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Over the bridge to Canvey

Posted Wednesday 14th May 2014 at 09:02 by vangerover
I had the time to do a few hours birding so where to go? High tide was around noon so with one eye on the pager, I popped over to Canvey Point to get a bit more sea watching experience. Nothing more than gulls fighting for scraps from a Leigh trawler but as the tide rose, I saw Wheatear, Ringed Plover, Dunlin an Common Tern.
As the tide fell, I went for lunch in my favourite Canvey cafe and then thought I'd dodge the rain over at West Canvey Marshes. Lots of warblers and finches, a lone Avocet...
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World Migratory Bird Day

Posted Sunday 11th May 2014 at 14:35 by Rick and Elis
Many people will be out and about today looking for migratory birds in honour of World Migratory Bird Day. Across the world countless millions of birds are taking the life gamble on moving from one region to another, some making the ultimate sacrifice in order that their species will continue. It is an ancient challenge that has proved successful to birds for a variety of reasons.

However the goalposts have moved somewhat, we, as a species, are changing the face of this planet at...
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Ospreys at Hanningfield Reservoir

Posted Saturday 10th May 2014 at 17:59 by vangerover
After a heavy night out celebrating my daughter's birthday, it was prudent to have a lay in this morning. Making some tea about 1030 I noted on Birdguides that an Osprey had been seen at Hanningfield for the second day running!!

Anyway I was on site at 1115 but the reserve staff didn't know anything about it. The plan was to check each hide to see if anyone knew about an Osprey. Opening the door to the first hide, anyone know anything about an Osprey? Yeah, we're on it now!!!
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Essex Birding

Posted Friday 9th May 2014 at 17:24 by vangerover
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Thinking about starting a blog about my birding activities in the county of Essex.
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Waders are preparing to migrate in Corrubedo II

Posted Friday 9th May 2014 at 07:01 by Moncho
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In the reefs between Ladeira and Robeira beachs, a seagull chased to another And under them these yellowlegged ones were so quiet on the rocks on the right Beside this young one And as I watched them I saw a couple of whimbrels. A group of thirteen bar-tailed godwits arrived to the beach.
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