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Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

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Old Friday 3rd May 2019, 14:02   #2326
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4 Swifts over Coney Meadow late morning. Cuckoo calling there and Lesser Whitethroat singing.

Yellowhammer singing near Jacob's Ladder earlier.
2 Greylags near Hawford fishing pools
Brown Hare seen again near Knight's Grove
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Old Sunday 5th May 2019, 06:02   #2327
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Yellow Wagtail over Copcut lane.
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Old Sunday 5th May 2019, 11:16   #2328
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Grey Partridge flushed in field between Chatley and Tapenhall - so one or two are still around.
4 Lapwings over Mildenham earlier
Cuckoos around Salwarpe - Copcut and Tapenhall this morning so far.
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Old Sunday 5th May 2019, 21:59   #2329
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Single Swifts over Middleton Bank and Ladywood this evening.
Cuckoo calling at Ladywood

A Muntjac was seen in Knight's Grove this morning. Singing Yellowhammer nearby.
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Old Monday 6th May 2019, 14:14   #2330
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A drake Mandarin over Moat Farm this morning.
2 Great Crested Grebes near the confluence
Cuckoos at Coney, Mildenham and Hawford Mill
Coot on Tapenhall pool
20+ Swifts over Coney and a few House Martins mid morning
All the resident warblers including several Lesser Whitethroats.
Yellowhammers along Sinton Lane.
A juvenile Robin at Ladywood lock
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Old Friday 10th May 2019, 09:43   #2331
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Spotted Flycatcher flew over Coney and now perched in a distant tree on High Park. 2 Swifts over and Cuckoo calling.

3 Cuckoos over the car park at Porter's Mill (2m,1f)
2Cuckoos at Tapenhall (1m,1f)
1 Male Cuckoo at Linacre bridge and 5 Tufted Ducks over there.
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Old Saturday 11th May 2019, 07:22   #2332
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5 Little Egrets over at Egg Lane heading up the valley
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Old Saturday 11th May 2019, 10:15   #2333
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Yellow Wagtail over Coney
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Old Saturday 11th May 2019, 21:11   #2334
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The pair of Coots on Tapenhall pool have 4 young.
Male and female Cuckoos around there this morning with further birds at Salwarpe and Linacre bridge.
2 Swifts over Tapenhall plus more near Coney
Kingfisher, Grey Wagtails, Greylag, Sand Martins, House Martins, Gadwalls, Lesser Whitethroats, etc.
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Old Sunday 12th May 2019, 11:57   #2335
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First 3x Swifts over Dilmore Lane (11.30) this morning...hurrah...
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Old Sunday 12th May 2019, 17:33   #2336
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A single Little Egret over near Hawford this morning.
Cuckoo at Coney first thing.
The usual warblers.
Juvenile Grey Wagtail and Long-tailed Tit seen.
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Old Sunday 12th May 2019, 22:22   #2337
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My first damselfly of the year this morning - a Beautiful Demoiselle near Hawford Mill. Butterflies included Orange Tips, Holly Blues, Brimstones, Comma, Peacocks, Speckled Woods and Green-veined White.

Cuckoos around Ladywood and Salwarpe this evening. Reasonable numbers of hirundines around Porter's Mill including one Sand Martin. Swifts (10+) over Droitwich.

Juvenile Great Tits seen.
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Old Sunday 12th May 2019, 22:36   #2338
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Hi Woodchat. Thanks for the clarification on juvi Stonechat/Whinchat? pics Paul showed you today. Read your sightings every day. The best. Respect. Bullchat ��.
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Old Monday 13th May 2019, 13:47   #2339
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Thanks Bullchat.

A Brown Hare was in Knight's Grove woodland yesterday and a Marsh Tit singing and showing well this morning plus 2 Cuckoos.

A Peregrine was on a pylon near Middleton Grange. Cuckoo at Coney and 10+ Swifts over.

Lots of juvenile Starlings around.
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Old Monday 13th May 2019, 20:52   #2340
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Cuckoo calling this evening from the big oak tree in the field south of Egg Lane car park, then flew off down the canal towards Linacre Bridge. Juvenile goldfinches with adults on the canal heading towards Porters Mill. Lots of reed & sedge warblers about and a very bold jay landed on the towpath 30ft in front of me
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Old Monday 13th May 2019, 21:59   #2341
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A Hobby briefly over High Park at dusk.
2 Cuckoos calling.

2 Large Red Damselflies earlier and a single Green-winged Orchid in a pony paddock near Woodbury Cottage.

Decent numbers of House Martins over Copcut.
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Old Friday 17th May 2019, 18:19   #2342
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4Quiet on the patch lately - with no new migrants noted. The best birds were a Little Owl at Ladywood yesterday, a Little Grebe a few days ago on the small pool between Chatley and Hawford and 3 Ravens over Jacob's Ladder plus one male Yellowhammer there.
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Old Saturday 18th May 2019, 08:09   #2343
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A 'mixed singer' Willow Warbler just north of Salwarpe - incorporating Chiffchaff phrases into its song. I often get these on the patch. They are generally thought to be Willow Warblers imitating their more common territorial competitors rather than hybrids. It's just nice to hear Willow Warbler song as they have been few and far between on the patch for the last few weeks.

