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Shenley Fields Lake - Weoley Castle (1 Viewer)

Tomwbhx

I need to retire! ....oh I have!
Driving past to the office today, spotted 6 Goosander (5m, 1f) on the 'lake' Amongst the large amounts of Canada Geese and Black-headed Gulls. Couple of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Mute Swan as well

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Tom
 

zomerset

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Goosander

Yes I've seen them as well on Shenley Fields lake and Valley Parkway boating pond! I rushed to my car, got the camera and got a photo!!
 

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zomerset

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More Goosander

I think it was up to 15 goosander on Weoley Castle, Shenley Fields lake. They kept moving! ;) Then further along on the Wood brook or Bourne before the Valley Parkway a female kingfisher :-O
 

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zomerset

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After my run to and around Woodgate Valley, I just had to check the Goosander on Shenley Fields. 8 still present today at 2.50.
 

zomerset

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20-06-14
Shenley Fields Lake - Swan on nest
Manor Farm Park Lake - Swans with seven cygnets
Valley Parkway boating pool - a coot has managed to nest next to a buoy.
 
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zomerset

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10-08-14
Unfortunately neither the swans on SFL or the coot nesting on VP were successful this year. Better news, this evening I found a family of Grey Wagtail on Wood Brook!!
 
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Wood Brook, Shenley Fields lake, BVT Valley Parkway boating pond 25th Dec 2014 - 14:00
A quick run to look for a grey wagtail on Wood brook and I found one!! Then to my surprise 4 Goosander on the Valley Parkway boating pond - 2m, 2f. Then Shenley Fields lake had 2 Goosander present today - 1m, 1f (great to see some back again this year!!)
 

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Shenley Fields Lake - Weoley Castle 15:00
4 Goosander present, very busy diving, close to the edge. Surprisingly a heron also present but it soon flew off. Funny how also, all the Canadian geese and mallards rush to the cars that stop, in the hope of food. I forgot to record that there were 2 Goosander on the Valley Parkway boating pond last week.
 
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zomerset

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17-01-15 Shenley Fields Lake - Weoley Castle 12:00
It was a surprise and very good to see 4 and then a total of 7 Goosander on the lake, they were very busy diving and then swimming away as I got very close to see them in all their glory. Just as much of a surprise was a heron on the island.
 
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zomerset

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The heron was present on the Shenley Fields Lake island both mornings this weekend, so must spend the night here. Also present was a grey wagtail on Saturday. I usually find them on the brook that flows from the lake, found one there today. Also present a short distance away was a Redwing on the grass verge, that didn't seem in a hurry to fly off anywhere.
 

zomerset

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11.00 Heron and pied wagtail at the side of the lake. Pair of grey wagtail on the Woodbrook that runs from it.
 

zomerset

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21-02-15 Shenley Fields Lake - Weoley Castle 11:30
3 Goosander, 1 heron, 2 grey wagtail and 2 thrush on the grass.
 

zomerset

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Bournville Valley Parkway Boating Pond 28th March 2014 - 06.15 morning
I was pleasantly surprised and off to a good start with seven Goosander on the Valley Parkway Boating pond (I had to look a second and third time to make sure). Hope Keith R sees this!! it was a cracking start to a great morning which just got better and better. See my KF post for the same morning.
 

zomerset

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Shenley Fields Lake - Weoley Castle 15:00
I've seen one heron on this lake before. Today there was one, then I saw two and then it was three! Great!!
 

zomerset

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I've been waiting for the Goosander to arrive and three were present this morning with two on the Valley Parkway boating pond. Also they've been reported on Merecroft Pool. Great!!
 

zomerset

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I've been waiting a long time and finally another Goosander was on the pond today. Also a Heron and Grey Wagtail. Great!
 

zomerset

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Sad news at the lake. The resident male swan died after being attacked by a dog. The female and eggs have been moved and are under the care of the rspca.
 

zomerset

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My last post for this site was the death of a Swan. I always take a quick look. Finally a Swan has returned. There was a Heron over winter. There's a pair of Tufted ducks. As at most lakes now, a Coot is sat on a nest.
 

zomerset

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The last Swan did not stay long. Now another is present. The Coot chicks survived. I've not seen a Heron recently.
 

zomerset

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I'm keeping an eye on the lake;
A Heron has returned, fishing off a branch over the water.
The water level is quite low.
There was a Tufted duck & a Grey Wagtail at the inlet.
 

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