Monday, 14 September 2015

Sunday Stint at Upton Warren

Little Stint
Little Stint
The Flashes, Upton Warren
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper

With England getting bowled out cheaply in the last one day international and only the awful Villa on Sky I decided to head over to the Flashes at Upton Warren for a couple of hours. The previous days Little Gull had moved on (which I called in for) via a awful match at the Hawthorns however start attraction was a juvenile Little Stint. The bird was difficult to locate initially as it was asleep on a small island between two Lapwing however once awake it allowed some nice views to a packed hide.

A single Avocet remained wildfowl included 30 Greylag Geese, Gadwall, 60 Teal, 50 Shoveler, 100+ Mallard and 55 Tufted Duck.

The Flashes is always a great place to see waders at close quarters and I managed to get a couple of nice shots Common & Green Sandpiper and also one of the 19 Curlew.

I had a good catch up with warden Paul Anthony about the good, bad and the ugly of sport and birding before heading home. Top afternoon and it got better when I heard the Villa had got beat.

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