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Recent content by steve_zodiac

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    Sandwell Valley

    Very quiet earlier this morning, a few singing Blackcaps and the Common Sand the only birds of note around FML.
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    Sandwell Valley

    Yellow Wagtail FML on RSPB island.
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    Sandwell Valley

    Common Sand FML.
  4. steve_zodiac

    Sandwell Valley

    No Wheatears on Salters or Swan pool paddocks between between 6.30am and 7.15am.
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    Sandwell Valley

    And 20+ Sand Martins at 8am.
  6. steve_zodiac

    Sandwell Valley

    16 Swallows on Swan pool at 7.30am.
  7. steve_zodiac

    Sandwell Valley

    RBA states 4+ Common Scoter flew over the Valley yesterday, but only 2 mentioned for Forge Mill Lake. Any knowledge of the fly overs?
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    Sandwell Valley

    Female Brambling under the feeders at the RSPB centre.
  9. steve_zodiac

    Bittell Reservoirs and Hopwood area

    March is as good a time as any for Cranes on the move.......so you never know 🤔
  10. steve_zodiac

    Sandwell Valley

    You'll hear Siskins just about anywhere. I've always found Swan pool car park to be a regular place, but last week I heard them over the RSPB centre, and there were a couple flying overhead at the bench that overlooks the RSPB island. Redpolls seem to be a bit hit and miss. In 35 years birding...
  11. steve_zodiac

    Sandwell Valley

    Looks good for a third winter GBB Gull. Hughie King or Steve Nuttall are the best people to ask.
  12. steve_zodiac

    Sandwell Valley

    On Wednesday I had a report of an injured Great Crested Grebe at Swan pool, near to the island. A passer-by had helped the bird back into the water and he said it looked as if the bird had been attacked by a dog. I had a good look for it on Wednesday and again today but there was no sign.
  13. steve_zodiac

    Sandwell Valley

    Dead Grey Heron hanging from tree at Icehouse pools. Also single Oystercatcher on one of the islands.
  14. steve_zodiac

    Sandwell Valley

    Where was the Caspian Gull seen?
  15. steve_zodiac

    Sandwell Valley

    6 Goldeneye on Swan pool at 10.30am.
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