Date Site Details
Saturday 09 Oct Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 08:39 to 11:00, Misty clearing to sunny and warm
2 Kestrel 2 Robin 5 Meadow Pipit (+) 4 Linnet 6 Blue Tit 3 Reed Bunting 8 Lapwing 5 Pied Wagtail 2 Snipe 15 Barnacle Goose (+) 9 Teal 4 Wigeon Little Grebe Mute Swan 4 Mallard Redshank 3 Shelduck 3 Little Egret Reed Warbler [Paul Everett]

Sunday 03 Oct Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 15:25 to 17:00, Sunny, with clouds and some heavy rain. Observations along the sea wall only
3 Ringed Plover Marsh Harrier (Female) Lesser Black-backed Gull Great Black-backed Gull 2 House Martin Green Woodpecker Kestrel 7 Goldfinch Greenfinch 3 Blue Tit [Paul Everett]

Friday 24 Sep Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 06:15 to 10:00, Selected highlights
2 Pectoral Sandpiper 17 Barnacle Goose 8 Snipe Green Sandpiper 2 Greenshank 2 Mediterranean Gull [Steve Grimwade]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 11:00 to 12:00,
Canada Goose Greylag Goose Shoveler Gadwall Wigeon Mallard Teal Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon Wood Pigeon Collared Dove Moorhen Coot Little Grebe Lapwing Ruff 2 Pectoral Sandpiper 0 Snipe Redshank Black-headed Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Cormorant Grey Heron Little Egret Sparrowhawk Green Woodpecker Kestrel Jay Magpie Jackdaw Carrion Crow Blue Tit Great Tit Skylark Cetti's Warbler Chiffchaff Wren Starling Blackbird Robin House Sparrow Meadow Pipit Greenfinch Linnet Goldfinch Reed Bunting [Steve Swinney]

Monday 13 Sep Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 15:00 to 19:15, wind NE, high tide ~17:50,
4 Kestrel (+) Buzzard 5 Ruff 12 Snipe Avocet Peregrine Falcon (juv) 2 Meadow Pipit Osprey (heading east, attempting to fish along the the Crouch) 3 Wheatear 2 Marsh Harrier (ad male, ad female) 2 Bearded Tit (+, heard only) 6 Skylark 4 Green Sandpiper Dunlin 14 Ringed Plover 6 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Linnet [Simon Satchell]

Saturday 11 Sep Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 11:00 to 17:45, Dry, sun & cloud, light W breeze. Sightings with Brenda. Highlights of today's sightings. High tide late afternoon.
Osprey (Passed low behind the first hide going West @ 16 00 hrs.) 4 Buzzard Peregrine Falcon 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Hobby (2 birds showing for long periods, suspect new birds over the scrape throughout the day. ) 4 Kestrel 2 Raven (Possible pair.) 9 Snipe 12 Little Stint (Circa.) 9 Ruff 2 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Yellow Wagtail 40 Ringed Plover (Circa.) 40 Dunlin (Circa.) Green Sandpiper 15 Wigeon 20 Shoveler (Circa.) 400 Teal 50 Lapwing (At least.) 50 Swallow (Circa.) [David Hale]

Friday 10 Sep Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 11:00 to 12:00, Overcast / Showers
12 Greenfinch (on feeder in car park) 50 Sand Martin (Minimum number - on telegraph wire) 200 Starling (Minimum number - on telegraph wire) 10 Snipe (probably more - Round Marsh Hide) Raven (Round Marsh Hide - predated egg from a nest - watched closely by 2 crows) 2 Green Sandpiper (Round Marsh Hide) Ruff (Round Marsh Hide) 6 Skylark [David Webb]

Tuesday 07 Sep Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny, Hot with a small breeze.
6 Ruff Avocet 4 Little Stint Snipe 2 Marsh Harrier (1 juv 1 fem. plenty of activity dispite the heat. ) 2 Peregrine Falcon (1 juv 1 ad. Giving great hunting views including the capture of a Lapwing. ) 2 Green Sandpiper 6 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Raven Garganey (Female/eclipse male. Windpump Hide. ) Merlin (Male bird taking refuge from the sun under a tree. Windpump Hide. ) [Matthew Davison]

Monday 06 Sep Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:00 to 16:00, Selected highlights from Swallow Birding guided walk
2 Raven (Pair giving good views on reserve) 4 Little Stint Greenshank 4 Wheatear 3 Hobby 3 Marsh Harrier Garganey 4 Mediterranean Gull Bearded Tit 6 Ruff Peregrine Falcon (Juvenile) Cetti's Warbler [Steve Grimwade]

Tuesday 31 Aug Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:55 to 14:15, Selected highlights
12 Little Stint (juveniles) Curlew Sandpiper (juvenile) Garganey 2 Hobby Great White Egret 7 Whinchat Peregrine Falcon (juvenile) [Steve Grimwade]

Sunday 29 Aug Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 06:00 to 10:30, Misty start, clearing to sun
30 Stock Dove Avocet (Round marsh) 20 Lapwing Little Ringed Plover (Round marsh) 7 Curlew 40 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Ruff (Round marsh) Curlew Sandpiper (Round marsh, right hand side from hide) Little Stint (Round marsh) 12 Snipe (Round marsh) 2 Green Sandpiper (Round marsh) Greenshank (Heard calling in flight) 4 Sparrowhawk (2 adults & 2 juveniles over. 1 adult seen keeping an eye on the buzzards earlier & 1 adult driving kestrel away when family were flying) Marsh Harrier 3 Buzzard (2 adults & 1 calling juvenile perched on fence by railway) Hobby (Unsuccessfully chasing swallows & martins) Bearded Tit (Heard from 3rd / BWA hide) Cetti's Warbler 2 Chiffchaff Sedge Warbler 2 Reed Warbler Blackcap (Calling around car park) Lesser Whitethroat 2 Whitethroat 40 Yellow Wagtail (Seen in cut fields but the ones without sheep & cattle in oddly) 3 Corn Bunting (2 adults & 1 juvenile by seawall at the far end of permissive path, all calling) 20 Wigeon (Round Marsh) [Tony Kennelly]