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RE: Upton Warren - Worcestershire

Day spent around here today:

1 chiffchaff
2 siskin
1 redwing
5 fieldfare
2 water rail heard
40+ teal
1 gadwall
9+ shoveler
1 pintail
20+ tufted duck
12 pochard (9 male, 3 female)
1 goosander
2 mute swan
3 little grebe
2 great crested grebe
300 - 500 lapwing
11 (or 14) curlew
3 grey heron
170+ black-headed gull
2 lesser black-backed gull
3 herring gull
22 cormorant
1 kestrel
1 buzzard


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Very wet day spent around here today; cracking day though, on a great reserve. Highlights:

Chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap, reed warbler, Cetti's warbler (seen, for a change, my first view for a good while), linnet, reed bunting, sand martin, house martin, swallow (perhaps c150 birds in all, with a pretty even split, as far as I could tell) skylark, song thrush, etc.
2 stock dove
4 gadwall (one male paired up with a female mallard)
6 shoveler
53+ tufted duck
4 mute swan
5+ little grebe
1 great crested grebe
3 little ringed plover
1 ringed plover
10 lapwing
5 common sandpiper
23 avocet
5 oystercatcher
3 common tern
c600 black-headed gull
1 Mediterranean gull (1cy)
4 lesser black-backed gull

Reed warbler, house martin, little ringed plover and common tern all my first of the year, and lots of breeding activity to be seen.

-- Edited by Shannon Llewellyn on Tuesday 24th of April 2018 08:17:07 PM


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RE: Upon Warren - West Brom

I think this reserve has become conflated with Sandwell Valley RSPB, which is near West Bromwich; Upton Warren's in Worcestershire, just outside Bromsgrove. Regardless of where it actually is, I was there yesterday, and these were the highlights:

1 goldcrest
7+ lesser redpoll (mixed in with goldfinch)
8+ reed bunting
1 great spotted woodpecker
1 stock dove
1 water rail heard
c50 teal
14 shoveler
c25 tufted duck (majority on sailing lake)
20 pochard (2 female)
3 mute swan
1 whooper swan
5 great crested grebe (all on sailing lake)
450+ lapwing
5+ snipe
12 curlew
2 or 3 grey heron
2 buzzard


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Great views yesterday and today of the Baird's Sandpiper at Upton Warren, which was originally found late on Friday evening - unfortunately the text came through on Friday whilst the I'D was being clinched and just too late to make the short trip down before dark!

Also present today wader-wise.

Spotted Redshank 



Common Snipe


Green Sandpiper 

Common Sandpiper 


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Upon Warren - Worcestershire

Quick visit after work 6pm until 7pm:


1 Common Sandpiper

1 Kingfisher 

2 Sedge Warblers

1 Reed Warbler 

2 Green Woodpecker (1 only just avoiding a Sparrowhawk attack)

4 Lesser Redpoll

2 Blackcaps

2 Reed Bunting 

1 Common Whitethroat 

2 Cetti's Warblers

1 Swallow



-- Edited by Phil Owen on Wednesday 13th of April 2016 07:45:26 AM


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Interesting bird I saw yesterday at Upton Warren. A second calendar hybrid Mediterranean/Black-headed Gull.

-- Edited by Phil Owen on Sunday 27th of March 2016 04:17:34 PM

-- Edited by Phil Owen on Monday 28th of March 2016 09:06:31 AM


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RE: Upon Warren - West Brom

Can't edit, but this reserve is in Worcestershire, not West Brom.
Fri lunch:
2cy Little Gull
1st Summer Mediterranean Gull
Cettis Warbler
Green Woodpecker
2 Dunlin
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover
Many Avocet with young
8 Common Tern
7 Reed Warbler
Common Sandpiper


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RE: Upton Warren -Droitwich

High Lights:
1 Cettis Warbler
14 Wigeon
Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Chiffchaff
Grey Heron
9 Reed Bunting
10 Shoveler
3 Teal


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Upton Warren - Worcestershire

1 Green Woodpecker showing well
1 Pochard
Reed Bunting
Great Crested Grebe

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Wednesday 3rd of January 2018 03:16:05 PM

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