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Forum: Staffordshire Wednesday 13th May 2020, 20:56
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Martyn Yapp
Tucklesholme

Been watching the site for at least four years, sadly now the the trust have their hands on it, it is a very poor site for disturbance, like anywhere that is public. I've been doing the duck counts...
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 8th February 2015, 21:33
Replies: 838
Views: 210,436
Posted By Martyn Yapp
Must be catching, I had a couple of hours to kill...

Must be catching, I had a couple of hours to kill Saturday morning, just a part lap of PHP and the Embankment. Water Rail EPP was good, have not seen one down there for years. 4 Teal, 1 Goosander and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th January 2015, 21:54
Replies: 13
Views: 2,005
Posted By Martyn Yapp
Thanks for all your feedback, I am still not sure...

Thanks for all your feedback, I am still not sure either. A combination of late in the day and fairly poor light did not help or I would have waited for upperwing pattern.

American Wigeon is of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th January 2015, 21:44
Replies: 13
Views: 2,005
Posted By Martyn Yapp
Wigeon

I have attached a few images of a Wigeon that I took on Sunday at Ladywalk Reserve, Warwickshire, UK. I initially commented how pale the bird seemed and being as it was fairly close I took a few...
Forum: West Midlands Saturday 25th October 2014, 19:27
Replies: 838
Views: 210,436
Posted By Martyn Yapp
16th is good for me. I don't do hard luck...

16th is good for me. I don't do hard luck stories, apart from the one where I found myself a Sheepwash regular in the 80's B (:8-P3:-)
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 19th October 2014, 19:56
Replies: 838
Views: 210,436
Posted By Martyn Yapp
When is the next Sheepwash get together then?

When is the next Sheepwash get together then?
Forum: West Midlands Friday 17th October 2014, 20:36
Replies: 838
Views: 210,436
Posted By Martyn Yapp
Strange I had a flock of 40 Jackdaw over...

Strange I had a flock of 40 Jackdaw over Sainsbury's in Oldbury this morning, seemingly arriving to see the exit block by mist over Turners Hill, they circled a couple of times and then moved...
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 16th October 2014, 21:04
Replies: 74
Views: 18,268
Posted By Martyn Yapp
I shall never forget a conversation that myself...

I shall never forget a conversation that myself and ICW had with Steve Whitehouse regarding his efforts on vis-mig on the Malvern Hills many years ago to which he was totally hooked and had a good...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 15th October 2014, 22:49
Replies: 217
Views: 54,307
Posted By Martyn Yapp
Brent Goose

[Bird seen and photographed by Ian Whitehouse.

Never settled.

QUOTE=yamyam;3092013]Bird flew off
Good Birding YAMYAM[/QUOTE]
Forum: Staffordshire Saturday 16th August 2014, 20:20
Replies: 6,156
Views: 448,356
Posted By Martyn Yapp
A date I try to forgot, my birthday!

A date I try to forgot, my birthday!
Forum: Staffordshire Tuesday 29th July 2014, 21:38
Replies: 6,156
Views: 448,356
Posted By Martyn Yapp
Pacific GP

Of interest, while we were watching the Pacific GP on Saturday evening, feeding and preening I thought I heard a distance Spotted Redshank. Not totally familiar with Pacific GP, knowing like most...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 10th June 2014, 22:06
Replies: 838
Views: 210,436
Posted By Martyn Yapp
I am afraid that is one for the Geoff and Dave's....

I am afraid that is one for the Geoff and Dave's. I think they bred on Autobase one year, I seen to remember that the area was always devoid of cars just beyond the fence by the tunnel for many a...
Forum: Worcestershire Sunday 23rd March 2014, 21:04
Replies: 654
Views: 160,266
Posted By Martyn Yapp
The bird showed well for around half an hour at...

The bird showed well for around half an hour at the end of the ride feeding low in perimeter hedge either side of the ride. It also came out with a volley of calls at one point, interestingly the...
Forum: Staffordshire Saturday 25th January 2014, 21:45
Replies: 6,156
Views: 448,356
Posted By Martyn Yapp
Possible Tristis Chiffchaff at Alrewas

One of the seven wintering Chiffchaffs at Alrewas Gravel pits must be a good candidate for "tristis". Showed well today in willows opposite the sewage works. First chance that me and Kay have had to...
Forum: Staffordshire Monday 13th January 2014, 22:43
Replies: 6,156
Views: 448,356
Posted By Martyn Yapp
West Midlands Bird Club

Sorry I am little late responding but Nick is so right regarding the county boundaries, luckily it was just before my time although I seem to remember the Worcestershire boys standing at one end of...
Forum: Staffordshire Saturday 4th January 2014, 22:10
Replies: 6,156
Views: 448,356
Posted By Martyn Yapp
I went up the Chase this afternoon, this morning...

I went up the Chase this afternoon, this morning there was upwards of 100 Crossbill in the area and speaking to others included the bigger female. This was not the case whilst I was there, the flock...
Forum: Staffordshire Thursday 2nd January 2014, 20:54
Replies: 6,156
Views: 448,356
Posted By Martyn Yapp
Agreed Nick, I already knew that. Larch is fairly...

Agreed Nick, I already knew that. Larch is fairly easy to break off, think the older post possible means when they are in other types of Pine.
Forum: Staffordshire Thursday 2nd January 2014, 18:45
Replies: 6,156
Views: 448,356
Posted By Martyn Yapp
How many different birds are there in your...

How many different birds are there in your images.

One of males mirrors the bird I saw last week, bill structure was not easy to see against the darkness of the tree trunks.

I cant see why some of...
Forum: Staffordshire Monday 30th December 2013, 20:00
Replies: 6,156
Views: 448,356
Posted By Martyn Yapp
There was only two people that braved the weather...

There was only two people that braved the weather today. KayD and myself got there just before midday and evaded the rain but not the wind.

The Crossbill flock showed well at times from the upper...
Forum: Staffordshire Tuesday 17th December 2013, 22:21
Replies: 6,156
Views: 448,356
Posted By Martyn Yapp
I will hang my bins up if that isn't a Whinchat!...

I will hang my bins up if that isn't a Whinchat!

Any images of the JCB bird?
Forum: West Midlands Monday 25th November 2013, 22:23
Replies: 838
Views: 210,436
Posted By Martyn Yapp
It seems that everything I post on the Sheepwash...

It seems that everything I post on the Sheepwash Forum is either misinterpreted or misunderstood so I don't think I will bother to add anything in the future.

Not sure why you think I am knocking...
Forum: West Midlands Friday 22nd November 2013, 20:53
Replies: 838
Views: 210,436
Posted By Martyn Yapp
Its sort of a Urban site sort of statement, bit...

Its sort of a Urban site sort of statement, bit like Lapwing really, Little Egret on estuaries and Lapwings in the countryside springs to mind of course.
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 21st November 2013, 23:05
Replies: 838
Views: 210,436
Posted By Martyn Yapp
Eagle Lane refers to another site on the other...

Eagle Lane refers to another site on the other side of Great Bridge. The area you have circles is correct, there are quite a few ways to get into Sheepwash, Anne Close was my preferred, parking prior...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 5th November 2013, 22:25
Replies: 838
Views: 210,436
Posted By Martyn Yapp
The calls of European Serin are diagnostic and...

The calls of European Serin are diagnostic and should not really cause too much confusion, they can be found here.

http://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Serinus-serinus
Forum: Gloucestershire Tuesday 5th November 2013, 21:12
Replies: 12
Views: 5,343
Posted By Martyn Yapp
That will do me, thanks guys...

That will do me, thanks guys...
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