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Late posting, but the weekend spent down near Malvern, at a friend's.

Near his house in Leigh Sinton, had my first willow warbler and swallow of the year on Saturday, as well as green and great spotted woodpeckers, a few singing skylarks and numerous displaying buzzards.

Sunday morning spent in the Malvern Hills; North Hill, to be precise:

2 goldcrest
8+ chiffchaff
3 willow warbler
2 blackcap
5 linnet
25+ meadow pipit
3+ raven
Great spotted woodpecker heard
Green woodpecker (probably a few) heard
1 kestrel
2 peregrine
2 buzzard


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Posted can't be moved I'm afraid Phil, only re-posted in the correct thread.



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Doc Brewster wrote:
Phil Owen wrote:

Great views this afternoon of the male Eastern Black Redstart at Tewkesbury Abbey. 

The bird was feeding high up on the tower upon arrival but thankfully it soon came down to a nearby tree and gave fabulous views feeding on the ground too. 

 

The bird is the first inland record of the species and is presumably the same bird as at nearby Ripple Pits last weekend.

 

It's over 5 years since my first on Holy Island in 2011 and it brought it all back again after seeing this little beauty.

 

Surely a potential split in future and well worth travelling down the M5 for!

 

 



-- Edited by Phil Owen on Sunday 11th of December 2016 08:22:59 PM


The information services are reporting this as Gloucestershire, if it is at Tewksbury Abbey itself then that is in Gloucestershire, so they are probably correct in doing so.



-- Edited by Doc Brewster on Sunday 11th of December 2016 10:29:33 PM


Spot on Paul. It is Gloucestershire, don't know why I put the post under Worcestershire, still recovering from the Xmas doo though, so perhaps it can be moved to the correct county!



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Phil Owen wrote:

Great views this afternoon of the male Eastern Black Redstart at Tewkesbury Abbey. 

The bird was feeding high up on the tower upon arrival but thankfully it soon came down to a nearby tree and gave fabulous views feeding on the ground too. 

 

The bird is the first inland record of the species and is presumably the same bird as at nearby Ripple Pits last weekend.

 

It's over 5 years since my first on Holy Island in 2011 and it brought it all back again after seeing this little beauty.

 

Surely a potential split in future and well worth travelling down the M5 for!

 

 



-- Edited by Phil Owen on Sunday 11th of December 2016 08:22:59 PM


The information services are reporting this as Gloucestershire, if it is at Tewksbury Abbey itself then that is in Gloucestershire, so they are probably correct in doing so.



-- Edited by Doc Brewster on Sunday 11th of December 2016 10:29:33 PM

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Great views this afternoon of the male Eastern Black Redstart at Tewkesbury Abbey. 

The bird was feeding high up on the tower upon arrival but thankfully it soon came down to a nearby tree and gave fabulous views feeding on the ground too. 

 

The bird is the first inland record of the species and is presumably the same bird as at nearby Ripple Pits last weekend.

 

It's over 5 years since my first on Holy Island in 2011 and it brought it all back again after seeing this little beauty.

 

Surely a potential split in future and well worth travelling down the M5 for!

 

 



-- Edited by Phil Owen on Sunday 11th of December 2016 08:22:59 PM

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Dusky Warbler calling and showing briefly before going to roost at Ripple Pits, Worcestershire yesterday evening.

A great local bird and a first for the county, a nice Siberian Chiffchaff amongst the Common Chiffchaffs too.

 

The bird is still present today again seen before dusk. Two birds heard calling simultaneously yesterday apparently.

 

Typically elusive during the day so last hour is the best bet if it sticks around.



-- Edited by Phil Owen on Monday 5th of December 2016 11:43:00 PM

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Monday 18th July 2016

White Stork in flight Throckmorton at 10am flying towards Wyre Piddle, also Yellow Wagtail

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