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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
Replies: 225
Views: 66,858
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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Views: 436,757
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
Replies: 225
Views: 66,858
Posted By rollingthunder
Yesterday's LTD...

Yesterday's LTD...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 1st June 2020, 15:20
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Views: 436,757
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: 66,858
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: 244
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: 244
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: 244
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: 66,858
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: 1,333
Views: 273,318
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: 244
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
Replies: 1,479
Views: 436,757
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: 52,546
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: 52,546
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: 1,479
Views: 436,757
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: 1,479
Views: 436,757
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...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 20th May 2020, 12:22
Replies: 1,479
Views: 436,757
Posted By rollingthunder
An hour or so around Fens Pools and back for 0900...

An hour or so around Fens Pools and back for 0900 on Sunday as it was just too gloomy with the cloud darkening by every minute. Popped by en-route to listen to a very noisy Raven chick being told to...
Forum: Worcestershire Sunday 17th May 2020, 10:06
Replies: 1,333
Views: 273,318
Posted By rollingthunder
Cheers Phil - I heard multiple and no surprise...

Cheers Phil -

I heard multiple and no surprise that ‘El Tel’ was the suspect👍🏻
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 17th May 2020, 05:49
Replies: 1,479
Views: 436,757
Posted By rollingthunder
Friday saw my usual routine of Fens Pools in the...

Friday saw my usual routine of Fens Pools in the morning and Hagley Fields in the afternoon with domestic stuff in between. Nothing of note to post really altho a good party of Swifts were feeding...
Forum: Worcestershire Sunday 17th May 2020, 05:46
Replies: 1,333
Views: 273,318
Posted By rollingthunder
A pleasant 2.5 hour 4 mile circuit from...

A pleasant 2.5 hour 4 mile circuit from 1100-1330.

Noticeably more birders about with the verge at the road junction nearly fullof cars. Bumped into about 15 with the usual half a dozen asking if...
Forum: Midlands Sunday 17th May 2020, 05:10
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By rollingthunder
A 2.5 hour 4 mile circuit yielded 4 widely spaced...

A 2.5 hour 4 mile circuit yielded 4 widely spaced / socially distanced calling male Cuckoos. In addition a calling female was heard and then seen, with a male, at the White Hart fishing pool:t:

As...
Forum: Midlands Saturday 16th May 2020, 04:06
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By rollingthunder
I am seeing and hearing them regularly at both...

I am seeing and hearing them regularly at both old sand and gravel pits at Grimley in Worcestershire with 3-5 birds noted. I have also had birds at The Million, Kinver, and Highgate Common - both...
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