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Thumbs up England - Places to See Birds

We are creating the definitive list of top birding sites in UK and Ireland.

Here are the nominations for England so far, see individual threads for other areas.

East

Bedfordshire = The Lodge
Cambridgeshire = Wicken Fen
Essex = Rainham Marshes
Hertfordshire = Rye Meads
Norfolk = Titchwell
Suffolk = Minsmere

North West

Cheshire = Inner Marsh Farm
Cumbria = St Bees Head
Greater Manchester = Pennington Flash
Isle of Man = Calf of Man
Lancashire = Leighton Moss
Merseyside = Marshside

Please feel free to post your comments or counter proposals.
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Hello Neil Rigby,

First of all thanks for sharing really very nice birds places in england. Here you share really very good info on New England Birds. Really very good info and thanks for sharing nice bird places in england.
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hello for noth east england i would have to recomend Saltholm Ponds and Seal Sands in Cleveland

In recent months i have spotted a huge range of birds and wildlife including Snipe, Shorteared owls, Barn owls, Deer, Foxes, Weasels, Shoveler, Red Breasted Magansers, Stonechats, Pipits, Perigrin Falcons, Widgeon, Teal, Pintails, reed buntings, Water Rails, barnacle geese and i even saw a blue phase snow goose.

There have been recent sightings of Bitterns! Which of course are a treat to see anywhere!

This is a must for birdwatchers and twitchers to visit as you get alsorts of rare migrants coming in at this time of year


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Got to agree with most of those, the ones I've been to on that list were fantastic.
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Haven't seen any suggestions for the E Mids. where can I post for them?
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Haven't seen any suggestions for the E Mids. where can I post for them?
Just start your own thread Gavin and add E Mids locations to it........looking forward to reading about them.........we often get up to Tittesworth Reservoir,quite a good birding spot......have you ever been?
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Just start your own thread Gavin and add E Mids locations to it........looking forward to reading about them.........we often get up to Tittesworth Reservoir,quite a good birding spot......have you ever been?
Hi Ruth,

will do that. Tittesworth's over in the W Mids but I have been as my wife's family live in N Staffs. Was only a quick visit and would love to spend a bit more time there.

Thanks you.

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Hi Ruth,

will do that. Tittesworth's over in the W Mids but I have been as my wife's family live in N Staffs. Was only a quick visit and would love to spend a bit more time there.

Thanks you.
We've seen some good birds from the hides there Gavin......Lesser Redpolls are nearly always seen along with the usual waders and wildfowl.
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Dungeness in Kent is pretty amazing-thousands of divers and auks overwintering on the coast, skuas and geese pass through in their hundreds, little and black terns can be found, the pits hold goosander and smew, shoveler are found in abundance, bittern have known to breed, common gull, tree sparrow, yellow wagtail and wheatear breed, a few hundred white-fronted geese and bewick's swans winter, and it's great for rarities. Sorry for the massive list, but I love the site! It must be one of the highest listing in the UK, having been visited by a black-browed albatross, several pratincoles, herald's petrel, white-billed diver and little shearwater.

Never been there without seeing something new!
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We seriously need a Midlands thread to be started here and to be classed as sticky so we don't have to keep looking through all the threads to find it

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