Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 04 Nov

Vange Marsh RSPB 14:30 to 16:45, Sunny, warm, becoming cold.
3 Little Grebe 1 Great White Egret 3 Pintail (Male & two females.) 2 Kestrel 6 Water Rail (At least.) 78 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Ruff 3 Redshank 1 Kingfisher (Near sluice.) 1 Grey Wagtail 2 Stonechat (Pair.) 2 Reed Bunting (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Thursday 29 Oct

Vange Marsh RSPB 15:00 to 17:00, Cloudy, breezy.
27 Mallard 59 Wigeon (At least.) 93 Teal (At least.) 54 Shoveler (At least.) 18 Gadwall 2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female (adults).) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Peregrine Falcon 2 Water Rail (Calling.) 4 Black-tailed Godwit 10 Curlew 1 Kingfisher (Heard in the vicinity of the sluice.) 2 Stonechat (Pair.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Sunday 25 Oct

Vange Marsh RSPB 14:00 to 15:45, Sun & clouds.
1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier (Juv.) 1 Water Rail (Calling.) 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Saline lagoon.) 3 Green Sandpiper (Saline lagoon.) 1 Grey Wagtail 2 Stonechat (Pair.) 1 Bearded Tit (At least.) 1 Reed Bunting 3 Swallow (Past sluice area.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Tuesday 20 Oct

Vange Marsh RSPB 15:00 to 18:00, Sunny, warm.
2 Little Grebe 7 Mute Swan (Usual pair with five well grown cygnets.) 1 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier (Female & immature.) 1 Kestrel 4 Water Rail (At least.) 3 Grey Plover (In flight from sluice.) 3 Spotted Redshank 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Kingfisher (Noisy & active around sluice/creek.) 13 Meadow Pipit (At least.) 2 Grey Wagtail (At least.) 1 Stonechat (Male.) 3 Bearded Tit (At least.) 4 Greenfinch 3 Reed Bunting (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Sunday 18 Oct

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:45 to 17:15, Cloudy, occasional sun. Mild.
1 Little Grebe 1 Cattle Egret (In flight past saline viewpoint.) 45 Wigeon (At least.) 39 Teal 36 Shoveler 9 Gadwall 1 Buzzard 2 Water Rail (At least.) 288 Lapwing (At least.) 12 Snipe (Flock in flight.) 10 Curlew 189 Black-tailed Godwit (At least.) 21 Redshank 5 Spotted Redshank 1 Green Sandpiper 200 Black-headed Gull (At least.) 5 Common Gull (At least.) 16 Herring Gull (At least.) 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Kingfisher (Active & noisy around the creek/sline lagoon area.) 1 Grey Wagtail (Abstraction ditch.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Monday 05 Oct

Vange Marsh RSPB 13:45 to 16:30, Sun & cloud. Warm at first, becoming cooler. Water levels much higher.
1 Little Grebe 4 Little Egret 7 Mute Swan (Pair with five well grown cygnets.) 8 Greylag Goose 13 Pintail (Females/eclipsed males.) 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier (Juvenile.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 8 Avocet 3 Ringed Plover (Adult plus two juvs.) 171 Lapwing 2 Snipe 8 Curlew 65 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Ruff (Male.) 5 Redshank 7 Spotted Redshank 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Kingfisher (Flying along creek near sluice.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 10 Swallow (At least.) 4 House Martin (At least.) 20 Lesser Redpoll (Flying over saline viewpoint, heading for old tip/Wat Tyler.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Thursday 01 Oct

Vange Marsh RSPB 15:00 to 16:30, Bright and dry.
13 Curlew (All sightings from second viewing mound) 1 Marsh Harrier 20 Snipe 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Ringed Plover 1 Curlew Sandpiper 100 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Little Egret 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only) [David Curle]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Tuesday 29 Sep

Vange Marsh RSPB 08:30 to 10:30, Misty, murky. Clearing. Then fitful sun.
2 Great White Egret 7 Wigeon 6 Mallard 3 Gadwall 7 Shoveler 90 Teal (At least.) 1 Water Rail 7 Avocet (Saline lagoon.) 3 Little Ringed Plover 2 Grey Plover (WP. Short stay.) 87 Lapwing 12 Dunlin (Dropped in for a while.) 17 Snipe (At least.) 6 Curlew 142 Black-tailed Godwit (Flocks arriving piecemeal at tide came in.) 2 Ruff (Male & female.) 2 Redshank 1 Spotted Redshank 3 Green Sandpiper 30 Meadow Pipit (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Wednesday 23 Sep

Vange Marsh RSPB 13:00 to 14:15, Cloudy, showers. One heavy.
1 Kestrel 22 Snipe (At least.) 115 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Ruff (Male.) 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Bearded Tit (Pinging from Eastern reeds.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Saturday 12 Sep

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:45 to 14:45, Sun & clouds. Warm. Light breeze. All small waders showing wellclose to 2nd viewing mound.
1 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Lapwing 3 Curlew Sandpiper 2 Little Stint 18 Curlew 118 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Ruff 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Grey Wagtail [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB