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Old Sunday 14th July 2019, 20:36   #38326
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Lost binocular lens cap

Good evening.

I think I saw a biocluar lens cap on the metal gate half way down the track to the flashes as we were leaving. If anyone sees it could you please leave it in the hide, it was lost by a friend I brought with me on Saturday who did not tell us he had lost it until we got home.

I will pop down on Saturday to pick it up if it’s still there.

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Old Monday 15th July 2019, 09:56   #38327
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From the Flashes this morning Andy P reports:

Red Kite over at 10:05am. Also 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Snipe, 2 Curlew, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 65+ Avocet (including juveniles), 25 Lapwing, 6 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck + 4 young, Peregrine, Kingfisher, a new brood of 9 or 10 Tufted Duck plus a brood of 2 older ducklings on the third flash.

Another brood of 5 Tufted Duck on the Sailing Pool.
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Old Monday 15th July 2019, 12:51   #38328
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Later at the Moors Pool Andy P reports:

Gadwall + 6 ducklings, 6 Tufted Duck + 2 young, 2 Little Grebe + juvenile, 2 GC Grebe, 2 Common Tern + 3 chicks, 17 Lapwing.
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Old Monday 15th July 2019, 18:21   #38329
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Work party at Moors Tuesday 16th July

Tomorrow we will be clearing along the causeway at the Moors. Also we will be clearing cleavers and other rank vegetation that have covered the Hawthorn saplings along the east road and track at the Moors.

If you can spare a couple of hours tomorrow morning that would be appreciated.
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Old Monday 15th July 2019, 21:50   #38330
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just a few pics from this evening. Animals just posed for the camera .interesting behavior on the Moors this evening a Cormorant resurfaced from a dive next to a flock of Coot the flock totally spooked and run across the water to the nearest island.
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Old Monday 15th July 2019, 22:05   #38331
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The ringed Med Gull was APJS. The ringers are on holiday at present, so no info. Will be forthcoming until the middle of next month.
The above Gull was ringed at Rehbach Gravel Pit near Leipzig, Germany as a nestling on 8/6/18. The sighting on 20th June this year was the first since it was ringed.
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Old Wednesday 17th July 2019, 05:48   #38332
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Another ringed Black-headed Gull deriving from the Marsh Lane scheme sporting black ring with white code 2BFF at the Flashes last night as per Mike W.
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Old Wednesday 17th July 2019, 05:56   #38333
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At the half way point of July the monthly list has reached 83 species with the year list advanced to 134 courtesy of Dave J's Marsh Tit. July records an average of 96.83 species with a peak of 100 (2014) and a low of 94 (2017).

Plenty of scope for the remainder of the month with potential additions including (year ticks in bold):

Garganey, Pochard, Pheasant, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Spotted Redshank, Ruff, Whimbrel, Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Black Tern, Feral Pigeon, any owls, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Whinchat, Redstart, Mistle Thrush, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Coal Tit, Spotted Flycatcher, Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Yellowhammer
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Tuesday 16th July evening session

The lack of rain has now caused the water level to drop 6cm below the WWT desired level of 0.4. This has caaused a few prime feeding zones to dry out luckily the Avocets in those areas are now fledged. However without any considerable rain we will lose areas that provide sustenance to passage waders.
One very noticeable aspect of yesterday was the low numbers of roosting BHG. Apart from the breeding colony there are very few birds coming into roost. The larger gulls are kept away by the protective Avocet parents but maybe the ever present peregrine family with its preference for young BHG might be a reason for other blackheds steering clear of the Flashes

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Teal 14. Gadwall 2. Shoveler 12juv +eclipse male.
Mallard 90 +6 broods min. Shelduck 1+4juvs. Tufted 10+3 broods 6:4:11.
Coot 20.
Avocet 55 all 14 non fledged chicks are all ok .
Curlew 14. LRP including the 1st passage juvenile.
Green sand 5. Common sand. Oystercatcher 2. Black tailed Godwit 2.
Common gull. BHG 800max incl juvs and chicks.
Common tern 2.
Peregrine 2.
Raven 2.
Swift 35.
Pied wag. Starling 5. Song thrush.
Blackcap. Chiffchaff 2. Reed warbler 5.
Greenfinch. Linnet. Goldfinch.
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Old Wednesday 17th July 2019, 21:29   #38335
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Today's highlights:

FLASHES:
Black T Godwit (1)---------------Green Sand (6)
Common Sand (1)---------------LRP* (5) + a visiting juv.
Oystercatcher (2)----------------Lapwing (34)
Curlew (6)------------------------Avocet (54) ad/juvs
Snipe (1)-------------------------Shoveler (6)
Teal (6)---------------------------Shelduck (1) + 4 juvs
Tufted Duck ( 1 brood of 6)-----Common Tern (2)
House Martin (c25)--------------Lesser Whitethroat behind the hide.
L T Tit (c20)

*One of the LRP's was often engaged in distraction behaviour.

MOORS:
Snipe (1)--------------------------LRP(2)
Lapwing (11)----------------------Common Sand (1)
Green Sand (1)--------------------Common Tern (2) + 3 young.
Gadwall (1) + 6 young------------Tufted Duck broods of 2:4
Shoveler (2)-----------------------Cormorant (3)
Sparrowhawk----------------------G C Grebe (3)
Little Grebe (2)

Marbled White butterflies were seen in front of the east hide, the horse paddock and the Education Reserve.

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2 pairs of Common Tern sitting at the Moors Pool this fternoon as per Phil W.

Ringed gull heaven in the Flashes roost this evening as per Mike W - regular Black-headed Gulls 2K44, 21L1 and 26V7 plus a new bird - black ring with white code 2CAT - ringed at Marsh Lane NR. Also a German-ringed first summer Med Gull - yellow ring with black code APGS - plus another unringed first summer bird.

There was a different yellow ringed Med Gull (second summer) noted on the 27th March; unfortunately the code couldn't be read.
Confirmation from Ben Dolan that the Black-headed Gull sporting a black leg ring with white code 2CAT noted at the Flashes on the 20th June 2019 was ringed at Marsh Lane NR on the 7th June 2017; there have been no other sightings of this bird.

At updated list of ringed gulls recorded at Upton Warren is attached.
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In addition to Des's sightings for yesterday, Andy P had a further 2 Common Sandpiper on the Sailing Pool.
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From the Flashes yesterday evening Mike W reports:

15 Curlew (including a very fresh juvenile), 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 4 juvenile Shelduck, 1 Tufted Duck brood with 6 young.

A new juvenile ringed Black-headed Gull was present - yellow ring with black "TAMR" - which is believed to have originated from Poland. It bird was also present on Wednesday and is our 19th different ringed BHG so far this year.

Also 4 broods of Tufted Duck on the Sailing Pool (5:5:4:1) along with 2 juvenile GC Grebe.
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Last night's Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes has been joined by a further 7 which dropped in this morning as per Andy P.
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Last night's Black-tailed Godwit at the Flashes has been joined by a further 7 which dropped in this morning as per Andy P.
Andy P further updates from the Flashes:

Green Sandpiper 6, Common Sandpiper 3, Snipe, Little Ringed Plover 5, Avocet 52 (including juveniles), Lapwing 44, Shelduck 1 adult + 4 young, Shoveler 4, Teal 3, Common Tern, Raven 2, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail
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