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This afternoon I caught up with the first Avocet for the year at #uptonwarren, with two Chiffchaffs there also nfy. An overflying Collared Dove was new for my Upton year-list. Finally, a new darvic-flagged Curlew for the reserve, yellow Y5, joined seven others for the best count of the year so far.
 

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This afternoon I caught up with the first Avocet for the year at #uptonwarren, with two Chiffchaffs there also nfy. An overflying Collared Dove was new for my Upton year-list. Finally, a new darvic-flagged Curlew for the reserve, yellow Y5, joined seven others for the best count of the year so far.
Frightening that eight is a peak count
 
This afternoon I caught up with the first Avocet for the year at #uptonwarren, with two Chiffchaffs there also nfy. An overflying Collared Dove was new for my Upton year-list. Finally, a new darvic-flagged Curlew for the reserve, yellow Y5, joined seven others for the best count of the year so far.
The Curlew sporting yellow flag Y5 was ringed as a chick in the Avon Valley at Bredon's Norton in June 2022 as part of the WWT Severn & Avon Vales Curlew Project. Since then it has been seen on the River Severn mudflats at Guscar Rocks before then being regularly noted at Slimbridge WWT.
 
A few Siskins, a Kestrel, a beautiful Robin, Lapwings and a surprised fox from yesterday...
 

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Yesterdays highlights from the Moors, Flashes and Sailing Pool.

MOORS: Shelduck (3), Pochard (9), Tufted Duck (26), Teal (10), Gadwall (3), Shoveler (2), Oystercatcher (2), Curlew (1), Lapwing (32), Mute Swan (8), Little Egret (1), Cormorant (13), Chiffchaff

FLASHES : Avocet (2), Curlew (7), Shoveler (12), Teal ( 2), Shelduck (4), Skylark (2).

SAILING POOL: G C Grebe (2), Tufted Duck (21).

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Moors this morning - east path flooded but causeway ok. Wellies needed! 3 Oystercatcher, 7 Pochard, 2 Bullfinch, c100 Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Little Egret left of hide where flooded, Mistle Thrush. The public footpath along the Salwarpe is worth a walk although very muddy with Treecreeper, 3 Siskin, 11 Lesser Redpoll and 1 Mealy Redpoll with them, Grey Wagtail and up to 4 Chiffchaff.
Flashes - 2 Oystercatcher, 10 Avocet still, and an extra Curlew - 9 in total but none tagged. 4 Shelduck. Another Chiffchaff, 2 Skylark and 2 Roe Deer to fields best of the rest
 
Photo from 'Water Rail' hide today against strong sunlight. At the time, I thought it was a greenfinch but now not sure. Help please. Thanks in advance.
 

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