Date Site Details
Saturday 16 Oct Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water

Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water 17:15 to 18:30,
15 Marsh Harrier (Bramble island roost - interestingly no ad or subad males) 5 Buzzard 3 Kestrel 2 Water Rail (Calling from reeds and borrowdyke) 4 Bearded Tit (In reedbed) Tawny Owl 43 Little Egret (Little Oakley quay roost) Great White Egret (Little Oakley quay roost) 4 Cattle Egret (Little Oakley quay roost - rather a surprise given local scarcity) [Paul Brayshaw]

Saturday 19 Dec Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water

Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water 15:30 to 16:30, Bramble Island roost viewed from below Little Oakley
16 Marsh Harrier (+, possibly 20) 1 Hen Harrier (male showing very well prior to resting on saltmarsh, heading into roost v late as usual) 1 Merlin (female) 1 Peregrine Falcon (ad female) 1 Barn Owl 6 Buzzard 170 Fieldfare 1 Kingfisher 48 White-fronted Goose (distant group of c45 in flight presumed the same as 48 N @ 1615 - possibly to roost on the Stour (Trimley?)) [Paul Brayshaw]

Friday 11 Dec Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water

Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water 09:00 to 13:00, Viewing from below Little Oakley, wildfowling activity meaning the Marsh Harriers were more dispersed, arriving in to roost late
12 Marsh Harrier (Bramble Is roost) 1 Hen Harrier (adult male giving superb views hunting the saltmarsh prior to roost) 1 Merlin (female) 1 Buzzard 1 Barn Owl 2 Tawny Owl 2 Cetti's Warbler (sm) 48 White-fronted Goose (48N from Horsey Island @ 1525, 43S @ 1605 appeared to land between Great Oakley and Beaumont, presumably most of the same group) [Paul Brayshaw]

Monday 23 Nov Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water

Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water 16:00 to 16:30,
1 Hen Harrier (Adult Male.) [Darrell Stile]

Sunday 24 Feb Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water

Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water 11:15 to 16:00, Fine long sunny periods. Light South East, Some sea fog, tide on way in
8 Great Black-backed Gull (1 Great Black-backed mobbed by Great Skua) 1 Great Skua 350 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 20 Greylag Goose 1 Barn Owl 1 Short-eared Owl 200 Redshank 100 Oystercatcher 6 Gadwall 9 Pintail 150 Cormorant 25 Sanderling 100 Dunlin 80 Curlew 140 Lapwing 90 Golden Plover 45 Turnstone 75 Ringed Plover 20 Reed Bunting 10 Meadow Pipit 21 Linnet 100 Chaffinch 55 Little Egret (Coming in to roost) 65 Black-headed Gull 50 Herring Gull [Malcolm Riddler]