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Elliott Brown Environment & green action
03 Nov 2020 - Elliott Brown
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Herons, Egrets and Cormorants around Birmingham and the West Midlands

Various unique bird species to be found in Birmingham's many parks and lakes. Canals and rivers. From herons, to egrets to cormorants. Not just the usual ducks, geese, swans and gulls that I'm always seeing around. There is also coot and moorhens too. But will leave those to another post.

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Herons, Egrets and Cormorants around Birmingham and the West Midlands





Various unique bird species to be found in Birmingham's many parks and lakes. Canals and rivers. From herons, to egrets to cormorants. Not just the usual ducks, geese, swans and gulls that I'm always seeing around. There is also coot and moorhens too. But will leave those to another post.


Little Egret

Little Egret seen at the Trittiford Mill Pool, Shire Country Park, Yardley Wood. Taken during December 2016.

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A Snowy Egret seen on the Plants Brook near Pype Hayes Park. Taken during December 2018.

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This Little Egret was seen at the Trittiford Mill Pool as well but during March 2020.

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A Little Egret in the pool at Langley Hall Park near Kineton Green and Olton in Solihull. March 2020.

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This Little Egret hiding in the trees at Billesley Common, Shire Country Park, Billesley. Taken during July 2020.

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Great Cormorant

A Great Cormorant perched on a tree branch at the Trittiford Mill Pool, Shire Country Park, Yardley Wood. Taken during May 2016.

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This Great Cormorant perched on the metal bar with the gulls at Cannon Hill Park between Moseley and Edgbaston. Taken during February 2020.

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Another Great Cormorant was on this branch at the Edgbaston Reservoir near Ladywood. Taken during February 2020.

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And this Great Cormorant was on this branch at the Trittiford Mill Pool, Shire Country Park, Yardley Wood. Taken during May 2020.

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Heron

This Heron was spotted on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal near Stirchley on the Rea Valley Route. Taken during April 2016.

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A blurry image of Heron seen on the River Cole at the Scribers Lane SINC, Shire Country Park, Yardley Wood. Taken during May 2016.

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This Heron during the summer heatwave was at Edgbaston Reservoir near Ladywood. Taken during July 2018.

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Heron perched on a branch in the pond at Highbury Park near Kings Heath and Moseley. Taken during August 2018.

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Grey Heron at Witton Lakes Park, Witton. Taken during December 2019.

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This Heron was on the towpath of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal near a railway bridge on the Cross City Line in Selly Oak. Taken during October 2020.

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Photos taken by Elliott Brown. Can be found on Twitter: ellrbrown.

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YourPlaceYourSpace Environment & green action
21 May 2019 - YourPlaceYourSpace
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When Puffin and plastic meets - We must make a difference!

We must make a difference, before it's to late....... Plastic polution affects all our beautiful wildlife on land & sea, and there very exsitence. When Puffin meets plastic on the Welsh Island of Skokholm, on the Pembrokeshire Coast, an example, of the affect plastic waste is having on all our wildlife & their environment around the world. 

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We must make a difference, before it's to late....... Plastic polution affects all our beautiful wildlife on land & sea, and there very exsitence. When Puffin meets plastic on the Welsh Island of Skokholm, on the Pembrokeshire Coast, an example, of the affect plastic waste is having on all our wildlife & their environment around the world. 


One parent bringing back sand eels to the burrow for it's baby puffin.

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The other a bundle of plastic waste........

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They usually keep the same mate every season and use the same burrow as in previous years.

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All photography Courtesy Sorcha Lewis 

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YourPlaceYourSpace Environment & green action
10 Sep 2018 - YourPlaceYourSpace
Introducing

Are you passionate about wildlife? Join Us!

WildlifeAndUs is a YourPlaceYourSpace Community of Passion that utilises digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact.

‘People with Passion’ are given the digital space and the digital tools so they can promote their passion for wildlife, help protect our wildlife and connect with people who share their passion.

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Are you passionate about wildlife? Join Us!





WildlifeAndUs is a YourPlaceYourSpace Community of Passion that utilises digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact.

‘People with Passion’ are given the digital space and the digital tools so they can promote their passion for wildlife, help protect our wildlife and connect with people who share their passion.


WildlifeAndUs is all about engaging people in the promotion of our wildlife and the recognition that our wildlife is there for us all to enjoy, value and protect.

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WildlifeAndUs is a Community of Passion that utilises YourPlaceYourSpace digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact.

FreeTimePays is an impact focused digital platform and social media channel specifically for people who want to make a difference and create a positive social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is the social media of choice for 'People with Passion'.

With FreeTimePays, we help people take their passion to the next level by giving them access to a suite of digital tools and applications.

With Passion Points and with the support of our YourPlaceYourSpace partners, we recognise people for the difference and contribution they make and the positive impact they collectively deliver. 

Connect with us HERE and take your passion to the next level.

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YourPlaceYourSpace Environment & green action
10 Sep 2018 - YourPlaceYourSpace
Introducing

WildlifeAndUs - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion and digital portal for people who want to make a difference!

