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Old Yesterday, 19:37   #39476
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Three ringed Black-headed Gulls at the Flashes this morning as per Gert - regular birds EH53 and T81U plus yellow TPEL which I am not sure if we have recorded before.
The first winter Black-headed Gull sporting yellow leg ring with black code TPEL noted at the Flashes on the morning of 23rd February was ringed in the nest at Jeziodo Dabie, Lubczyna in north west Poland (approx 20 miles from the German border to the west and Baltic coast to the north) on the 15th May 2019. There have been no other sightings of this bird.
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Interestingly Phil Taylor reported 5 Little Egrets feeding in fields along Swan Lane between Upton Warren village and the M5 bridge - perhaps the source of the Sailing Pool roost?
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Work party today at MOORS

Thanks to all 23 of the crew today...achieved all our goals and that is all the work out on the marsh completed...the remaining work is on the periphery over next two weeks.

Tuesdays work:
Main job was cutting all the rank vegetstion along the 2 arms of the Broadmeadow pool. This included bramble which if we didnt remove would engulf the whole of the promontory in less than 2 years. Willow saplings were also removed all brash was burned. Its important all vegetation in the area remains low with clumps of juncus for cover. We did the same on the Broadmeadow island.

The tern rafts were brought in to refurbish later.
The main raft Charles's was covered with a mesh wigwam to stop BHG nesting on it.

fox fencing on the 2 Broadmeadow arms were repaired and the gate was closed to stop fox access.

Old fox fencing to south and an area to north of East hide was removed and made cattle proof.

The north shore of the seasonal pool and was brush cut as was the sw corner of the Scrape to remove bramble that is sprawling into the water.

Thanks to all 23 of the Crew...once again fantastic work in at times horendous conditions.
Andy A. Bob O. Bobby P. Charles. Dave Hi. Ian B. Ian Joh. Ian R. Jim B. John H. Julie W. Keith M. Kim W. Nick F Nick L. Paul M. Ray C. Roger S. Steve T. Sue T. Terry W Tony B and me
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This evening's Glaucous Gull is only the third record for the reserve following two sightings all the way back in 1972 - a second winter on the 2nd February with a first winter or second winter ten days later; Steve Whitehouse was party to both sightings.
Steve Whitehouse advises that this is actually only the second record for the reserve. The sighting on the 2nd February 1972 was mistakenly attributed to Upton Warren in the WMBC annual report and actually related to Westwood Pool. The sighting on the 12th February 1972 was at the Moors Pool.
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The first winter Black-headed Gull sporting yellow leg ring with black code TPEL noted at the Flashes on the morning of 23rd February was ringed in the nest at Jeziodo Dabie, Lubczyna in north west Poland (approx 20 miles from the German border to the west and Baltic coast to the north) on the 15th May 2019. There have been no other sightings of this bird.
I found another Black-headed Gull sporting a yellow leg ring with black code TR0V at the Flashes this morning. There doesn't appear to be a record of this bird being seen at Upton Warren before. I think it was a first winter.

Also present again at both the Moors Pool and Flashes was T81U.
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I found another Black-headed Gull sporting a yellow leg ring with black code TR0V at the Flashes this morning. There doesn't appear to be a record of this bird being seen at Upton Warren before. I think it was a first winter.

Also present again at both the Moors Pool and Flashes was T81U.
Yes, another new BHG and again it appears to be Polish in origin. I will follow up on the POLRING website.
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Glaucous Gull still at the Flashes early morning as per Andy P
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Andy P updates from the Flashes:

Glaucous Gull flew south at 0705, 10 Avocet, 14 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, Snipe, at least one Green Sandpiper, 2 Shelduck
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After leaving Flashes this morning,having seen the Glaucous Gull, had a kingfisher on Hen Brook and another on sailingpool
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Very sad news today of the passing of Bob Power, a stalwart of the reserve and member of the "Wednesday Crew".
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