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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 07:29   #37801
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From the Flashes this morning Andy A reports:

19 Avocet, 6 Shelduck, 2 Little Ringed Plover
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Only what is posted on the Wildlife of Worcestershire FB group Gaz - its near Lickey End
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OK, more news on the netting over the radio mast at Burcot. Turns ou it is going to be up whilst the mst is painted, supposedly to protect birds and the workers. The workers told me the netting will be gone as soon as the paint is dry.

One coincidence, the owner of the farm that the mast is placed upon is named Mr Bird.
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Old Tuesday 16th April 2019, 06:50   #37804
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Morning! Yes, I know, long time no hear. Anyway, does anyone know any more about this mast please? I am going there today to speak with the farmer to ask for details.

Any information would be gratefully received.

Please email me - [email protected] - or message me here or on Facebook, Gary Brian Prescott. Text is 07553471341.

Thanks everyone.

I will be down the Warren tomorrow for, hopefully a string of visits! Miss the place.

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A "string" of visits Gary? Will be keeping a close eye on your reports!
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At the Moors Pool this morning Andy P reports:

2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, Snipe, Shelduck, Gadwall, 48 Tufted Duck, 24 Shoveler, Kingfisher
Andy P further reported from the Moors Pool yesterday:

5 Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, Lapwing, 6 Gadwall, 3 Shelduck, 6 Little Grebe, 3 GC Grebe, Med Gull 2nd summer, Sedge Warbler.

2 Willow & 1 Reed Warbler in North Moors Plantation.
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At the half way point in April the monthly list has reached 92 species whilst the year list has climbed to 113. Some hard work is going to be needed to keep up with the April average of 113.67 species

Potential additions for the remainder of the month include:

Garganey, Pochard, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling, Redshank, Greenshank, Whimbrel, Ruff, Wood Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Black Tern, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Feral Pigeon, Cuckoo, Swift, Wheatear, Whinchat, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Treecreeper, Nuthatch
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At the half way point in April the monthly list has reached 92 species whilst the year list has climbed to 113. Some hard work is going to be needed to keep up with the April average of 113.67 species

Potential additions for the remainder of the month include:

Garganey, Pochard, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling, Redshank, Greenshank, Whimbrel, Ruff, Wood Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Black Tern, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Feral Pigeon, Cuckoo, Swift, Wheatear, Whinchat, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Treecreeper, Nuthatch
One of the reasons of the relatively poor performance to date of this April has been the lack of passage of waders (only a Black-tailed Godwit and arriving Common Sand to date). Below are the wader totals for the previous five Aprils:

2014 - 16
2015 - 15
2016 - 13
2017 - 17
2018 - 13
2019 - 9
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From the Moors Pool this morning Dave J reports:

Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Teal, 22 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 3 Shelduck, 3 Meadow Pipit over, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler
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From the Flashes this morning Andy P reports:

24 Avocet, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, Snipe, 17 Lapwing, 4 Shelduck, 5 Teal, Shoveler, Peregrine
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2 Dunlin at the Flashes as per Andy P - one straight through, the other lingering
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The first Lesser Whitethroat of the year singing on the south east side of the Sailing Pool as per Andy P; also Common Sandpiper.
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Treecreeper along the Hen Brook yesterday and a Yellow Wagtail through the Flashes as per Lloyd.
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From the Flashes this morning Andy P reports:

30 Avocet, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 16 Lapwing, 6 Shelduck, 3 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 2 Teal, Peregrine
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From the Moors Pool this morning Des reports:

4 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 21 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 3 Gadwall, Reed Sedge and Willow Warblers.
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Greenshank at the Moors Pool having been seen earlier over the Sailing Pool as per Andy P.
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Yellow Wag briefly at the Moors Pool from the East Hide as per Phil W
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Whimbrel spent six minutes at the Flashes this evening as per Mike W; Greenshank departed the Moors Pool at 4:55pm.
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Today's highlights:

