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Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 8th May 2018, 21:21
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Posted By Phil Owen
4 Swifts this evening high over Trittiford.

4 Swifts this evening high over Trittiford.
Forum: Worcestershire Sunday 6th May 2018, 21:18
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Posted By Phil Owen
Trittiford was 43, we need every point being the...

Trittiford was 43, we need every point being the strongest team holding everyone else up! ;)
Forum: Worcestershire Friday 4th May 2018, 06:58
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Posted By Phil Owen
And Trittiford and Cole Valley. ;)

And Trittiford and Cole Valley. ;)
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 17:27
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Posted By Phil Owen
Red Kite over M42 J2 heading towards Wythall at...

Red Kite over M42 J2 heading towards Wythall at 10.55am Sat 28th April. I believe one was reported over Northfield at 11.20am so probably the same individual.
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 26th April 2018, 21:21
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Morning and late evening visits: 3 Grey Herons...

Morning and late evening visits:

3 Grey Herons
2 Swallows
2 Goldcrests
2 Mistle Thrushes
1 Stock Dove
1 Raven
1 Green Woodpecker
1 Sparrowhawk
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 24th April 2018, 21:46
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Posted By Phil Owen
Quick lap round the lake in heavy rain at 6pm: 6...

Quick lap round the lake in heavy rain at 6pm:

6 Swallows
4 Tufted Ducks (an additional pair)
2 Great-crested Grebes
2 Mistle Thrushes
1 Grey Wagtail (male)
1 Stock Dove
+ usuals
Forum: West Midlands Monday 23rd April 2018, 18:02
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
A light shower brought 10 Swallows over...

A light shower brought 10 Swallows over Trittiford Pool this evening.
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 19th April 2018, 20:18
Replies: 281
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Posted By Phil Owen
Evening visit for an hour from 7.15pm: 1 Common...

Evening visit for an hour from 7.15pm:

1 Common Sandpiper (flighty but eventually settling amongst the boulders)
1 Kingfisher (across the lake)
1 Green Woodpecker
1 Willow Warbler
1 Great-spotted...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 18th April 2018, 20:18
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Myself and Throstle are covering the Midlands ...

Myself and Throstle are covering the Midlands all-day bird race on Saturday 5th May. If you are interested in joining "Team Trittiford and Cole Valley" even for an hour or so, feel free to drop me a...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 17th April 2018, 18:09
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
2 Swallows were perched up on one of the island...

2 Swallows were perched up on one of the island trees this evening before hawking for insects over the pool during my brief visit.

2 Goldcrests, 1 Treecreeper and singing Blackcap, Willow Warbler...
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 12th April 2018, 19:09
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Heavy rain meant having to curtail my walk round...

Heavy rain meant having to curtail my walk round Trittiford this morning.

2 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps along with a flyover Little Egret, 2 Grey Herons and 5 Stock Doves of note before the rain...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 10th April 2018, 19:38
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Hi zomerset. The Kingfisher flew from the...

Hi zomerset. The Kingfisher flew from the direction of the outlet across the lake and round the island.
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 10th April 2018, 09:07
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
8.20am for an hour round Trittiford and The...

8.20am for an hour round Trittiford and The Dingles:

6 Blackcaps (all singing males)
2 Willow Warblers
Lots of Chiffchaffs
1 Swallow (feeding over lake)
2 Great-crested Grebes
2 Tufted Ducks
2...
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 5th April 2018, 18:53
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Lovely sunny hour or so from 8.45am round...

Lovely sunny hour or so from 8.45am round Trittiford and The Dingles.

34 species in total:

Bullfinch
Blackbird
Black-headed Gull
Blue Tit
Canada Goose
Carrion Crow
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 17:59
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Quick visit to Trittiford and a lap of the lake...

Quick visit to Trittiford and a lap of the lake only. 3 Great-crested Grebes now instead of just the pair. 2 Little Egrets feeding in the horse paddocks. A patch tick Stock Dove was nice to see sat...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 26th March 2018, 19:05
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Quick visit this evening with a lap of the lake...

Quick visit this evening with a lap of the lake listening out for the first Chiffchaff of the year but unfortunately nothing yet.

The Raven was still present, cronking away at the top of a tree and...
Forum: West Midlands Saturday 24th March 2018, 12:51
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Regarding the "Swanshurst Gull" does anybody have...

Regarding the "Swanshurst Gull" does anybody have any open winged shots of the bird? Be interesting to see the underwing in particular.
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 18th March 2018, 19:43
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Afternoon visit for a couple of hours. 40+...

Afternoon visit for a couple of hours. 40+ species in the snow and below freezing temperatures:

1 Little Egret on brook at back of the park.
1 Meadow Pipit feeding on the lakeside path (a good bird...
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 4th March 2018, 20:22
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Late morning walk round the local...

Late morning walk round the local patch.

Fieldfares and Redwings in abundance as expected.

Little Egret on the River Cole along with a Grey Wagtail.

Siskins and Lesser Redpolls feeding away in the...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 28th February 2018, 18:06
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
The female Green Woodpecker was still present...

The female Green Woodpecker was still present feeding in the same spot today

The lake was 90% frozen and the Pochard had cleared out....a slight increase in Gulls but just Black-headed and Lesser...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 26th February 2018, 16:59
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
A productive walk round Trittiford this afternoon...

A productive walk round Trittiford this afternoon in the form of 2 site ticks. 2 Green Woodpeckers were feeding on the short grass to the right of the lake and a "cronking" sound above alerted me to...
Forum: Mexico Wednesday 7th February 2018, 11:24
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Phil Owen
Bird/wildlife guided tour for 1 day

Visiting Rivera de Maya in October.

Can anyone recommend a tour guide for the day for the birds and general wildlife please?

Thanks
Forum: West Midlands Saturday 9th December 2017, 16:39
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Quick afternoon visit to Trittiford. The single...

Quick afternoon visit to Trittiford.

The single Pochard and Shoveler pair have moved on and a notable decrease in numbers of commoner woodland species, whilst they go about searching for food in...
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 3rd December 2017, 12:28
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Unfortunately not. This particular individual...

Unfortunately not.

This particular individual flew in and landed on the water briefly (enough to clinch the ID however) before flying off west. Despite several return visits, I couldn't find it...
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 3rd December 2017, 12:09
Replies: 281
Views: 35,580
Posted By Phil Owen
Hi zomerset. The Kingfisher today flew through...

Hi zomerset.

The Kingfisher today flew through from near the bridge where the ford is and towards the main lake. Yesterday's sighting was also in the same sort of area.

Cheers Phil
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