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Phil Andrews

It's only Rock and Roller but I like it
Several Siskin flew calling over James Watt Middleway yesterday morning.

Peregrine very vocal around Aston University earlier in the week.
 

Corvus cornix

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I found a dead Woodcock tonight on the pavement outside my office, ironically on Woodcock Street next to Aston Uni https://twitter.com/pmandrews1973/status/674321345073819649?s=03

Just had news of another dead Woodcock, this one by Hockley Flyover in late October last year. I know the news is a bit late now, but I thought it may still be of interest.

Also, I had a Buzzard flying over Matalan on Dartmouth Circus just over a week ago (Thursday 18th).

The nearest I get to the City centre (at least with any regularity) these days is Edgbaston Res. I used to work on Broad Street, but didn't see anything of note that hasn't already been mentioned.

Cheers
 

yamyam

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Late news yesterday female Black Redstart on the Canal behide Cliveland Street per Steve Lilly
Good Birding YAMYAM
 

mattgibbs

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There is a pair of Mistle Thrushes breeding outside my office in Colmore Row which must be unusual

I've seen a pair of Mistle Thrushes around Brindley Place and around the Five Ways island. Might be the same pair.

It's amazing what will nest in the city centre! I even heard a Green Woodpecker in early April at the back of the old Tesco at Five Ways.
 

zomerset

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12.30 Salford Park/River Tame/River Rea/Spaghetti Junction
Pair of Tufted duck, Swans with 3 cygnets, Pied and Grey Wagtails, Kingfisher with fish. Great!
 

UW82

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I've seen a pair of Mistle Thrushes around Brindley Place and around the Five Ways island. Might be the same pair.

It's amazing what will nest in the city centre! I even heard a Green Woodpecker in early April at the back of the old Tesco at Five Ways.

I heard a Mistle Thrush singing one evening a couple of weeks ago along Broad Street.

Des.
 

JackRabbit

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Not quite City Centre but there was a Lesser Whitethroat singing near Bordesley Circus this morning.
 
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zomerset

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I've had reports of a Kingfisher at the junction of Warwick Barr at Great Barr Street from my fisherman/Kingfisher contact Rodger. Great to hear one is back/present. A possible juvenile I assume or perhaps an unlucky male similar to last years one on the Bourn. I've seen one here myself over Winter. I'll have to check it out soon myself. Great!!
 

xFritzx

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Watching the Peregrines at the BT Tower from Snow Hill station this morning. I noted that one bird flew over to the Holiday Inn and spent good while perched on the hotels logo at the top of the building, easily visible.
 

Phil Andrews

It's only Rock and Roller but I like it
A Jay over Aston Cross on my way into work this morning, presumably heading towards Aston Park.
 

xFritzx

Green Birder
Pied Wagtails are roosting at the Rag Market, the remains of their roost this morning mustered about 50 individuals when I passed through.
 

ouzel68

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Peregrines

Watching the Peregrines at the BT Tower from Snow Hill station this morning. I noted that one bird flew over to the Holiday Inn and spent good while perched on the hotels logo at the top of the building, easily visible.
I have been working at snowhill for 3 weeks and the peregrines fly between bt tower and spend alot of time on holiday inn express. Easily viewed from st chads. Look top left on the hotel
 

Phil Andrews

It's only Rock and Roller but I like it
Willow Warbler softly singing in trees outside the main building on Aston University campus at lunchtime
 

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