Monday 26th July 2010 - Shenstone & Grimley

3 Little Owls were seen at Shenstone this morning (2 adult & 1 juvenile). Also worth noting was that an adult Great Crested Grebe was seen on Captain's pool carrying 2 very young looking chicks on its back, indicating a 2nd brood. The other adult and the now well developed 1st brood juvenile were also present.

From Shenstone, myself and TS went 10 miles down the road to Grimley. The highlight of this visit was discovering a ♀ Common Scoter on one of the pits just off Wagon wheel Lane. Its always great to see this sea duck at inland sites and this bird was a first for Worcestershire this year. Again...I wish I had my camera, although I did manage to digiscope a handheld record shot using my wife's camera and fortunately the bird seemed fairly settled so a number of other local birders got down to see it.

Also of note at Grimley were 2 Little Egrets at Camp Lane pits. A good variety of butterflies were also seen there including good numbers of Common Blues, Gatekeepers and Meadow Browns. Small & Large Whites, Comma and a single Essex Skipper were also seen.

Common Scoter - Grimley, 26th July 2010:

Comma - Grimley, 26th July 2010:

Meadow Brown - Grimley, 26th July 2010:

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