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Bittell Reservoirs and Hopwood area (1 Viewer)

keithr

Relapsus resurgam
UPPER...31st August 6pm.....
Bar Head in with the Canadas
 

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Don't know whether the scoter from Grimley hopped over here this afternoon but one was asleep in the middle of Upper Tank, which made it very difficult to identify. Half the time it looked like a buoy and I was ready to dismiss it (albeit a buoy that drifted with the wind, i.e. not much use). But occasionally the bird swung round to profile, revealing obvious feathers at the rear. Its pale cheek was visible all the time, so immature or female. I couldn't see its sticky-up tail though, which is a tad unusual.
 

keithr

Relapsus resurgam
Report....
WORCESTERSHIRE: ⭐Common Crane⭐ (unringed adult) at Upper Bittell Reservoir on the point early morning (12/10/20).....Philip Andrews WEST MIDLANDS BIRDING on Facebook....

EDIT...still present at 1pm....in the rain..lol
 
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keithr

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Heard Crane got spooked by someone close and has moved along East shore......weather closed in so I moved off.
 

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keithr

Relapsus resurgam
C.C. was on point in morning but was hiding when I visited around 1-2pm.....Scoter was still around.
Kessy was by Lower ...
 

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keithr

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LOWER.......Pair Shoveler in the weed.
 

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Rob_S

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Never seen as many Little Grebe in one place as on Lower this afternoon. Must have been at least 15 gathered under the trees at the far end, and odd singles around in other areas too.
 

keithr

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Lower .....heads up for Waders.....they are draining Lower at the moment.....
 

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keithr

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LOWER....couple of distant shots from the causeway of the Great White this afternoon
 

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keithr

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After a few visits I caught up with the Crossbills on Cofton Hill....
 

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keithr

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.....just before the sun dipped down and the light was harsh and red....
 

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Julie50

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Great sightings Keith. I do look forward to Feckenham again. Hopefully we will be back for the warblers and kingfishers in the spring!
 

keithr

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2 female Goldeneye on Mill Shrub now...
 

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keithr

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MILL SHRUB...
Pair of Gadwall
Pair of Shovellor
 

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keithr

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MILL SHRUB....
Pair Gadwall still present.
...and Pair Shoveler
 

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keithr

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MILL SHRUB.......
2 Wigeon
Shoveller
Little Grebe
Kingfisher
 

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