Wednesday, 21 July 2010
It had been almost a month since my last visit to Upton Warren so an afternoon visit was decided on after garden jobs had been completed. The Moors was the first port of call with highlights being a Pyramidal Orchid in all it's glory, a lone Green Sandpiper, Common Tern and Oystercatcher, plenty of Canada Geese, Lapwings, Coots and Mallards, also a cute little humbug, a Great Crested Grebe chick!
Next port of call the Flashes! The Sailing Centre was bustling with people, no doubt some event had taken place today. A male Banded Demoiselle posed for a photo at a distance but a beautifully coloured female did not wish to pose today sadly! The flowers on Greater Burdock were almost open, they will look a treat when in full bloom. On approaching the feeding station hide I heard someone ask " can I see your permit"......a friendly "hello" in the first instance would I feel be more welcoming to visitors/members before being asked rather bluntly if they have a permit. Just my opinion.
Highlights at the Flashes were Green Sandpiper, L R P's and a chick, Curlew, Heron, Dunlin x2, Stock Dove, Goldfinch, Linnet (1), Long-tailed Tit and Jay x4.