With a combined reach of 100,000, YourPlaceYourSpace launches a unique digital space and portal for people to promote and share their passion for wildlife.

Take the full post to find out more and see how you can get involved.

Connect with us and help promote the passion that is wildlife!

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WildlifeAndUs - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion and digital portal for people who want to make a difference!





With a combined reach of 100,000, YourPlaceYourSpace launches a unique digital space and portal for people to promote and share their passion for wildlife.

Take the full post to find out more and see how you can get involved.

Connect with us and help promote the passion that is wildlife!


WildlifeAndUs is a Community of Passion that utilises YourPlaceYourSpace digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact.

WildlifeAndUs is a digital space for people who are passionate about wildlife and want to do whatever they can to help protect and promote wildlife.

At WildlifeAndUs, we help connect people where passions are shared; we give people FREE access to their very own digital space where they can promote their passion; and we recognise people for the contributions they make through the allocation of Passion Points. Interested? Connect with us HERE.

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The reach of YourPlaceYourSpace is huge and is growing with Communities of Passion being rolled out across the UK. 

Companies and organisations keen to support People with Passion play an essential role and we have a range of partnership, sponsorship and advertising packages available.

We can even go as far as to set groups and networks up with their own portal so they can grow their own branded Community of Passion linked to their own website or social media account.

View our Partnership arrangements or connect with us HERE.

Now let's show you what you get with FreeTimePays. 

FreeTimePays

FreeTimePays is an impact focused digital platform and social media channel specifically for people who want to make a difference and create a positive social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is the social media of choice for 'People with Passion'.

With FreeTimePays, we help people take their passion to the next level by giving them access to a suite of digital tools and applications.

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There are three components to FreeTimePays.

There’s Community Passport, Community Workspace and Community Matchmaker. Operating right across the platform in recognition of the valuable contribution being made by users is YourPlaceYourSpace gamification. This takes the form of points and rewards for passions shared.

FreeTimePays is here for people who really want to become involved in their community or with their particular passion and for those people who are really serious about making a difference. It’s our job at YourPlaceYourSpace to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the great ideas with those who have the potential to turn an idea into something that really does make a difference.

Community Passport

Passport is a personal space which registered members can make their own. With a passport, members can choose to get involved with their passion and participate in many different ways.

They can view regular content and posts; sort and save this content by type or by passion; they can collect points for giving their views through polls and surveys, attend events or even join a discussion.

With a YourPlaceYourSpace Community Passport, members can follow inspiring people and they can learn more about their community and their passion by following regular ‘Did you Know’ features. And the more they decide to do and the more they get involved, the more points they collect and the greater the opportunity to take up offers and win prizes.

Community Workspace

With their unique Community Workspace, YourPlaceYourSpace is able to help those who are inspired and serious about taking things to the next level. YourPlaceYourSpace will give these people their own access rights environment where they can work on their idea or project.

In this digital space they can work alone, or bring in others to share in building evidence, acquiring knowledge and developing plans. This is the ideal space for working on the business; working on the idea; working on the initiative.

A range of facilities and tools can be found in workspace and users can effectively utilise this space for collating documents, photos, videos and web links, for opening up discussion and chat with others, or for running surveys and analysing results.

Community Matchmaker

The whole focus and rationale for YourPlaceYourSpace is MAKING A DIFFERENCE. It’s our job at YourPlaceYourSpace to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the GREAT IDEAS with those who have the potential to turn an IDEA into something that really does MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Matchmaker is where the dreamers can join with the dream makers – with those who are more than happy to put their support, their resources, their connections, and their wealth of experience behind the idea and behind the passionate people responsible for coming up with the idea.

These are the community drivers, the investors, the philanthropists, the funders of great initiatives, the Lottery, and those from local government and the public sector who are responsible for the provision of public services.

These are the people and the organisations who are in positions of making things happen for those who are passionate and inspired to want to make a difference.

For more detail on what is provided by YourPlaceYourSpace connect HERE.

WildlifeAndUs

WildlifeAndUs will grow as a shared space for the many individuals, communities and businesses that will want to connect and share in their passion for wildlife.

Their work, their ideas and their proposals can be pulled together in the one collaborative space giving them access to a huge resource bank for sharing images, documents and web links. 

In this space people can chat in a secure environment if they wish; they can set up and promote events; or they can communicate with any of the YourPlaceYourSpace Communities through creating and submitting posts. 

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We would be delighted to tell you more.

Contact Jonathan Bostock at jonathan.bostock@yourplaceyourspace.net or connect HERE with YourPlaceYourSpace for more information on sharing your passion for wildlife.

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Barry Whitehead Environment & green action
21 Aug 2018 - Barry Whitehead
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Barry blooms in Birmingham with great selection of floral photography taken across the City

A great selecton of Barry's photography of 'Birmingham in Bloom' taken across our City's parks and green spaces - great showcase for a great City!

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Barry blooms in Birmingham with great selection of floral photography taken across the City





A great selecton of Barry's photography of 'Birmingham in Bloom' taken across our City's parks and green spaces - great showcase for a great City!


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All photography courtesy of Barry Whitehead

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