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Forum: West Midlands Yesterday, 05:57
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Posted By rollingthunder
Friday was the last of the Sunny days for the...

Friday was the last of the Sunny days for the foreseeable future, certainly according to the BBC weather. Fingers crossed because although Meteorology is a science forecasting is not an ‘exact’...
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 29th March 2020, 09:32
Replies: 1,407
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Posted By rollingthunder
A few pics locally..... Sadly 2 of a dead Badger...

A few pics locally.....

Sadly 2 of a dead Badger almost in the centre of Stourbridge, just off the Ring Road up Worcester St past the Waggon and Horses:C

I have no time for these people - what sort...
Forum: West Midlands Friday 27th March 2020, 09:13
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Posted By rollingthunder
A Warbler in a Willow and a Capped Black.....

Only 4 hours in the field yesterday...

The weather is forecast to change and altho pressure will remain high it is centred over Scandinavia thus the winds will be in the North. This will curtail my...
Forum: West Midlands Friday 27th March 2020, 09:09
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Posted By rollingthunder
No shame here Pam - oh and nice to hear from...

No shame here Pam - oh and nice to hear from you;)

As i have already stated please save your ire for the idiots chasing a Ring Ouzel instead of finding their own...

Laurie -
Forum: West Midlands Friday 27th March 2020, 06:40
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Posted By rollingthunder
I am following guidelines which is open to...

I am following guidelines which is open to interpretation and as it is my thread i will respond whenever i like👍🏻

I am exercising common sense which is something i suggest others do.

I also...
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 26th March 2020, 05:59
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Views: 427,154
Posted By rollingthunder
Another glorious day in the neighbourhood

6 hours in the field to be precise:eek!:

No new species of Spring migrant were recorded unfortunately:-C

Chiffchaffs were widespread and in double figures.

7-10 at Fens Pools with c6 CC’s. The...
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 26th March 2020, 05:47
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Views: 427,154
Posted By rollingthunder
Point taken Phil and you are entitled to make...

Point taken Phil and you are entitled to make it👍🏻

The Government have to make a general decision in order to minimise risk and consider public safety. You and i know that on an individual basis...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 25th March 2020, 05:32
Replies: 1,407
Views: 427,154
Posted By rollingthunder
With a glorious day forecast i decided to hit...

With a glorious day forecast i decided to hit some local ‘notspots’ and completed a 20 mile circuit in a dawdling 5.5 hours 0900-1430.

Initially Withymoor, which held 4xLBB, then over to Saltwells...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 24th March 2020, 06:20
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Posted By rollingthunder
A 15 mile toodle about ystda in very pleasant...

A 15 mile toodle about ystda in very pleasant conditions and as usual i bird, generally, solo so i might as well be out in the field rather than indoors - i only said hello to a coupla dog-walkers...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 24th March 2020, 06:01
Replies: 72
Views: 2,475
Posted By rollingthunder
I logged on to the Dog Rescue site where i got my...

I logged on to the Dog Rescue site where i got my current Staffie/Jack Russell cross, Hettie, from - they usually have upto a dozen or 15 animals to be rehoused and they do so very quickly but there...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 23rd March 2020, 05:44
Replies: 48
Views: 1,151
Posted By rollingthunder
Looking forward to birding vicariously:t: Things...

Looking forward to birding vicariously:t:

Things are only just starting to move here in Blighty with the first serious arrivals on Portland Bill - a site i use as a barometer with species recorded...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 18th March 2020, 14:00
Replies: 1,407
Views: 427,154
Posted By rollingthunder
First Chiffchaff!

Taking advantage of one of the few nice days of late i decided to throw 6 hours (inc 1 travel) at both existing sites and one last visited about 5 years ago where calling Goshawk had been...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th March 2020, 17:43
Replies: 804
Views: 33,253
Posted By rollingthunder
Travel restrictions will not affect military...

Travel restrictions will not affect military movements particularly the USAF.

The only ‘combatants’ advised not to travel because of possible infection are.....IS:-O Quite how self-isolating will...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th March 2020, 12:20
Replies: 804
Views: 33,253
Posted By rollingthunder
Agreed Peter - an interesting podcast from the...

Agreed Peter - an interesting podcast from the Beeb and there is a lot of good stuff, including WuFlu19, on the World Service via the Sounds app:t:

Laurie -
Forum: West Midlands Saturday 14th March 2020, 07:14
Replies: 1,407
Views: 427,154
Posted By rollingthunder
Re China: yes but it is a moot point at the...

Re China: yes but it is a moot point at the moment as nobody is out but hopefully it will mean an end to this miserable trade:t: China should now stop ‘Crowing’ that they are over it and start...
Forum: West Midlands Friday 13th March 2020, 12:36
Replies: 1,407
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Posted By rollingthunder
The weather this week has not been as conducive...

The weather this week has not been as conducive as first forecast and thus completes nearly 6 months of some of the crappiest weather i can remember and to top that we now have a holiday-stopping...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 12th March 2020, 17:00
Replies: 804
Views: 33,253
Posted By rollingthunder
Andy - i have just seen your previous post above...

Andy - i have just seen your previous post above mine - seek help:eek!:

Laurie;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 12th March 2020, 16:59
Replies: 804
Views: 33,253
Posted By rollingthunder
Thanks Steve for clarifying the Eilat situation...

Thanks Steve for clarifying the Eilat situation and your scuppered plans:C

I have committed no funds whatsoever as i intended booking at the last minute, flying to TLV, then a coach down South...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 11th March 2020, 08:32
Replies: 804
Views: 33,253
Posted By rollingthunder
From what i have read overnite things change from...

From what i have read overnite things change from Thursday and it appears that you have to self-isolate for 14 days as a foreign visitor which begs the question why go? That means birders travelling...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 10th March 2020, 18:22
Replies: 804
Views: 33,253
Posted By rollingthunder
Some interesting thoughts from all contributors -...

Some interesting thoughts from all contributors - it kills people and there is no vaccine at present:eek!:

It will hopefully take immense pressure off the consumption and trade in wildlife and if...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 9th March 2020, 06:55
Replies: 1,407
Views: 427,154
Posted By rollingthunder
Again taking advantage of Friday’s settled...

Again taking advantage of Friday’s settled weather a 22mile tour around some local sites by cycle.

Withymoor still held a coupla dozen BHG’s, most sporting a hood of sorts, plus half a dozen mixed...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 4th March 2020, 04:59
Replies: 1,407
Views: 427,154
Posted By rollingthunder
Having let the Dog out at 0500 this morning i was...

Having let the Dog out at 0500 this morning i was surprised at how mild it is after an overnight forecast of a light frost - not much in the way of singing birds but a nearby calling female Tawny Owl...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 05:24
Replies: 1,407
Views: 427,154
Posted By rollingthunder
And finally.......... The flooding has been...

And finally..........

The flooding has been extreme and for this poor householder it can’t get much worse:eek!:

The good news is that the solar panels are still working the water pump;)

I am out...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 05:20
Replies: 1,407
Views: 427,154
Posted By rollingthunder
For those that are interested attached is the...

For those that are interested attached is the route i took. The top bit was on roads the bottom was half along the canal and the bit from Wolverley to Kidderminster was cycled both ways on the same...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 05:08
Replies: 1,407
Views: 427,154
Posted By rollingthunder
Finally a few days without precipitation - each...

Finally a few days without precipitation - each of the last 3 weekends has seen a named Winter storm:C The latest, Jorge, topped up both the Stour and the Smestow thus adding to the misery of those...
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