Date Details Sitename
Friday 14 Feb

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:30 to 11:30, Sunny, calm then very windy on wall by river
1 Peregrine Falcon (Far side of Round Marsh flooded area, perched) 1 Short-eared Owl (From Round Marsh hide huntingover reed bed) 1 Marsh Harrier (From Round Marsh hide, also other sightings ) 2 Buzzard 2 Stonechat 1 Starling (Large flocks over marsh areas) 1 Lapwing (Large flocks a.b.) 1 Barnacle Goose (With Canada geese) 300 Brent Goose (Only 1 flock seen) 1 Reed Bunting 2 Oystercatcher (On river shore) 1 Curlew (On shore and fields) 10 Wigeon (On river) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Thursday 06 Feb

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 13:30 to 17:00, Bright,still, mild.
1 Sparrowhawk (On bank behind hide 3.) 2 Marsh Harrier (From hide 3.) 1 Buzzard (From hide 3.) 1 Hen Harrier (Male seen twice from hide 3 and also from hide 2 by seperate observer.) 1 Short-eared Owl (On post from hide 1.) 4 Stonechat [David Curle]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Sunday 26 Jan

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 07:45 to 09:45,
1 Barn Owl 1 Marsh Harrier (Juv male) 2 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 2 Raven (Flying over to East about 0815 giving flight contact calls. Deja vu from my last sighting in spring 2018. Is it the pair previously seen around barling?) 20 Barnacle Goose 30 Curlew 200 Lapwing 10 Golden Plover 2 Stonechat (Pair along ditch between first 2 hides. ) 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 20 Stock Dove 2 Green Woodpecker (Pair in nearest field to car park) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming male near car park) 1 Great Black-backed Gull 10 Fieldfare [Tony Kennelly]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Monday 20 Jan

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:45 to 17:00, Highlights: BHF to Burnham along the Crouch. Cold, clear and very still conditions.
1 Marsh Harrier (Hunting on reserve and over Bridgemarsh Island) 7 Buzzard (3 reserve, 3 Althorne, 1 Creeksea) 1 Peregrine Falcon 45 Avocet 1 Short-eared Owl (E end of reserve; briefly mobbing the Marsh Harrier) 1 Barn Owl 2 Bearded Tit (BWA hide) [Steven Swaby]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Sunday 05 Jan

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 13:00 to 16:30,
2 Ruff 2 Marsh Harrier 200 Lapwing 3 Grey Plover 10 Golden Plover 20 Shoveler 6 Gadwall 2 Black-tailed Godwit 15 Wigeon 3 Pochard 1 Tufted Duck [Mark Buckley]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Tuesday 22 Oct

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:30 to 11:00, Water levels very low at all three hides
1 Kestrel (female) 4 Stonechat (2m, 2f) 100 Skylark (c) 35 Barnacle Goose (some with obvious Canada DNA, plus larger nos of Canadas and Grey Lags) 22 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (only) 51 Avocet (on Crouch) 4 Bearded Tit (maybe more, at third hide) 1 Fieldfare [Paul Gymer]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Tuesday 15 Oct

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 14:00 to 16:30, Mild and dry.
1 Wheatear (On sea wall. All other sightings from 3rd hide.) 6 Green Sandpiper 1 Yellowhammer 5 Meadow Pipit 3 Stonechat 2 Buzzard 2 Kestrel [David Curle]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Saturday 07 Sep

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:45 to 16:45, Dry, sun & cloud, Brisk NW breeze. 18 to 22 c. Sightings with Brenda. Sea wall & 3 hides.
50 Swallow (Plus, feeding all over reserve.) 25 Sand Martin (Circa.) 1 House Martin 11 Yellow Wagtail (6 from middle hide, 5 from first hide.) 2 Wheatear (First hide.) 250 Teal (Circa. Put up from first hide scrape by M Harrier.) 15 Mallard (Last hide.) 2 Whinchat (Distant from first hide.) 10 Pied Wagtail (First & middle hide.) 1 Meadow Pipit (Sea wall. ) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 1 Hobby (Failed attempt to take a Sand Martin, sea wall.) 3 Kestrel 8 Grey Heron 100 Starling (Circa. Roving flock.) 1 Oystercatcher (Only bird on river with the obvious B H Gulls.) 1 Buzzard 4 Little Egret [David Hale]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Saturday 31 Aug

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:30 to 13:15, sunny, cloudy building with SW breeze
8 Barnacle Goose 4 Buzzard 3 Hobby 2 Kestrel 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Wheatear 2 Whinchat 3 Yellow Wagtail 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile) [Mark Gregory]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Wednesday 28 Aug

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:00 to 16:00,
1 Redstart (juvenile) 9 Whinchat 3 Wheatear 5 Lesser Whitethroat 3 Whitethroat 30 Yellow Wagtail 5 Skylark 3 Marsh Harrier 8 Buzzard 2 Hobby 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Wood Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Ruff 1 Greenshank 3 Curlew 3 Snipe 8 Golden Plover [Steve Grimwade]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge