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  1. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    Three hours at the Flashes yesterday evening produced: five adult & two juv Common Terns, 19 juvenile Avocets (didn't count the adults), four Green & two Common Sandpipers, three LRP, 11 Lapwings, four Curlew & the male Pochard. Ringed BHGs T81U (black on yellow) & 2BFX (white on black) were in...
  2. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    342...
  3. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    I think you may take 'around' to be the second preposition definition on the attachment
  4. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    It's only Wildlife Trust members, or day-permit holders, that have access to Upton, whichever bits of it may or may not be 'open'. So no, not ANYBODY can walk round.
  5. wheatearlp

    ID from Brampton

    Hopefully not Brampton in Cumbria or Cambridgeshire? 😯
  6. wheatearlp

    Pearl & Dean Song

    I'd go with Great Tit too.
  7. wheatearlp

    Bird species seen just the once in your yard/garden.

    In my current garden (just under two years) just Redwing, Jay & Goldfinch. In previous gardens (17 years & 11 years) - Hawfinch & Waxwing respectively.
  8. wheatearlp

    Scottish independence and your UK list....

    I have put an English list on BUBO, which is about 25-30 less than my British list (haven't checked lately). A few of those are from Wales though - Black Lark, Black Stork, Pied-billed Grebe, Rock Thrush, Marmora's Warbler, Yellowthroat, Pacific Diver - so maybe about 20-22. Most will be from...
  9. wheatearlp

    Top 10 Birds of 2020

    The Lammergeier/Bearded Vulture wasn't in my own county! It would have been amazing had it been but it was on one of my three trips of of county.
  10. wheatearlp

    Top 10 Birds of 2020

    Very little birding done this year, so finding 10 species might be a stretch as I've only been birding out of the county three times! A trip to Norfolk in January gave me my number two, the South Yorkshire moors was no. 1 and a trip to Steart for the breeding Black-winged Stilts. 1. Bearded...
  11. wheatearlp

    November Moths

    Having just found this thread I can (I think) add two micros to the overall list: Beautiful Plume flew into the house on 4/11 Blatobasis lacticolella on the patio door yesterday evening 10/11
  12. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    Bromsgrove is currently in the lowest tier. So, as I understand it, no problems at the moment assuming you aren't coming from an area in lockdown. The Trust will no doubt post on their web-site if anything changes, so keep an eye on that.
  13. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    With such skill at twisting people's words to fit your own pre-conceived agenda, you must be a politician 😂
  14. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    The point here is that the Trust is the owner of the reserve. As such they need to make decisions with regard to the current position that may well end up being unpopular with some of their membership. It seems in this case there are a small number who are aggreived, think the Trust is being...
  15. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    The morning session could do with starting a bit earlier, not suggesting sunrise but perhaps 8.00 or 8.30?
  16. wheatearlp

    Birding in Worcestershire

    Also no plumage difference between male and female Tree Sparrow.
  17. wheatearlp

    Grimley and Holt

    Green Sand.
  18. wheatearlp

    Worcestershire- Ripple & Clifton

    100% agree, but try telling that to your average 'out-of-control-dog' owner and all you'll get is abuse... or worse.
  19. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    Viewing from public footpath I gather.
  20. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    There are a few returners from Marsh Lane fairly regularly now. Some only post-breeding or on migration. At least one has stayed to breed this year per info from John.
  21. wheatearlp

    Worcestershire- Ripple & Clifton

    Ripple ??
  22. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    I have certainly viewed both Moors & Flashes from their respective public footpaths; I gather I'm not the only one to have done so. Therefore the reserve is viewable and birdable, so not really sure what the issue is, unless it's just to be able to sit in a hide or be close enough to the...
  23. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    I don't disagree with anything you say here Laurie, except maybe '... moaning or bitching'. You can complain without doing either of these things and I specifically avoided using either word as I felt neither was appropriate here.
  24. wheatearlp

    Upton Warren

    To those complaining about the continued closure of the reserve, there is little point in venting your spleen on this forum, other than perhaps as a way to get things off your collective chests. The decision as to whether or not to re-open the reserve rests with the Trust. Not John. Not Paul...
  25. wheatearlp

    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    What is it that Pamela may reserve?
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