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Forum: Worcestershire Today, 06:46
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Posted By upstarts1979
Yesterday at Reserve 17th July

An early start (5.45am).
The Flashes had dropped a little bit more since my last visit . But there is plenty of water in the southern side of the 2nd Flash some of which is flowing into the...
Forum: Worcestershire Yesterday, 03:28
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Posted By upstarts1979
Meeting with Fence Contractor

On Tuesday 17th July ..I am meeting Andy Harris from the WWT and the feox fence contractor at the Flashes from 9am.
I am not sure if we are walking the line of the fence..
Whatever I will be birding...
Forum: Worcestershire Saturday 7th July 2018, 18:03
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Posted By upstarts1979
An early morning 5-9am

Only visited the Flashes as ANDY P had the Moors staked out.
My first visit for 11 days and I couldn't believe how much dryer the Flashes had become..
There is no doubt that the 2nd Flash would have...
Forum: Worcestershire Monday 2nd July 2018, 10:02
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Posted By upstarts1979
At the Moors a fox has gained access to the...

At the Moors a fox has gained access to the Broadmeadow section of Amy's marsh. It is wading acrosd to the Pool island and then staching BHG chicks. This is unfortunate but highlights how foxes can...
Forum: Worcestershire Tuesday 26th June 2018, 16:55
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Posted By upstarts1979
Today at the Reserve

In searing heat the paths at the North Moors and Flashes were cleared of overhanging bramble, nettles and scrub. The grassy area directly in front of the two West hides at Moors was strimmed. Also...
Forum: Worcestershire Monday 25th June 2018, 18:09
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Posted By upstarts1979
Tomorrow small scale path clearance along the...

Tomorrow small scale path clearance along the North Moors and flashes walkways . Too hot to do anything else.
Forum: Worcestershire Monday 25th June 2018, 18:07
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Posted By upstarts1979
Hirundines and switfts tend to appear early...

Hirundines and switfts tend to appear early morning and late evening at this time of year. As soon as the temperature increases the insects go higher followed by the birds. But generally only locally...
Forum: Worcestershire Monday 25th June 2018, 11:20
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Posted By upstarts1979
I totally concur with Kim's comments. If you...

I totally concur with Kim's comments.
If you suspect people are not members and appear to be reasonable types ..then the simple statement of " are you lost" . If the reply comes back we are members...
Forum: Worcestershire Friday 22nd June 2018, 17:29
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Posted By upstarts1979
Early start FLASHES

Did an early today 5.15am instead of my normal Saturday.
A cool northerly for most of the morning made the 9 degrees feel much colder.
No migrants of note but the strange phenomena of numerous sedge...
Forum: Worcestershire Monday 18th June 2018, 11:18
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Posted By upstarts1979
Tuesday Moors Maintenance

Tomorrow 19th June
Most of the sapling planted over the last year are doing well. However at this time of year rapid plant growth means that some have been overwhelmed by vigorously growing...
Forum: Worcestershire Sunday 17th June 2018, 09:18
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Posted By upstarts1979
Yesterday (Saturday 16th June)

AN early 5.15am start beaten to the car park by Clive L.
We both had the same mindset that conditions were good with showers and southerly wind...the only downside was it was two months too late....
Forum: Worcestershire Thursday 14th June 2018, 17:58
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Posted By upstarts1979
Ian I have taken a few sick injured birds Vale...

Ian I have taken a few sick injured birds Vale rescue centre..if anything can be done for it they will do it 👍👍 john
Forum: Worcestershire Tuesday 12th June 2018, 18:17
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Posted By upstarts1979
Flashes this amDavid

Before the work party.. I birders from 6.15am.
A bit of migration involved more teal. Yesterday a curlew was seen by David Jackson.
Four shelduck perched on the roof of the small barn at Sagebury...
Forum: Worcestershire Tuesday 12th June 2018, 17:33
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Posted By upstarts1979
Today the work party crew repaired 6 holes in the...

Today the work party crew repaired 6 holes in the secondary FOX fence right of the Avocet hide. The gate was sealed and another hole was found to the left of the hide. This area is the inner sanctum ...
Forum: Worcestershire Saturday 9th June 2018, 19:20
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Posted By upstarts1979
MOORS this am

As expected at this time of year very little or no migration.
So it's mostly about breeding surveying.
Only the pair of Oystercatcher with the large chick was see. The other pair could be hidden in...
Forum: Worcestershire Saturday 9th June 2018, 14:00
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Posted By upstarts1979
This coming Tuesday FLASHES

In a final act of defiance I would like to try and save what we can from the disastrous wader breeding season before the Fox/es completely ruin it.
So we plan to repair the secondary fence line to...
Forum: Worcestershire Saturday 9th June 2018, 13:54
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Posted By upstarts1979
By the time I left the Flashes the Avocet...

By the time I left the Flashes the Avocet increased to 23.

The ringed plover is a small dark bird belonging to the Tundra race.
Also gadwall 6. Shelduck 6.
Common Tern passed through.
Lesser...
Forum: Worcestershire Thursday 7th June 2018, 19:14
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Posted By upstarts1979
On Tuesday I observed the Little grebe family for...

On Tuesday I observed the Little grebe family for About an hour. One of the chicks was always away from the adult and other two chicks. At one point it was in the
middle of the pool 50 yards away...
Forum: Worcestershire Wednesday 6th June 2018, 11:15
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Posted By upstarts1979
Yes and Alan Hanbury had them this morning at...

Yes and Alan Hanbury had them this morning at Moors before they flew off .
Forum: Worcestershire Tuesday 5th June 2018, 19:15
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Posted By upstarts1979
Moors

Thanks to all the crew today for helping to launch the rafts and strimming the paths and car park.
I just hope the terns will appear pretty soon.

Species Count Moors:
Little grebe another brood of 4...
Forum: Worcestershire Tuesday 5th June 2018, 18:51
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Posted By upstarts1979
Early start FLASHES

With a bit of drizzle as I arrived and a NE wind gave me an outside chance of a migrant.
I didn't expect much on the breeding front but I was shocked to see NO sitting Avocets. The three large...
Forum: Worcestershire Monday 4th June 2018, 06:44
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Posted By upstarts1979
Tuesday Tern Raft Launch

This Tuesday 5th June.. we will be launching the repaired/refurbished Tern rafts and removing the cover from the large raft still in situ.
For whatever reason our terns have not returned this year...
Forum: Worcestershire Saturday 2nd June 2018, 08:20
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Posted By upstarts1979
I think Richard was talking about 2 lively LRP...

I think Richard was talking about 2 lively LRP chicks 🤔
Re rafts for terns .. these will be re floated on Tuesday👍
Forum: Worcestershire Tuesday 29th May 2018, 20:29
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Posted By upstarts1979
Moors

This afternoon at the East hide.
Mute swan pr. Cormorant.
Shoveler 3(pr + m). Gadwall pr. Shelduck 4(from Flashes)
Tufted 30. Little grebe 4 + A calling bird on North Moors.
Lapwing 4(1 sitting)....
Forum: Worcestershire Tuesday 29th May 2018, 20:20
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Posted By upstarts1979
In addition at the FLASHES Little grebe hen...

In addition at the FLASHES
Little grebe hen pool. Teal 2 males. Shoveler pr. Gadwall 9. Shelduck 6.
Lapwing 4. Oystercatcher 3. LRP 4 ads.
Kestrel. Peregrine pair.
Raven. Stock Dove 20+. Collared...
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