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Old 05-10-09, 06:05 PM
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Question Top Birding Site in each English County

I am doing some upgrading to the Places to see Birds Directory and would like to feature ONE reserve for each county in England.

ie. Norfolk = Titchwell Marsh

Have you got a categoric/flagship reserve for a county?

Please post in your suggestions in the same way.

The rest of the UK and Ireland will follow shortly, so be patient and keep notes!
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Should imagine this thread will cause some disagreements especially for the county of Norfolk with so many brilliant sites.
But in Gtr Manchester I would go for Pennington Flash it seems to be about the most consistent site in the county. Also if a proposed golf course development on nearby land takes off the existing golf course that abuts the flash will be handed over to Pennington thereby increasing its size. (Or something along those lines)
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Smile Pennington Flash, Greater Manchester

Thanks Merlin, Sounds perfect.

Do you want to add that one to the Directory since you know how to do it?

..of course I kicked off with a top county to get the debate raging!
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Wouldn't all those useless golf courses make great nature reserves ? Then maybe the nature reserves we have could be left for the dog owners. Or is it just Fleetwood where we are over run with dogs ?

Yeah, I have a little one myself. And a small dog..a staffy actually.
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I think for Lancashire it would have to be Leighton Moss.
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I think for Lancashire it would have to be Leighton Moss.
I agree. I'm making Leighton Moss the featured site for Lancashire.
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Thanks Merlin, Sounds perfect.

Do you want to add that one to the Directory since you know how to do it?

..of course I kicked off with a top county to get the debate raging!
Sure will, it is also listed on Manchester Birding which is also in the directory.
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Hi Neil could I put forward my favorite reserve for Cheshire. Inner Marsh Farm and Burton marsh near Neston on the Wirral, both run by the RSPB . The reserve itself is a little on the small side right now with only the one, although quite spacious hide. But I hear on the grapevine its due for an expansion next year. I am led to believe there could be 2 new hides and a RSPB visiter centre. Not sure when this work will start but I will keep you posted. A great reserve never the less where anything can turn up. This highlighted just this week with 2 Long Billed Dowitchers taking up residence for the last week and still there today. Thanks Jonny.
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Hi Neil could I put forward my favorite reserve for Cheshire. Inner Marsh Farm and Burton marsh near Neston on the Wirral, both run by the RSPB . The reserve itself is a little on the small side right now with only the one, although quite spacious hide. But I hear on the grapevine its due for an expansion next year. I am led to believe there could be 2 new hides and a RSPB visiter centre. Not sure when this work will start but I will keep you posted. A great reserve never the less where anything can turn up. This highlighted just this week with 2 Long Billed Dowitchers taking up residence for the last week and still there today. Thanks Jonny.
I agree with Jonny,IMF is the best reserve in Cheshire.....i'm looking forward to the expansion too.......maybe we'll get a WC then!!!! lol.
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Ha good point about the wc Ruth. But it really is a top reserve always likely to throw up something unusual.
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