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Old Thursday 28th June 2018, 21:27   #351
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So the Stanford Warren Kingfisher has gone missing again lol.
A Cuckoo was still calling this evening. Yesterday my first ever juvenile Cuckoo. It just sat there going zzz.
Another Water Vole at the other end of the creek.
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Old Monday 2nd July 2018, 20:49   #352
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Finally the Kingfisher made a reappearance at Stanford Warren. Also a Common Tern & the odd Swallow, House Martins. A quick run around Thurrock Thameside NR for a couple Skylarks.
It was a nice evening so a quick visit to Grays Gorge/Chaffford Gorge and a quick couple Kingfisher calling. KF size fish in the water & the odd Swift, Swallow, House Martin & Cormorant overhead.
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Old Friday 6th July 2018, 08:19   #353
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On Tuesday at Stanford Warren the Kingfisher stopped near me and dived for a couple fish. When it stops in a tree it gives a single call. Yesterday I just heard it call. It is quite active on the lakes.
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Old Monday 23rd July 2018, 19:58   #354
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The Kingfisher is back down Stanford Warren flying about and calling.
At the weekend I had four fledglings in Birmingham;
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Old Wednesday 25th July 2018, 20:24   #355
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Kingfisher yesterday & today Stanford Warren. There are a few juvenile Green Woodpecker on the paths. There always were GWP on the field to the left of the entrance to TTNP.
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Old Thursday 2nd August 2018, 07:21   #356
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A pair of Kingfisher yesterday at Stanford Warren. They were flying around calling to each other, then fishing.
Then I though there might be more, I heard a pair calling on the Wharf lake and one of them was flying over the road to the main lake a couple times.
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Old Monday 6th August 2018, 19:48   #357
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Stanford Warren; a Kingfisher flew over my shoulder lol.
Also I missed possible Kingfisher fledglings on the 9th July. One of the dog walkers saw them. Second time in the past few years he has seen fledglings.
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Old Wednesday 8th August 2018, 20:05   #358
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The Kingfisher at Stanford Warren then my first one of the year at Mucking Sluice. Good views of a Water Vole on the creek.
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Old Wednesday 15th August 2018, 14:22   #359
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A Kingfisher again yesterday down Stanford Warren.
I saw my first snake swimming in the lake.
Last week I saw a Water Vole on the lakes.
Around TTNP there were a few Swallows & their chicks were calling.
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At Stanford Warren on Monday the Kingfisher flew through.
This evening one was fishing. It stopped right in front of me.
Swallows & House Martins over the Wharf.
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Old Thursday 23rd August 2018, 19:38   #361
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The Kingfisher again down Stanford Warren.
I think it's been a good year for Green Woodpecker.
There always were a couple at the entrance to TTNP, now they are everywhere; several.
Swallows flying everywhere I ran around TTNP.
A couple Kestrels.
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At Stanford Warren; the Kingfisher on the back straight, a Kestrel & Starlings gathering. Along Stanford Wharf, Swallows & House Martins. I think the number has increased as they gather before flying off I assume.
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Kingfisher by Mucking Sluice for 2 evenings
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Kingfisher again by Mucking Sluice and fishing along the creek.
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Old Tuesday 18th September 2018, 19:17   #365
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Kingfisher at Mucking Sluice.
Still some Swallows.
Not so many Starlings gathered this evening.
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Old Friday 21st September 2018, 18:46   #366
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The Kingfisher was on Mucking, Monday to Thursday this week.
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The Kingfisher again on both Mucking Sluice & creek, this evening & yesterday.
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Old Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 21:07   #368
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Stanford Warren; Kingfisher by Mucking Sluice.
I called it and it flew in and sat on the sluice wall.
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The best Kingfisher views Stanford Warren.
In the distance I saw something splash into the water. It was the Kingfisher diving. It was diving from a height and a distance into the water. I could just hear the splashing noise. Then another called from the lake behind.
Then there was a lot of tutting and they flew past chasing.
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Old Wednesday 10th October 2018, 22:19   #370
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The one Kingfisher on Stanford Warren that I assume won the territory.
Another by Mucking Sluice.
A Sparrowhawk chasing Starlings over Thurrock Thameside NP.
Monday there was a Stonechat on the track to the VC.
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Stanford Warren & Thurrock Thameside NP yesterday & today; Kingfisher, Hare & Barn Owl.
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