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Forum: West Midlands Today, 07:19
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Posted By rollingthunder
Yesterday (Friday) saw a quick whistle-stop tour...

Yesterday (Friday) saw a quick whistle-stop tour of some local sites dodging heavy showers and hail at one stage in the process from 1030-1300...

First off was the furthest which was Sheepwash. I...
Forum: Worcestershire Yesterday, 06:00
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Views: 273,737
Posted By rollingthunder
I didn’t clock the number or size of the Redshank...

I didn’t clock the number or size of the Redshank brood When i visited a week or so ago but the standard is 4 and the parents were highly vocal so they would have been freshly hatched and being told...
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 4th June 2020, 12:56
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Posted By rollingthunder
FWIW - Sunday’s Fens Pools bird appears to have...

FWIW - Sunday’s Fens Pools bird appears to have more extensive White on the head and a blotchier bill (around the base) than Tuesday’s Withymoor bird - i would be interested in other peoples...
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 4th June 2020, 07:11
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Posted By rollingthunder
Whilst over at Fens Pools each day i have been...

Whilst over at Fens Pools each day i have been popping in to ascertain how many Ravens were fledged at Merry Hill. Despite twice daily visits i had only clicked with calling adults, noisier young in...
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 4th June 2020, 06:37
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Posted By rollingthunder
Tuesday saw the appearance or reappearance of a...

Tuesday saw the appearance or reappearance of a Long-tailed Duck at Lakeside, Withymoor:eek!:

Prior to that i had been up at Fens Pools where 6 species of warbler were singing including Lesser...
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 4th June 2020, 06:35
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Posted By rollingthunder
Following Sunday's LTD at Fens Pools early...

Following Sunday's LTD at Fens Pools early morning i didn't bother visiting Withymoor on the way back or on Monday - i mean what would the chance of it, or another, relocating there.....

Monday i...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 15:26
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Posted By rollingthunder
As i thought - it is still there, it must have...

As i thought - it is still there, it must have been loafing on the bank and to be fair it looks like a small stone...

An even rarer sighting has been Hughie King:eek!:

Good birding -

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 13:47
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Posted By rollingthunder
+++Update+++ I left at 1335 and it was preening...

+++Update+++

I left at 1335 and it was preening on the West bank (:eek!:) Paul went down for 1400 and walked the pool twice and did not see it and presumed it had flown off:-C #bummer

Laurie:t:

I...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 13:40
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Posted By rollingthunder
Paul Legge constantly sings your praises:t:

Paul Legge constantly sings your praises:t:
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 13:36
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Posted By rollingthunder
Still there as of 14:30 per Paul Legge - i will...

Still there as of 14:30 per Paul Legge - i will pop back down at dusk.

Bird feeding by swimming along with its head under the water and blowing bubbles like a Ruddy Duck plus shallow dives - the...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 12:03
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Posted By rollingthunder
Mega - Withymoor - Now....

Long Tailed Duck -

Same bird as FP by the looks:eek!:

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Monday 1st June 2020, 15:24
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Posted By rollingthunder
Yesterday's LTD...

Yesterday's LTD...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 1st June 2020, 15:20
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Posted By rollingthunder
New-fangled Long-tailed or Oldskool Oldsquaw...

Sun 31st.....

I was beginning to think an adult Yellow-legged Gull i picked up in the preening Larids on Friday morning was going to be the Swansong to Spring migration with Fens Pools woefully...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 1st June 2020, 08:59
Replies: 225
Views: 66,907
Posted By rollingthunder
Cheers Phil - yoom ay gud un:t:

Cheers Phil - yoom ay gud un:t:
Forum: West Midlands Monday 1st June 2020, 08:58
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By rollingthunder
Y’know - i actually woke up in the early hours...

Y’know - i actually woke up in the early hours thinking about that #doh ;):t:
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 31st May 2020, 16:28
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By rollingthunder
That was his work mate - it contributed info to...

That was his work mate - it contributed info to the UK400 Club aka the IQ40 Club;)

Healthy subscriptions and the fact you had to submit your own for admission to ‘the club’ to scrutiny by the sole...
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 31st May 2020, 15:37
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By rollingthunder
Once met never forgotten - i have known Lee, on...

Once met never forgotten - i have known Lee, on and off, since 1980:t:
A lot of negative scuttlebutt imo - he is a nice guy and incredibly knowledgeable if a tad obsessive which i don’t think is ever...
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 31st May 2020, 15:27
Replies: 225
Views: 66,907
Posted By rollingthunder
I had a very brief Long-tailed Duck on the Middle...

I had a very brief Long-tailed Duck on the Middle Pool early this morning for 20 mins. I will post some notes and pictures tomorrow - somebody very kindly posted the record on Birdguides after my...
Forum: Worcestershire Saturday 30th May 2020, 04:48
Replies: 1,337
Views: 273,737
Posted By rollingthunder
A very pleasant 2.5 hour mooch around the pits...

A very pleasant 2.5 hour mooch around the pits yesterday from 11-1330. Only 2 cars parked at the junction and a couple of other birders seen during the whole time - no doubt due to the fact that...
Forum: West Midlands Friday 29th May 2020, 04:05
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By rollingthunder
I don’t bird much around that area but i do...

I don’t bird much around that area but i do remember a Hoopoe, literally on a Vicar’s garden, about 20 years ago:eek!: More importantly i remember Bluebird toffee of my childhood and the ‘Blue...
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 28th May 2020, 10:47
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Views: 437,281
Posted By rollingthunder
Altho i have been out twice daily since last...

Altho i have been out twice daily since last posting i have seen nothing of note to add. Early morning 7-9 visits to Fens Pools have been underwhelming and is now feeling very ‘Groundhog Day’ but i...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 25th May 2020, 05:29
Replies: 209
Views: 52,599
Posted By rollingthunder
There does still appear to to be migrant species...

There does still appear to to be migrant species still arriving due to the blocking high pressure that has been dominating the UK for the last 6 weeks. There is certainly suitable habitat for...
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 24th May 2020, 06:30
Replies: 209
Views: 52,599
Posted By rollingthunder
Green Sand and they frequently call when flying...

Green Sand and they frequently call when flying off - very distinct, go on xeno-canto and have a listen:t:

Good birding -

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Saturday 23rd May 2020, 05:23
Replies: 1,484
Views: 437,281
Posted By rollingthunder
Hi Dave - Good points and fingers...

Hi Dave -

Good points and fingers crossed:t:

There is another photo on the Portland Obs blog of a juvenile. It has been begging for food from adults but whether it is its parents is unknown. I...
Forum: West Midlands Friday 22nd May 2020, 04:46
Replies: 1,484
Views: 437,281
Posted By rollingthunder
Hi Dave - The lack of Hirundines and Swifts over...

Hi Dave -

The lack of Hirundines and Swifts over the last 3 years troubles me too.

I look at very local examples e.g. a street that had Swifts on every house that now doesn’t because one dwelling...
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