Ornithology & Bird watching in Stafford

Noah

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Thanks to both of you. It was wandering around in Penkridge with a group of 4-5 woodpigeons
 
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Sir BoD

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gon2seed

(and me! - Ed)
Heard Peregrine call round St Mary's today, twtcher at work confirmed their presence a few weeks ago! Much better place to set up home imo, plenty of tree rats to fill their bellies with and raise broods of pidgeon hunters!
 
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The Hawk

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@The Hawk posted a picture of it some moments ago - blimey.
Yes, Doxey Marshes is doing quite well for rarer birds at the moment. There are two long staying Great White Egrets (which have been present for much of 2018), 2 Cattle Egrets (been around for the last 2 or 3 months) and, more recently, a Short-eared Owl has arrived. With Little Egrets being present for the last few years, it means there are currently three different species of Egret present.

This is a tweet, with some video footage, that someone else posted, showing the owl (plus a brief glimpse of the egrets):
https://twitter.com/chrisvaghela/status/1075471478634758144

If anyone wants to see the Short-eared Owl, it appears most late afternoons, from around 3.15pm. It is mostly hunting between the Octagonal hide and Creswell Flash.
 

Noah

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Apparently one of these seen with a flock of ordinary starlings in Penkridge on the 28th

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rose-coloured starling according to someone in the village.
 
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Oliver

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We have had a greater spotted woodpecker drumming on the tree at the bottom of next doors garden for three days nearly all day! Some times being at home in the sun has some has some benefits!:stafford:
I hope you got some good pics!
 

gon2seed

(and me! - Ed)
I hope you got some good pics!


Well Oliver why post the question now?, You may have 'A few 'posts under your belt' but this one has left me rather confused, if I was in the habit of taking photo's I would have put it on the original post 8 years ago! :tumbleweed:
 
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