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Old Wednesday 11th June 2008, 21:42   #4951
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We do seem to be having a purple patch this year

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Old Wednesday 11th June 2008, 22:04   #4952
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Right then folks,

My mate has been interested in birdwatching for some time but doesn't get out to many place very often as he's too busy with other things. In a couple of weeks time he's got some spare days and fancies going out for a days birding. So my question to you all is where do you recommend within say 30 or 40 miles of Nuneaton?

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Old Wednesday 11th June 2008, 22:09   #4953
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Old Wednesday 11th June 2008, 22:15   #4954
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[quote=nick the grief;1218884]Right then folks,

My mate has been interested in birdwatching for some time but doesn't get out to many place very often as he's too busy with other things. In a couple of weeks time he's got some spare days and fancies going out for a days birding. So my question to you all is where do you recommend within say 30 or 40 miles of Nuneaton?

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Wrong time of ther year mate, tell your friend to come back in Sept / Oct then Draycote, Alvecote, Kingsbury, Chasewater, Rutland, Blithfield, etc are all a good bet. Sorry we live in Warwickshire and thats the way it is.
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Lawford is not too bad this time of year

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Old Wednesday 11th June 2008, 22:24   #4956
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Wrong time of ther year mate, tell your friend to come back in Sept / Oct then Draycote, Alvecote, Kingsbury, Chasewater, Rutland, Blithfield, etc are all a good bet. Sorry we live in Warwickshire and thats the way it is.
Lol He does Kingsbury most weekends dog walking with a friend but she's off on her hols and he fancied somewhere else. I've narrowed it down to Wyre Forest or Cannock chase at the moment.

I don't think he'd be up for a drive to Norfolk
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Old Wednesday 11th June 2008, 22:29   #4959
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I'm not clear what you mean. Please explain.
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1 Disseminate Disinformation (Dissemination!! Scatter as seed;Spread abroad; Spread all through an organ or through the whole body!! Disinformation! Obviously a more updated version of the English Dictionary than what I have?)
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Lol He does Kingsbury most weekends dog walking with a friend but she's off on her hols and he fancied somewhere else. I've narrowed it down to Wyre Forest or Cannock chase at the moment.

I don't think he'd be up for a drive to Norfolk
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You will not go far wrong going to Rutland Water this time of the year, with the Ospreys etc . Also any returning or none breeding Waders, and plenty off Finches and Warblers. 35 miles so its within your range.
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Does anybody check the Coventry Canal for dragon/damselflies? Carl Baggott and I keep an eye on a section of the Ashby Canal (which connects to the Coventry Canal at Marston Junction) and one day last June we counted over 400 White-legged Damselflies between Stoke Golding and Ambion Wood. Other species are in much smaller numbers with the next highest count being 18 Banded Demoiselles but there's always an outside chance of something like a Hairy Dragonfly to keep us trying!
There were several White-legged Damselflies last Sunday, though not up to the 400+ of last year, along the Ashby Canal near Dadlington. Quite a few were newly-emerged so they're probably a shade later than last year - a sunny day this weekend might prove fruitful. There's quite a section of this canal in Warwickshire from its junction with the Coventry Canal near Bed'orth to the county border on the A5, plus the Coventry Canal itself to check out.
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Old Thursday 12th June 2008, 00:19   #4966
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You will not go far wrong going to Rutland Water this time of the year, with the Ospreys etc . Also any returning or none breeding Waders, and plenty off Finches and Warblers. 35 miles so its within your range.
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Thanks Kevin I'm sure i'll indulge in a few later
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Another vote for Rutland - it's a great place. Plan the day though, so you get to visit both the Lyndon and Egleton sides, as both have a great deal to offer. Just wear decent boots, as the paths on the Lyndon side always seem to be muddy!

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Rutland water seems to be the place to be! Im gonna head up soon but have to confess have never been before. Anyone got any tips on which bit to go to? Wheres the best place to see the Ospreys (dont say on the TV nest cam either!).

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That message (available here) was my response to a claim you had made, in November 2007, about the actions of the moderators of that list, which was wholly untrue. I replied by saying, (quoted in full):

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Just back from a few days at Minsmere.Went to Dunwich Heath on Monday morning for the Thrush Nightingale to be greeted with "It's gone mate flew off in the night".I'm getting good at dipping.

Took loads of pics hope I've got some decent ones but failed again to get a pic of a Bittern on the ground.Nearly made it as I missed one that had been feeding in the open in front of the Island Mere Hide by 5 mins (the photographers who had been there were happy to show me the shots they got - don't you love it when that happens.

Pete : Nice Owl pic and good luck with the hide.

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Rutland water seems to be the place to be! Im gonna head up soon but have to confess have never been before. Anyone got any tips on which bit to go to? Wheres the best place to see the Ospreys (dont say on the TV nest cam either!).

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Hi Gareth, last year there were a pair of Ospreys nesting in Manton Bay. They have nested again, but sadly the eggs havn't hatched. The Osprey nest is on a post right in front of the Waderscrape Hide at the Lyndon Hill NR. There are another pair of Ospreys at Lyndon (nest site is kept secret) who have fledged young.

The other reserve; the Anglian Birdwatching Centre at Egleton is also excellent.

Rutland Osprey News - http://www.ospreys.org.uk/
Leics/Rutland latest sightings - http://www.lros.org.uk/News.htm

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Took Dave to Cannock Chase today for his Birthday, someone has to keep him out of the Pub . Saw a few Redstarts in the rain, also Tree Pipits but no sign of the Pied Flys.
Dave you can go down the pub now mate, have a good one.
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