Date Details Sitename
Friday 03 Jul

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 11:00 to 16:30, via River Walk
1 Kingfisher (3 sightings of presumably the same bird) 2 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 3 Swift 10 Swallow (+) 3 House Martin 3 Grey Wagtail 2 Garden Warbler (Juveniles) [David L Smith]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Tuesday 30 Jun

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 09:00 to 11:00, Cloudy, drizzly
1 Kingfisher 12 Swift (Hawking for insects over rivers) 2 Song Thrush 1 Reed Warbler 4 Whitethroat (Singing/churring) 1 Chiffchaff (Calling) 1 Sparrowhawk (Unsuccessful pursuit of starling) 2 Little Egret [Paul Shuttleworth]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Thursday 18 Jun

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 17:00 to 17:15, (Also 9 Red Arrows & 9 very distant French aircraft)
1 Yellowhammer (Perched, singing male (new for site?)) 1 Common Tern (Uncommon at site) 1 Red Kite 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Heard only) 3 Reed Bunting (Including juvenile) [David L Smith]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Tuesday 09 Jun

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 12:00 to 15:00,
1 Red Kite 4 Buzzard 4 Kestrel (+ including at least 2 juveniles) 1 Reed Warbler (Singing male ) [David L Smith]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Tuesday 02 Jun

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 10:00 to 13:00,
2 Hobby 1 Red Kite 5 Buzzard 2 Swallow 2 House Martin 20 Swift (+ Screaming party) 1 Cuckoo (Heard only ) 8 Mute Swan (Parents + cygnets) [David L Smith]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Friday 15 May

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 17:00 to 17:00,
1 Peregrine Falcon (Drifted west) 2 Red Kite 6 Buzzard (At least) 2 Sparrowhawk 2 Kestrel 2 Little Egret (Flying south) 2 Garden Warbler (Heard only) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Heard only) 1 Cuckoo (Heard only) 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Goldcrest [David L Smith]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Wednesday 06 May

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 10:00 to 10:00, Sunny, calm
1 Red Kite (Circling with buzzard, then landed in wooded area) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 12:00 to 12:00,
3 Red Kite 8 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk 3 Kestrel 2 Cuckoo (Calling) 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Garden Warbler (At least one singing male) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Territorial dispute, others singing) 1 Treecreeper 1 Kingfisher (Calling) [David L Smith]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Monday 04 May

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 11:00 to 11:00, (Overdue exercise walk)
11 Buzzard (Including seven in one 'kettle' over W Bishops church) 2 Red Kite (One carrying food) 17 Swift (Heading NE, in small groups) 1 Sand Martin (Heading NE, below Swifts) 2 Swallow (Heading NE) 6 Whitethroat (Singing and 'parachuting') 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ) 3 Cuckoo (One flying, two others calling) 2 Kestrel (Hunting pair) 2 Sparrowhawk (Displaying females) [David L Smith]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Monday 20 Apr

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 09:00 to 11:00, Sunny but chilly north east wind
1 Red Kite (Heading south east at 10am) 3 Kestrel (Divebombing a perched buzzard) 1 Blackcap (Several, more visible this week, singing/alarm calling) 1 Chiffchaff (Several, singing) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Song Thrush 1 Mistle Thrush 1 Long-tailed Tit 1 Whitethroat (New for year, in usual area on reserve. Also small white, small tortoiseshell, peacock and orange tip butterflies) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Monday 20 Apr

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 09:00 to 11:00, Sunny but chilly north east wind
1 Red Kite (Heading south east at 10am) 3 Kestrel (Divebombing a perched buzzard) 1 Blackcap (Several, more visible this week, singing/alarm calling) 1 Chiffchaff (Several, singing) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Song Thrush 1 Mistle Thrush 1 Long-tailed Tit 1 Whitethroat (New for year, in usual area on reserve. Also small white, small tortoiseshell, peacock and orange tip butterflies) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham