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Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 8th July 2020, 07:20
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Posted By rollingthunder
It’s here!!!

Haven’t done much for 4 days due to 2 each of strong winds and then miserable lighting and rain. I simply do not enjoy it and the effort on a bike is simply not worth it for me. If i lived on the...
Forum: West Midlands Friday 3rd July 2020, 15:29
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
Somebody has too much time........

Somebody has too much time..... #yellowhammer

Laurie:t:
Forum: Worcestershire Friday 3rd July 2020, 15:25
Replies: 1,383
Views: 278,398
Posted By rollingthunder
Ian - just out of interest mate, did you have a...

Ian - just out of interest mate, did you have a chance to peruse that flock of Godwits to see whether any were juveniles?

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Friday 3rd July 2020, 15:22
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
No not really - i make more of it as my ex-wife...

No not really - i make more of it as my ex-wife still works there and my son works at Davicon by ‘the Aldi’...

The locals i see pre-breakfast are friendly and affable like a lot of Black Country...
Forum: Worcestershire Friday 3rd July 2020, 12:02
Replies: 1,383
Views: 278,398
Posted By rollingthunder
Excellent Godwit record:eek!::t: Laurie:t:

Excellent Godwit record:eek!::t:

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Friday 3rd July 2020, 11:57
Replies: 227
Views: 67,546
Posted By rollingthunder
It has been a week since the all too brief...

It has been a week since the all too brief appearance of the adult Med Gull but Todd turned up trumps with a lunchtime visit that yielded the largest party of waders i have heard of there for quite a...
Forum: West Midlands Friday 3rd July 2020, 11:47
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
More or less the same daily pattern this week but...

More or less the same daily pattern this week but i have varied the times of the daily visit to Fens Pools from late-morning to mid-afternoon the problem being that the local 'pondlife' is up and...
Forum: West Midlands Friday 3rd July 2020, 11:44
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
This needs its own 'thread' mate;) Laurie:t:

This needs its own 'thread' mate;)

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 2nd July 2020, 10:17
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
Looks like a coupla House Spanners - don’t know...

Looks like a coupla House Spanners - don’t know if nuts are a good idea;)

Good birding -

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 2nd July 2020, 08:30
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
Cute...

Wren-ch feeding young;)

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 1st July 2020, 07:59
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
Curlews.....

Attached are photos of the nest, eggs and young from the Shatterford site...

It would appear, from observations over the weekend, that they have all been predated:C There are 3 pairs so earlier...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 29th June 2020, 12:21
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
Yes mate and thanks for the prompt reminder -...

Yes mate and thanks for the prompt reminder - although i had seen one i am at the stage where my vast haul of ‘ticks’ from that Purple decade are distant memories. I almost class an 80’s ‘lifer’ as a...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 29th June 2020, 11:48
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
Banana Bill at Belvide!!!

I can’t match that but if it disappears you might read about it here;)

A County 1st no less although the last one i ‘chased’ was at nearby Chasewater which afaik is in.....Staffordshire? I never...
Forum: Self Isolating Chat Room Saturday 27th June 2020, 13:54
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By rollingthunder
Time for a follow up on the Slender-billed...

Time for a follow up on the Slender-billed Curlew:C

Laurie:t:
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 27th June 2020, 13:51
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By rollingthunder
Mate of mine dropped his, from about 3’ onto the...

Mate of mine dropped his, from about 3’ onto the kitchen floor, and they broke in 2! This is the second pair i have heard of doing that. Has contacted the dealer who has told him that there appears...
Forum: Worcestershire Saturday 27th June 2020, 13:39
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By rollingthunder
Only been half a dozen times, nice place, best...

Only been half a dozen times, nice place, best sighting was a stonking Tornado ca200 feet (the lowest they can go unless loaded for Bear) at about 600mph blasting across the water:eek!:

Good birding...
Forum: Worcestershire Saturday 27th June 2020, 06:23
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By rollingthunder
Red Crested Grebe? Sounds an excellent patch if...

Red Crested Grebe?

Sounds an excellent patch if there is a species new to science lurking there:eek!:;)

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Saturday 27th June 2020, 05:43
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
Not much change birding this week but i can't...

Not much change birding this week but i can't knock the weather and managed to get bits of the garden knocked back before leaving for Fens Pools / Withymoor at 7 each morning - back between 9 and 10....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 24th June 2020, 14:19
Replies: 51
Views: 2,902
Posted By rollingthunder
With all due respect to the original poster can...

With all due respect to the original poster can this thread not be moved somewhere more appropriate as it is generating more heat than light imo...

Laurie:t:
Forum: Worcestershire Wednesday 24th June 2020, 14:08
Replies: 39,760
Views: 8,759,770
Posted By rollingthunder
It is just banter Mike nothing more nothing less...

It is just banter Mike nothing more nothing less and nothing personal. My definition of semantics probably differs from others but hey ho - at the end of the day i like to think everybody on here is...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 24th June 2020, 14:00
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
Same at Fens Pools mate but bumped into a bloke a...

Same at Fens Pools mate but bumped into a bloke a couple of months ago who has been birding it for 60+ years - he has had Great and iirc the only accepted record of LTSkua in West Midlands...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 24th June 2020, 08:58
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
Cheers for that - agreed, make the most. If i...

Cheers for that - agreed, make the most. If i lived near i would be there daily at least once:t:

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 24th June 2020, 07:17
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
Spent the afternoon 1-4 to from and around...

Spent the afternoon 1-4 to from and around Bartley...

I have never cycled there so i thought i would try a route from Stourbridge rather than up from Bittell in a car which is convoluted and ends up...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 24th June 2020, 06:13
Replies: 1,534
Views: 443,043
Posted By rollingthunder
Cheers Ian - yoom back on the Xmas card...

Cheers Ian - yoom back on the Xmas card list;)

OS - ta:t: - i intend to find the first breeders in this part of the West Mids in the next 2 years. A pair 10 miles the other side of Bewdley is the...
Forum: Worcestershire Wednesday 24th June 2020, 06:05
Replies: 39,760
Views: 8,759,770
Posted By rollingthunder
I class it as constructive criticism - not...

I class it as constructive criticism - not moaning or bitching.

Everybody has their own opinion on how this has been handled but it is fairly obvious to me that we are playing catch-up. Perhaps...
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