Date Details Sitename
Thursday 15 Apr

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 13:00 to 14:00,
12 Yellow Wagtail 1 Peregrine Falcon [Graham Barber ]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 13 Apr

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:10 to 11:00, Sun and cloud, light W wind.
2 Red-legged Partridge 2 Canada Goose (Pair.) 18 Greylag Goose (Inc. at least six pair.) 5 Mute Swan (Two pair plus one juv.) 2 Shelduck (Pair.) 14 Mallard (Inc. three pair.) 4 Pochard (Three male.) 66 Tufted Duck (44 male.) 1 Little Grebe 2 Great Crested Grebe 80 Black-headed Gull (circa.) 1 Buzzard 2 Swallow 2 Long-tailed Tit (Pair.) 5 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 2 Blackcap (Singing) 2 Whitethroat (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush 2 Yellow Wagtail 1 Pied Wagtail 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 07 Apr

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:15 to 10:50, Sunny, then clouding over. Cold, gusty, NW wind.
5 Red-legged Partridge 4 Greylag Goose (Two pair.) 7 Mute Swan (Three pair and one juv.) 2 Shelduck (Pair.) 10 Mallard (Five pair.) 17 Tufted Duck 4 Moorhen (Two pair.) 1 Great Crested Grebe 350 Black-headed Gull (circa.) 2 Herring Gull 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Buzzard (Together.) 2 Skylark (Singing.) 11 Swallow (Feeding over carp lake.) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 2 Long-tailed Tit (Pair.) 2 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Pied Wagtail 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 30 Mar

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:20 to 11:30, Calm, sunny, warm.
5 Red-legged Partridge 9 Mute Swan (Inc. four pair.) 2 Egyptian Goose (Pair.) 22 Mallard 8 Pochard 28 Tufted Duck 1 Little Grebe 5 Great Crested Grebe 60 Black-headed Gull (+.) 2 Herring Gull 1 Red Kite (Flew up from arable field and slowly glided N. with Buzzard for company.) 1 Buzzard 5 Skylark (Singing.) 1 Sand Martin (Briefly over carp lake.) 3 Cetti's Warbler (One seen, one heard only. Another heard calling from Chig. Lakes Reserve.) 4 Chiffchaff (Calling.) 1 Blackcap (Singing.) 4 Pied Wagtail [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 22 Mar

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:05 to 10:40, Cloudy with increasing sunshine, light W wind.
1 Red-legged Partridge (Farmland.) 1 Canada Goose 10 Greylag Goose (Five pair.) 5 Mute Swan (Two pair, one juv.) 3 Shelduck (Farmland.) 26 Pochard 25 Tufted Duck 4 Little Grebe 3 Great Crested Grebe 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult, full summer plumage. With B-hGs, carp lake.) 3 Cormorant 1 Grey Heron 1 Buzzard 3 Skylark (Singing.) 4 Long-tailed Tit (Two pair?) 1 Song Thrush 1 Reed Bunting (Male, brief song.) 12 Mallard 500 Black-headed Gull (+. Carp lake.) 10 Dunnock (Three pair and four together on ground.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 15 Mar

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:05 to 10:40, Showers at first, then sunny. Mod. NW wind.
2 Red-legged Partridge 2 Canada Goose (Pair.) 2 Greylag Goose (Pair.) 5 Mute Swan 2 Gadwall (Pair.) 14 Mallard 24 Pochard 14 Tufted Duck 1 Great Crested Grebe 350 Black-headed Gull (circa. 300+, carp lake, 50+ ploughed field.) 2 Herring Gull 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Kestrel (Male.) 3 Skylark (Singing.) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. Usual locations.) 1 Chaffinch (Female.) 1 Greenfinch (Calling.) 2 Goldfinch (Pair.) 2 Reed Bunting (Pair.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 09 Mar

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:00 to 12:00, Sunny, clear sky, light SW wind. Two peacock butterflies and two muntjac also seen.
4 Red-legged Partridge 1 Canada Goose (Regular injured bird.) 22 Greylag Goose 9 Mute Swan 2 Egyptian Goose (Pair.) 2 Gadwall (Pair.) 19 Mallard 53 Pochard 24 Tufted Duck 2 Little Grebe 1 Great Crested Grebe 1 Snipe 54 Black-headed Gull 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Grey Heron 1 Buzzard 1 Little Owl 4 Skylark (Singing.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Chig. Lakes. Heard from Lofts.) 8 Long-tailed Tit (Three groups.) 4 Fieldfare 1 Mistle Thrush 2 Chaffinch (Females.) 3 Goldfinch [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Friday 05 Mar

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:30 to 11:00, Overcast, cold NE wind.
3 Red-legged Partridge 3 Canada Goose (Pair plus damaged wing individual.) 2 Greylag Goose (Pair.) 7 Mute Swan 12 Mallard 69 Pochard 19 Tufted Duck 70 Wood Pigeon (circa.) 1 Water Rail 4 Little Grebe 2 Great Crested Grebe 1 Snipe 1 Cormorant 2 Grey Heron 1 Buzzard 2 Skylark (Singing.) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 3 Long-tailed Tit 9 Meadow Pipit 1 Chaffinch (Male.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 02 Mar

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:15 to 10:30, Fog lifting then overcast.
3 Canada Goose (Pair , trout lake. Damaged wing individual, carp lake.) 9 Mute Swan 19 Mallard 51 Pochard 28 Tufted Duck 4 Little Grebe 6 Great Crested Grebe 200 Black-headed Gull (circa. 50, carp lake, 150 following plough.) 1 Great Black-backed Gull (Trout lake.) 2 Herring Gull (Following plough.) 2 Cormorant 3 Grey Heron 3 Skylark (Singing.) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing. Around carp lake perimeter.) 3 Long-tailed Tit 1 Chiffchaff 1 Chaffinch (Male.) 1 Reed Bunting (Female.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 24 Feb

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:50 to 10:30, Sun & cloud, light S.wind.
3 Red-legged Partridge 1 Canada Goose (Damaged wing.) 2 Greylag Goose 20 Mute Swan 1 Shoveler (Male.) 8 Mallard 70 Pochard 31 Tufted Duck 4 Moorhen 21 Coot 1 Little Grebe 4 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. pair displaying.) 120 Black-headed Gull (circa.) 6 Cormorant 2 Grey Heron 4 Buzzard (Two pair?) 8 Skylark (Six singing.) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 8 Long-tailed Tit (Together.) 1 Greenfinch (Calling.) 6 Linnet 2 Goldfinch [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge