Date Details Sitename
Sunday 17 Jan

Wivenhoe 12:00 to 15:00, Circular walk Wivenhoe to Alresford Creek via Alresford Grange
150 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 20 Teal 1 Goosander (Alresford fishing lakes) 2 Shoveler 12 Shelduck 60 Lapwing 33 Avocet 15 Redshank 2 Grey Plover 1 Oystercatcher 45 Curlew (44 on arable field Wivenhoe) 7 Little Egret 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 4 Linnet [Marsh Stitchman]

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Monday 11 Jan

Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00,
1 Firecrest (in Alresford Grange wood, singing a little) [Richard Allen]

Wivenhoe 12:40 to 12:40,
1 Merlin (low over field to the north of Keelar's quarry road) [Keith Brooke]

Wivenhoe
Sunday 10 Jan

Wivenhoe 15:15 to 15:15, Fine and still
1 Greenshank (On the mud with redshank at bottom of Bath street) [Graham Upton]

Wivenhoe 15:15 to 16:15, Calm, chilly
3 Fieldfare (Essex University grounds) 19 Lapwing (Arable field near University) 30 Red-legged Partridge (Arable fields near University) 22 Mallard (University lakes) [Marsh Stitchman]

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Saturday 09 Jan

Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny, cold
1 Blackbird 1 Chaffinch [Michael Davies]

Wivenhoe 12:30 to 16:30, Walk around town, river up to Cockayne's Wood
3 Little Grebe 1 Grey Heron 150 Brent Goose (Distant in flight over Alresford ) 45 Teal 1 Greenshank (Opposite sailing club hard) 200 Redshank 6 Grey Plover 9 Ringed Plover 100 Lapwing 34 Black-tailed Godwit 20 Curlew 2 Turnstone 1 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Buzzard 2 Stonechat 8 Meadow Pipit 1 Jay 20 Long-tailed Tit [Marsh Stitchman]

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Thursday 07 Jan

Wivenhoe 13:00 to 13:00,
1 Redshank 1 Grey Plover 1 Robin [Michael Davies]

Wivenhoe 15:00 to 16:00, short walk along Colne estuary
4 Little Grebe 2 Great Crested Grebe 2 Little Egret 7 Shelduck 20 Avocet 1 Grey Plover 30 Lapwing 18 Dunlin 20 Curlew 5 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Green Woodpecker (feeding on flooded meadow anthills) 3 Skylark 5 Meadow Pipit 1 Rock Pipit 2 Stonechat 20 Reed Bunting (at least in flock together over saltmarsh) [Marsh Stitchman]

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Tuesday 05 Jan

Wivenhoe 12:30 to 13:30, Wet, chilly, medium tide, rising
1 Curlew 7 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Redshank 12 Grey Plover 2 Ringed Plover 7 Dunlin 14 Teal 3 Little Grebe 26 Black-headed Gull 1 Common Gull 6 Herring Gull 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Meadow Pipit [Marsh Stitchman]

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Friday 01 Jan

Wivenhoe 07:00 to 16:00, Dull
10 Goosander (3 On Colne and 7 Gravel Pits) 2 Egyptian Goose (Heard Rectory Hill from house) 1 Goldcrest (Ballast Quay rd) 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st W up river) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Ferry Marsh) 1 Greenshank (Rowhedge pontoon) 3 Marsh Harrier (Males) 1 Grey Wagtail (Barrier) 1 Bullfinch (Heard on old railway line) 14 Rock Pipit (On frozen meadow flood) 1 Water Rail (Reed bed near metal bench) 6 Red-breasted Merganser (On Colne) 3 Pintail (One drake. Flushed from Colne by gunfire) 2 Raven (Over Cemex Pits toward Wivenhoe) 1 Corn Bunting (Plumptons Farm with other buntings and finches) 900 Brent Goose (...with one PB) 400 Fieldfare (Around Alresford Creek) 1 Buzzard 2 Red-legged Partridge 5 Tufted Duck 1 Pochard (Female with Tufties flew out of pits) 1 Coal Tit (Heard, Cutthroat Lane) 1 Kingfisher (Ditto) 1 Siskin (Overhead, Cutthroat Lane. Another later with Redpolls at S end of Villa Wood) 200 Golden Plover (Flock heard through the mist from creek) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Male on dead tree in saltings at Moverons) 2 Great White Egret (On Geedon Saltings) 1 Merlin (Female hunting waders on tidal lagoon) 1 Blackcap (Male, Cutthroat Lane (have seen male & female regularly on apples in garden)) 1 Treecreeper (Cutthroat Lane) 1 Shoveler (Drake with Teal from Keelars Splodge) 1 Snipe (Flushed from.splodge) 1 Chiffchaff (Keelars GP) [Glyn Evans]

Wivenhoe 08:00 to 16:00, Dull
10 Goosander (3 On Colne and 7 Gravel Pits) 2 Egyptian Goose (Heard Rectory Hill from house) 1 Goldcrest (Ballast Quay rd) 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st W up river) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Ferry Marsh) 1 Greenshank (Rowhedge pontoon) 3 Marsh Harrier (Males) 1 Grey Wagtail (Barrier) 1 Bullfinch (Heard on old railway line) 14 Rock Pipit (On frozen meadow flood) 1 Water Rail (Reed bed near metal bench) 6 Red-breasted Merganser (On Colne) 3 Pintail (One drake. Flushed from Colne by gunfire) 2 Raven (Over Cemex Pits toward Wivenhoe) 1 Corn Bunting (Plumptons Farm with other buntings and finches) 900 Brent Goose (...with one PB) 400 Fieldfare (Around Alresford Creek) 1 Buzzard 2 Red-legged Partridge 5 Tufted Duck 1 Pochard (Female with Tufties flew out of pits) 1 Coal Tit (Heard, Cutthroat Lane) 1 Kingfisher (Ditto) 1 Siskin (Overhead, Cutthroat Lane. Another later with Redpolls at S end of Villa Wood) 200 Golden Plover (Flock heard through the mist from creek) [Glyn Evans]

Wivenhoe 13:00 to 16:00, Dull. Second half of the day.
1 Peregrine Falcon (On dead tree at Moverons ) 2 Great White Egret (Geelong Saltings) 1 Merlin (Female hunting waders on tidal lagoon at Fingringhoe ) 1 Blackcap (Male, Cutthroat Lane) 1 Treecreeper (Cutthroat Lane) 1 Snipe (Flushed from Keelars Lane splodge) 1 Shoveler (Flushed with Teal from splodge ) 1 Chiffchaff (Keelars GP. Species count 102) [Glyn Evans]

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Wednesday 23 Dec

Wivenhoe 14:57 to 14:57,
2 Raven (Flew WSW from Wivenhoe to Rowhedge over River Colne.) [Darrell Stile]

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Wednesday 16 Dec

Wivenhoe 12:00 to 13:00, Sunny
1 Song Thrush (Eating berries on hedge) [Michael Davies]

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Tuesday 15 Dec

Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00,
1 Firecrest (in garden in holly) [Richard Allen]

Wivenhoe 12:00 to 13:00, Sunny
1 Redshank [Michael Davies]

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