Date Details Sitename
Saturday 17 Apr

Naze, The 06:15 to 10:30, cold first thing, clear, N wind, low tide; 18 species in song
4 Blackcap (Singing ) 6 Swallow (1 around the Centre first thing, 3 north, 2 sewage works ) 1 Fulmar (North along the cliffs, typical spring record) 1 Sand Martin (North) 7 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 north of escarpment, 3 John Weston Reserve, 1 drainage ditch north of decoy ponds, 1 decoy ponds) 1 Barn Owl (Quartering the Common first thing, super views ) 1 Green Woodpecker 8 Chiffchaff (5 singing ) 2 Chinese Muntjac 1 Song Thrush (Singing ) 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Snipe (Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Yellow Wagtail (North ) 25 Shoveler (Walton Hall Marshes ) 6 Avocet (Walton Hall Marshes ) 6 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ) 8 Golden Plover (Roosting, Walton Hall Marshes ) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The 10:00 to 14:00, cold, bright
25 Knot (towards Stone Point - unusual) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Tower car park - very vocal) 1 Black Brant (last Sunday - from seawall with small group of Brent Geese) 200 Dunlin (+) 30 Sanderling (+) 4 Grey Plover (mainly summer plumage) [Martin Richards]

Naze, The
Tuesday 13 Apr

Naze, The 10:00 to 12:00,
1 Greenfinch (+) 4 Skylark (+) 8 Chiffchaff (+) 2 Blackcap (males) 1 Jay 67 Sanderling 2 Ringed Plover 1 Eider (female) 2 Cetti's Warbler 2 Buzzard 50 Dunlin (incl 1 in breeding plumage) 1 Shoveler (male) [Liz Huxley]

Naze, The
Saturday 10 Apr

Naze, The 06:30 to 10:15, cool, overcast, brisk N wind swinging E, high tide; 18 species in song
4 Swallow (North, first thing, singles keeping low) 7 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 4 in and around John Weston Reserve, 1 Walton Hall Marshes, 1 north of decoy pond) 4 Blackcap (3 singing ) 7 Chiffchaff (4 singing ) 3 Chinese Muntjac 1 Willow Warbler (Singing ) 2 Goldcrest 15 Linnet 6 Mediterranean Gull (Adults, three pairs over sewage works ) 34 Shoveler (Walton Hall Marshes ) 2 Gadwall (Walton Hall Marshes ) 20 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ) 12 Golden Plover (Roosting, Walton Hall Marshes ) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The 14:05 to 14:05, EWT visitor centre
1 Black Redstart (briefly on patio outside visitor centre) [Liz Huxley]

Naze, The
Friday 09 Apr

Naze, The 06:30 to 10:00, SW wind, cool, clear, high tide; 17 species in song
3 Sparrowhawk (Several sightings and three in the air together at one point) 2 Song Thrush (Singing ) 8 Blackcap (2 singing ) 2 Swallow (North ) 3 Chinese Muntjac 1 Marsh Harrier 3 Willow Warbler (First of the year, 1 singing ) 2 Goldcrest 1 Sedge Warbler (First of the year, in subsong) 12 Chiffchaff (+, 3 singing) 1 Black Redstart (Sunny Point ) 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 north of cricket pitch and 3 John Weston Reserve ) 1 House Martin (North, first of the year) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Wednesday 07 Apr

Naze, The 06:20 to 08:45, clear, cold, icy N wind, high tide; 14 species in song
2 Blackcap (1 singing ) 1 Peregrine Falcon (North) 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 3 John Weston Reserve ) 6 Chiffchaff (3 singing ) 5 Meadow Pipit (North ) 1 Song Thrush (Singing ) 2 Chinese Muntjac 3 Goldcrest 3 Siskin (North) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Saturday 03 Apr

Naze, The 06:20 to 10:30, cold, overcast, fresh NE wind, ebbing tide; 14 species in song
7 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 on the common, 1 escarpment, 1 north of the cricket pitch, 4 in and around John Weston Reserve ) 5 Chiffchaff (3 singing) 1 Song Thrush (Singing) 2 Chinese Muntjac 1 Buzzard 1 Grey Heron 7 Goldcrest 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Gadwall (Walton Hall Marshes ) 32 Shoveler (Walton Hall Marshes ) 24 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ) 95 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Walton Hall Marshes ) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Thursday 01 Apr

Naze, The 06:20 to 09:30, cold, keen NE wind, overcast, low tide; 16 species in song
9 Chiffchaff (6 singing ) 8 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 1 escarpment, 1 north of escarpment, 4 in or around John Weston Reserve ) 3 Blackcap (First singing blackcaps this year, delightful although song brief and halfhearted. ) 1 Swallow (Struggling north against the wind, first of the year) 2 Chinese Muntjac 3 Goldcrest 2 Siskin (North) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Wednesday 31 Mar

Naze, The 06:20 to 09:30, clear, light S wind, mild, low tide; 17 species in song
6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 east edge of the common, 1 west edge of the common, 1 south of John Weston Reserve and three in it) 2 Chinese Muntjac 7 Chiffchaff (3 singing ) 1 Bullfinch (Male, western edge of main sycamore clump then flew towards John Weston Reserve ) 3 Sparrowhawk (In air together over John Weston Reserve, plus a couple of other sightings) 2 Mediterranean Gull 1 Blackcap (Male, lane by sewage works, first of the year) 1 Marsh Harrier [Brian Combes]

Naze, The 11:00 to 15:00, mild, thin cloud. Several Peacocks on the wing
1 Common Scoter (nice male only just offshore at Stone Point) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Stone Point) 1 Avocet (Stone Point lagoon) 25 Dark-bellied Brent Goose [Martin Richards]

Naze, The
Tuesday 30 Mar

Naze, The 06:20 to 10:30, clear, light S wind, mild, low tide; 17 species in song
7 Chiffchaff (4 singing ) 8 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 north of escarpment, 1 south of John Weston Reserve, 3 JWR, 1 Walton Hall Marshes, 1 (probably 2) drainage ditch north of decoy ponds) 4 Chinese Muntjac 10 Greenfinch 4 Goldcrest 1 Black Redstart (Female type, fly-catching, NE corner of the common ) 2 Marsh Harrier (Immature male headed east out to sea) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Heard) 1 Firecrest (John Weston Reserve ) 58 Shoveler (Walton Hall Marshes ) 18 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ) 2 Gadwall (Walton Hall Marshes ) 2 Pintail (Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Grey Heron [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Monday 29 Mar

Naze, The 10:00 to 15:00, sunny, breezy. Several Cetti's and Chiffchaff in song
1 Eider (female in same place for a few days) 1 Purple Sandpiper 7 Wheatear (all on beach towards Stone Point. ) 30 Grey Plover (+) 20 Sanderling (+) [Martin Richards]

Naze, The 10:30 to 12:30,
5 Cetti's Warbler 1 Song Thrush 2 Jay 1 Eider (female off lagoons) 1 Purple Sandpiper (with turnstones on beach near lagoons) 2 Goldcrest 1 Firecrest (JWR) 1 Kestrel (male) [Liz Huxley]

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