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Old Tuesday 20th February 2018, 13:25   #6576
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Old Tuesday 20th February 2018, 13:26   #6577
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Old Tuesday 20th February 2018, 14:47   #6578
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Willow tit x2, Coal tit x2, Nuthatch, Bullfinch c6, Reed Bunting c6, Chaffinch c25 and Greenfinch c19 per Pete Carless
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Old Tuesday 20th February 2018, 17:34   #6579
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16 Wigeon, 11 Gadwall, 8 Goosander, 24 Lapwing, 4 Oystercatcher, Jack Snipe, 2 Water Rail, Grey Wagtail, 500 Jackdaw late afternoon per Rspb.
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Old Tuesday 20th February 2018, 22:49   #6580
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Sparrowhawk in garden

Not quite in Sandwell Valley but near enough, got a Sparrowhawk visit our back garden in Handsworth. My quick thinking dad managed to get some photos using my camera. Sparrowhawk Photo
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Old Wednesday 21st February 2018, 16:09   #6581
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Only news recieved today
Teal x7, Shoveler x3 in Marsh, Lapwing c25 and Willow Tit x2 at Feeders per Pete Carless
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 11:02   #6582
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Common Gull near tern rafts viewable from centre per Craig Reed
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 13:20   #6583
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A quick visit yesterday (21.02.2018) afternoon:- Willow Tit still at Feeders,, By Marsh Screen entrance min. 6 Siskin and 1 male Redpoll.

PS 2018 sightings; Richard & Tony now 56 latest Siskin

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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 14:37   #6584
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Common Gull 2018


We're having a good run with Common Gull this year, we only had 12 records last year.


01/1/18- FM- Adult
04/1/18- FM- 1st winter
06/1/18- FM- Adult
12/1/18- FM- Adult x2
14/1/18- FM- Adult
18/1/18- FM- Adult
26/1/18- SP- Adult
31/1/18- SP- 2nd winter
08/2/18- FM- 1st winter
08/2/18- FM- Adult
10/2/18- FM- Adult
10/2/18- SP- 1st winter
15/2/18- FM- Adult
17/2/18- FM- 1st winter
17/2/18- FM- Adult
18/2/18- FM- Adult
22/2/18- FM- Adult

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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 16:13   #6585
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Not quite in Sandwell Valley but near enough, got a Sparrowhawk visit our back garden in Handsworth. My quick thinking dad managed to get some photos using my camera. Sparrowhawk Photo
Nice bird and nice pic!

Well done to your Dad (You should take some of the credit as it's your camera )
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 17:25   #6586
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Mixed flock of c30 Redwing and c10 Fieldfare in and around Dartmouth Park this morning. Very mobile and several Redwing subsinging.per Matt Hadlington
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 18:06   #6587
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Mel Jones -89 Great Black Back Gull
Dave Saunders - 82 Woodcock
Mike Ixer- 77 Kingfisher
Matt Hadlington - 76 Oystercatcher
John Clarke- 73 Kingfisher
Craig Reed -72 Oystercatcher
Pete Carless -68 Common Gull
Dave Waite - 66 Common Gull
Steve Lilly - 60 Siskin
Richard Eyres - 56 Siskin
Tony Johnson - 56 Siskin
Adrian Kirton - 47 Oystercatcher

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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 18:46   #6588
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A lot of noise from machinery this morning. Along Tame 8 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 2 Goosander, 20+ Lapwing flew over, Fieldfare, Willow Tit, Redpoll per Rob Preston
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 18:47   #6589
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Very little of note today, 10 Goosander, Pochard, 11 Gadwall, 2 Willow Tit per Craig Reed
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 19:05   #6590
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 19:16   #6591
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Late news Saturday 17 Feb. A largish (50-80) group of very high flying geese flew over west to east without calling. I was under the trees looking for Siskin so my view was very much obscured and brief. They were not Canada or Greylag and after a conversation with Craig Reed today and watching videos of them in flight I am 99.9% Pink Footed Geese per Wali Taylor
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Old Friday 23rd February 2018, 10:38   #6592
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Cetti's Warbler calling North island, possibly on the island per Mel Jones
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Cetti's Warbler (98) new for the year
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Yellow legged Gull Adult on Forge Mill per Mel Jones
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Hi guys - hoping you can help a non-local out! Will be passing through at the weekend and may be able to pay a flying visit to Sandwell Valley, hoping for Willow Tit in particular (now non-existent in my part of the world). I don’t know the site at all and I wondered if it's possible to access the site and view the feeders before the main 10am opening time? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hi guys - hoping you can help a non-local out! Will be passing through at the weekend and may be able to pay a flying visit to Sandwell Valley, hoping for Willow Tit in particular (now non-existent in my part of the world). I don’t know the site at all and I wondered if it's possible to access the site and view the feeders before the main 10am opening time? Thanks in advance for any help.
You can park on Tanhouse Avenue and walk on to the Reserve and veiw Feeding Station from the left hand side of the Centre
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Firecrest reported to the right of hide mid afternoon per Rspb
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Great Black Backed Gull Newton Horse Paddocks per Mel Jones
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2 Willow Tit feeders. Adult Common Gull, 10 Goosander Fml per Rspb
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Peregrine north island area towards center and again over Forge Mill per Johm Clarke and Tim Hextell
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