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80. (UK.80). Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

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Grimley, Worcestershire 09.03.2017

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Grimley, Worcestershire 09.03.2017

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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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Dave Williams

Nice work Tony.

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michael-ibk

Great additions Tony - you have been quite active!

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elefromoz

@@TonyQ, lovely photos there. I wonder how long the Pheasant will last with the a Raptors around, I'd have thought it would be easy pickings. The Buzzard is beautiful in flight.

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Thank you

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Thank you. There are advantages to retiring (although getting old is not one of them!)

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Thank you. We visited Upton Warren again yesterday and saw the Golden Pheasant again - so he has survived for more than 3 months. He seems to hang out oin dense woodland so is probably safe there from raptors, but we are surprised that a fox hasn't taken him. Anyway, good luck to him!

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A few duplicates to start

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Cormorant with breeding plumage

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham 28.02.2017

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Jackdaw

Slimbridge, Gloucstershire 25.03.2017

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Barnacle Geese

Slimbridge, Gloucstershire 25.03.2017

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Female Teal (earlier post only had male)

Upton Warren 23.03.2017

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And a better photo of a male Teal

Upton Warren 23.03.2017

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Shelduck

Slimbridge, Gloucstershire 25.03.2017

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Oops

I duplicated the duplicates

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81. (UK.81). Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham 24.02.2017

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82. (UK.82). Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire 13.03.2017

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire 23.03.2017

These are not rare, but are not seen that frequently at inland sites in our area.

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83. (UK.83). Common Scoter Melanitta nigra

(New bird)

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Grimley, Worcestershire 23.03.2017

Distant heavy crop!

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84. (UK.84). Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

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85. (UK.85). Brent Goose Branta bernicla

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

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86. (UK.86). White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

(New bird)

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

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87. (UK.87). Crane Grus grus

(New bird)

Cranes are part of a reintroduction project and some are nowbreeding in the area. These are all distant sightings, but we were pleased to see them establishing themselves. The coulered rings allow researchers to identify individuals from a distance without disturbing the birds.

 

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

(against strong sun but I put it in anyway!)

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88. (UK.88). Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

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89. (UK.89). Ruff Philomachus pugnax

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

I think it has beautiful but subtle markings

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90. (UK.90). Rook Corvus frugilegus

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

Although we have seen Rooks a number of times before, this was the first time we had really watched their behaviour from relatively close distances. Very enjoyable!

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

Collecting nesting materials

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 25.03.2017

Flying back with materials

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100 should soon be up! Nice one.

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91. (UK.91). Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire 31.03.2017

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire 31.03.2017

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92. (UK.92). Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

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Our Garden, Birmingham 21.03.2017

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire 31.03.2017

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93. (UK.93). Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire 29.03.2017

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire 29.03.2017

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94. (UK.94). Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

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Brandon Marsh 02.04.2017

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95. (UK.95). Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

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Chasewater 30.03.2017

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Chasewater 30.03.2017

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Chasewater 30.03.2017

I knew that the Great Crested Grebe "dances" as part of courtship - I didn't know that other grebes did this as well, so it was a real treat to watch these dancing and mirroring each other.

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96. (UK.96). Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

(Still one of my favourite birds!)

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire 31.03.2017

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire 31.03.2017

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Ladywalk Reserve, West Midlands 07.03.2017

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Ladywalk Reserve, West Midlands 07.03.2017

This was the first time I have seen Great Crested Grebes mating

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham 24.02.2017

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