Upton Warren, The Moors Pool.

Decided to try my luck at the Moors Pool today and wasn’t disappointed. Although I missed the Hobby and the juvenile Water Rail by a few minutes, I did manage to see the juvenile Little Grebe.

A couple of Common Tern kept hovering close to the hide before diving after fish.

Other people in the hide couldn’t stop reminding me that I’d missed the Kingfisher in glorious sunshine earlier….. but he did return!

I even managed a couple of orchids on the way back to the car!

All in all not bad for a couple of hours in the afternoon!

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21 Jun, 2011
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Great shots, love the Kingfisher, he must have known when I was there because he never made an appearance - LOL

21 Jun, 2011
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johnponting said:

Really nice Kingfisher shots and I love the 2nd Tern shot.

Glad Alan read and commented before me - saves me thinking of a windup.

21 Jun, 2011
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littlewren said:

fabulous photos....and of course the Kingfisher is a "special"

21 Jun, 2011
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eje said:

Super blog Dave,great Kingfisher shot's,may be one day I will get my first good shot.To-day I saw my first Little Tern this year, normally we have many here.Also just one Common and one Sandwich so far,I do'nt know why this is? Eric

21 Jun, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Lovely sequence of photos Dave and some great wildflowers too so by no means a disappointment.Your kingfisher shots are terrific and the closest I ve ever got to a Hobby was the odd game of subbuteo - subbuteo : )

21 Jun, 2011
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robashfield said:

Was enjoying the blog,until the kingfisher pic!! lol. great shots Dave,must get down there!!!

21 Jun, 2011
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donna said:

Dave great shots all of them

22 Jun, 2011
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jane said:

Brilliant blog Dave..particularly like the diving terns..fabulous.. The kingfisher shots..nothing special.....I LIE !!! As the kids of today say..End of !!!!

23 Jun, 2011
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david said:

How could you???? Miss the Hobby and Rail, I mean! Just joking! These pics are marvellous, and the kingfisher ones, especially. :-))

13 Feb, 2013
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stickitoffee said:

Is this all in Upton Warren Worcestershire? Looks like it would be well worth going to!

14 Feb, 2013
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davehowle said:

Sorry for the delay in replying. Yes. All these we're taken at just one of the pools at Upton Warren. It's worth having a good look on the web to see more info on the site. There are three pools with a sailing pool separating them. Don't know how far away you are but it's very easy to spend a whole day exploring the reserve.

14 Feb, 2013
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stickitoffee said:

many thanks dave ~ its about 4-5 miles from me but its on my way home from work so i was planning to look in on my way back ~ see how the weather is ~ [i only work till lunch time]

thanks for the info, perfect timing as i hope to visit tomorrow!

16 Feb, 2013
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stickitoffee said:

lovely place ~ but i needed more time ~ only managed to really see one side of the site; just have to wait for the next nice day when im not working!

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