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Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas (1 Viewer)

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Wheatear perched on hedge viewed from bridleway just north west of Salwarpe village - probably disturbed off the fields by shooting going on nearby.

Yellowhammer and Kestrel also nearby. Still good numbers of Swallows and House Martins.
 

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Little Owl in oak tree at Linacres paddocks

Whinchat still present on my walk back.

Other species noted:
Singing Lesser Whitethroat near Ladywood
Cetti's Warblers (2)
Raven
More Meadow Pipits
Grey Heron
Common Whitethroats
Blackcaps
Reed Warblers
Chiffchaffs
 

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A singing Willow Warbler near Salwarpe village this morning.
Male Redstart in hedge between Coney Meadow and High Park.
Wheatear near the green barn.
Yellow Wagtail over
2 Lesser Whitethroats
Common Whitethroat
Reed Warbler
Meadow Pipits

Very poor phone shot of Wheatear below:
 

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Woodchat

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A Wheatear perched on a metal gate between Salwarpe and Ladywood this morning - possibly the same bird around the green barn later on.

Little Egret at Porter's Mill.

Female type Redstart in hedge between Tapenhall and Porter's Mill

A Sand Martin with a flock of Swallows over near Tapenhall.

Singing Cetti's Warblers at Coney Meadow and near Tapenhall.

Kingfisher
3 Yellowhammers near Salwarpe village
4 Ravens
Common Whitethroat
Good numbers of House Martins
Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs
Kestrel
Buzzards
 
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A Spotted Flycatcher in hedges and dead trees along the bridleway between Salwarpe and High Park this morning.

Wheatear still near the green barn - this area has definitely been the hot spot for this species so far this autumn.

3 Meadow Pipits over.
5 Ravens
Reed Warbler
Sparrowhawk
Singing Cetti's Warbler
Goldcrest
 

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A definite autumn feel today - with viz mig of hirundines and Meadow Pipits - passing over in good numbers.

Easily treble figures of Meadow Pipits - with several flocks of 20 or more plus lots of smaller ones.

Large gatherings of hirundines in several places - one flock passing through near Gardner's Grove containing at least 3 Sand Martins.

10 Siskins overhead near Gardner's Grove - the fields in this area also produced:

1 Wheatear
1 Male Yellow Wagtail
16 Grey Partridges

4+ Yellowhammers near Moat Farm
2 Ravens between Salwarpe and Ladywood
2 Kestrels
Buzzards
4 Nuthatches
Treecreeper
Grey Wagtail
Chiffchaffs
Blackcaps
Reed Warblers
 

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Short walk as far as the green barn and back this morning produced:

1 Lesser Whitethroat
Peregrine with prey - looked like a Jay
5 Skylarks
Meadow Pipits
2 Cetti's Warblers
Reed Warblers
2 Ravens
Swallows
Chiffchaffs
Blackcaps
Linnet
Grey Wagtails
Pied Wagtails
Good numbers of Starlings
 

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A Little Egret over near Coney Meadow this morning.
2+ Ravens
1 Male Yellowhammer
Cetti's Warbler singing
Meadow Pipits over

Yesterday evening a pre-roost gathering of c100 Swallows and 3 or 4 Sand Martins.
Male and female Tawny Owls calling
 

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11 Wigeon and 35 Greylags just flew over near High Park then headed south. Possibly came from Westwood.

Not much else so far - 1 Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler and a few Meadow Pipits.
 

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Nice views of a Hobby this morning over near New Mill.
28 Greylags over
4 Swallows
2 singing Cetti's Warblers
Meadow Pipits
6 Skylarks
Buzzards
Sparrowhawk
Mistle Thrushes
Chiffchaffs
Blackcap
Grey Wagtails
Goldcrests

Very quiet over the past few days - the highlights as follows:

Kingfisher near Salwarpe on Saturday
4+ Yellowhammers near Salwarpe
A Muntjac in Coney Meadow on Friday
 

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A pair of Stonechats in 'wildlife crop' just north of Salwarpe village this morning.
A late Spotted Flycatcher in hedge towards High Park.
6+ Yellowhammers in the area.
Swallow through.
Skylarks
2 Sparrowhawks
 

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A Whinchat along the fence-line between Salwarpe and Ladywood - a good late date for this species.
Another male Stonechat near the green barn
Several Swallows and lots of Meadow Pipits and Linnets in the area.
House Martin over
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

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