Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 01 Jun

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:15 to 14:00, Sunny, hot.
2 Oystercatcher 1 Common Tern (Flying over carrying a fish; in the direction of Wat Tyler/ Bowers.) 1 Cuckoo (Male.) 1 Sedge Warbler 2 Bearded Tit (At least. Incliuding a male carrying food to a presumed nest site.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Tuesday 25 May

Vange Marsh RSPB 09:50 to 12:10, Cloudy, cool breeze. Showers.
5 Pochard (Four males, one female.) 13 Shelduck (Pair with ten young. Three other adults.) 1 Kestrel (Male.) 1 Hobby (Adult. ) 2 Oystercatcher 2 Lapwing 1 Grasshopper Warbler (Reeling briefly from across the creek near Saline watch point.) 3 Sedge Warbler (At least.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing males.) 1 Bearded Tit (Heard pinging.) 2 Goldfinch (Pair, displaying near Saline watch point.) 2 Reed Bunting (Singing males, Eastern end.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Thursday 06 May

Vange Marsh RSPB 09:00 to 14:00, Sun & cloud. Then cloudier with very light rain.
5 Shelduck 2 Shoveler (Pair.) 5 Pochard (At least.) 4 Tufted Duck (Two pairs.) 1 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 6 Oystercatcher 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Saline lagoon.) 3 Greenshank (Saline lagoon.) 2 Spotted Redshank (Saline lagoon. SP.) 2 Redshank 2 Common Sandpiper (Saline lagoon. Then creek.) 2 Common Tern 30 Swift (At least.) 5 Yellow Wagtail (At least. Main lagoon, northern edge.) 50 Swallow (At least. Big mixed flock of hirundines.) 10 House Martin (At least.) 15 Sand Martin (At least.) 4 Sedge Warbler (Singing males.) 18 Reed Warbler (singing males.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing males.) 5 Reed Bunting (Pair plus three males.) 4 Lapwing 1 Little Ringed Plover (Western end.) 3 Bearded Tit (At least.) 4 Cetti's Warbler 1 Cuckoo (Male calling briefly.) 1 Nightingale (Singing briefly from old tip.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Friday 30 Apr

Vange Marsh RSPB 09:00 to 12:00, Sun & clouds. Warm.
2 Buzzard (Pair on the old tip.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Water Rail (Squealing, western end.) 2 Oystercatcher 2 Common Tern 1 Yellow Wagtail (Male, dropping onto western end for a couple of minutes.) 14 Swift (At least. Hawking over old tip.) 2 Swallow 1 House Martin 3 Sand Martin 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males.) 15 Reed Warbler (At least. Singing males. Six western end, rest eastern.) 5 Sedge Warbler (Singing males. All eastern end.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat 5 Bearded Tit (At least. Male eastern end. Four western end including two males, one female.) 7 Goldfinch (At least.) 6 Reed Bunting (At least. Pair plus male western end. At least three males eastern end.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Wednesday 28 Apr

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:45 to 15:30, Cloudy, windy. Cold.
2 Teal (Pair.) 2 Oystercatcher 1 Snipe (Western end.) 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Female on main flood. Male on Saline.) 2 Redshank (Saline lagoon.) 2 Spotted Redshank (Saline. SP.) 10 Greenshank (Saline. Aso on main flood at times.) 2 Common Sandpiper (Saline lagoon.) 1 Green Woodpecker 21 Swallow 1 House Martin 3 Swift 1 Bearded Tit [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Saturday 24 Apr

Vange Marsh RSPB 09:45 to 13:15, Sunny, breezy.
3 Buzzard 4 Oystercatcher (Two pairs interacting noisily. Saline lagoon.) 1 Snipe (Flushed from western end.) 6 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Pair, Saline lagoon. Male full SP.) 2 Greenshank (Western end. Possibly a third on Saline.) 1 Green Sandpiper (Saline lagoon.) 1 Cuckoo (Male, old tip.) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Flew over.) 6 Reed Warbler (At least. All singing unseen.) 3 Reed Bunting (At least.) 3 Spotted Redshank (Western end. All SP.) 2 Bearded Tit (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Wednesday 14 Apr

Vange Marsh RSPB 13:45 to 16:15, Sun & cloud. Chilly breeze. All waders NW corner.
2 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier (Adult male & immature male.) 2 Oystercatcher 21 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Curlew 3 Spotted Redshank (Gradually attaining SP.) 3 Greenshank 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adult & 2nd summer.) 4 Swallow (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Saturday 10 Apr

Vange Marsh RSPB 10:45 to 13:15, Cloudy, breezy,cold.
2 Wigeon (Pair.) 55 Teal (At least.) 2 Marsh Harrier (Pair.) 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair,circling over old tip.) 3 Kestrel (Western end of old tip.) 2 Oystercatcher (Pair.) 4 Snipe 14 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Spotted Redshank (High tide. Moulting into SP.) 4 Mediterranean Gull (Three adults, one 2nd summer.) 21 Swallow (At least.) 5 House Martin (At least.) 4 Sand Martin (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Thursday 01 Apr

Vange Marsh RSPB 11:15 to 16:15, Cloud & sun, breezy.
50 Teal (At least.) 16 Wigeon 7 Pochard (At least.) 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier (Immature.) 1 Kestrel 2 Oystercatcher 2 Lapwing (Both displaying.) 1 Jack Snipe (Sedge bed at eastern end.) 3 Curlew 24 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Redshank 5 Spotted Redshank 2 Greenshank 6 Mediterranean Gull (At least. One on islands; rest overhead. Mostly adults, one 2nd summer.) 1 Swallow 5 Bearded Tit (At least. Most eastern end.) 2 Reed Bunting [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Friday 04 Dec

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:45 to 16:00, Cloudy, then clearer. Cold.
3 Mute Swan (Pair still with one cygnet.) 41 Mallard 250 Wigeon (Approx. Most came in quite late in the afternoon.) 200 Teal (Approx. At least 100 of these came in quite late in the afternoon.) 47 Shoveler 12 Gadwall 1 Sparrowhawk 3 Marsh Harrier (Adult male & female. Third bird another female/imm.) 2 Water Rail (Calling as dusk came on.) 4 Avocet 400 Lapwing (Approx.) 2 Snipe 90 Black-tailed Godwit 160 Black-headed Gull (At least. Much coming & going.) 10 Common Gull 1 Kingfisher (Sluice area.) 1000 Starling (Appox. Murmurations over western end.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB