Date Site Details
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 Pectoral Sandpiper Redshank Black-headed Gull Grey Heron Little Egret Sparrowhawk Green Woodpecker Kestrel Jay Magpie Skylark Snipe Lesser Black-backed Gull Cormorant Jackdaw Carrion Crow Blue Tit Wren Great Tit Starling Blackbird Cetti's Warbler Robin Chiffchaff House Sparrow Greenfinch Linnet Goldfinch Meadow Pipit 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]

Monday 23 Aug Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 15:00 to 17:00, Sun with scattered cloud
15 Mallard (One duck with six very young ducklings.) Golden Plover 6 Stock Dove 25 Lapwing (At least.) Grey Plover 6 Ringed Plover 4 Little Ringed Plover 8 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Ruff 2 Common Sandpiper 2 Greenshank Buzzard Peregrine Falcon (Adult touring around marsh before coming to rest on the marsh.) 25 Swallow (At least.) 15 Yellow Wagtail [Robert Pease]

Wednesday 11 Aug Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:30 to 12:30,
c.50 Canada Goose 5 Shelduck 2 Shoveler c.10 Mallard c.10 Teal Pochard Avocet c.100 Lapwing c.5 Ringed Plover c.100 Black-tailed Godwit c.5 Dunlin Snipe 5 Green Sandpiper Wood Sandpiper 3 Common Tern 2 Cormorant Little Egret Buzzard Kestrel c.10 Sand Martin c.10 Swallow 2 Chiffchaff Reed Warbler Blackcap Greenshank [Richard Chew]