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Old Saturday 23rd May 2020, 11:39   #1
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Hi from the Midlands!

Ive always been interested in identifying birds, runs in the family. I mostly like going for walks for exercise rather than planned trips to find birds. Thinking about starting a list and combining the two.
Would appreciate any tips offered!
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Hi Mrs JC and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

You might like to post in the Tips for New Birders forum regarding keeping lists. There are so many ways of doing this and it just depends really how detailed you want to be and if you want to compare from year to year etc.

Most people log date and place as the basic. But then you can keep Garden Lists, Trip Lists, Year Lists or any other type of list you can think of LOL. That's just a few thoughts to be going on with.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.
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Thank you very much. Some great tips. Looking forward to exploring the
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Hi Ms JC. Are you any where near the River Cole, Trittiford and Sarehole Mill. We are very fortunate to be only a few hundred yards away and it has been our lockdown haven. The paths around there are wide and the birds very active at the moment; nuthatch, kingfisher, great spotted woodpecker, chiffchaff, as well as the usual finches, tits etc..

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Hi Ms JC. Are you any where near the River Cole, Trittiford and Sarehole Mill. We are very fortunate to be only a few hundred yards away and it has been our lockdown haven. The paths around there are wide and the birds very active at the moment; nuthatch, kingfisher, great spotted woodpecker, chiffchaff, as well as the usual finches, tits etc..

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Im a short drive away. I discovered Moseley bog a few years back, one of my favourite places. Not explored Trittiford or River Cole. Thank you for the heads up.
Im close Leasowes Park, Bromwich wood & Bartley Green Reservoir
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Great :)

My suggestion would be to go to Sarehole Mill car park. Also since the lockdown they are running a community shop with excellent bread made with flour milled on site by the water mill!

Once parked cross the road (rather than walk from the car park) and just continue to walk:) you cross a couple of roads, but it is pretty much continuous up to Trittiford Mill Pond. Worth going past the pond also, we have seen fishing heron, treecreeper and kingfisher on that stretch!

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Great :)

My suggestion would be to go to Sarehole Mill car park. Also since the lockdown they are running a community shop with excellent bread made with flour milled on site by the water mill!

Once parked cross the road (rather than walk from the car park) and just continue to walk:) you cross a couple of roads, but it is pretty much continuous up to Trittiford Mill Pond. Worth going past the pond also, we have seen fishing heron, treecreeper and kingfisher on that stretch!

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Thanks for this! Bread sounds fabulous, will definitely pay a visit 😊
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