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Dick-E-Dipper

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Another couple of hours down the Valley PM, Cloudy, max 10c cold wind. Didn`t see the House Martin Swan Pool, in fact very quiet, just 16 Mute Swans of note.
Forge Mill a littlle better, 3 Goldeneye (1m +2fm) 1 Pochard, 2 Oycs, c6+ Goosanders and good numbers of Shovelers, Teal and Gadwall.
Couple of pics below
1 Oystercatcher watching dogfight over.
2 Dogfight
3 Great Tit livening up the day with a tune.

PS RSPB "OLD" Car Park at entrance closed at moment.

Richard
 

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yamyam

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Thinking of heading to Sandwell Valley this week as I am off work is it worth a visit??
Is parking available?
Chris
The valley's always worth a visit you can park in Tanhouse avenue and walk on to the reserve, or you can park on Forge Mill or swan pool both car parks pay and display.
Good Birding YAMYAM
 

Shoody

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England
Thinking of heading to Sandwell Valley this week as I am off work is it worth a visit??
Is parking available?
Chris
Yes parking is available, the Tanhouse lane entrance was closed today, it says on the website thats the case on Mondays. There is parking available at the other entrance, which is better as it gives better acsess to both Swan pool and the others. Also there is work going on at the Tanhouse lane entrance.I did just park on the road though.
Enjoy your visit Chrissy
 

yamyam

Well-known member
Thinking of heading to Sandwell Valley this week as I am off work is it worth a visit??
Is parking available?
Chris
The valley's always worth a visit you can park in Tanhouse avenue and walk on to the reserve, or you can park on Forge Mill or swan pool both car parks pay and display.
Good Birding YAMYAM
 

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