MOORS:
Shoveler (29)-------------Shelduck (2)
Gadwall (4)---------------Teal (2)
Tufted Duck (41)---------Little Egret (1)
Med Gull/B H Gull--------Raven (2)
Oystercatcher (4)--------Greenshank. Arrived late morning and departed north at 16.55.
Snipe (2)------------------Lapwing (3)
G C Grebe (3)------------Willow Warbler (3)
Reed Warbler (3)---------Blackcap (6)
LRP (1)--------------------Common Gull (1w)

FLASHES/ SAILING POOL*
LRP (4)--------------------Avocet (29). Five dropped in late.
Oystercatcher (2)---------Whimbrel. Dropped into the back meadow at the 2nd Flash at 19.30 until
19.36 when it flew off calling.
Lapwing (8)----------------Teal (5)
Shoveler (4)---------------Gadwall (1)
Little Egret (1)-------------Cetti's Warbler (1) (1)*
Common Sand (1) (1)*---Common Gull (1w)
G C Grebe (4)*

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Today's highlights:

MOORS:
Shoveler (29)-------------Shelduck (2)
Gadwall (4)---------------Teal (2)
Tufted Duck (41)---------Little Egret (1)
Med Gull/B H Gull--------Raven (2)
Oystercatcher (4)--------Greenshank. Arrived late morning and departed north at 16.55.
Snipe (2)------------------Lapwing (3)
G C Grebe (3)------------Willow Warbler (3)
Reed Warbler (3)---------Blackcap (6)
LRP (1)--------------------Common Gull (1w)

FLASHES/ SAILING POOL*
LRP (4)--------------------Avocet (29). Five dropped in late.
Oystercatcher (2)---------Whimbrel. Dropped into the back meadow at the 2nd Flash at 19.30 until I
19.36 when it flew off calling.
Lapwing (8)----------------Teal (5)
Shoveler (4)---------------Gadwall (1)
Little Egret (1)-------------Cetti's Warbler (1) (1)*
Common Sand (1) (1)*---Common Gull (1w)
G C Grebe (4)*

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Not much to add to the above:

Moors - Cetti's at least 4 singing, Teal 4 on NM
Hen Pool - W. Rail 2 & L. Grebe 2
Flashes - S. Martin 2, Gadwall 3

At least 3, possibly 4, ringed BHGs on the reserve today:

2A23 - black letters/numbers on yellow darvic (Flashes)
2BTV - white on black darvic (Flashes)
24NO - black on white darvic (Flashes)
24HO - black on white darvic (Moors) this may have been a misread of the above ring, although this one has been previously recorded on the reserve
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Also yesterday Andy P had a female White Wagtail at the Flashes
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From the Flashes this morning Andy P reports:

30 Avocet, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, Common Sand, 16 Lapwing, 4 Shelduck, 5 Shoveler, 2 Teal, Gadwall
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From the Moors Pool this morning Andy A reports:

Male Pochard, 2 Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 50+ Tufted Duck, 18 Shoveler
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An early start (0615) at the moors on quite a chilly morning

Teal (2 on NM)
GS Woodpecker (NM)
Green Woodpecker (NM)
Shelduck (1)
Shoveler (19)
Gadwall (5)
Pochard (1 pair)
Tufted Duck (64)
Little Grebe (4)
GC Grebe (3)
Oystercatcher (3)
Snipe (3)
Common Sand (2)
Skylark (1)
Sand Martin (20-30)
Willow Warbler (1)
Sedge Warbler (a few!)
Song Thrush (2)

...then over to the flashes for 1030-1630
Shelduck (4)
Gadwall (3)
Teal (4)
LRP (3)
Reed Warbler (1)
Avocet (27)
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Garden Warbler on the east side of the Moors Pool by Lifestyles early morning as per Paul C.

28 Avocet, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 14 Lapwing, 8 Teal, 7 Shoveler at the Flashes as per JTB
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