Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 22 May

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 07:00 to 08:20, Sunny and calm
1 Nightingale (Singing 100yd north of bridge) 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard near picnic parking area) 4 Reed Warbler (At least) 2 Swift 2 Tufted Duck (Pair) 4 Shoveler (3m, 1f) 1 Song Thrush 4 Goldfinch 1 Blackcap (singing male) 1 Little Grebe (heard) 15 Lapwing (+) 13 Avocet 3 Grey Heron (all flying west) 4 Little Egret 1 Gadwall (lone male) 1 Kestrel 6 Linnet 20 Swallow (+) 30 Brent Goose (distant, all looked dbb) [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Tuesday 30 Apr

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 08:45 to 11:15, overcast
60 Brent Goose 6 Canada Goose (5 goslings) 9 Shoveler (6 drakes) 8 Gadwall (7 drakes) 1 Little Grebe (male calling) 24 Avocet (several apparently on nests) 19 Lapwing (males guarding/displaying) 1 Whimbrel 18 Black-tailed Godwit 14 Redshank (7 pairs, some display) 6 Greenshank 2 Great Black-backed Gull (one causing havoc among waders) 2 Cuckoo (males - Judas Gap and reserve) 2 Green Woodpecker (territories [2]) 1 Bearded Tit ("pinging" in Judas Gap reed-bed but not seen) 8 Swallow 1 Cetti's Warbler (male Judas Gap) 3 Chiffchaff (males [3]) 12 Sedge Warbler (territories, reserve to Judas Gap [2017= 12]) 21 Reed Warbler (territories [22]) 6 Blackcap (males [5]) 1 Garden Warbler (male Judas Gap, as last year) 5 Lesser Whitethroat (males - some passing through) 15 Whitethroat (males mostly on territory) 100 Starling (circa) 2 Nightingale (males Judas Gap [1]) 6 Linnet (pairs [5]) 8 Reed Bunting (territories [8]) [Martin Peers]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:45 to 19:45, Calm, low tide and lovely evening sunshine
1 Whimbrel (Crabbing to east of bridge) 1 Knot (Winter plumage bird still present) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Stunning breeding plumage male close to bridge) 1 Greenshank 2 Black Swan 1 Curlew 3 Avocet [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Saturday 20 Apr

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 08:00 to 08:30,
1 Marsh Harrier (Female flying east) 1 Whimbrel (To east of bridge) 1 Knot (Single winter plumage still present) [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Friday 19 Apr

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 17:30 to 18:30, Sunny evening, all the usual birds from bridge
1 Knot (winter plumage Knot still feeding by bridge) 5 Avocet 1 Peregrine Falcon (On top of pylon) 5 Dark-bellied Brent Goose [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Tuesday 16 Apr

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 07:45 to 08:30, All sightings from bridge
36 Turnstone 48 Black-tailed Godwit 35 Redshank 17 Teal 1 Little Ringed Plover (On splodge) 1 Greenshank 1 Marsh Harrier (Male flying north) 4 Avocet 1 Egyptian Goose 9 Oystercatcher 9 Gadwall 1 Knot 1 Swallow (First I've seen here this year) 1 Ruff (Very distant brief view in flight) 1 Red-legged Partridge [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:30 to 18:45, Quick stop on way home to check if LRP still there
1 Little Ringed Plover (Still on splodge, got pics this time) 1 Greenshank [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Friday 12 Apr

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 07:45 to 08:15, All sightings from bridge before work!
25 Redshank 1 Green Sandpiper (On splodge) 12 Turnstone (Most I've seen in this area) 3 Little Egret 51 Black-tailed Godwit 14 Teal 4 Avocet 4 Shoveler (All male) 2 Skylark 1 Snipe 2 Wigeon (Pair) 6 Gadwall (3 pairs) 5 Lapwing [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Tuesday 09 Apr

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:30 to 19:00, Bitterly cold NE wind, sightings from bridge
3 Avocet 1 Dunlin (on north bank to west of bridge, unusual to see this far up river) 25 Black-tailed Godwit 12 Redshank 3 Little Grebe 1 Wigeon 1 Skylark 5 Oystercatcher 6 Gadwall 5 Shelduck 10 Teal [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Saturday 06 Apr

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:45 to 19:30, Overcast and cold, all sightings from bridge and flooded field
1 Chaffinch (Male) 3 Long-tailed Tit 1 Blackcap (Singing male) 30 Redshank 80 Black-tailed Godwit 12 Teal 10 Gadwall 4 Oystercatcher 3 Lapwing 1 Avocet (On splodge) 1 Green Sandpiper (On splodge) 1 Water Rail (In usual place) 1 Curlew 2 Goldfinch 1 Dunnock (Singing male) 1 Wren (Singing male) 4 Blackbird 2 Robin 1 Little Egret 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Common Gull [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Friday 05 Apr

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 11:30 to 13:00, sunny intervals with brisk wind
4 Egyptian Goose (2 pairs with goslings) 70 Shelduck (60 on reserve) 2 Gadwall (pair) 60 Teal (50 at the Splodge) 4 Shoveler (2 pairs) 1 Pochard (female) 8 Little Egret 1 Marsh Harrier (cream-head) 20 Oystercatcher (+, 9-10 pairs on reserve) 28 Avocet (14 on reserve) 17 Lapwing (17-19 males) 20 Knot (high-tide roost) 40 Dunlin 780 Black-tailed Godwit (+) 1 Green Sandpiper (Splodge) 2 Greenshank 400 Redshank (+, 5 pairs on reserve) 8 Skylark (males) 50 Starling [Martin Peers]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Tuesday 02 Apr

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 19:15 to 19:45, Quick look from bridge on way home, low tide
1 Water Rail (In same place as last night but on it earlier so better views) 35 Redshank (+) 48 Wigeon 32 Teal 1 Greenshank 16 Black-tailed Godwit 14 Gadwall 1 Moorhen 1 Snipe (Feeding in open on splodge) 5 Shelduck [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge