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    Trench Wood and surrounding areas

    Two spotted flycatchers hunting along Trench Lane at edge of wood.
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    Upton Warren

    Sorry to disappoint you but I am not a police officer. Today is the first time I've seen this as I've finally got a day off work. Yes I will grant you that the young avocets may well have been disturbed by this, fortunately they would probably have been off the nest, and that is a crime. It...
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    Upton Warren

    My two penn'orth on this issue for what it is worth: I think that Worcs WT have acted quite irresponsibly during the lockdown. When I asked what the rationale for entry was I think they deliberately tried to confuse the issue. They stated that they closed the reserve acting upon the...
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    Upton Warren

    Even though the whole centre is closed. Oh well nothing new.
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    Upton Warren

    Thought there were some visitors to Upton today. Two cars were parked lakeside of barriers when I went to work this morning. Can’t imagine they were going boating.
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    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    Just get there early, it has become busy with people walking the canal
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    Grimley and Holt

    Looks like I can go back to Grimley this weekend
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    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    First cuckoo seen and heard today from the canal at Salwarpe.
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    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    Grasshopper sang once at Coney Meadow Lots of Blackcaps Willow Warblers Good views of Sedge Warblers
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    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    Walk from home today to Coney Meadow and the canal Reed Warbler Sedge Warbler Lesser Whitethroat Common Whitethroat House Martin Buzzard Linnet Grey Wagtail Grey Heron Chiffchaff Blackcap Green Woodpecker Skylark Mistle Thrush Song Thrush Willow Warbler
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    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    Took my exercise this evening and walked from Copcut to Salwarpe. Crow, Canada Goose, Tawny Owl. But also had my bat detector. Soprano Pipistrelle, Pippistrelle and one other that I need to identify.
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    Mallorca 2020

    Good to see you're all keeping your spirits up. Happy birding and hoping the island isn't suffering too much Rob
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    Mallorca 2020

    Oh well, the third Easter holiday in a row falls victim to being cancelled. No Mallorca trip this year. Very disappointing but let's hope everyone and everything can get back on their feet as quickly as possible.
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    Bittell Reservoirs and Hopwood area

    Back on opposite shore to boathouse today.
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    Upton Warren

    After leaving Flashes this morning,having seen the Glaucous Gull, had a kingfisher on Hen Brook and another on sailingpool
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    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    Saturday afternoon took a walk down to Salwarpe Church. On the Copcut Lane side of the Churchfields Maize Maze field came across a large flock of finches. On closer inspection there were about 60 Chaffinches. I did scan for Brambling but with no luck.
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    Upton Warren

    A Useful investment of an hour of my time this afternoon. Kingfisher on sailing pool as I arrived and then got to watch the barn Owl for 20 minutes over the flashes.
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    Upton Warren

    Of note today at the Flashes 1 Jack Snipe and 1 Snipe; 2 Chiffchaffs near the boardwalk bridge, 3 male and 1 female Bullfinch (think 9 were seen on the reserve today) At the Moors 2 Ravens, 1 Cetti's, 6 Snipe
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    One day in Darwin

    Thanks Rob, sorry late replying, just back from holiday. That's great info, will look at a taxi to get to East Point.
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    Mallorca 2020

    Just booked up for Pollenca over Easter this year. Really looking forward to the trip. Rob
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