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Forum: West Midlands Today, 05:16
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Posted By rollingthunder
A quieter day for me yesterday with only a couple...

A quieter day for me yesterday with only a couple of hours up at Fens Pools from 7-9 and an hour down the canal to Wordsley with the Dog from 2-3. The routine of pounding the same sites without...
Forum: West Midlands Yesterday, 05:26
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Views: 428,258
Posted By rollingthunder
Another fine Sunny and dry day with hardly a...

Another fine Sunny and dry day with hardly a breath of wind

Out at 7 and up to the local high point of Walton Hill, Clent. Commanding views of 7 counties to the west and a mix of short grassland,...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 8th April 2020, 05:31
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
Posted By rollingthunder
An early 0700-1100 to kick off the day with 15.3...

An early 0700-1100 to kick off the day with 15.3 miles covered. Along the Cut to Fens Pools which i had to myself for the first hour. The usual 3 Warblers with Willow pipping the others for singing...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 7th April 2020, 05:28
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Views: 428,258
Posted By rollingthunder
Yesterday’s combination of exercise, birding and...

Yesterday’s combination of exercise, birding and shopping (Aldi, Brierley Hill) was moved to an afternoon slot. This for 2 reasons: the weather had iffy overtones up until lunchtime and although i am...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 6th April 2020, 18:50
Replies: 836
Views: 208,210
Posted By rollingthunder
Nesting at Merry Hill mate👍🏻

Nesting at Merry Hill mate👍🏻
Forum: West Midlands Monday 6th April 2020, 09:57
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Views: 428,258
Posted By rollingthunder
Reported this morning: Redstart, Netherton Hill,...

Reported this morning:

Redstart, Netherton Hill, Gropper reeling in the lower Snipe Field and a Cuckoo calling over towards Merry Hill - i had what i thought was the 2nd syllable of a Cuckoo call...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 6th April 2020, 08:13
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
Posted By rollingthunder
Kite flying.....

With a 'glorious' day forecast i was chomping at the bit and by 0645 i had consumed my 2 cups of tea, posted the previous days ramblings on here, taken my Meds and did a walkaround of the bike...
Forum: Egypt Sunday 5th April 2020, 15:18
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By rollingthunder
Don’t forget to post what you are seeing Georgina...

Don’t forget to post what you are seeing Georgina - i need to bird exotically and vicariously as i would have just returned from Eilat.....had i gone:C

Good birding -

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 5th April 2020, 05:33
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
Posted By rollingthunder
Yesterday i took off as soon a i saw the Sun...

Yesterday i took off as soon a i saw the Sun break thru at 9 o/c and headed to Fens Pools..........big mistake By the time i got there the skies had closed in threatening either rain or fog of sorts...
Forum: Self Isolating Chat Room Saturday 4th April 2020, 17:23
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By rollingthunder
I only clicked on it because The Samaritans are...

I only clicked on it because The Samaritans are engaged.....
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Saturday 4th April 2020, 17:15
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By rollingthunder
Good Lord, BBC SpringWatch might be...

Good Lord, BBC SpringWatch might be cancelled:eek!:

Whatever next? - Fortunately *actual* Spring hasn’t been cancelled so *actual* birders can get out and find their own stuff - most i know are and...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 4th April 2020, 16:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By rollingthunder
I am impressed that somebody has managed to go to...

I am impressed that somebody has managed to go to Kamchatka👍🏻

Laurie -
Forum: West Midlands Saturday 4th April 2020, 16:33
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By rollingthunder
Tolkien would be proud of you;) Interesting and...

Tolkien would be proud of you;) Interesting and under-reported area - looking forward to updates:t:

Laurie -
Forum: West Midlands Saturday 4th April 2020, 08:00
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
Posted By rollingthunder
Black Beauty...

The Grand National might be cancelled but there are other 'Black Beauties':t:

Only a coupla hours out ystda. An hour each down Withymoor with the Dog and another up at the West Hagley Fields. This 2...
Forum: West Midlands Friday 3rd April 2020, 06:46
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
Posted By rollingthunder
Things have finally picked up at Portland with...

Things have finally picked up at Portland with overnight rain downing a range of species for yesterdays tally including around 40 Wheatears (34 the day before) and 150 Willow Warblers around the Bill...
Forum: West Midlands Friday 3rd April 2020, 06:41
Replies: 836
Views: 208,210
Posted By rollingthunder
Excellent mate - ta for the update:t: ATB...

Excellent mate - ta for the update:t:

ATB -

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 2nd April 2020, 08:14
Replies: 836
Views: 208,210
Posted By rollingthunder
It’s a sign of the times that you are ‘patch’...

It’s a sign of the times that you are ‘patch’ working the ‘Wash again Geoff;)

With The Goldfish Bowl closed i suspect there will be more of this once common activity - i thought your suggestion of a...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 1st April 2020, 07:57
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
Posted By rollingthunder
Yesterday i managed a 2 hour jaunt around the...

Yesterday i managed a 2 hour jaunt around the Fens Pools / Merry Hill area in reasonably pleasant conditions actually better than i saw forecast. I decided to pop out late morning and eventually set...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 1st April 2020, 07:25
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
Posted By rollingthunder
What a difference a day makes - a day in the life...

What a difference a day makes - a day in the life of BBC weather forecasting that is.....!

Yesterday’s doom and gloom drum roll of cloud n cool has been replaced by Sunny spells and double figures -...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 1st April 2020, 07:17
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
Posted By rollingthunder
Before posting yesterdays notes a few...

Before posting yesterdays notes a few snippets...

The BBC posted an article about the results of a 20-year survey on Spanish Nightingales. The paper reveals that birds are having smaller broods with...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 31st March 2020, 05:57
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
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: 1,419
Views: 428,258
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
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
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
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
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
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,258
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...
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