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Old Sunday 15th January 2017, 17:52   #501
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Hi Rob. Thanks for the info. Good you are doing a Lifford Res thread. I've checked it out many a time over the past few years whilst following the Rea. I've heard that KF pass through there but never seen one myself. I always wondered if one stops on the res. My best sighting there were some large fish in the Rea. A good size for Heron.
Whether it'll work out or not I don't know, but I'm aiming to repeat my Lifford and local canals walk as often as I can through this year, just to see what turns up. As a relatively new birder, I've never really had a 'patch' before, and this area seems to be under-watched despite having a good mix of habitats.

Usually see Grey Heron at the reservoir, along the Rea or the canals. As I walked back to the car this afternoon, one flew over Kings Norton playing fields and dropped down on to the Rea at the back of the industrial units on Melchett Road.
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Old Thursday 19th January 2017, 16:45   #502
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Quick stroll down Bourn brook produced 100+ goldfinch ready to roost in arosa drive. Veiwed from the brook track in the two mature trees. Pleasantly noisy, contact calling, jingling and nasal noises. Approximately 4 p.m..so maybe their roost site.
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Old Thursday 19th January 2017, 17:10   #503
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Manor Farm Park, 4pm:

Goosander (2M, 1F)
Shoveler (3F)
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Old Friday 20th January 2017, 19:45   #504
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Manor Farm Park, 4pm:
Goosander (2M, 1F)
Shoveler (3F)
The three female Shoveler were still present late afternoon today.
It was great to bump into Keithr from this forum who had just seen the Goosander fly off. We shared a few Kingfisher tales lol.
On the Bourn Brook I saw the Kingfisher diving. Great!
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Old Friday 20th January 2017, 21:48   #505
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Did the rounds of my Local places and ended up at Manor Farm Park.....great to meet a couple of Togs/birders who had dropped in on way back from Upton....and then Jason ( zomerset) arrived but he had missed the Goosanders.
Some great chat with Jason about Kings and locations.....cheers.

Awkward lighting when trying to nab the Goosander and Shoveller so had to go with auto iso which gave EVER MORE noise than I usually get...lol.
So pics are a bit flat after N/R....
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More Goosander...and noisy Canada's.
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Some of the Female Shoveller.
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Lovely photos Keith.

Fantastic to see some sunshine after the gloom this week.
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After the report of the Dipper yesterday on this forum and Birdguides I was determined to find it. I finally found it this morning on the Bourn Brook down behind the Uni halls. Great!
A few Grey Wagtails, a female Bullfinch and the Kingfisher on the brook at the back of the school. Great!
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After the report of the Dipper yesterday on this forum and Birdguides I was determined to find it. I finally found it this morning on the Bourn Brook down behind the Uni halls. Great!
A few Grey Wagtails, a female Bullfinch and the Kingfisher on the brook at the back of the school. Great!
Was there a report of Dipper on this forum yesterday?

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Early morning Kingfisher on the Bourn Brook by the grey bridge. Could not find one on the Rea which was surprising but they've sectioned off a bit for flood defence work. Then one on the Bourn right next to the Valley Parkway boating pond which was a surprise. Only the third time I've seen one there.
This afternoon a Kingfisher on the River Tame under Spaghetti Junction. Always good to find one there. Great!
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