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  1. 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. 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.
  2. 157. (UK.111). Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus Upton Warren, Worcestershire 02.05.2017 Upton Warren, Worcestershire 02.05.2017 Upton Warren, Worcestershire 02.05.2017
  3. 156. (UK.110). Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Upton Warren, Worcestershire 02.05.2017 Upton Warren, Worcestershire 02.05.2017
  4. (UK.109). Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Upton Warren, Worcestershire 22.04.2017
  5. 155. (UK.108). Starling Sturnus vulgaris 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.
  6. 154. (UK.107). Black Tern Chlidonias niger Earlswood, nr Birmingham 1.05.2017 Earlswood, nr Birmingham 1.05.2017
  7. (UK.106). Common Tern Sterna hirundo Earlswood, nr Birmingham 25.04.2017 Earlswood, nr Birmingham 25.04.2017 Earlswood, nr Birmingham 04.05.2017
  8. 153. (UK.105). Stock Dove Columba oenas Brandon Marsh 02.04.2017
  9. (UK.104). Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Upton Warren, Worcestershire 30.04.2017
  10. (UK.103). Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Edit: Problem with posting
  13. 152. (UK.102). Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Upton Warren, Worcestershire 22.04.2017 Upton Warren, Worcestershire 22.04.2017
  14. 151. (UK.101). Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Upton Warren, Worcestershire 22.04.2017
  15. 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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