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Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

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Old Sunday 14th April 2019, 09:06   #2276
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A cracking male Wheatear on rough ground near the new development at Copcut Rise - the same area I saw a female in March.
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Old Sunday 14th April 2019, 09:19   #2277
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Male Common Redstart in hedge at the back of Chawson Lane allotments showing very well from Copcut Rise side. New for the year.
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Old Sunday 14th April 2019, 14:32   #2278
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14 Fieldfares and a Redwing at Hawford this morning plus 12 more Fieldfares over near Mayhouse farm this afternoon - spring seems to be quite slow to get going this year.
2 Lapwings near New Mill and another near Chatley.
A pair of Yellowhammers near Chatley
A pair of Gadwall on Tapenhall pool plus further birds (5+) around Hawford
Willow Warbler at Mildenham Mill plus others near Mayhouse farm and at Salwarpe.
Swallows at Hawford, Chatley and around Salwarpe.
Lots of Sand Martins near Hawford plus singles elsewhere.
House Martin near New Miĺl
Large flock of hirundines over Westwood
Redpoll over near Salwarpe
Mandarin drake near Mayhouse cottages.
High concentrations of Blackcaps in several areas
Kingfisher around Salwarpe today and at Hawford yesterday
Grey Wagtails, Meadow Pipits, Linnets, Kestrel, Skylarks.

Mink in the canal near Hawford mill.
My first Orange Tip of the year near Mayhouse cottages
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 07:51   #2279
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Reed Warbler singing quietly and showing reasonably well along the canal between Mildenham and Hawford. New for the year.
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 11:05   #2280
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Two Male Wheatears on rough area near Copcut Rise. A flock of 50+ Linnets and a similar sized flock of Sand Martins over.
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 14:06   #2281
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Other records from today:

Willow Warblers near Mildenham, Tapenhall and Porter's Mill lock area.
Gadwalls, Coot, 2 Greylags, large flock of Sand Martins near the confluence, Yellowhammer near New Mill plus Lapwing there, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Swallows around Ladywood and Salwarpe, Cormorant, Redwing, Goldcrests, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Reed Buntings and Chiffchaffs.

Good selection of butterflies around Droitwich - Salwarpe early afternoon - 8 Orange Tips, 2 Brimstones, Holly Blue, Comma, 2 Peacocks, 4 Small Tortoiseshells, Large White and Green-veined White.

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Old Tuesday 16th April 2019, 07:14   #2282
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A Reed Warbler was singing continuously from Coney Meadow reedbed this morning.
A willow Warbler was singing on Gorsey Bank.
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Old Tuesday 16th April 2019, 20:00   #2283
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2 Snipe and a pair of Gadwall near Copcut Rise on the upper drainage swale this evening.

A Water Rail calling from Coney reedbed and 3 Snipe flew out at dusk. Reed Warbler singing still and 3 Swallows over.
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Old Wednesday 17th April 2019, 05:37   #2284
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Lesser Whitethroat singing and showing well along Chawson Lane. New for the year.
Common Whitethroat and Reed Warbler Coney Meadow.
Willow Warbler Gorsey Bank.
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Old Wednesday 17th April 2019, 20:32   #2285
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A Reed Warbler singing along the canal near Porter's Mill this evening.
Tawny Owl Salwarpe churchyard
Water Rail singing Coney reedbed plus another calling
One Snipe flew from the reedbed at dusk
3 Sand Martins and a Swallow over
More Swallows around Porter's Mill and Ladywood earlier

Decent numbers of bats flying around at dusk around Salwarpe.
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Old Thursday 18th April 2019, 05:34   #2286
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Sedge Warbler Coney Meadow plus 2 or more singing Reed Warblers, 2 Common Whitethroats and singing Water Rail. Sedge W new for the year.
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Old Thursday 18th April 2019, 07:03   #2287
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A late Redwing was also seen this morning perched then flew over Coney.

A curious sound was heard several times from the eastern part of the meadow - seemed to be coming from a pollarded Willow - a slightly rasping, short hiss - most like a Barn Owl - but I couldn't see anything.
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Yellow Wagtail near Ladywood - year tick.

Little Egret flew up the valley.
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Cuckoo Porters Mill - bang on schedule - same date as last year.

Willow Warbler Ladywood. Singing Common Whitethroats around Chatley - New Mill - 3 so far today. Seems like spring has finally got into gear.
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Some migrant numbers from this morning:

Egg Lane to Linacre bridge - 8 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers

Linacre bridge to the confluence - 2 Sedge, 1 Reed, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 House Martins, 3 Sand Martins

Hawford farm cottage - 2 Common Whitethroats

Egg Lane to Tapenhall - 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warblers, 2 Common Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers

Coney Meadow - 3+ Reed Warblers + 2 along the canal, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat

Chawson Lane - 1 Lesser Whitethroat

A few Swallows in various places.

Other birds seen - 1 Lapwing near Chatley plus one Yellowhammer

2 Gadwall Tapenhall

1 Great Crested Grebe at the confluence

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Cuckoo calling and showing well at Coney Meadow late morning.

3 Lapwings over Mildenham earlier.
2 Gadwall Linacre bridge.

A couple more Sedge Warblers and Common Whitethroats noted cf yesterday.

Lesser Whitethroats near Tapenhall and Jacob's Ladder.

Yellowhammer again near Chatley
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2 Snipe and a pair of Gadwall near Copcut Rise this evening
Common Whitethroat and House Martin Copcut Lane
Tawny Owl called from Salwarpe village
Pair of Gadwall over Coney Meadow, 2 Sedge Warblers, several Reed Warblers, Common Whitethroats and Swallows. Water Rail singing.
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