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Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

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Old Saturday 25th May 2019, 14:51   #2351
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Yellowhammer female with beak full of grubs in Sinton Lane this morning. Also Brown Hare and broad-bodied Chaser. Lesser & Common Whitethroat.
Spotted Flycatcher near gate on Bowling Green Lane.
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Old Sunday 26th May 2019, 07:04   #2352
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3 cuckoos together at Coney this morning, 2 males calling and chasing and a third silent bird joined by one of the males
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Old Monday 27th May 2019, 07:31   #2353
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Female Mandarin on canal at Mildenham and calling Oystercatcher over Hawford.
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Old Monday 27th May 2019, 10:16   #2354
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A Spotted Flycatcher at Knight's Grove this morning singing high up and showing eventually about 100 yards in from Sinton Lane.

Little Grebe on small pond between Chatley and Hawford
Oystercatcher near the confluence and 2 Great Crested Grebes there.
Little Owl Linacres paddocks
Cuckoos around Mildenham and Hawford (3) and Salwarpe yesterday.
2 Lapwings and Gadwalls near Linacre bridge
Several fledged broods of Chiffchaffs over the last few days
Yellowhammers along Sinton Lane
Coots with young on Tapenhall pool
Hare and Muntjacs at Knight's Grove in the last few days
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Old Tuesday 28th May 2019, 14:36   #2355
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Speckled Yellow Moth from Knights Grove on Saturday

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Green-winged Orchid in paddock near Woodbury Cottage a couple of weeks ago
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Old Friday 31st May 2019, 16:49   #2356
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A Lapwing over Chatley this morning.
Male and female Tufted Ducks on the small pool between Chatley and Hawford this morning plus Little Grebe
Gadwall near Linacre bridge
Little Owl Linacres paddocks
Cuckoo Tapenhall-Mildenham
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Old Saturday 1st June 2019, 12:05   #2357
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A distant Hobby seen from Coney this morning - they have been scarce this year so far.
Cuckoos around Salwarpe and Tapenhall
Little Grebe on the small pool between Chatley and Hawford
Coots on Tapenhall pool
Swifts, Swallows, House Martins, Mistle Thrushes, Sparrowhawks, Buzzards, the common warblers including 3 Lesser Whitethroats, Skylarks etc.

Many Azure Damselflies and Banded Demoiselles.
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Old Sunday 2nd June 2019, 10:02   #2358
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09:00 Male Yellowhammer at Jacob's Ladder, Cuckoo at Porter's Mill as well as a pair of Mistle Thrushes fighting off a Magpie
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Old Sunday 2nd June 2019, 12:10   #2359
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3 Tufted Ducks (2 drakes) and Little Grebe still on small pool between Chatley and Hawford.
6 Lapwings near the confluence plus a Greylag
1 Gadwall over near Linacre bridge
Cuckoo around Tapenhall and Mildenham
Yellowhammers along Sinton Lane
Nuthatches and Coal Tits in Knight's Grove
Little Owl Linacres paddocks yesterday and again this morning.
Reed Warbler with BTO ring on seen yesterday near Hawford
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Old Friday 7th June 2019, 09:08   #2360
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Two Common Terns along the canal at Hawford near Linacre bridge - one just caught a fish - new for the year - later than usual. Cuckoo calling.
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Old Friday 7th June 2019, 09:13   #2361
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Female Mandarin over towards the fishing pool.
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Old Friday 7th June 2019, 09:26   #2362
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Five Oystercatchers at Hawfod Mill - easily a patch record - previously only recorded in pairs at most.
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Old Friday 7th June 2019, 09:38   #2363
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Little Egret at the confluence.
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Old Sunday 9th June 2019, 07:43   #2364
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Sat 14.30. Little Owl at Linacres and male Yellowhammer very confiding (stood 6ft away) on top of the hedge at Jacob’s Ladder
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Old Sunday 9th June 2019, 11:17   #2365
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2 Spotted Flycatchers in Knight's Grove near Sinton Lane entrance this morning plus Cuckoo, 3 Nuthatches and Coal Tit. One Brown Hare also. 3 Yellowhammers along Sinton Lane.

