Date Site Details
Wednesday 24 Nov Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 09:10 to 12:00, Cloudy, slightly misty. Cold.
3 Little Grebe (Saline.) 43 Teal 103 Wigeon 44 Shoveler Marsh Harrier (Adult female.) Sparrowhawk 2 Water Rail (At least two calling.) 20 Avocet 480 Lapwing (Approx.) Snipe 22 Black-tailed Godwit (At least. 15 on saltmarsh adjacent to saline.) 4 Curlew 2 Redshank 2 Spotted Redshank (Feeding in saline.) Green Sandpiper 200 Black-headed Gull 14 Common Gull 15 Meadow Pipit (At least.) Grey Wagtail 8 Long-tailed Tit (In bramble bush next to saline viewpoint. Very close & confiding.) 6 Goldfinch (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Monday 08 Nov Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 13:50 to 16:30, Sunny, some cloud. Cool.
40 Greylag Goose 75 Wigeon (At least.) 26 Teal 33 Shoveler Marsh Harrier (Imm.) Kestrel 2 Water Rail (At least. Calling as dusk approached.) 8 Avocet 390 Lapwing 17 Dunlin 45 Black-tailed Godwit 18 Redshank 8 Spotted Redshank 4 Greenshank 3 Green Sandpiper Grey Wagtail [Andrew Cox]

Friday 05 Nov Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 13:30 to 14:30, Sunny, cold.
60 Shoveler 2 Avocet 32 Black-tailed Godwit 12 Dunlin 2 Green Sandpiper [Andrew Cox]

Friday 22 Oct Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 14:30 to 18:15, Sunny, breezy.
2 Buzzard Marsh Harrier (Female.) Sparrowhawk 2 Kestrel (Mobbing buzzards at one point.) 4 Water Rail (At least. Calling towards dusk.) 4 Avocet 2 Ringed Plover 355 Lapwing Little Stint (Showing well in front of middle viewing mound.) 500 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx.) 8 Curlew 3 Ruff 4 Redshank 9 Spotted Redshank 3 Greenshank 215 Black-headed Gull (At least.) 9 Common Gull 25 Herring Gull 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Grey Wagtail 2 Stonechat (Pair.) 2 Bearded Tit (Flew along main ditch & into the fringe of reeds.) [Andrew Cox]

Thursday 23 Sep Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:45 to 16:00, Sun & clouds. Warm. Breezy.
2 Common Sandpiper (Saline.) Water Rail (Calling.) 5 Avocet 15 Lapwing 23 Curlew 138 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Ruff 11 Snipe (At least.) 5 Greenshank Great White Egret 6 Little Egret Sparrowhawk Buzzard Kingfisher (Creek near sluice.) Kestrel [Andrew Cox]

Friday 10 Sep Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 13:30 to 17:00, Cloudy, some sun. Breezy.
3 Great White Egret 20 Little Egret 2 Spoonbill 2 Pintail 2 Red Kite (Headed SW.) Buzzard Sparrowhawk Kestrel 3 Avocet 3 Snipe 117 Black-tailed Godwit 33 Curlew 7 Ruff 7 Redshank 7 Spotted Redshank 8 Greenshank (At least.) 4 Green Sandpiper Yellow Wagtail 14 Swallow (At least.) 20 House Martin (At least.) 2 Bearded Tit [Andrew Cox]

Sunday 05 Sep Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:20 to 14:45, Sunny, warm. Breezy.
2 Spoonbill 9 Little Egret Kestrel Little Stint 2 Snipe 65 Black-tailed Godwit 28 Curlew 3 Ruff 23 Redshank (At least.) 10 Greenshank (At least.) 4 Spotted Redshank 4 Green Sandpiper Yellow Wagtail 9 Swallow 2 Bearded Tit [Andrew Cox]

Saturday 04 Sep Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:30 to 14:15, Overcast and cool. Only certain species recorded.
3 Little Stint 20 Curlew 10 Wigeon (+) 3 Green Sandpiper 4 Ruff 15 Black-tailed Godwit 8 Little Egret (+) Cormorant Kingfisher (Heard Only) 2 Common Gull [Andrew Allen]

Thursday 02 Sep Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 11:50 to 14:15, Cloudy, becoming sunny. Breezy.
Great White Egret Sparrowhawk 3 Snipe 20 Curlew 37 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Ruff 2 Green Sandpiper Yellow Wagtail (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Friday 20 Aug Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 11:30 to 15:00, Sun & clouds. Warm.
2 Spoonbill (Flew off over old tip.) Great White Egret 9 Little Egret Sparrowhawk (Male.) 2 Hobby (One hunting over old tip was joined by a second; climbing & diving at each other over main lagoon. Second bird flew off over Vange: the other (adult) went back to hunting over old tip.) Kestrel 91 Lapwing 31 Black-tailed Godwit 22 Curlew 33 Redshank 6 Spotted Redshank 11 Greenshank 2 Green Sandpiper (Flew towards Wat Tyler.) Kingfisher (Juv/imm. Showing well from western ditch.) 3 Yellow Wagtail (At least.) 3 Bearded Tit (At least. Including a male with juv in tow.) [Andrew Cox]