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Old Saturday 25th January 2014, 19:07   #1
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A bit of fun - Essex pub twitching

There are various games based on the names of pubs and in a casual moment I thought of Essex pub twitching so...

How many pubs named after or partly named after birds can we find in Essex?

To start it off with ones localish to me in Braintree there is the Swan (also in Rayne & Bradwell and witham) and the Eagle,
Halstead - three pigeons,
East Mersea dog and Pheasant,
Great leighs - the dog and Partridge
and further from me the Hawk at battlesbridge

so that's 6 different birds as a starter (and 9 including repeats), anyone care to add some more?
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Old Saturday 25th January 2014, 19:14   #2
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The Moorhen, Rainbow & Dove, The Golden Swift, Black Swan & White Swan are all in Harlow
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Old Sunday 26th January 2014, 10:13   #3
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Around Chelmsford:

The Fox and Raven (Chelmer Village)
The Curlew (S. Woodham)
The Eagle (Galleywood) - and The Eagle and Hind on Gloucester Ave. Chelmsford
Fox and Goose (Ongar Road)

and The Bird In Hand (New Writtle Street), though not a 'species' and not referring to a wild bird

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Old Sunday 26th January 2014, 10:25   #4
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Old Monday 27th January 2014, 07:02   #5
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There's a Swan in Little Totham as well - think it's still open!

Not in Essex but I like the name - the Parrot and Punchbowl near Thorpeness
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swans seem very popular!

so that's 15 different types so far if we separate white and black swans! must be some more out there though........
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Old Monday 27th January 2014, 18:17   #8
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Old Monday 27th January 2014, 21:10   #9
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Old Monday 27th January 2014, 22:45   #10
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Old Tuesday 28th January 2014, 07:21   #12
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Old Tuesday 28th January 2014, 07:37   #13
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The nagging old crow,oh sorry,that's not a pub it's my missus lol
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Old Tuesday 28th January 2014, 08:16   #14
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The Sandmartin, Chafford Hundred

edit - does The Green Man in Herongate count?
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The Fat Goose in Tendring
The Flamingo in Holland-on-Sea
The Essex Seagull in St Osyth
Dirty Penguin in Colchester
The Pheasant in Gestingthorpe
The Three Pigeons in Halstead
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[quote=Viv Connett;2916500]There's a Swan in Little Totham as well - think it's still open!

Oh and of course there's one in Maldon as well
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Terry,do you have a drink problem loool
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I had a slight problem last Monday night! Having been in CAMRA and researched Essex breweries, I know my way round a few pubs in Essex ;-)

Add The Falcon in Southend to the list.
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I drove past the Meadow Lark in Shoebury today.

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28 different so far, I reckon:
in alphabetical order......
Crane in Basildon (and Upminster)
Curlew (S. Woodham)
Duck in Newney Green
Dove (Rainbow & Dove) Harlow
Eagle Braintree, Galleywood (and Spread Eagle, Witham and Eagle & Hind
Chelmsford)
Falcon in Southend
Flamingo in Holland-on-Sea
Goose (Fox & Goose,Ongar Road Chelmsford and Fat Goose in Tendring)
Hawk battlesbridge
Hummingbird in Harlow
Jay (Three Jays - in Jaywick)
Magpie (Cock & Magpie in Epping Green) I suppose cock could count as well but maybe pushing the boundaries a bit
Meadow Lark in Shoebury
Moorhen Harlow
optimist in Upminster
Owl and the Pussycat in Basildon
partridge (dog and Partridge - Great leighs)
pheasant Gestingthorpe ( + dog and Pheasant, East Mersea)
Penguin in Colchester
Pigeon (three pigeons, Halstead )
Raven (Fox and Raven Chelmer Village)
Sandmartin, Chafford Hundred
Seagull (Essex Seagull in St Osyth)
Swan Braintree (also in Rayne, Bradwell, maldon, lt totham and witham)
Black Swan Harlow
White Swan Harlow
Golden Swift, Harlow
Woodpecker in Hutton
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Drove past the Grey Goose in Rochford today (notice how I drive past these places... maybe I should investigate further...)
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I belong to a group of birders who mainly know each other from Rainham,headed by Howard Vaughan and we call ourselves the Boozybirders
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