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Halesowen Garden sightings (1 Viewer)

Adrian k

Well-known member
07 / 03 / 20

06.45 - 08.05am

A few different species around this morning they included -
A pair of Mute Swans over
A small flock of Greylag Goose over
Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush & Yellowhammer
Plus all the usual suspects
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
08 / 03 / 20

07.05 - 08.15am

A bit of a breezy morning watch low heavy cloud didn't help with fly overs only really wood pigeons and crows a small flock of mixed large gulls mainly LBBG but at least 2 Herring Gulls in with them.

On the feeders Nuthatch very busy, House sparrows feeding and taking nesting material from one of the feeders (old suet ball feeder with cotton wool and thin storks inside it)

Will be visiting Martin Mere WWT next Sat 14 / 03 / 20 looking to see Bean Goose & Lesser White Fronted Goose among others.

Starting from Halesowen bus station at 05.55am Train from New Street to Burscough Bridge changing at Wigan arriving around 10.00am
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
20 / 03 / 2020

06.35am - 08.15am Cloudy with lighter cloud moving across chilly wind

This was the best garden watch of the year with man birds moving around and the garden full of small birds.

Todays complete list garden and fly overs-

Magpie, Blue tit, Wood pigeon, Lesser black backed gull, Redwing (12), Wren, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Herring gull (1), Pheasant, House sparrow, Feral pigeon, Carrion crow, Long tailed tit, Jackdaw, Great tit, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Dunnock, Linnet, Black headed gull, Siskin, Robin, Coal tit, Song thrush, Sparrowhawk, Great spotted woodpecker, Fieldfare, Grey heron, Nuthatch, Greenfinch, Mallard, Starling & Buzzard
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
24 / 03 / 2020

06.45am - 07.50am


Usual suspects plus a pair of Canada goose over, a single Grey heron over and a very pale Buzzard over
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
24 / 03 / 2020

I will be keeping up the garden watch during these times and will even be updating from local walks these will include Lutley Wedge / Mere's Fields (for the older people who remember them) / Wassell Grove and Oldnall lane.

Will now commence the redesigning of the back garden but will not be touching any areas being used by birds for nest material or nesting.

So why not put your own garden sightings on here or even start a new thread on here so people can see what you have in your gardens.
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
25 / 03 / 2020

06.25am - 07.35am


Not a lot to report this morning nothing really flying over as well.

Many Magpies around at the moment chasing off Jackdaws and Carrion crows a Buzzard over again this morning and LBBG
 

Adrian k

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02 / 04 / 2020
06.20am

A great morning today with the following highlights -

Buzzard, Greylag goose x8, Canada goose x5, Chiffchaff, Blackcap (m), along with all my usual suspects

A report from a friend of 2 swans with a bit of yellow on the beaks if anyone else has any information about this pair would like to pass it on.

Seen Back of Cradley Town Football Club around 15.00pm yeasterday 01/04/2020
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
05 / 04 / 2020 6.30am - 8.05am

A great mornings birding with a few garden ticks today
Highlights -

Sand Martin x5, Cormorant x2. Goldcrest, Ring necked parakeet x2, Skylark x1, Meadow pipit x3, Greylag goose x7, Sparrowhawk & Willow warbler

Garden list now on 64

Going well and the refurbishment of the garden starting tomorrow so more time to watch the skies

Hope you are all staying safe and please remember there my be someone close to you that could do with someone to talk to if it's on the phone or through a window just take care and we'll get through this together.
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
09 / 04 / 2020 - 06.35 - 07.45am

A great bit of time in the garden this morning with just a few highlights

Yellowhammer male, Blackcap male, Blue tits chasing around the garden, Linnets in the top of the trees at the bacjk , Sparrowhawk hunting around, 5 Greylag geese mobile, Chiichaff again mobile, Song & Mistle thrushes moving throughtthe trees at the back.

Birds heard but not seen today -

Whitethroat (also heard yesterday), Willow warbler, Heron, Pheasant, LBBG, Buzzard
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
15 / 04 / 2020 18.35pm

A very large bird of prey was seen the bird was not a Buzzard or Osprey
I am waiting for a identification to come through but if anyone else sees a similar bird could they please let us know will update with more information when I get some.

COMMON TERN over 12 / 04 / 2020 first for the year, many Sand Martins over, Skylarks now seen daily, found the Whitethroat 14 / 04 / 2020 plenty of Willow Warblers in the trees at the bottom of the garden
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
19 / 04 / 2020 11.20am

A single Lapwing over first for some time.
Wheatear, Whitethroat, Yellowhammer, Blackcap (m), Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Nuthatch, Coal tit, Mistle thrush, Meadow pipit, Jay & Rook highlight for this mornings garden watch
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
20 / 04 / 2020 6.15 - 7.30am

2 NEW ticks for the garden list this morning 4x EGYPTIAN GOOSE & 1X HOUSE MARTIN over the garden

Numbers of the birds in the garden now declining as they are nesting but species still roughly the same.

Hardly getting any GULL movement these days the odd LBBG and Herring gull over not like the movement earlier in the year will now have to wait till September to see numbers improve again.
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
23 / 04 / 2020 6.30 - 8.15am

Highlight of the morning LESSER WHITETHROAT

I will be cutting an area of scrub at the bottom of the garden this is not being used currently by any species so time to cut it so as to be used by species when young have hatched..
 

Adrian k

Well-known member
24 / 04 / 2020

Highlights

Not bird but a good garden watch today many Butterflies around

Small White many, Comma x2, Orange Tip many & Speckled Wood x4
 

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