Date Details Sitename
Friday 16 Apr

Doddinghurst 20:00 to 20:00, still but cold
1 Little Owl (on barn roof Cow Farm, Frog Street ) [Andrew Stroud]

Doddinghurst
Monday 05 Apr

Doddinghurst 10:00 to 11:00, Cold wind.
2 Nuthatch (Pair seen, regular visitors now and one collecting nest material.) 1 Treecreeper 7 Wood Pigeon 1 Pheasant (Cock bird) 3 Chiffchaff (In normal territory, building in number) 2 Wren 3 Robin 7 Blue Tit (3 separate nest boxes active and a Great Tit also.) 2 Great Tit (1 active nest) 3 Song Thrush 1 Blackcap (1 singing male) 2 Mallard (Pair in nesting area) 3 Buzzard 4 Carrion Crow 5 Ring-necked Parakeet 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 5 Magpie 1 Jay 2 Goldcrest (Likely breeding) 3 Goldfinch 2 Dunnock 5 Starling 11 Jackdaw 1 Green Woodpecker [Gary Boyes]

Doddinghurst
Thursday 01 Apr

Doddinghurst 15:30 to 17:00, Dull, chilly wind. Days Lane & fields.
2 Buzzard (regular pair) 1 Red Kite (circling low over Doddinghurst Road/Mountnessing Lane area) 4 Green Woodpecker (heard) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard drumming) 2 Blackcap (male & female feeding in blackthorns, start of Days Lane) 5 Chiffchaff (one seen, at least 4 others heard) 1 Yellowhammer (Days Lane) [Ian Swanson]

Doddinghurst
Thursday 25 Mar

Doddinghurst 09:15 to 09:30, Sunny
2 Long-tailed Tit 2 Siskin (On feeders in garden) [Ian Swanson]

Doddinghurst
Wednesday 24 Mar

Doddinghurst 15:30 to 17:30, Light cloud. Fields and woods; getting drier underfoot.
2 Buzzard (one mobbed by 2 crows) 2 Grey Heron (Flying over) 3 Green Woodpecker (heard) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (one heard drumming. 1 seen flying) 20 Fieldfare (Mixed flock of 50c redwings & fieldfares, Days Lane) 20 Redwing (approx) 1 Goldcrest (Days Lane) 3 Chiffchaff (one busy catching flies; 2 singing) 3 Yellowhammer (Days Lane) [Ian Swanson]

Doddinghurst
Tuesday 23 Mar

Doddinghurst 16:30 to 18:30, Sunny. Footpath from Pettits Lane to St Annes Road
1 Little Egret (Flew up and across Mountnessing/Pettits Lane) 1 Kestrel 2 Red-legged Partridge (On footpath) 1 Green Woodpecker (3 others heard) 250 Fieldfare (Very conservative count. Large flock in trees and field, with some Redwings. Crops too high for proper count.) 20 Redwing (estimate) 1 Reed Bunting (Male, in hedge by dyke. Flew up into tree by footpath.) [Ian Swanson]

Doddinghurst
Monday 22 Mar

Doddinghurst 15:30 to 18:00, Sunny. Days, Dagwood & Warren Lanes, fields & woods
3 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 3 Green Woodpecker (Heard) 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 seen calling from tree top; 2 heard drumming) 3 Skylark 7 Pied Wagtail 65 Redwing (2 flocks of 50c and 15c ) 5 Goldfinch 2 Long-tailed Tit 3 Nuthatch (1 in small wood on Days Lane, with goldfinches and L-t tits: pair in wood off Dagwood Lane) 2 Yellowhammer (Warren Lane) 1 Chiffchaff (First summer visitor I have seen.) 12 Meadow Pipit (With wagtails) 1 Greenfinch 1 Chaffinch [Ian Swanson]

Doddinghurst
Sunday 21 Mar

Doddinghurst 15:30 to 17:00, Cloudy, dull
2 Buzzard (Calling to each other, Brook Lane) 1 Red Kite (Fields near Doddinghurst Road) 1 Little Egret (Pettits Lane) 100 Redwing (At least. Brook Lane) [Ian Swanson]

Doddinghurst
Friday 19 Mar

Doddinghurst 15:45 to 16:45, Sunny. All from Days Lane.
3 Buzzard 10 Redwing (Part of mixed flock of 20c Fieldfares & Redwings) 10 Fieldfare 2 Long-tailed Tit (2 individuals) 3 Yellowhammer (Singing) 1 Treecreeper 2 Green Woodpecker (Heard) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming) [Ian Swanson]

Doddinghurst
Monday 15 Mar

Doddinghurst 15:00 to 17:00, Mainly sunny, light shower. Beautiful double rainbow. Dagwood, Warren, Days Lanes and surrounding fields.
2 Buzzard (Calling to each other) 1 Kestrel 250 Common Gull (At least. On ploughed field, with 30c Black headed, 1 Herring and 2 Lesser black back gulls. ) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Skylark (Song flight) 6 Yellowhammer 1 Red Kite (Seen from Warren Lane ) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Calling, in flight) [Ian Swanson]

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