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Dowles Brook, Wyre Forest (1 Viewer)

Fried Piecatcher

Fried Piecatcher
Wood warbler singing and showing well in Knowles Coppice this morning also 2 spotted flycatchers further down the railway track foraging just below the canopy. Cuckoo heard calling numerous times as he made his way around the woods. Lots of other birds seen including garden warbler, willow warbler, chiffchaff, bullfinch, jay & swifts
 

Rob Williams

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Nice morning out in Wyre Forest today. Pied flycatcher, a pair of Redstart, Wood Warbler, 2 Dippers, Kingfisher and what I thought were Willow Tit(dull black heads) but is that right for the Forest, or is it only Marsh?
 
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Nice morning out in Wyre Forest today. Pied flycatcher, a pair of Redstart, Wood Warbler, 2 Dippers, Kingfisher and what I thought were Willow Tit(dull black heads) but is that right for the Forest, or is it only Marsh?

I'm in the Wire Forest regularly and i've never seen a Willow Tit, but I've
seen plenty of Marsh Tits. The best person to enquire of would be the county recorders.
 

wheatearlp

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England
Nice morning out in Wyre Forest today. Pied flycatcher, a pair of Redstart, Wood Warbler, 2 Dippers, Kingfisher and what I thought were Willow Tit(dull black heads) but is that right for the Forest, or is it only Marsh?

Almost certainly Marsh Tit. Did you hear them call, that would clinch it.
 

Rob Williams

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Thanks both, although the crown was distinctly dull, I think you're right about Marsh Tit. I've listened to the calls.

Cheers
 

Fried Piecatcher

Fried Piecatcher
An excellent morning along Dowles Brook today; several wood warblers singing just off the railway track, pair of redstarts with the hen nesting in a hole in a tree down by the mill. Dipper, kingfisher & grey wagtail down in the brook, several pied flycatchers with a pair nesting in a box, spotted flycatcher up in the canopy, cuckoo calling as it passed through, hen siskin & cock bullfinch showing well & lots of other warblers & tits
 

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