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Stanford Warren/Wharf (1 Viewer)

CharleyBird

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Had a very pleasant early morning walk around the Mucking area so thought I'd share about this relatively quiet spot. Saw three dog walkers, one bird watcher, and one other walker.
Parked up in Wharf Road and walked S to the Mucking Flats. Then W to the sluice bridge, N around the extensive reed beds and NE along the fishing lake boundary back to Wharf Road.

Didn't see kingfisher, marsh harrier, bearded tit, avocet so not that exciting...

but did
hear cetis warbler,
see the rear end of a water rail, and a wren and a great spotted woodpecker fully in the sunshine at leisure.
And saw:
Song thrush, blackbird, blue tit, great tit, long tailed tit, goldfinch, greenfinch chaffinch, dunnock, dunlin, common redshank, moorhen coot, teal, mallard, reed bunting, cormorant, black headed gull, starling, pheasant, greylag goose, canada goose, skylark, great crested grebe, wood pigeon, collard dove, lapwing, magpie, jackdaw, carrion crow, robin.
Probably more on the mud flats but I'm not confident on waders
Very nice two hour stroll
 

zomerset

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Had a very pleasant early morning walk around the Mucking area so thought I'd share about this relatively quiet spot. Saw three dog walkers, one bird watcher, and one other walker.
Parked up in Wharf Road and walked S to the Mucking Flats. Then W to the sluice bridge, N around the extensive reed beds and NE along the fishing lake boundary back to Wharf Road.

Didn't see kingfisher, marsh harrier, bearded tit, avocet so not that exciting...

but did
hear cetis warbler,
see the rear end of a water rail, and a wren and a great spotted woodpecker fully in the sunshine at leisure.
And saw:
Song thrush, blackbird, blue tit, great tit, long tailed tit, goldfinch, greenfinch chaffinch, dunnock, dunlin, common redshank, moorhen coot, teal, mallard, reed bunting, cormorant, black headed gull, starling, pheasant, greylag goose, canada goose, skylark, great crested grebe, wood pigeon, collard dove, lapwing, magpie, jackdaw, carrion crow, robin.
Probably more on the mud flats but I'm not confident on waders
Very nice two hour stroll

Hi Charley bird,
Yeah I go down Stanford Warren in the evening.
The Kingfisher patrols the fishing lake and flies over to the reeds.
It's on the sluice at low tide.
There's others on the Wharf lake.
I've seen the Marsh Harrier, SEO and Barn owl a few times.
Only seen Bearded Tit a couple times from the path up the middle of the reeds.
 

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