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Recent content by Rob C

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    Grimley and Holt

    Yeah great day all round, exceeded all expectations. Think we all would have taken 75 at the start of the day! Great effort by everyone today.
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    Grimley and Holt

    Should be ok for all dayer.
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    Grimley and Holt

    Hi Brian This is the list (I think) sure Patch will correct it if it is not right 1 black headed gull 2 blackbird 3 blackcap 4 blue tit 5 bullfinch 6 buzzard 7 canada goose 8 carrion crow 9 chaffinch 10 chiffchaff 11 collared dove 12 common sandpiper 13 common tern 14 coot 15 cormorant 16...
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    Bartley reservoir

    Flew off north at 11.15
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    Button Oak ?? Two barred Crossbills

    Down there today lots of commons around at least two flocks of 50+. Eventually found the 2-bars in the larch near the pylons, two males seen with about 20 commons. Good luck if you go up there tomorrow.
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    Dowles Brook, Wyre Forest

    Would agree with you Joe about the Wyre being under watched, and there is the potential for there to be willow tits present - however with the difficulty of a positive id good photographic evidence and potentially song recordings is a must. Was down there today highlights were good views of a...
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    Grimley and Holt

    Would agree about some more opinions as identification of Siberian chiffs is a minefield!
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    Grimley and Holt

    Couple of reference calls from a paper by Colin Bradshaw on the identification of Siberian Chiffchaff http://www.ntbc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Siberian-Chiffchaff.pdf comparison of calls are on page 4. On comparison, perhaps I would lean towards P.c.tristis.
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    Dowles Brook, Wyre Forest

    Went down yesterday with highendofthelow. Green woodpecker nuthatch garden warbler (feeding young) grey wags blue tits and great tits (both feeding young) buzzard (carrying away its lunch) 6 jays 3 dippers (good views of 2 and fleeting glimpse of 3rd) kingfisher
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    Dowles Brook, Wyre Forest

    Hi Duck_Pond - always good to put a face to a name.
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    Dowles Brook, Wyre Forest

    Good views of a male redstart near the fingerpost mentioned by Hughie king. It was singing in a dead birch about 20 yards up from the fingerpost. Finally a sighting of not 1 but 2 dippers on the brook, (bit like buses I suppose don't see one for ages then 2 come along at once). Good views of...
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    Dowles Brook, Wyre Forest

    Had an hour down the brook last evening. Female Goshawk around the bird boxes. Gsw and tree creeper both feeding young. Grey wags on the brook, but no sign of dippers or kingfishers. Wood and garden warbler, chiffchaff and blackcap as well as the normal tits, robins, thrush, etc
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