Christopher Cadbury Wetland Reserve Upton Warren

29 May 2019

10:00 - 16:00

Upton Warren
A38 at Upton Warren
Between Droitwich and Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
United Kingdom
B61 7EY

Non RPS Member£5.00
RPS Member£0.00 

This fabulous wetland nature reserve, owned by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, comprises two sets of pools – the northern freshwater Moors Pools and the southern saline Flashes Pools.  There are seven hides of different styles and sizes.

Upton Warren is Worcestershire’s premier bird reserve.  It is home to breeding avocets, little ringed plover, lapwing and redshank. The reed beds and surrounding hedgerows are home to reed buntings, reed warblers, bullfinches and greenfinches and many others.  Passage birds have included dunlin, sanderling, turnstone, bar-tailed godwit and much rarer birds such as red necked phalarope and black tern.  Even the occasional otter is seen.  In late May there will be plenty of bird activity, including almost certainly avocet chicks.  The hides are ideally placed for photography.

The reserve is well maintained and footpaths have for the most part solid surfaces, though there is an optional short woodland walk and there is a boardwalk at the Flashes.  We plan to spend the morning at the Flashes and then relocate to the Moors Pools after lunch.

Note that it is planned to have a briefing from the Reserve Warden at the beginning of the day.

Getting there:

By road:  at J5 of M5, take the A38 north.  After 1.25 miles, you will come to a mini roundabout with Webb’s of Wychbold to the left.  Turn right off the roundabout into the reserve car park where we will meet.  If arriving late please contact the Event Organiser so you can catch up with the group.

The car park is free, but please purchase your own day licence at reception – currently £3 – Wildlife Trust Members free.

More information:

A full list of site facilities are available on the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust website:

http://www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/reserves/upton-warren

 

Cancellation policy

Refunds will not be given for cancellations within 14 days of the event.

Jeff Steady LRPS
Email the event organiser
07940 842685

Region: Central, The RPS JournalGroup(s): Nature