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If you have a local canal network,it is worth a wander along the towpath for a while,as many fishing clubs have heavily stocked stretches of canal which attract birds such as herons,kingfishers,and even the odd dipper,I remember seeing one along the Trent and Mersey canal at Middleport,Staffs a couple of years ago.Naturally,I did not have my camera at the time.

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2 May, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Always the way isnt it Phil.Currently following the fortunes of a pair of nesting dippers on a local river and waiting to see the kingfishers too. There were 3 last year but fear the harsh winter had dire consequences...though one has apparently been spotted.

3 May, 2011
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jane said:

Why do we not have our cameras when we have our best encounters ?? Learnt the hard way to always carry the camera and expect the unexpected Phil...oh and not to bring the camera out..only to find the battery is still at home ...on charge !!

4 May, 2011
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phili said:

I 've not seen any kingfishers for a couple of years now,I hope these harsh winters have not seen them off.

4 May, 2011
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mike said:

I go to Westport, the local parks and Park Hall but rarely find myself at a Canal. Yet I do know there are "two" Kingfishers at the canal area just below the Brittania stadium. There are two at Park Hall too (according to the fishermen) but they are early morning late evening to spot. Must try towpaths.

4 May, 2011
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jane said:

Think we lost two Phil..but hope one did survive and will hopefully gain a mate.It was such a hard time for them..

24 Dec, 2011
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terratoonie said:

Good reminder about the canals :o)

24 Dec, 2011
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phili said:

:O))

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