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Bartley reservoir (1 Viewer)

the Harborne Flyer

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In mid-October there was a flock of house sparrows plus 2 tree sparrows,reed bunting and yellowhammer feeding on a stubble field adjacent to the reservoir on the Frankley Lane side. Just when it looked things might be getting interesting the inevitable happened ; the farmer ploughed the field right up to the fence covering up the food source so no more sparrows. They might have moved into nearby gardens but as yet the flock has n't been refound.
A brief walk along the dam today brought a common sandpiper,7 pied wags and 1 grey.

the Harborne Flyer

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Yes I was told Jim had the whinchat, gropper and wheatear.
It's been a hard slog trying to find any migrants. Today I did see a lesser whitethroat briefly along the reservoir boundary fence. It had been singing from cover intermittently in the brisk wind and showed after 25 minutes . A common sand was on the shoreline but it might still be the one wintering.

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