Date Details Sitename
Sunday 03 Feb

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:30 to 15:30, Sunny
3 Buzzard 5 Marsh Harrier 1 Peregrine Falcon 50 Avocet 100 Pintail 30 Fieldfare 2 Stonechat [Yvonne Watling]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Sunday 27 Jan

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 12:00,
750 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 20 Reed Bunting 1 Water Pipit (By seawall) 30 Meadow Pipit 70 Skylark 1 Bearded Tit 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Short-eared Owl (Flew briefly on grazing marsh ) 100 Dunlin 10 Curlew 1 Turnstone 150 Lapwing 400 Wigeon 100 Shelduck [Thomas Gilbert]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Sunday 20 Jan

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 14:00, Sunny, clear, calm. Tide out.
1 Spoonbill (Flew from Salcott, fed app Mersea before flying west across marsh) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Stooped at 100+ avocets across Tollesbury Fleet) 2 Black-necked Grebe (Salcott / Off spit) 1 Great Northern Diver (Off spit) 1 Short-eared Owl (hunting around Pennyhole Bottom) 1 Barn Owl (Pennyhole bottom) 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Among large flock dark-bellied being stalked by rather conspicuous fox in Flying Field) 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 7 Red-breasted Merganser 3 Marsh Harrier 1 Buzzard [Mark Crossley]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:30 to 13:15, Very cold, sunny and still
2 Great Northern Diver (1 adult at East End and second bird flew E) 1 Short-eared Owl (East end) 1 Merlin 12 Red-breasted Merganser 2 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier 5 Rock Pipit [Sean Nixon]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Wednesday 09 Jan

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 15:45, Photographs by Matt Turner
2 Great Northern Diver (Both winter adults. 1 Salcott Channel and other off eastern end) 1 Merlin (Female/immature) 1 Peregrine Falcon 16 Red-breasted Merganser 8 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 10 Rock Pipit 1 Stonechat 1 Sparrowhawk 40 Avocet [Steve Grimwade]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Sunday 06 Jan

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 13:00 to 15:45, Grey and overcast, but still.
1 Merlin (Possibly two: 1 Tollesbury channel and one at East end of reserve) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult ) 2 Buzzard 6 Marsh Harrier 30 Avocet (Tollesbury channel) 800 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Rock Pipit 10 Red-breasted Merganser (Salcott channel) 4 Goldeneye 3 Fieldfare [Sean Nixon]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Wednesday 02 Jan

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 14:30,
1 Rough-legged Buzzard (Juvenile seen near Irongate Flash at 9.20 and later moved eastwards until last seen over main reedbed) 1 Short-eared Owl 1 Spotted Redshank 2 Peregrine Falcon 1 Sparrowhawk 9 Rock Pipit 130 Avocet 40 Reed Bunting 50 Fieldfare 2 Buzzard 16 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult offshore at eastern end) 1 Sanderling (At eastern end) 7 Little Grebe 1 Ruff 11 Marsh Harrier 1 Stonechat [Steve Grimwade]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 15:00 to 16:30, Still, cold and grey
6 Marsh Harrier 1 Woodcock 200 Dark-bellied Brent Goose [Sean Nixon]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Thursday 27 Dec

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:30 to 16:30, Sunny, mist late pm
2 Barn Owl (At same time ) 1 Short-eared Owl 1 Great Northern Diver [Ian Tarbin]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Thursday 20 Dec

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny, high tide
1 Hen Harrier 1 Great White Egret [Mark Crossley]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Sunday 25 Nov

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:00 to 15:30,
1 Hen Harrier 1 Merlin 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Great White Egret 6 Marsh Harrier 300 Golden Plover (c. 300 over Salcott Channel) 6 Red-breasted Merganser (Salcott Channel) [Sean Nixon]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Saturday 24 Nov

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 16:00, Dull cool
1 Rough-legged Buzzard (Good views , hovering , perched and flying. ) 1 Peregrine Falcon 400 Brent Goose 8 Red-breasted Merganser 5 Marsh Harrier (All at same time . (Tony marsala) [Ian Tarbin]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB