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Old Tuesday 24th December 2019, 19:38   #1076
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A Kingfisher flying along the River Rea, Holders Lane, late this morning. I don't think it stopped.
The second photo I got yesterday of the Kingfisher on the Bourn Brook;
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Old Wednesday 25th December 2019, 10:12   #1077
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Monday 23rd.....report of 2 sightings of Male King on Canal behind Bittell…..I have NEVER seen a King on a canal...lol
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Old Wednesday 25th December 2019, 19:00   #1078
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Monday 23rd.....report of 2 sightings of Male King on Canal behind Bittell…..I have NEVER seen a King on a canal...lol
Hi Keith. Good to hear.
Three times, I've seen a Kingfisher on a canal.
There have been reports of a Kingfisher on the canal at Kings Norton recently. Rob Strong who I've bumped into a few times has seen it. I've checked but not seen it.
However I saw this Kingfisher on a canal
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Also a few times a Birmingham River Tame Kingfisher was on the canal. Then I saw a Digbeth River Rea Kingfisher on the canal a couple times.
David Waite on Twitter is regularly seeing a Kingfisher on the Wednesbury canal.
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Old Friday 27th December 2019, 20:41   #1079
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Bourn Brook late morning, the Kingfisher flew past & stopped. I leant over the wall and got a photo;
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A Buzzard was sat twice on the new bridge temporary fence.
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Old Friday 27th December 2019, 20:47   #1080
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I have seen them on a stretch of the Shropshire Union canal heading towards Wolverhampton. There's a quiet stretch that's very green and quiet, and they've often been seen there. It was a long time since I was in that area though.
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Old Sunday 29th December 2019, 12:43   #1081
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A couple reports of Kingfisher on the Fazeley canal yesterday.
The Kingfisher flying along the River Rea and the Kingfisher along the Bourn Brook yesterday.
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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 09:30   #1082
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The River Rea Kingfisher yesterday, it checked out a few trees. A long distance photo;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/888163...eposted-public
The Bourn Brook Kingfisher again at the same spot, yesterday. It started to look overhead & then flew off quickly, calling as the Harris Hawk landed nearby;
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 20:19   #1083
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I was up and out early for milk on my bike, there was no one about.
The Kingfishers on the same stretch of the River Rea and then the Bourn Brook.
A good number of more than 5 Grey Wagtails along the Bourn Brook.
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Old Thursday 2nd January 2020, 18:48   #1084
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I now got the time sussed the Kingfishers appear along the River Rea and Bourn Brook.
The River Rea Kingfisher stops over a section the same as one did in 2015.
I got another photo of the Bourn Brook Kingfisher today;
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Three Buzzards were present. One high, one stopped in the trees, one checked the tree tops along the Rea.
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Old Friday 3rd January 2020, 20:15   #1085
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The Kingfisher again on the Bourn Brook today in the sunshine;
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Old Saturday 4th January 2020, 19:56   #1086
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The Kingfisher today along the River Rea.
Then a Sparrowhawk glided past.
Reports on twitter of a Kingfisher along the Stratford Canal just down from Kings Norton.
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Old Monday 6th January 2020, 17:43   #1087
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Yesterday the Bourn Brook Kingfisher was at the roundabout and then up the section opposite the reeds by the boulders.
There was a Goldcrest along the Bourn Brook walkway and a good number of Sparrows.
Later I had a quick look along the River Rea and found the Kingfisher straight away.
There was a Little Egret, Starlings, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, chasing Blackbirds and the Kingfisher gave the 2 tone call.
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Old Saturday 11th January 2020, 07:07   #1088
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A nice afternoon yesterday with a few Kingfisher.
I found the River Rea Kingfisher straight away.
Walked to the river at the right spot and it flew from a tree along the river, dazzling in the sun.
Then I had a walk along the Bourn Brook walkway.
The Kingfisher was at one of its favourite spots by the roundabout.
I left it to it but it was disturbed by people walking past.
It was then up by the reeds/boulders.
I then saw it fly under/through the Harborne lane bridge.
Never seen that before.
I then left it to it and checked out the blue bridge area to the old reservoir.
Later at the blue bridge I saw a Kingfisher there.
That's the first time for a couple months.
I then hung around for the roost as all the gulls flew overhead.
A couple Song Thrush starting singing.
I bumped into a couple people I'd not seen for maybe a year.
They told me they thought they'd seen three Little Egrets.
Then walking along the footpath I saw the Kingfisher flying straight towards me. I dodged it, it dodged me lol & it did a body roll to avoid another dog walker.
I had not seen one this far up for ages. I'd have to check.
It might have been heading to Woodgate.
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Old Sunday 12th January 2020, 22:09   #1089
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After a good Friday, nothing today because of the rain.
Yesterday the Kingfisher was in the usual spot on the River Rea.
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Old Sunday 19th January 2020, 07:15   #1090
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The rain seems to have made brown water at an inlet to the Bourn Brook. I shall check it again and give the EA a call. The Kingfisher was along the usual stretch on the River Rea. 12 Goosander at Manor farm park.
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Old Tuesday 21st January 2020, 20:43   #1091
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Sunday the brown water cleared from the Bourn Brook but no Kingfisher.
The Kingfisher was along the River Rea at the usual spot.
Funny I had a picture on the same, day and date in the same spot from 5 years a go.
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Old Sunday 26th January 2020, 11:58   #1092
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Friday, the Kingfisher on the River Rea was at the usual spot. But yesterday it flew through.
It was the second Friday where it was good for Kingfisher along the Bourn Brook.
First there was one by the roundabout then another up by the blue bridge. It then past me again near the Stonehouse Brook, heading towards Woodgate.
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Old Wednesday 29th January 2020, 22:16   #1093
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Kingfisher on the Bourn Brook late afternoon today. Just down from the blue bridge. Song Thrush were singing. A Buzzard appeared low over the trees. Just as light faded, a Heron came in. Maybe for some late fishing.
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Kingfisher in the valley of the Bourn Brook walkway.
It stopped a few times, good to see its flight.
At a similar time, Rob saw one one down by the university so that's 2 along here.
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I was amazed at the Song Thrushes singing at sunrise at the Bourn Brook walkway. Song everywhere. Dont think I've heard it that good. I thought with the murky water the Kingfisher might be a no show. But there it was in the valley.
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Yesterday afternoon, the Kingfisher flying along the Bourn Brook next to the old res.
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Yesterday, mid afternoon, the Kingfisher along the lower Bourn Brook. Before the concrete inlet & boulder. It saw me and flew off to the reeds. It was also seen down the back of the uni halls.
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Saturday, Rob saw the Kingfisher along the River Rea at Lifford.
Yesterday, during the high winds, there was some blue sky and the rain stopped. I checked the Bourn Brook valley and heard the Kingfisher calling. I only thought yesterday, the Kingfisher should be calling soon. It was then in the valley. I guess it can fish at the side, the water was fast & brown.
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Yesterday I found the Kingfisher along the Bourn Brook.
There was a Buzzard by the old res.
Today the water levels were rising.
Now its pouring with rain.
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Sunday Bourn Brook water levels high. It was good to see a Kestrel over my head. Only seen one a handful of times.
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