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discors

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RSPB Midland Birders
Do you work in the city centre

We’re putting together a short video for our regional conference and we would like it if you, or any fellow member in the city-ish area would be happy to be filmed just saying a line from our Midlands vision plan. We’re going to tell the story of the Midlands and RSPB – and it will be shown to staff and volunteers.
We’re going to be looking to film this week and potentially next week – would you still be up for being filmed? You would just have to say this line to camera – “We are the people protecting the wildlife and green spaces…
If interested contact
[email protected]
 

keithr

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Not in the City Centre but didnt want to start a new thread.......as I was leaving the M42 North on the Airport sliproad around 1am tonight a moving shadow flew in front of me and landed on the barrier to my right.....as I came alongside it turned and gave me a fantastic stare......a brill Tawny Owl.....1st wild one I have seen in colour...lol....only seen silhouettes before.
 
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zomerset

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Not in the City Centre but didnt want to start a new thread.......as I was leaving the M42 North on the Airport sliproad around 1am tonight a moving shadow flew in front of me and landed on the barrier to my right.....as I came alongside it turned and gave me a fantastic stare......a brill Tawny Owl.....ist wild one I have seen in colour...lol....only seen silhouettes before.

Nice one Keith!
 

zomerset

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I thought it was time to check the Canal/River Rea by Fazeley Street.
Couldn't believe my luck when I turned the corner, walking along the canal and a Kingfisher flew from a barge to a perch over the canal. It sat there for a couple minutes and then flew off calling to the River Rea below. I could then hear it calling further up the Rea. It might be a couple years since I checked this location. Great!
 

Phil Andrews

It's only Rock and Roller but I like it
Must be Autumn- Meadow Pipits over and Goldcrest in the trees around Aston University on Friday
 

wheatearlp

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England
Thirteen species in a 20 minute stroll along the canal from Brindleyplace and round the general area. Best were 2 Mistle Thrushes & a Redwing.
 

in vitrio

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Willow warbler outside the Mailbox this evening. First time I've seen one in the city centre.
 

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Phil Andrews

It's only Rock and Roller but I like it
Upwards of 100 Lesser Black-backed Gulls loafing on the site of the cleared Wholesale Market - the most I have seen gathered together in the city centre. Will be keeping an eye on this site in forthcoming weeks.
 

yamyam

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Pair of Oystercatcher on Dartmouth Park Pool first thing and pair of Raven over Priory Woods towards the Albion ground mid morning
Good Birding YAMYAM
 

zomerset

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I checked the River Tame and Aston Reservoir, nothing of note. Along the River Rea from the Tame there was a Buzzard flying low. At Balsall Heath on the A435, approx 30 Starlings were gathering in a tree before sunset.
 
What looked like a family of 10+ Mistle Thrushes feeding off worms in the wet, sodden grass in front of the Big Peg in the JQ (around 1730 yesterday). Spooked by a LBBG and flew off. Is this a regular sight? No photos unfortunately.
 

the Harborne Flyer

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What looked like a family of 10+ Mistle Thrushes feeding off worms in the wet, sodden grass in front of the Big Peg in the JQ (around 1730 yesterday). Spooked by a LBBG and flew off. Is this a regular sight? No photos unfortunately.

In previous years I have seen mistle thrush and GS woodpecker in Warstone Lane Cemetery and St. Paul's churchyard, both sites are very close to the Big Peg . I would guess that there could be one or two pairs of both species which have adapted to urban living .
 

Phil Andrews

It's only Rock and Roller but I like it
What looked like a family of 10+ Mistle Thrushes feeding off worms in the wet, sodden grass in front of the Big Peg in the JQ (around 1730 yesterday). Spooked by a LBBG and flew off. Is this a regular sight? No photos unfortunately.

The commonest thrush around Aston University and Millennium Point.
 

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