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Pjbird1973

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Of interest
1 female Stonechat
Green Woodpecker
2 m + f Goosander Longmoor Pool plus Tufted Ducks
4 Bullfinches
Grey Wagtail
Dozens of Jays everywhere!
Coal Tits, Fieldfares, Redwings, a Song Thrush and GSW.
Hope to add more raptors, warblers, a wader or two, more visible mig and ducks compared to Edgbaston Res. If anyone has watched SPark or does, any advice on birds seen here and best sites would be most welcome.
 
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Phil Andrews

It's only Rock and Roller but I like it
If anyone has watched SPark or does, any advice on birds seen here and best sites would be most welcome.

Reports (not necessarily all accepted records) over the 15 or so years include:

Slavonian Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Mandarin Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
Night Heron
Honey Buzzard
Hobby
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Woodlark
Wryneck
Tree Pipit
Whinchat
Redstart
Ring Ouzel
Dartford Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler
Wood Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher
Firecrest
Raven
Woodchat Shrike
Waxwing
Crossbill
 

Pjbird1973

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Today

38 spp in total
5+ GSW
2+ Green Woodpecker
3+ Reed Bunting
1 Kestrel
1 Linnet over
2 Redpoll over
7+ Snipe upstream from Longmoor Pool
1 Common Gull on Longmoor Pool
Tufted Ducks on small unfrozen area where stream enters pool plus 2 Heron
Fieldfare, Redwing and Song Thrush
Many Goldcrests often in the gorse
1 Treecreeper
Bullfinches
 

Pjbird1973

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Today

Of note
2 Jack Snipe
5+ Snipe
2+ Green Woodpeckers
1 Common Gull again Longmoor Pool arrived after sunrise (max 50m2 water open)
9 Fieldfare
3 Treecreeper
3 single Redpoll
6 Linnet
9+ Bullfinches
2 Kestrel
1 female Sparrowhawk
7 Reed Buntings (same area as snipe; Marsh north of Longmoor Pool)
 

Pjbird1973

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40 spp today
GSWs inc 2 drumming
4 Snipe in marsh north of Longmoor pool plus 1 Jack Snipe
1 Little Grebe Powells Pool plus 3 Teal (2 m and 1 f)
3 Redpoll
4 Linnet
3 Reed Bunting
Many Bullfinches
2 Green Woodpecker
1 Kestrel
1 mSparrowhawk
6 Tufted Duck Longmoor Pool
6 Treecreepers in Westwood Coppice plus many Nuthatches (8+) Coal Tits (10+) Jays and Redwings
 

Pjbird1973

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Willow Tits

Do Willow Tits exist in Sutton Park? Habitat seem suitable and with populations in Chasewater/Clayhanger/Sandwell being nearby/linked through some green corridors/railway lines I wondered if they might have spread. Also maybe Marsh Tit in the more mature woodland?
Or is this all wishful thinking with their declines nationally?!
 

Phil Andrews

It's only Rock and Roller but I like it
I have kept my eyes (and ears) open for both species at Hill Hook but so far yet to definitively connect with either
 

Pjbird1973

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Today

45 spp including
1 Redpoll
1 Siskin
6+ Linnet
20+ Bullfinches (inc 14 together)
1 Treecreeper
2 Greenwoodpecker
2+ Little Grebe
Stock Doves
3 Goosander
10+ Tufted Duck
Sparrowhawk and Kestrel
1 Jack Snipe
5 Snipe
4 Reed Buntings
3 spp of Gull
Grey Wagtail
Drumming GSW
 

Pjbird1973

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Woodcock

5 (!) Woodcock today. 4 flushed from the boggy birch woodland in centre of Longmoor Valley then one about 30 mins later flying at about 10m through trees from golf course past east side of Longmoor Pool. What luck!
Also 3 Snipe in open marsh at Longmoor Pool
 

Pjbird1973

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Today

46 species today (2 new for me here)
9 (possibly 10) Woodcock- 8 (9?) in wet birch woodland in Longmoor Valley and 1 in woods bordering Boldmere Golf Course.
2 Jack Snipe: 1 Longmoor Valley the other flushed by dog at marsh/bank of Powells Pool
3+ Teal
4 Snipe
2 Green Woodpecker
Buzzard (new)
Linnet
Redpoll
Bullfinch (2nd most common finch here after Chaffinch)
2 Song Thrush
2 Kestrel
GSW
Reed Bunting
Tufted a
Greylag Goose (new) with Canada's on Longmoor Pool
Stock Dove
 

rollingthunder

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Don't take this the wrong way but what's the difference between birders flushing birds and 'dogs'? Dogs don't know they are doing it, they just do, birders often do it deliberately? At this time of year, when fat reserves are needed i question 'organised counting' and random booting of birds for no other reason than because they are there?

