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    Eagles at Haweswater!

    Is there any news on this??? Reason I ask is a friend of mine saw a golden eagle while in the north Pennines last week while walking in the area,he said he was around 10km west of kielder water and it looked like a young bird
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    Essex Birding

    Will have to make a visit over to Thameside very soon,hope you are well mate
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    Essex Birding

    Been away from birding for a few months,simply because ive been too busy from work,something that tends to happen every year,but about now every year I get my birding jiz back but surprised that this forums so quiet,where is everyone and where are the birds???
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    Essex Birding

    Maybe the RSPB should start trusting it's members and at sites where they feel there is a risk of anti social behaviour,to have a gated entry system where a member obtains a code to enter a gated entrance outside of normal hours. Just a thought,but I hate the fact that on many sites, I have to...
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    Essex Birding

    The residents around old hall have always been a bit of a pain,I think they are the reason that the reserve remained so underwatched for so long,as the permit issue meant it wasn't really a place you would just turn up to. It took me a few years to finally go and when I did I was annoyed at the...
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    Essex Birding

    We get many collared doves in my mums garden,am always checking in there just in case we get a turtle but never have,I dream that one day we will. Coal tit is the best I can manage today,reasonably regular in the Central upminster garden but not for a while
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    Essex Birding

    Any news on the possible Richards pipit put out yesterday on bird guides ?
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    Essex Birding

    Cheeky fecker looool, my birding always drops off from April onwards due to the amount of work I do in the summer
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    Essex Birding

    I've never really known them to be so numerous that I found them tiring lol,but some birds obviously can make you feel like that.In the spring/Summer I often get home from work around 3/4 0 clock and if it's hot I will have the window open but the noise from the birds is sometimes way too much...
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    Essex Birding

    Didn't get there tonight and won't be able to go tomorrow as got work and then off to wembley grrrr
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    Essex Birding

    Believe me,most birders have probably thought that at times such is the sometimes competitive nature of this "hobby"
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    Essex Birding

    Missed the phalarope mate,your doing well fella lol,nice bird. For what it's worth,I never really find anything out the ordinary,the odd significant record but I just use the Essex yahoo site,rightly or wrongly as that's what I always used. Anything of any significance I would use birdguides...
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    Essex Birding

    I don't think Steve ever reported it as a definate,just that he thought it was an AW Surely picking up an American Wigeon from a flock,whether it is known to be there or not shows that the individual concerned can id the species if seen again??
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    Essex Birding

    I see a decent amount of migrants arriving now in Essex,with decent weather this weekend and more people out birding it looks like a few more will be reported in next couple of days 2 sedge warblers & white throat at heybridge today,plenty of wheatears,sand martins reported as well as a few...
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    Essex Birding

    Lol,my old stomping ground
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    Essex Birding

    It is odd,I consider myself as an Essex chap as I was born in Orsett and lived in corringham till I was 5 and although I moved into London area then,I have always been slightly confused as to what I am supposed to be (although I haven't been too troubled by this. ) If I had been born in a London...
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    Essex Birding

    Seems a likely place for glossy,shame I didn't see it reported as I drove past an hour or so ago but back home now and got no chance of getting up there by dusk
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    Essex Birding

    I just use anywhere inside the M25 as London and anywhere with Essex in the postcode as Essex and when places have both Essex in the postcode and are inside the M25 I count them as both,seeing as no one in power can make up their sodding mind
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Think there is only two ,we have been looking over the warren where they seem to spend a lot of time and two frequent the reedbeds a lot,although they are obviously nesting on the lake as the banks are more conducive
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    Essex Birding

    Cheers David,so it was there then lol
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    Essex Birding

    I see the Rainham Whiskered Tern seen at the marshes 2011 has been rejected by the BBRC Who saw this bird?? Was it a single observer or multiple???
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    Essex Birding

    I thought someone told me they bred last year at shut Heath wood but can't remember who told me
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    Buzzard & Goshawk ..?

    That's a gos!!! Great stuff
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    Hawswater Golden Eagle ?

    Why does any possible re introduction just have to include the Lake district,surely the whole of the northern fells area are ideal,and could support such a population???
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    Red Kites near Swindon ....

    Not sure about Swindon but obviously the Chiltern population have spread ,so the further east you go the more chances you have,I would say 20 miles east of Swindon and they would be quite regular
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