Plenty of Cuckoo action this morning around Coney with 3 birds present.
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Old Sunday 19th May 2019, 07:34   #2344
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2 Otters swimming in and out of reeds along the canal near Mildenham.
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Old Sunday 19th May 2019, 21:56   #2345
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Little Owl in its normal tree at Linacres paddocks this morning.
Two Cuckoos chasing each other near Mildenham and others nearby, including near the confluence and at Salwarpe.
3 Greylags Hawford and 4 Gadwall
Coot and 4 chicks on Tapenhall pool still
Lapwing over Coney yesterday evening and a pair of Gadwall hanging around yesterday and today.
Muntjac in Knight's Grove woodland this morning and two Hares there a couple of days ago.
Yellowhammers Sinton Lane
Brown Rat Egg Lane yesterday.
All three hirundine sp. around Hawford lock. Swifts in various places.
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Old Monday 20th May 2019, 09:54   #2346
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Comparison of return dates on the patch for a selection of species over the last 8 ye

Comparison of return dates on the patch for a selection of species over the last 8 years:

Chiffchaff (singing) 01/04/12, 10/03/13, 01/03/14, 09/03/15, 23/03/16, 11/03/17, 14/03/18, 01/03/19
Willow Warbler 02/04/12, 13/04/13, 04/04/14, 08/04/15, 31/03/16, 31/03/17, 30/03/18, 06/04/19
Grasshopper Warbler 28/04/12, 16/04/13, 05/04/14, 11/04/15, 08/04/16, 17/04/17, 18/04/18, 08/04/19.
Sedge Warbler 19/04/12, 16/04/13, 13/04/14, 11/04/15, 17/04/16, 05/04/17, 14/04/18, 18/04/19
Reed Warbler 21/04/12, 17/04/13, 12/04/14, 14/04/15, 17/04/16, 11/04/17, 15/04/18, 15/04/19
Lesser Whitethroat 02/05/12, 13/04/13, 13/04/14, 22/04/15, 17/04/16, 16/04/17, 15/04/18, 17/04/19
Common Whitethroat 01/05/12, 20/04/13, 14/04/14, 18/04/15, 13/04/16, 12/04/17, 15/04/18, 08/04/19
Swallow 14/04/12, 13/04/13, 23/03/14, 12/03/15, 30/03/16, 26/03/17, 03/04/18, 01/04/19
House Martin 11/04/12, 14/04/13, 13/04/14, 06/04/15, 30/03/16, 22/04/17, 15/04/18, 06/04/19
Sand Martin 21/04/12, 14/04/13, 23/03/14, 04/04/15, 25/03/16, 18/03/17, 01/04/18, 25/03/19
Cuckoo 18/04/12, 17/04/13, 14/04/14, 14/04/15, 19/04/16, 15/04/17, 19/04/18, 19/04/19
Blackcap (singing) 10/03/12, 13/04/13, 02/03/14, 23/02/15, 27/03/16, (11/03/17), 30/03/18, ??/??/2019*
Spotted Flycatcher 12/05/12, 31/05/13, 19/05/14, 13/05/15, 12/05/16, 18/05/17, 20/05/18, 10/05/2019
Hobby 08/05/12, 02/05/13, 04/05/14, 21/04/15, 27/04/16, 29/04/17, 26/04/18, 26/04/19
Swift 30/04/12, 29/04/13, 02/05/14, 19/04/15, 24/04/16, 18/04/17, 22/04/18, 27/04/19
Yellow Wagtail -- , 17/04/13, 19/04/14, 26/04/15, 17/04/16, 18/04/17, 06/04/18, 19/04/19
Whinchat 25/04/13, -- , 18/04/15, 30/04/16, 23/04/17, --, 21/04/19
Wheatear -- , 04/05/14, 19/04/15, 13/04/16, 02/04/17, 19/04/18, 23/03/19

* Note: Blackcap present throughout the winter 2018/19. It is becoming virtually impossible to ascertain genuine return dates. No wintering Chiffchaffs were noted during the first winter period of 2019.

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Spotted Flycatcher by metal gate into Knights Grove along Winton Lane this afternoon
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Sinton lane .....sorry
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Old Friday 24th May 2019, 12:14   #2349
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A Garden Warbler at Knight's Grove near the Sinton Lane gate singing this morning.
2 Lapwings feeding on muddy patch near Linacre bridge plus 4 Gadwall there.
2 Great Crested Grebes at the confluence
10 Greylags at the confluence
Male and female Cuckoos at Tapenhall and a Male near the confluence. Also recorded at Salwarpe, Ladywood and Porter's Mill over the last couple of days.
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Non-avian highlights this morning - 2 Brown Hares near Knight's Grove this morning. Large Red Damselflies, Beautiful Demoiselles, Orange Tip, Peacocks, Small Torts,Green veined White and Speckled Wood.

Cuckoo over Coney this afternoon plus Sparrowhawk and Kestrel, Swallows and Swifts.

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