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Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

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Old Tuesday 28th August 2018, 07:42   #2126
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Spotted Flycatcher and Willow Warbler near Mildenham.
Green Sandpiper over Mildenham - Hawford calling.
Tree Pipit over near Hawford calling.
Coot on Tapenhall pool.
2 Little Grebes and Tufted Duck on small pool between Chatley and Hawford.
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Old Tuesday 28th August 2018, 10:02   #2127
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Little Egret flying up the Valley over Mildenham and Tapenhall then descended over Ladywood area.
Hobby seen twice in pursuit of Swallows around Egg Lane.
Two Mandarins flew from Hawford fishing pools.
Little Owl Linacres Paddocks.
Yellowhammer Jacob's Ladder area.
Coot on the river at Hawford.
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Old Tuesday 28th August 2018, 10:15   #2128
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Two Yellow Wagtails over Mildenham
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Old Tuesday 28th August 2018, 18:46   #2129
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Thanks Peter - yes it is a lovely spot with great views. Four Hobbies together is easily the best count so far this year - did they include juvs?
We think there were two juveniles and probably two adults Dave; it was difficult keeping track of them zooming around. At times one or two would come down very low over the field and then it was much easier to discern colours and pattern against the dark background: certainly good views of one adult with nice red 'trousers' and vent, and probably a second adult a bit later; two birds low down together seemed to show the brownish feather edgings on top and the buff cast beneath of juveniles.
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Two Green Sandpipers on the small pool between Chatley and Hawford then flew north. Tufted Duck and Little Grebe also.

Two Mandarins on Tapenhall pool.
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Old Wednesday 29th August 2018, 09:40   #2131
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Two Little Egrets over Hawford.
Yellow Wagtail over Jacob's Ladder earlier.
Lots of Blackcaps about over the past couple of days - including 10+ in one elder bush yesterday. Lesser and Common Whitethroats, Chiffchaffs and a few Reed Warblers.
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Old Thursday 30th August 2018, 08:16   #2132
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Male Yellow Wagtail Hawford Farm. Another Yellow Wagtail calling over Ladywood earlier.

Two Little Egrets on the river at Hawford plus one over Tapenhall earlier.

Coot on Tapenhall pool and Tufted Duck and Little Grebe between Chatley and Hawford.
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Two more Yellow Wagtails over near Egg Lane.
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Old Thursday 30th August 2018, 08:56   #2134
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My first Meadow Pipit of the autumn - over between Egg Lane and Jacob's Ladder.
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Old Thursday 30th August 2018, 10:47   #2135
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Spotted Flycatcher briefly at Mildenham Mill plus 2 Lesser Whitethroats.

Little Owl in its usual tree.
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Old Friday 31st August 2018, 11:11   #2136
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Four Yellow Wagtails over in various places between Egg Lane and Jacob's Ladder this morning. Three Yellowhammers, Lesser and Common Whitethroats.

Meadow Pipit over Egg Lane.

Hobby chasing Swallows.

Little Egret on river at Hawford.

2 Coots on Tapenhall pool.

Little Owl and 2 Little Grebes still.

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Mandarin (eclipse drake) on Tapenhall pool this morning plus 2 Coots, Kingfisher and Grey Heron.
Raven around Chatley.
Tufted Duck and 2 Little Grebes between Chatley and Hawford.
Meadow Pipit over Jacob's Ladder.
2 Lesser Whitethroats, Common Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, House Martins, Swallows, Mistle Thrushes, Canada Geese, Cormorant, Jay, Coal Tits, Pied Wagtails, Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Stock Doves.
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A Little Egret flew up the valley over Porter's Mill this morning.

2 Mandarins Tapenhall.

One Meadow Pipit over Chatley and 3 over Jacob's Ladder.

Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Raven.
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A Spotted Flycatcher in the hedge along the canal between Salwarpe and Ladywood this evening.
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Old Sunday 2nd September 2018, 20:06   #2140
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Between 30 and 40 House Martins over my house late this afternoon
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Old Tuesday 4th September 2018, 10:29   #2141
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I've just received a report (via Brian) of a Great White Egret in trees near the river Salwarpe in Droitwich Community Woods on 27th August. May still be floating around Worcs somewhere - one at Grimley yesterday morning.
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report and photo of a Red legged partridge walking down the middle of the road in Little Hill Droitwich, 50m from the canal 500m from coney
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Old Friday 7th September 2018, 11:24   #2143
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This morning's birds:

1 female Mandarin on Tapenhall pool
2 Ravens nearby
1 Little Egret perched in a tree at Hawford
1 Hobby over Hawford
2 Little Owls Linacres paddocks
Male and female Tufted Ducks near Chatley
Lesser and Common Whitethroats, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs, Swallows and House Martins
Several Meadow Pipits over
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Old Sunday 9th September 2018, 10:06   #2144
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My first Siskin of the autumn over Mildenham.
3 Little Egrets on the river at Hawford plus a Mandarin flying around.
A few Meadow Pipits over.
Coot at Tapenhall and a pair of Tufted and a Little Grebe on the small pool near Chatley
Kingfisher on the river
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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 08:13   #2145
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Tawny Owls calling from Salwarpe village and Droitwich woods yesterday evening.

Little Owl yesterday morning in its usual tree.

Very quiet, passerine-wise yesterday.
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Old Friday 14th September 2018, 09:21   #2146
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Spotted Flycatcher along the canal at Hawford Mill
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Whinchat perched on hedge near Daniel's Farm between Egg Lane and Jacob's Ladder - viewable from public footpath
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Old Friday 14th September 2018, 13:07   #2148
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The Whinchat flew onto a mound of earth where it was running around chasing insects - behaving just like a Wheatear! A nicely marked individual -probably an autumn male.

Other birds seen included 2 Coots, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Raven, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Skylark over, Pied Wagtails, Kingfisher and a Little Owl called near Hawford Farm.
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Further species recorded over the weekend:

Little Egret flew down the valley over Mildenham on Saturday morning.
3 Yellowhammers flew over Coney Meadow yesterday evening.
Warblers still quite well represented with 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler and lots of Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. Meadow pipits over in small groups of up to 8. Cormorants, Grey Wagtail, Skylarks, Mistle Thrushes, Swallows, House Martins, Ravens, Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Nuthatches, Goldcrests and both of the common woodpeckers.
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Wheatear on earth mound by Daniel's farm.
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