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    Birding in Worcestershire

    The Belbroughton Belne Brook Dipper & the other further along (D) both this weekend & last. The 2nd Dipper does not stop that long, wonder if its moulting. A Kingfisher flew in which is a good surprise & saw a Sparrowhawk.
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    Kingfishers

    2 River Rea Kingfishers this morning (PM). They've lost their juvenile call. It looks like a good year for G.Wagtails, several along the stretch. Yesterday on my run probably one of the same Kingfisher by the NR. Then one at Stirchley. Friday KN & Wychall. In the week 2 juveniles having a...
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    Woodgate Valley CP & Quinton Meadows

    Last week a Kingfisher on the Bourn Brook, Woodgate Valley. It flew from under the bridge. Same place I saw one 2 years ago.
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    Bartley reservoir

    Good to bump into Stuart, Kate & Rob Saturday at Bartley Res for the West Midlands all dayer bird count.
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    Belbroughton, Belne Brook Dipper;
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    Saturday morning, first light Belne Brook (D) Dipper feeding, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail. Belbroughton, Belne Brook, Dipper feeding.
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    Last Saturday I was amazed an Otter swam past in the Belne Brook. Especially after seeing one the day before at the River Rea. The weekend before I thought I heard Kingfishers calling. It was good to see one stop by briefly by the Dipper. Then I realised where the Kingfisher calls were coming...
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    Kingfishers

    A surprise last Friday with an Otter at the River Rea. Kingfishers Wychall, KN, Lifford, TA, Pebble mill playing fields, CH. Then Bourn Brook blue bridge & Dental hospital. It was good to see one high flying over the old res.
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    Belne Brook Dipper last Saturday (D).
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    Somerset Birding

    My first time checking; Kingfisher a few times along the River Yeo, back of Lyde Road, the other week. Great to see.
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    Kingfishers

    Kingfishers this week; Got film of the Bourn Brook blue bridge juvenile Kingfisher. Saw it fly upstream, 2 evenings the same time. River Rea Wychall Kingfisher every morning. 2 one morning. The PM/CH juvenile 2 times the same stretch. This morning I checked & first light at CH. Stirchley adult...
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    2 Belne Brook Dippers;
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    Yesterday 3 Dippers, Belne Brook. The usual Dipper, quietly singing, feeding then a surprise 2nd quickly flew in, tried to give the first a peck & then was gone. Then got a photo of both of them. (D). Further upstream, blink & I would have missed it, just saw a Dipper fly along & under a bridge...
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    Kingfishers

    August update for Bourn Brook & River Rea Kingfishers. Yesterday 2 diving juvenile Kingfishers next to each other along the Bourn Brook (DH). I got photos of both. Good to see nesting Sticklebacks, hence the Kingfishers. Then River Rea Kingfishers (TA) at the aborted nest, Stirchley, KN adult &...
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    3 Dippers Belne Brook this morning. At first no Dipper then I could hear one quietly singing. I waited maybe 20 minutes & it flew in to its usual spot. (D). Further upstream a surprise 2 Dippers flew past me chasing. Then one appeared, a juvenile. It disappeared & then I think the 2nd appeared...
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    Belne Brook juvenile Dipper from last weekend.
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    2 Dippers along the Belne Brook yesterday first light. I realised the adult Dipper is probably at the same spot first light similar to when the River Rea/Bourn Brook Dippers would appear. Its territory. And it was there. Very quiet singing then feeding. Then a good surprise to find a juvenile...
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    Belne Brook Dipper from last weekend.
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    Kingfishers

    Yesterday the Bourn Brook blue bridge juv Kingfisher went under the bridge. Stirchley Kingfisher 3rd time same stretch. KN juv Kingfisher usual spot. Wychall adult male & juvenile. Good to see them high fly over the bridge & around the trees.
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    Birding in Worcestershire

    Last Saturday, early morning Dipper on Belne Brook.
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    Kingfishers

    This week the Bourn Brook juvenile Kingfisher has made it's way up to the blue & grey bridges from the uni. I heard it call as it flew past the allotments & saw it there. On the River Rea KN I saw last weeks 2 fledglings being chased by the parents up stream. The next day they made their way...
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    Kingfishers

    Monday morning what looked like an adult Kingfisher along the Bourn Brook (HP fence and then trees). Then a tutting Kingfisher along the River Rea (PMF to HW). It was there again late afternoon. On my way back the Bourn Brook Kingfisher was still there. Good timing and luck yesterday to see what...
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    Kingfishers

    Bourn Brook bike ride. I'd heard tutting. A Kingfisher back after an absence of 3 months. A juvenile hence the tutting & a juvenile call. Thought I'd heard one on the Rea a few weeks back. Good to see one back on the Bourn Brook.
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    Birmingham City Centre

    NE of the City Centre whilst checking the Tame at Spaghetti junction last weekend; Kestrel briefly overhead, it would have been next to the motorway. No surprise to see a Cormorant flying over, probably following the canal.
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    Kingfishers

    River Rea Kingfisher quieter now, Wychall & moved nest site (KN). Last weekend I checked the River Cole; good to find 2 territories; SB & beforecScribers. Good to check the River Tame & find a Kingfisher where the River Rea meets it. Then good to find a nesting pair & time it right this week to...
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