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    West Midlands treecreeper or something else?

    Great, thank you both.
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    West Midlands treecreeper or something else?

    This bird has been playing games with me all week. It's in the garden somewhere. The call or song on my birdnet recording is quite high pitched, about 10khz, sounds not unlike a grasshopper or cricket. I was near some silver birch trees today, moving a mason bee house, when I must have disturbed...
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    Marsh Tit call? West Midlands UK

    Ah excellent, thank you both. Makes sense as a Treecreeper almost flew into my head not long after I had recorded. Wasn't expecting a Marsh Tit there so nice surprise.
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    Marsh Tit call? West Midlands UK

    Hello, I made a recording on birdnet. It is a call I have heard before but not frequently. I was in deciduous forest, West Midlands, Welsh borders. Birdnet suggested Marsh Tit, but said uncertain. Seems possible. The call is at the beginning, interrupted by a Blackbird. Then again right at the...
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    West Midlands ID request please

    Thanks for that, much appreciated. Thousands of LBBs locally, very few Herring Gulls, but the lesson I am taking is that my hurried photography needs some work (!)
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    West Midlands ID request please

    Thanks. Not many Herrings around here, but this lot were high and quite possibly not local. Hurried photos as photography wasn't planned and time short :). Buzzard makes sense thank you.
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    West Midlands ID request please

    That makes sense, thanks. Looking at the colouring of the raptor's wings, the light and dark areas match a red kite on Google images. Quite a few locally too.
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    West Midlands ID request please

    Thank you, Deb. Our LLBs drift over morning and afternoon in a loose cloud both times. This lot were middle of the day and moving much faster.
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    West Midlands ID request please

    Hello all. Couple of ID requests if I may. The bird on the ground - Buzzard? It is about half a kilometre away so apologies for the quality. Kept dropping from a tree and sitting in the field for five minutes before flying back to the tree, then repeat. And is the skein some kind of gull? We...
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    bird of prey West Midlands

    Thanks everyone. South Shropshire. Listening to calls, I'd agree it sounded like a Peregrine.
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    bird of prey West Midlands

    Thank you!
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    bird of prey West Midlands

    Hello We just heard what sounded a bit like a Gull call, but repeated over and over in quick succession. Went outside to have a look and saw two birds very high up, one seemed to be mobbing the other. Managed to get one of them at full zoom (see attached). It looks like a bird of prey to my...
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    Bird of prey West Midlands

    Ah yes, thank you!
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    Bird of prey West Midlands

    Hello. The attached bird came over the house quite low and seemed maybe about the size of a wood pigeon. By the time I got my camera to focus, it had circled quite a bit higher. Didn't look like the dozens of Buzzards that have been in the sky this morning but I'm no expert. Thought Buzzard had...
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    West Midlands, UK

    Thank you both! :) So happy I saw them. A new bird for me.
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