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Herefordshire Birding (1 Viewer)

Espen

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bodenham lake

29th december

1 possible american wigeon

30 eurasian wigeon

10 teal

30+ canada geese

20+ cormorant

1 grey heron

1 mandarin sticking with a female mallard

20+ blackbird

2 marsh tit

6 blue tit

2 robin

also a reported GW egret , RBA: 'Herefords Great White Egret reported NE of
A4103/A465 junction flew SW over Apperley Lake at 12.15pm'
 
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Espen

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hereford quarry

01/01/12

12:00- 13:00

1 kingfisher- amazing views!
7 lt tit
10 bh gull
30+starling
50+fieldfare
10+redwing
5 blackbrd inc. a black billed scandinavian type
1 robin
1 coal tit
3 blue tit
1 great tit
10 cormorant
15 tufted duck
2 pochard
40+ wigeon
20+ teal
3 mute swan
2 jay
1 pheasant
 
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Espen

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hereford quarry

02/01/12

11:00- 12:15

a decrease in wildfowl but a big increase in fieldfare numbers

20+ bh gull
10 starling
80+fieldfare
15+redwing
3 blackbird
3 cormorant
15 tufted duck
16 wigeon
10+ teal
1 peregrine flushed wildfowl and gulls
1 buzzard
6 carrion crow
1 sparrowhawk
 

King Edward

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Hi Espen,
Decent range of birds there. What's the situation regarding public access to Hereford Quarry - can you just drive in or is the main entrance purely for quarry vehicles?
KE
 

Espen

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Hi Espen,
Decent range of birds there. What's the situation regarding public access to Hereford Quarry - can you just drive in or is the main entrance purely for quarry vehicles?
KE

you park just off the main road infront of a gate with a sign behind saying 'welcome to hereford quarry', only thing is make sure that you park on your left as you approach the gate from the road not the right.

wellington gps
14th jan
11:30- 13:30
very cold and icy

1 goldeneye
10 teal
30 coot
2 cormorant
2 canada goose
1 wren
1 robin
30+blackbird
10 carrion crow
no gulls seen at all!!!

hoping for a diver on the roadside pit like 2 yrs ago!

cheers

espen
 

Tafilad

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Hi Espen,
Where is hereford quarry?I am local also.
I'am going to titley pool for a session tomorrow.FIrst time there hope to get some pictures
 

King Edward

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Hereford Quarry is the gravel pits just out of Hereford on the north side of the Worcester Road. Turn off onto the Bromyard Road (A465), and the entrance is on the left. You can see it quite clearly on Google Maps.
 

Espen

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update

wellington

13th feb cold, still

very quiet with the only birds of interest 5 goosander, 10 gc grebe, also 35 canada goose,

19th feb, leap year day! warm and sunny

2 oystercatcher
1 little owl
50+ bh gull
3 goldeneye
20 mallard
15 teal
2 wigeon
8 gc grebe
100+ fieldfare
20+ redwing
25+ tufted duck
30+ coot
4 robin
10 blackbird
2 buzzard
1 kestrel

can't be long before the first sand martin/wheatear or swallow is seen in the county, earliest ones have already turned up on the south coast! keep 'em peeled!
 

Espen

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went ringing dippers on the borders today, caught a female but found loads of nests & saw lots of grey wagtails & a kingfisher
 

Espen

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wellington GPs 10th march

warm, sunny, lovely spring weather

1 curlew
2 pied wagtail
10 LBBG
10 HG
20 BHG
1 little owl
5 magpie
4 goldeneye
+ usual ducks
 

Espen

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went ringing on the borders again today, caught a 1ymale and an ad fem, both ringed already, again lots of gw, 2 sparrowhawk, 2 grey heron and *a possible purple heron, i will post again in a bit if the id is resolved, i have posted some pics in the id forum.
 

Espen

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wellington gps, 21st march 2012

sunny, mild

1 chiff chaff
7 pied wagtail
20 mute swan
15 canada goose
2 pochard
25 tufted duck
10 chaffinch
15 blue tit
10 great tit
20 lbbgull
2 herring gull
15 bhgull
10 magpie
3 goldfinch
8 robin
 

Espen

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wellington gps, 31st march, 15:00- 16:45, pretty good day: spring's on the way!

cloudy

1 lr plover
3 sand martin
1 pink footed goose
2 greylag goose
20 canada goose
15 mute swan
4 chiffchaff
4 cormorant
1 reed bunting
15 pied wagtail
1 goldfinch
1 goldeneye
2 buzzard
2 stock dove
20 bh gull
15 lbb gull
25 woodpigeon
6 lapwing7
2 oystercatcher
 

Espen

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1 osprey reported at wellington tday, per rba

went ringing today around kington, most dipper clutches had hatched so rung 26 today

also dit a TTV near there with the other ringers, highlights- 3 red kite, 1 sprawk, 80 linnet, 3 dipper, 2 grey wagtail, 4 siskin, 2 goldcrest

edit, also first swallow of the year & 5 sand martins(second of year)
 
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Espen

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1 pec sand at brockhall gps reported this evening + showing well, i'll go for it tomorrow, bit weird at this time of year!
 

Espen

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:(, no sign this evening and I looked for 3 hours, but 2 yellow wagtail, 4 white wagtail, 1 kestrel, 2 buzzard, 1 common sandpiper, 25 canada goose, 2 greylag goose, 6 little ringed plover, 2 skylark, 5 oystercatcher
 
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Espen

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Wellington GPs, 30th april

3 black tern
2 sedge warbler
1 goldcrest
100+ swallow/ snad martin/ house martin
1 swift
1 lapwing
25 mute swan
2 buzzard
1 song thrush
2 lbbg
5 bhg
 

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Espen

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Wellington GPs, 6th april sunny

*1 fox very close
* large red damselfly
1 lesser whitethroat
8 common whitethroat
6 chiffchaff
2 willow warbler
2 wheatear (1 greenland)
10+ LBB gull
3 common buzzard
2 lapwing
1 LR plover
1 sparrowhawk
1 song thrush
4 yellow wagtail
1 white wagtail
5 pied wagtail
20+ swift
100+ swallow, sand&house martin
15 canada goose
10 mallard
2 blue tit
1 great tit
3 robin
10+ blackbird
5 sedge warbler
1 reed warbler
3 chaffinch
3 goldfinch
 

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