifts in the city centre, it seemed there was a huge influx in the country during the day.