2 Lapwings over Mildenham. Cuckoo there also.
1 Great Crested Grebe at the confluence plus a Greylag and a Cormorant.
A Grey Heron caught an Eel but dropped it after it tried to twist itself around its neck.
2 Grey Wagtails
Little Owl Linacres paddocks.
2 Coots on Tapenhall pool.

3 Ravens around Salwarpe yesterday and a Cuckoo.
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Old Monday 10th June 2019, 08:13   #2366
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A couple of juvenile Treecreepers in the hedge near Coney yesterday evening.
My first Meadow Brown of the year near Droitwich Woods.
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Old Friday 14th June 2019, 12:45   #2367
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A Hobby near Hawford lock this morning and a Sand Martin but not much on the floods there.
A Cuckoo between Hawford and Mildenham.
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Old Saturday 15th June 2019, 11:44   #2368
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Two Oystercatchers on floods near Hawford lock this morning plus female Mandarin and Greylag.
Pair of Gadwall by the fishing pools and Cuckoo calling.
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Old Sunday 16th June 2019, 07:14   #2369
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Fantastic prolonged views of 3 Otters in the canal near Mildenham just now.
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Old Sunday 16th June 2019, 10:32   #2370
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A Hobby over Moat Farm this morning plus Lesser Whitethroat and Yellowhammers near there. A Hare at Knight's Grove.

2 Common Terns over near the confluence plus 3 Lapwings, 3 Tufted Ducks and 2 Great Crested Grebes on floods there.

Sand Martin over near the fishing pools. Cuckoos near Mildenham and Ladywood. 2 Ravens over near there.

A brood of 3 fledged Swallows near Porter's Mill - the first fledged ones I've seen this year.

3 Coot chicks now quite well grown on Tapenhall pool.
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Old Friday 21st June 2019, 11:54   #2371
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Two Oystercatchers over Hawford lock this morning.
Common Tern over Mildenham
Pair of Gadwall near Linacre bridge
Little Owl Linacres paddocks
Hobby and 2 Ravens plus Kestrel near Moat Farm
Pair of Yellowhammers with bill full of food along Sinton Lane
Coot family on Tapenhall pool
Cuckoos at Ladywood and Tapenhall- Mildenham.

Painted Lady near Moat Farm- my first this year
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Old Saturday 22nd June 2019, 09:10   #2372
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Good view of Little Owl at Linacre Paddocks earlier in week.
Pair of Kingfishers showing well on the Salwarpe in Droitwich woods
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Old Saturday 22nd June 2019, 13:28   #2373
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Spotted Flycatcher in Knight's Grove this morning
2 Hares nearby near Moat Farm
Little Grebe on small pool between Chatley and Hawford
Kingfisher at Hawford lock
Juvenile Common Whitethroats noted at Knight's Grove and near Linacre bridge.
Lesser Whitethroat singing at Coney yesterday

2 Marbled Whites yesterday in Droitwich Woods
Black-tailed Skimmer near Hawford this morning
A few Meadow Browns on the wing.
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Old Monday 24th June 2019, 08:41   #2374
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Little Owl at Linacres Paddocks yesterday morning.
Common Tern around Hawford Lock
Cuckoo calling around Tapenhall
Little Grebe on the small pool between Hawford and Chatley
Yellowhammers along Sinton Lane

Just one Glow-worm last night - along the verge of the Roman Way.
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Old Sunday 30th June 2019, 23:16   #2375
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Fairly quiet, birdwise, this weekend.

Cuckoos at Salwarpe and Tapenhall
Little Owl at Linacres paddocks
Yellowhammers along Sinton Lane and near Chatley
The usual warblers
3 Sand Martins and a few Swallows roosted at Coney this evening
Swifts and House Martins, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel
Kingfisher near Mildenham yesterday

A Noctule bat over Coney this evening.

Insects included numerous Marbled Whites, Ringlets, Meadow Browns plus several Painted Ladies, Red Admrals and Large Skippers. Several Black-tailed Skimmers also.

4 Glow worms this evening - 2 Gorsey Bank, 1 Hopyard Wood and 1 along the Roman Way.
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