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Old Saturday 8th January 2011, 02:57   #1
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US Birder Looking For Recommendation?

I will be visiting Essex at the end of February and would like some advice on good birding areas to visit. I will be staying in Harlow, Essex and will be prepared to drive for up to 150 miles from Harlow.

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Old Saturday 8th January 2011, 07:58   #2
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Hi Iowa Birder

There's several sites worth visiting in Essex, which you can read about in Opus.

Whilst you're in Opus it's worth checking out Suffolk, Norfolk, London and Kent.

I hope these will keep you busy until someone with more local knowledge comes along to help you.

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Old Tuesday 25th January 2011, 23:05   #3
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There are quite a few opportunities in Cambridgeshire as well. Grafham Water [60miles], Fen Drayton reserve [45miles], The Ouse Washes plus several other sites. Rutland Water is another possibility that's within easy reach [90-100 miles] of Harlow. Just take the M11 north onto the A14 and Cambridgeshire is your Oyster!! Drop me an PM and perhaps I can show a few spots?

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Old Saturday 29th January 2011, 17:21   #4
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In Essex I would advise abberton reservoir and finginhoe wick and also the maldon area for waders and owls.
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