Date Details Sitename
Saturday 02 Jan

Holland Haven 12:00 to 13:00, Still, high tide, quite chilly 4-5 C
2 Pink-footed Goose (with Greylags) 7 Purple Sandpiper (On shore by outfall, very tame) 70 Wigeon (On sea) 3 Great Crested Grebe (On sea) 1 Redwing (no doubt more in area) [Marsh Stitchman]

Holland Haven
Thursday 31 Dec

Holland Haven 10:30 to 13:10, Clear, cold; cloud came in from inland.
1 Tundra Bean Goose (Pinkfoots also reported by another observer) 16 White-fronted Goose (Probably more mixed in with Greylags. View of flock was either very distant, or interrupted by foliage.) 1 Stonechat 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 7 Purple Sandpiper (Seawall, water edge) 2 Shelduck (Landed on frozen scrape) 100 Wigeon (On sea) 12 Mute Swan (4 on fields, about 8 on sea.) 1 Grey Heron 2 Kestrel 4 Goldfinch [Simon Banks]

Holland Haven
Monday 28 Dec

Holland Haven 11:00 to 12:45, Mixed sunshine and cloud
46 White-fronted Goose 2 Tundra Bean Goose 1 Pink-footed Goose 7 Purple Sandpiper 5 Red-throated Diver 150 Wigeon (Flock sat offshore at distance, couldn't see any other species but possible) 5 Shelduck 6 Linnet 1 Sanderling (Stayed 30 secs before Purps chased it off!) [Matt Turner]

Holland Haven
Sunday 27 Dec

Holland Haven 13:45 to 15:45, Mainly clear, cool, ebbing tide; walk from Holland to Frinton and back
3 Purple Sandpiper 1 Stonechat 70 White-fronted Goose (At least 70 on grazing marsh ) 2 Bean Goose (With white-fronts) 200 Brent Goose (c. on sea then flying west ) 2 Bearded Tit (At least two pinging in reeds south of raised tee) [Brian Combes]

Holland Haven
Sunday 06 Dec

Holland Haven 09:30 to 13:00,
5 Purple Sandpiper 111 White-fronted Goose 1 Little Owl 2 Buzzard 1 Little Egret [Matt Turner]

Holland Haven
Tuesday 01 Dec

Holland Haven 12:00 to 14:00, sunny but cool. nagging NW wind.
600 Brent Goose (flushed by Gas Operated Bird Scarer - Crow Banger from farmland to north of NR) 100 Greylag Goose 85 White-fronted Goose (Constantly flushed by GOBS) 2 Tundra Bean Goose (magpie) 1 Grey Heron 65 Lapwing 100 Teal 55 Wigeon 2 Mallard 1 Sanderling 6 Purple Sandpiper (fascinating to watch... Opportunity missed for Environment Agency to design seawalls that contribute and enhance local biodiversity objectives.) 60 Herring Gull 90 Black-headed Gull 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Common Gull 4 Mute Swan 4 Magpie 10 Stock Dove 20 Wood Pigeon 2 Stonechat 5 Blackbird 1 Robin 1 Wren 1 Great Tit 1 Firecrest (ellusive shelterbelt along STW) 7 Blue Tit 1 Dunnock 37 Starling 1 Song Thrush 1 Kestrel 1 Skylark 1 Meadow Pipit 8 Shelduck [Malcolm Riddler]

Holland Haven
Monday 30 Nov

Holland Haven 10:30 to 12:15,
150 Greylag Goose (+) 48 White-fronted Goose 1 Kestrel (male) 6 Blackbird (+) 6 Purple Sandpiper 1 Cetti's Warbler 2 Stonechat (pair) 60 Lapwing (+) 2 Tundra Bean Goose 1 Song Thrush [Liz Huxley]

Holland Haven
Thursday 26 Nov

Holland Haven 10:30 to 11:30, Fine and still
1 Kestrel 3 Purple Sandpiper (Sluice jetty) 2 Stonechat (`Harbour rocks') [Graham Upton]

Holland Haven
Tuesday 24 Nov

Holland Haven 10:30 to 12:30,
2 Goldcrest 1 Buzzard 3 Purple Sandpiper (by sluice) 2 Turnstone 2 Stonechat (pair) 20 Teal (+) 40 Lapwing 1 Great Skua (south) 9 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (south) 8 Shelduck 2 Kestrel [Liz Huxley]

Holland Haven
Wednesday 04 Nov

Holland Haven 06:45 to 11:30,
3 Purple Sandpiper (on sluice) 1 Dartford Warbler (ringed and later observed near wooden hide) 3 Cetti's Warbler (2 males, 1 female ringed/retrapped) 2 Lesser Redpoll 3 Siskin 3 Stonechat 25 Meadow Pipit 2 Swallow [Simon Cox]

Holland Haven