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    Essex Kingfishers

    After an absence of 23 months I made a visit to Stanford Warren. Common Sandpiper on the creek, Little Grebe in the reeds. Kingfisher flew overhead between the fishing lakes.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Nice one Nobby! Yes seen them along there!
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    Essex Kingfishers

    The Kingfisher yesterday and today at Basildon. Yesterday a Kingfisher down Stanford Warren lakes, then a first one of the year along the creek, the water was not clear and quite high, so I didn't expect to see it there. Then a Barn Owl over the reeds which was great. This evening a Kingfisher...
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Saturday there were a pair of Kingfisher in Birmingham, calling each other and checking out the brook. It was good to see. Then surprise Monday, there were a pair on the Stanford Warren lake doing the same thing. They might have been checking out nest holes. One flew past with a fish, the male I...
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    Essex Kingfishers

    The Kingfisher yesterday at Basildon, Gloucester park. A Kingfisher down Stanford Warren Lakes. It was again in a bush at the side of the back channel, the bush forming a shelter over the lakeside, against the wind.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Today a Kingfisher again at Basildon, Gloucester park lake and then down at Stanford Warren for sunset.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Good to hear, Hornchurch, Yes the Ingrebourne River has fish and Kingfisher, seen them there several times. They often fly above the river to take the quick route. Whilst looking for Kingfisher, a couple times a Barn Owl has been out hunting.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Today my mate spotted the Kingfisher first at Gloucester park. It flew to a tree on the lake. Good timing.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Kingfisher again at Basildon Gloucester park. Good views of the Kingfisher down Stanford Warren. A walk through the NR, a Sparrowhawk flying along the path.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Kingfisher again at Gloucester park, Basildon & then down Stanford Warren.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Three days in a row for the Kingfisher at Gloucester park. Today it caught a fish and flew along with it and gave 3 calls. Down Stanford Warren, one then two Kingfisher were calling. At one point in stereo.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    We checked Basildon, Gloucester park lake yesterday but no Kingfisher. The Kingfisher was down Stanford Warren calling. Basildon, Gloucester park lake today, I looked over the inlet wall and the Kingfisher was right in front of me. Really vocal Kingfisher down Stanford Warren this evening.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    I was not going to look lol. There were 5 Fisherman. I thought they might have scared off the Kingfisher. But no, there it was by the lake inlet. It was then in the lake inlet & calling. A Grey Wagtail by the outlet bridge. Basildon, Gloucester park lake.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Basildon, Gloucester Park, fishing lake. A Kingfisher around the lake island, Little Egret, Heron, Cormorants, GSWP and Green Woodpecker.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Monday I got down Stanford Warren for sunset. A Kingfisher was two tone calling on the lakes. Then sunset fell and it was just getting too dark to see much, as it did a Kingfisher went past giving a stuttered call. I was there last Thursday and a Kingfisher with two tone calls, centre of the lake.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Maybe my last visit of the year due to the clocks going back. Tuesday, two Kingfisher flew past & then one on the usual, sheltered back lake.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    The Stanford Warren lakes Kingfisher was very vocal this week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Wednesday a Marsh Harrier went over.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Last week, same as usual the Kingfisher either on the Mucking sluice or the Stanford Warren lakes. The same again this week. Tuesday the Kingfisher went over the sluice calling. This evening I saw the Kingfisher dive on the back lake and fly off calling. I hadn't checked the match lake for ages...
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Marsh Harrier this evening over the reeds at Stanford Warren, Kingfisher and Kestrel.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Stanford Warren lake, Kingfisher. Thurrock Thameside NR, Kestrel, Hare and Kingfisher.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Stanford Warren; the regular Kingfishers. The best was a Sparrowhawk chasing & missing a gull. The Kestrel over the Thurrock Thameside NR field then this evening a hovering Kingfisher.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    One of the best evenings down Thurrock Thameside NR. I had finished my run, it was dusk. Messing about I whistled to the Kingfisher at the sluice. A big bird flew in and sat on the sluice wall. It then flew up and circled over my head. Then I realised it was a Barn Owl. I walked along and it...
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Stanford Warren lakes; a juvenile Kingfisher. Then I looked at the back lake, as I did the high diving Kingfisher flew in. Then a calling adult along the back straight. On the Wharf lake, a two tone calling Kingfisher by the entrance. Sparrowhawk flying over.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Stanford Warren NR, three Kingfisher. One high diving, 2 tone calling, loud splashing into the lake. A juvenile bobbing at the edge. Then one sat at the sluice.
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Stanford Warren Kingfisher fledglings! Three Kingfisher fledglings. One lucky not to be taken by a Sparrowhawk. A parent flew in with a fish & they flew off to go fishing. Great!
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