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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 12:39   #38526
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Hi thinking of visiting Upton warren, is moors pool a bird hide at Upton warren? Looking to find a kingfisher.

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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 13:04   #38527
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There are two sections to the reserve. The flashes - which are salty and can be accessed via the Sailing Club car park. I prefer to park in the other carpark, first right after the Sailing Club if you come from the M5. This is where the Moors Pool is. The small concete hide traditionally has the best kingfisher sightings. We were not let down this morning amazing sight of two very close to the hide.
You can walk from there to the Flashes also
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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 16:50   #38528
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3 Dunlin at the Flashes this evening as per Janette
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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 17:13   #38529
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Hi by small concrete hide do you mean the “water rail” hide?
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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 17:27   #38530
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Hi by small concrete hide do you mean the “water rail” hide?
Please also remember you need to be a member of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust or other County Trust..if not permits are available from wardens on site or from the Sailing centre Cafe. £3 per person👌
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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 18:34   #38531
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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 19:00   #38532
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Sorry I do mean the Water Rail hide! I also had a good sighting whilst walking over to the Flashes. One was sat on a branch above the river in the small reserve.

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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 20:17   #38533
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Sorry I do mean the Water Rail hide! I also had a good sighting whilst walking over to the Flashes. One was sat on a branch above the river in the small reserve.

Hope you have a good visit!
Hi I did thank you was blessed to see a kingfisher so thank you very much
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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 20:20   #38534
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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 21:29   #38535
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Hi all,

I was down from 11.30am to 5.30pm and did not see s single swift!
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Old Tuesday 20th August 2019, 18:29   #38536
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Hour or so at the Flashes today , good to see the LRP and chick still going strong , other highlights , 2 Dunlin , Green Sands , Common Sands, and first Flashes Kingfisher for several years , 2 what I believe were Chiffchaff by the bridge .
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Old Wednesday 21st August 2019, 07:44   #38537
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Yesterday at the Flashes
As is - same bird probably - more than one. Different views.
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Old Wednesday 21st August 2019, 07:56   #38538
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LBBs ish

A few more from yesterday
LRP makes Roadrunner look slow!
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Old Wednesday 21st August 2019, 08:09   #38539
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Snipe at the flashes.

This bird was very obliging and stayed out for ages!

Monday 19th Aug
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Old Wednesday 21st August 2019, 08:14   #38540
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From the Flashes this morning Andy P reports:

Dunlin, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover + chick still, 17 Avocet, 90 Lapwing, 34 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, Shelduck juvenile, Peregrine, Kingfisher.

2 Swift over the Sailing Pool.
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Lovely sighting!

I had great sightings of the kingfishers at the Water Rail hide on Monday, but was perhaps more pleased with this one! As I was walking through the nature reserve from the Moors to the Flashes I saw this little beauty over the stream. I assume a juvenile due to the white tip on the beak?
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As is - same bird probably - more than one. Different views.
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Old Wednesday 21st August 2019, 08:24   #38543
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Amy's Marsh

If you are visiting the Moors we have now cleared the islands in front of the East hide which is Amy's Marsh. The area is now ready for the hoped for influx of passage birds and especially waders. Thanks to all 13 of the Tuesday work party crew who helped out yesterday...
Next week we will cut the west bank of Amy's Marsh.
Thanks To Alan D. Andy A. Bobby P. Bob R. Ellen A. Graham L. Julie W. Keith M. Kim W. Paul M. Ray C. Tony B and me.
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Old Wednesday 21st August 2019, 08:40   #38544
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From the Moors Pool Des reports:

Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 20 Lapwing , Little Egret, 5 Swift, Gadwall
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If you are visiting the Moors we have now cleared the islands in front of the East hide which is Amy's Marsh. The area is now ready for the hoped for influx of passage birds and especially waders. Thanks to all 13 of the Tuesday work party crew who helped out yesterday...
Next week we will cut the west bank of Amy's Marsh
At present the winds are easterly on the Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday - fingers crossed ....
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Spotted Flycatcher briefly in the transmitter field hedge and male Redstart near the dung heap again as per Andy P.
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Birding Tuesday 20th Aug

MOORS:-
Little grebe 2. Little egret 3. Grey heron 2. Greylag 40+. Shoveler. Gadwall 4. Mallard c60. Tufted c12 (incl a few young).
Coot 57. Water rail 3.
Green sand. Common sand. Lapwing c60.
Common tern 2. Bhg 300. LBBG 25. Herring gull 15.
Stock dove 2. Kingfisher 2.
Swift 9 am at 20 late evening as seen from FLASHES.
Swallow 4. Sand martin 3. House martin 40.
Cetti's w singing. Reed w 3. Chiffchaff.

FLASHES:-
Greylag 5 roosted c40, flew over towards Moors late on with c350 Canada's.
Teal 41. Shoveler 6. Gadwall 8. Shelduck juv. Mallard c210. Coot 32. Water rail 3.
Curlew 13. Lapwing 75( c110 total). Green sand 5. Common sand 2. Dunlin 2. Avocet 21 (the youngest chicks are now flying ). LRP female and chick 17 days old.
Common tern 7 roosted
BHG 650-700. LBBG 15 roosted.
Kestrel.
Sand martin 3. House martin 45.
Pied wag. Cetti's w. Blackcap. Chiffchaff
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Today's highlights:

FLASHES:
Avocet (17)----------------------Green Sand (7)
Common Sand (3)---------------LRP (1) + chick/juv
Lapwing(49)---------------------Curlew (13)
Dunlin (1)------------------------Shoveler (4)
Gadwall (4)----------------------Shelduck
Teal (37)-------------------------Spotted Fly. Along the hedgerow in the transmitter field, close to the transmitters. Redstart (m) + imm/fem. Close to the dung heap near the transmitters.
Peregrine-------------------------B H Gull. Black on white ring-2K44

MOORS/N MOORS*
Green Sand (1)------------------Dunlin (1)
Lapwing (20)--------------------Little Egret (3)
Gadwall (4)----------------------Teal (2)*
Reed Warbler (2)*---------------Cetti's Warbler (2)
Blackcap (1)---------------------Coot (53)
Swift (5)-------------------------Coal Tit (1) at the west hide feeding station.
Large Gulls (C60). Two thirds were L B B Gulls, the remainder Herring Gulls.

Butterflies: Brown Argus, Small Heath,Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Common Blue, Small Copper.

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Old Thursday 22nd August 2019, 09:05   #38549
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From the Flashes this morning Phil W rwportd:

Just 7 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover 1 + 1 chick, Snipe 2, Shelduck juvenile 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Green Sandpiper 3, Lapwing 55, Dunlin 1.
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Five little egrets at the Moors today!
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