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    Hill Hook Nature Reserve

    It was on the Blake street side of the reserve in dying vegetation alongside the brook, its the second essex skipper I've had there the other one a couple of years ago in the same sort of area. Definately essex as I got the magnifying glass out to check out the antennae. It was resting on some...
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    Hill Hook Nature Reserve

    1_Essex skipper at Hull book nature reserve today Hill Hook i meant to say
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    Sandwell Valley

    White wagtail ,brambling,willow warbler on Forge mill lake ,2_common tern on Swan pool,lesser spotted pecker Sutton park yesterday
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    Merlin

    Merlin over M54 yesterday @ 08:35
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    Sandwell Valley

    Firecrest Hill Top Spent an hour searching for firecrest yesterday to no avail
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    West Midlands County News

    I had the 4 Brent geese at 11:10 flying low as if they had just taken off from a stretch of water which I have now reientified as salford lake rather than witton lakes towards Birmingham city centre. I was on the train coming into Aston station in the direction of Lichfield Definite Brents
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    Sandwell Valley

    Yellow legged gull again on swan pool today before being disturbed and moist to view
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    RSPB Middleton Lakes

    Willow tit ,pintail and wigeon also seen today
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    RSPB Middleton Lakes

    In addition to the above also newly ringed lesser whitethroat,common whitethroat ,reed warbler ,kingfisher and white wagtail and fabulous to see pristine orange tips on the wing
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    Sandwell Valley

    today a dozen Fieldfare over Forge Mill today , a dozen common snipe, up to 10 wigeon on island
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    Sandwell Valley

    There were at least 2 wigeon on Forge mill lake on saturday when Tim Hextell and me were over there, not a lot else other than the egret and a couple of chiffies.
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    RSPB Middleton Lakes

    I had at least 6 calling cetti's last Sunday (4th Oct)week on different parts of the reserve , allowing for duplication I would have thought there were at least 4 individual birds,nothing much else other than max 6 Little egrets
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    Hill Hook Nature Reserve

    Saturday morning visit, had good range of butterflies inc Peacock,Meadow Brown,Tortoiseshell,comma,lots of gatekeeper, Large and small Whites,Large skipper and my first Essex skipper for this site , female common Darter and Brown Hawker, birds included Nuthatch, chiffchaff,Blackcap, at least 2...
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    Hill Hook Nature Reserve

    Butterflies A couple of large skippers , lots of small tortoiseshell and a couple of commas today when the sun came out
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    RSPB Middleton Lakes

    2 Avocets this evening with 2 LRP 5 drake and 1 female goldeneye large number of goosanders still , black tailed godwits too
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    Sutton Park

    correction to my previous comments, getting my pools mixed up , it was Bracebridge
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    Sutton Park

    male Goosander and Little egret , Blackroot
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    Hill Hook Nature Reserve

    Brimstone Butterflies First 2 Brimstones on the wing yesterday , not much more of any note
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    Whitmore Haye of A38

    Had a walk around the area yesterday , flock of circa 20 tree sparrows in hedgerow up towards microlight runway, also up 3 smart male yellowhammers also up to 9 dunnocks together feeding on seed on bumpy road and up to a dozen skylarks. Fieldfare and redwings on runway. Many lapwings and many...
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    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    Hi Nik about 3 months ago I had a peregrine fly and perch somewhere on the Guildhall building in Lichfield city centre but I failed to relocate it as I didn't have my bins with me at the time but they are about cheers Steve :t:
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    Hill Hook Nature Reserve

    Brief visit on a beautiful midday visit, weatherwise, lots of nuthatches calling,single collared dove, usual woodland stuff including 1 sparrowhawk also 1 drake and 2 female Goosander, 1 Little grebe, 2 Lesser Black backs.
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    Hill Hook Nature Reserve

    I had 2 little grebes @ 13:00 today , plus song thrush , Buzzard on deck in ploughed field, cormorant flew in just after 13:00
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    Sandwell Valley

    Hi Dave really only the 2nd? I had one but just over the other side of the river on my last visit a couple of weeks ago, cheers Steve
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    Sandwell Valley

    quick visit birds seen as mentioned in previous + shoveler, 1 kingfisher , forge mill, 3 buzzards:t:
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