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  1. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    One I missed from the Wyre Forest in May. 101. Grey Wagtail.
  2. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    One I wasn't expecting this morning whilst it walking my dog was a Great White Egret flying over me. 100. Great White Egret
  3. Reader

    Are these edible?

    Nothing has been put there for years. That's what makes it a surprise that they have suddenly turned up.
  4. Reader

    Are these edible?

    Thanks for coming back to me. I thought there might be a problem so we will leave them alone. One question. I have lived here for sixteen years, my neighbour for over thirty yeas and at no time have these mushrooms ever grown here. What would have started them off like that as we haven't...
  5. Reader

    Are these edible?

    My neighbour alerted me to some mushrooms that have suddenly appeared at the side of their house. We have never seen them grow there before (and I have lived here for sixteen years). I have attached a couple of photos of the mushrooms plus a photo of where they are growing (you can just see the...
  6. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    My first birding trip out in months to Sutton Park, near Birmingham, for a rare bird locally. 99. Red-backed Shrike (Male)
  7. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    A major surprise this morning when three Crossbill appeared briefly in the trees just outside of my garden. 98. Crossbill.
  8. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    One more on my dog walk. I'm surprised it has taken so long to see one. I have heard dozens but none of them showed until today. 97. Green Woodpecker.
  9. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    I went over to the Wyre Forest yesterday but struck out on virtually most of the birds I was hoping for. I did add two new year birds though. 95. Pied Flycatcher 96. Dipper.
  10. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    My first Swallows whilst out walking my dog. 94. Swallow.
  11. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    My first Swifts of the year whilst out walking my dog. 93. Swift
  12. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    One over the garden. 92. Raven
  13. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    From just outside my garden. 91. Blackcap
  14. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    A Sparrowhawk just flew over the garden. 90. Sparrowhawk
  15. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    A House Martin just flew over the garden. 89. House Martin
  16. Reader

    Upton Warren

    I haven't been to UW for ages as I have moved away from Birmingham. When I lived there I used to call into UW at least twice a week. I have many good me3mories of the site but regarding finding unusual birds there one stands out for me. It was on 5th May 1997. I was going to Majorca later that...
  17. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    One more whilst out walking my dog. 88. Willow Warbler
  18. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    One more whilst out walking my dog. 87. Chiffchaff
  19. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    One more seen in the garden. 86. Mistle Thrush.
  20. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    One more whilst out walking my dog. 85. Bullfinch.
  21. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    One whilst out walking my dog. 84. Jay
  22. Reader

    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Two armchair ticks. Hudsonian Whimbrel (split again) and Eastern Black-eared Wheatear.
  23. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    One whilst out walking my dog. 83. Ring-necked Parakeet
  24. Reader

    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Sedgeford, Norfolk.
  25. Reader

    How is your 2020 List Going?

    I didn't do a vast amount of birding last year and I suspect that this year will be the same. However I did manage two days in Norfolk last week to give me a few bonus birds. List so far. 01/01/2020 Garden 01. Wood Pigeon 02. Blue Tit 03. Magpie 04. Blackbird 05. Dunnock 06. Chaffinch 07...
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