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South Birmingham misc sightings (1 Viewer)

Rob Williams

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It's using the house with the feeder in the front garden (and surrounding trees / rooftops / gardens) at the north (Muntz Park) end of the road. Still there today, as per Twitter, usually a few other birders around.

Cheers,

Matt

Thanks Matt, I went down today and found it. You're right, the presence of others made finding the location easy.


Rob
 

Pam Dragon

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Hi all, I managed to see the Black Redstart at Cherington Road today, my first, dead chuffed. Many thanks to the gentlemen that pointed him out, much appreciated.
Even managed a quick photo |:D|

Redstart-Black.JPG
 

DaveJones

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Harborne Poole

Drake and two Redhead Goosander's this PM. Pool is located between Cross Farm Road and Leahurst Crescent.

Garden tick!!!!!:-O
 

Rob_S

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Red-Legged Partridge in our garden from 4pm until 7pm this afternoon. Feeding happily with the Woodpigeons, pottered into next door neighbours garden for a while then came back.

This is the second time we've had this species here, last time was about 10 years ago before I started birding. That bird was clearly distressed, running around frantically before disappearing quickly. Today's visitor could not have been more different.

I'd love to know where they've come from. Not a species that's reported regularly in the countryside south of Birmingham, as far as I'm aware.
 

the Harborne Flyer

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RLP still present this morning.

Little egret at Selly Oak retail park today. Adjacent to the park is a brownfield site with lots of shallow pools ,ideal for passage waders so I'm hoping something drops in during the next few weeks, especially on a weekend when there is no-one working at the on-site portacabins and causing disturbance. One can view from the service road to the retail units.
 

Rob_S

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Black Redstart back on Cherington Road, Stirchley for at least its third winter. I don't know when it returned, but seen well by multiple observers this week. It was feeding happily in the drizzle on the wall outside the usual house around 9.15 this morning.
 

Rob_S

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Photos posted on Twitter of a Great White Egret seen yesterday in Bournville Park (not by me).

Over-wintering Blackcaps in our garden again in the last week - 2 males this year.
 

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