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Trench Wood and surrounding areas (1 Viewer)

Woodchat

Cogito ergo sum
Fairly quiet in trench Wood itself yesterday - a Spotted flycatcher and Willow Warbler in a very limited search.

a few Yellowhammers seen in the surrounding areas, Lesser Whitethroat and other Warblers. Another brood of 5 fledged Swallows.

Greater Butterfly Orchids now in bloom (2), loads of Common Spotted. Pyramidal Orchids just starting to come through at the crossroads near Himbleton (Littlebrook - Trench Lane)
 

luckyosprey4

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Spent an hour or so around Trench Wood this afternoon and got completely soaked in the process. Best birds were 2 Marsh Tit seen near to where we parked the car (not main car park).

Other birds seen were Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Redwing, Starling, Robin and Pheasant.

2 Meadow Pipit were also seen on overhead cables next to the road.

Chris
 

Fried Piecatcher

Fried Piecatcher
Spotted a marsh tit calling amongst a mixed group of 20 or so long tailed, great and blue tits moving north of the car park this morning. Also had a nuthatch with them.
 

Rob Williams

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My first visit here. Lots of Great Tits and Blue Tits but also plenty of Chaffinches and Redwing. Also had Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Lesser Redpoll, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Buzzard overhead, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird
 

Philb50

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Working with the WWT Trenchwood work party on Thursday 31st . Put up two Woodcock, also Marsh Tit seen and Raven flying over.
 

Rob Williams

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Lots of singing Blackcaps and Willow Warblers today. As well as a Garden Warbler and a Peregrine which overflew the wood.
 

Woodchat

Cogito ergo sum
Grasshopper Warbler reeling from hedge at Lower Saleway Farm Meadow SSSI. Cuckoo and Yellowhammer singing.
 

Woodchat

Cogito ergo sum
Further highlights from this morning:

2 Lapwings in field opposite Trench Wood
4 singing Garden Warblers and several Willow Warblers in Trench Wood plus Cuckoo
2 Curlews in fields along Netherwood Lane
A further Spotted Flycatcher along the Worcs - Birmingham canal plus 6 Reed Warblers and 2 more Cuckoos. Another Garden Warbler in the Poplar plantation.
Lots of Common Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, more Willow Warblers and 2 more Yellowhammers. Reed Buntings, Buzzards, Swallows and Kestrel. Ravens over.

Little Grebe on pond at Crowle Green.

2 Roe Deer near Sale Green plus House Martin's over there.
 

Fried Piecatcher

Fried Piecatcher
2 marsh tits around the car park this afternoon, willow warblers, blackcaps & lots of chiffchaffs also present. A buck roe deer ran across the field to the north when disturbed by the farmer
 

rollingthunder

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Just out of interest when did Nightingales last breed there? Come to think of it when and where did the last breed, or are they still breeding, in Worcestershire?

I used to visit several ‘coppice with standards’ managed woods in the area that held the species in the 80’s:-C

Laurie:t:
 

Philb50

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Spotted Fly Catcher , possibly two. Near pond in Trench Wood this morning. Fairly quiet otherwise.
 
Two or three spotted flycatchers just to the west of the pond this afternoon. In with a mixed flock that also included one or two marsh tits.
 

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