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147. (M.70). Common Linnet Carduelis cannabina

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C'an Curassa 11.04.2017

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10. (UK.10). Redwing Turdus iliacus Chaddesly Corbett, Worcestershire 02.01.2017 This Redwing was on the same tree as the Blackbird in the post above Just up the road, Birmingham 05.01

1. (UK.1). Blackbird Turdus merula (M) Chaddesly Corbett, Worcestershire 02.01.2017 (F) Chaddesly Corbett, Worcestershire 02.01.2017 I thought I would start with one of our most

158. (UK.112). Cuckoo  Cuculus canorus        Coney Meadow, Worcestershire         02.05.2017   This is only the second Cuckoo I have seen. Last year's was a distant grey blob.

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148. (M.71). Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra

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C'an Curassa 11.04.2017

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Depuradora 14.04.2017

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. (M.72). Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

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Depuradora 14.04.2017

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149. (M.73). Zitting Cisticola (Fantail Warbler) Cisticola juncidis

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C'an Curassa 11.04.2017

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C'an Curassa 11.04.2017

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150. (M.74). Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

I think we have two different subspecies

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(Motacilla flava flava ?) S'Albufera 09.04.2017

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(Motacilla flava iberiae) C'an Curassa 11.04.2017

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(Motacilla flava iberiae) C'an Curassa 11.04.2017

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(Motacilla flava iberiae) C'an Curassa 11.04.2017

 

 

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That is the end of the Mallorca section.We saw a number of other common birds which I didn't photograph or post (Pigeon, Wood Pigeon, Carrion Crow, Blue Tt, Great Tit, Robin, Moorhen) - and perhaps a few I have forgotten and a couple that were unidentifiable. So 50 that made the list and 74 photos altogether from a week in Mallorca - pleasing for us.. We only stayed in a small part of the island -we didn't visit the south, mountainous areas or cliffs. I am sure that an experienced birder would see many more than we did.

 


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It certainly looks like you had a great time on Mallorca, @@TonyQ!

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That north east corner of Majorca has been on my radar for a while! Wonder what it's like in June/July?( besides crowded!)

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Sorry for the delay in replying (Have beein in Scotland!)

@PeterHG it was a great place to visit

@Dave Williams  I have not been at that time of year. It would be hotter, and there would probably be fewer migrating birds. I think the end of April/beginning of May is probably a good time. Autumn is also supposed to be good.

 

Anyway, back to the UK.....

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151. (UK.101). Bullfinch  Pyrrhula pyrrhula    

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           22.04.2017

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152. (UK.102). Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           22.04.2017

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           22.04.2017

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 Edit: Problem with posting

 

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Edit: I am having problems posting photos. The last 2 attempts the software has created a frame around the picture and put a black box below it. It has also tried to put in the EXIF data as text. I will close down and try again, but if no luck I will stop.

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(UK.103). Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos    

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           30.04.2017

 

This bird has already been posted from Mallorca, but as I know I will not beat my overall total from last year (no trip to Africa!) I want to beat my UK total of 138.

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            (UK.104). Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus           

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           30.04.2017

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153. (UK.105). Stock Dove  Columba oenas 

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Brandon Marsh           02.04.2017

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            (UK.106). Common Tern  Sterna hirundo      

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Earlswood, nr Birmingham      25.04.2017

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Earlswood, nr Birmingham      25.04.2017

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Earlswood, nr Birmingham      04.05.2017

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154. (UK.107). Black Tern  Chlidonias niger  

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Earlswood, nr Birmingham      1.05.2017

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Earlswood, nr Birmingham      1.05.2017

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155. (UK.108). Starling  Sturnus vulgaris       

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Earlswood, nr Birmingham      14.05.2017

I have never seen starlings catching insects in the air before this viewing. It was fascinating to watch. I am amazed how they can catch new insects while still holding on to the ones already in their beak.

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            (UK.109). Willow Warbler  Phylloscopus trochilus     

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           22.04.2017

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156. (UK.110). Sedge Warbler  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus        

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           02.05.2017

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           02.05.2017

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157. (UK.111). Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus scirpaceus      

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           02.05.2017

 

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           02.05.2017

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           02.05.2017

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158. (UK.112). Cuckoo  Cuculus canorus

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Coney Meadow, Worcestershire         02.05.2017

 

This is only the second Cuckoo I have seen. Last year's was a distant grey blob. At Coney Meadow I was walking towards a viewing screen overlooking a reed bed, hoping to see Reed Warblers. Sitting on top of the screen was this cuckoo - probably also hoping to see Reed Warblers so that she could lay eggs in their nests.

 

This is a Rufous form of the cuckoo which is supposed to be fairly rare in the UK.

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What a splendid Cuckoo shot!

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Towlersonsafari

Splendid cuckoo @TonyQ  I wonder why they look like a bird of prey-when flying they remind me of a sparrowhawk, and it often seems to be meadow pipits mobbing one I wonder if they know what the cuckoos are up to?

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