Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Upton Warren - Early May

The first of 3 catch ups before heading off to Scotland again!!

The first is a visit to Upton to see the first Avocet chicks, this was back on the 9th......
As we walked past the Sailing Pool we stopped for some cute views of some Canada Geese Goslings:
We settled down in the Avocet Hider and our first views were not of Avocets, but a small group of Dunlin accompanied by a Ringed Plover:
But now to the main event the Avocets:

We saw probably about 8 chicks, so well worth the visit. There were plenty of Black-headed Gull chicks around as well, much cuter than their parents and less noisy!

A Shelduck posed nicely near the hide:
and the Plovers were fairly obliging, but never got that close:
After a good spell we decided that we needed to stretch our legs so we headed off to the Moors in the hope of a Kingfisher, but as usual no such luck. The Coot and Reed Buntings did oblige though:

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