Just my thoughts FWIW.....

Laurie:t:
 

Pjbird1973

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New species

4 species new for the year:
2 Shelduck over Powell's Pool/Boldmere Golf Course
4 Lapwing same direction 5 mins later
3 Mistle Thrush (2 singers)
25+ Meadow Pipit in marsh area north of Longmoor Pool

Also of interest
2 Goosander Longmoor Pool
Grey Wag
Snipe
Linnet
Siskin
Redpoll
10 Singing Song Thrushes
Kestrel
Green Wodpecker
Singing Reed Bunting (4+)
Treecreeper
Nuthatches
Drumming GSWs
Tufted Ducks
1 Great Crested Grebe
 

Pjbird1973

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New species

3 Skylark over calling (I wonder if they breed in the Longmoor Valley?)- new since watching the site
Also new for the year was a female Stonechat
43 species seen. 50 seen Saturday.
 

Pjbird1973

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Today

48 spp
Including of note Teal, Siskin, Redpoll, Sparrowhawk, 1 Skylark over, Little Grebes, 6+ Linnets, displaying Meadow Pipits, Kestrel, 10 singing Song Thrushes, and singing Reed Bunting and Treecreepers.
 

Pjbird1973

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Today

Very Spring like today
47 spp of note:
4 Teal Wyndley Pool plus 40+ Tufted Duck and 2 Great Crested Grebe
9 Goosander Keepers Pool plus 2 Blackroot Pool
8+ Siskin
7+ Redpoll
11 Mistle Thrushes including 2-3 singing
20+ Song Thrush singing
2 displaying Kestrel
3+ Buzzards displaying over model air craft area
Skylark heard over
Little Grebe Powells Pool
Singing Reed Bunting
Displaying Meadow Pipits
 

Pjbird1973

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New species

57 spp today including
2 Pochard Wyndley Pool (new species)
Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard
Little Grebe Powells Pool
Great Crested Grebes x3
12 Goosander Keepers Pool (I wonder if these commute to Hook Hill?)
1 Greylag Wyndley Pool also 6 Cormorants
4 Teal (2 each at Wyndley and Powells)
2 Siskin
3 Redpoll
6+ Linnet
Very many Treecreeper
Pied and Grey Wagtail
Calling Water Rail by bridge crossing stream in Longmoor Valley
Singing Mistle and Song Thrushes
 
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Pjbird1973

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Today

New species for year:
Pheasant in Longmoor Valley
Plus of interest from 47 spp
M and F Pochard Longmoor Pool
4 singing Reed Buntings
20+ Tufted Duck
3 GCG on Powells Pool
6+ Linnets
3 Green Woodpecker
 

Pjbird1973

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Today

6.30-10 sightings of interest
Pair of Stonechat: I hope they stay!
Sparrowhawk
Displaying Kestrels
5 Goosander
Little Grebe
Displaying Meadow Pipits
Singing Reed Bunting
Flock of 20 Linnets likely 40+ across whole area including singing/display
6 Redpoll
5+ Green Woodpeckers
Drumming GSWs
Treecreepers
4 Greylags
Mute Swan nest building
2 Fieldfares
Many singing Songthrush
5+ Mistle Thrush inc singers
 

Pjbird1973

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Park today

2 new species for the year:
Flock of approx 20 Golden Plover south over Longmoor Valley
1 singing Chiffchaff in woods by Longmoor Pool
Plus
10+ singing Reed Buntings
Large numbers of calling, drumming and chasing Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Green Woodpeckers
Calling Pheasant
Fieldfare and Redwings
Singing Sing Thrushes, Nuthatches, Mistles, Treecreepers
Linnets frequent across the Park
3 singles of Redpoll
Calling and chasing Kestrel pair
Female Sparrowhawk seen twice
Singing Grey Wagtail
Flyover Skylark (still hoping one will stop!)
20+ displaying and pairing Meadow Pipits
8 Greylags Powells Pool
Many Goldcrests in the gorse.
Nest building LTT
 

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