Date Details Sitename
Thursday 08 Nov

Wormingford, Colchester 08:30 to 11:45, sunny
16 Red-legged Partridge (two coveys (one airfield)) 10 Little Grebe (farm reservoir (airfield)) 4 Buzzard (The Grove) 50 Common Gull (The Grove) 3 Kestrel 2 Peregrine Falcon (adult male + female standing in middle of field (airfield)) 180 Skylark (160 airfield) 4 Fieldfare (airfield) 40 Meadow Pipit (34 airfield) 75 Linnet (airfield) 36 Yellowhammer (32 airfield) 1 Reed Bunting 12 Corn Bunting (2 males in weak song (airfield)) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Tuesday 04 Sep

Wormingford, Colchester 09:00 to 12:00, overcast
3 Buzzard (juv at Lodge Hills) 3 Chiffchaff (all remaining records from airfield) 6 Corn Bunting Golden Plover (heard only) Green Sandpiper 4 Jay 2 Kestrel (1 juv) 75 Linnet 8 Little Grebe 40 Starling 15 Stock Dove 6 Tufted Duck 2 Yellowhammer 3 Yellow Wagtail (late brood (2 juvs) in potatoes) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Friday 03 Aug

Wormingford, Colchester 08:30 to 11:00, sunny and very warm
7 Tufted Duck (female with 6 young - farm reservoirs ) 11 Little Grebe (5 adults + 6 young - farm reservoirs) 2 Lapwing (adult with juv) Green Sandpiper (large farm reservoir) Greenshank (small farm reservoir) 4 Common Gull (my first returning birds) 2 Green Woodpecker (adult + juvenile) Chiffchaff Blackcap (all records from airfield) Lesser Whitethroat Whitethroat 9 Yellow Wagtail (6 juvs) 4 Pied Wagtail (all juvs) 21 Linnet (5 pairs + 7 juvs; 2 failed pairs) Yellowhammer Reed Bunting (juv) Corn Bunting (calls heard only) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Friday 15 Jun

Wormingford, Colchester , 10:30 to 12:30, warm and sunny
1 Sedge Warbler (+, nesting bird - my first along the river here), 3 Reed Warbler (territories at Bowdens along river [3]), 14 Blackcap (final total [ six year average=14]), 5 Lesser Whitethroat (+, pair feeding 2 young & a male elsewhere), 5 Whitethroat (males; final total= 18 [21]), 15 Chiffchaff (final total of territories[18]), 1 Linnet (pair, total so far=10 [more still to come?]), 8 Yellowhammer (territories, Wormingford total= 23 [22]), 5 Reed Bunting (territorial males. (Good numbers of dragonflies, including White-legged Damsels and Scarce Chasers)) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Thursday 24 May

Wormingford, Colchester , 07:45 to 11:30, sunny with occasional cloud
1 Grey Partridge (male Site B (airfield)), 1 Kestrel (male Lodge Hills), 16 Swallow (8 pairs), 14 House Martin (7 pairs [7] including 6 collecting mud), 4 Yellow Wagtail (territories [2017= 8]), 12 Whitethroat (males - incomplete count as yet), 1 Spotted Flycatcher (male across road from church), 16 Linnet (8 pairs), 2 Bullfinch (males on territories), 11 Corn Bunting ( territorial males [average= 11] all airfield) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Thursday 26 Oct

Wormingford, Colchester , 09:00 to 11:30, low cloud and mist clearing
70 Golden Plover (all records from airfield), 50 Common Gull (+), 140 Skylark (circa), 100 Meadow Pipit (circa), 2 Stonechat (male + female), 12 Redwing, 6 Jay, 100 Linnet (circa), 4 Bullfinch, 40 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 10 Corn Bunting (3 in song) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Tuesday 19 Sep

Wormingford, Colchester , 08:30 to 11:30, cloudy
2 Tufted Duck (juvs - The Grove), 6 Grey Partridge (covey site B (all records airfield unless stated)), 2 Great Crested Grebe (wp adults), 1 Peregrine Falcon (adult), 1 Golden Plover, 250 Common Gull (circa), 45 Skylark, 20 Swallow ((plus a few House Martins) - The Grove), 50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Pied Wagtail, 1 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (1 near The Grove), 8 Chiffchaff (4 at The Grove), 1 Spotted Flycatcher (adult), 50 Goldfinch (circa, The Grove), 60 Linnet (circa), 24 Yellowhammer (4 The Grove), 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Corn Bunting [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Thursday 24 Aug

Wormingford, Colchester , 08:30 to 12:30, sunny intervals
5 Red-legged Partridge (covey - airfield), 4 Little Grebe (pair + 2 young on reservoir), 6 Kestrel (2 pairs + 2 juvs), 1 Little Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Green Woodpecker (at least 3 juvs), 3 Yellow Wagtail (juvs - airfield), 1 Grey Wagtail (Bowdens ), 2 Wheatear (adult male + female - airfield), 12 Mistle Thrush, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Wednesday 16 Aug

Wormingford, Colchester , 10:30 to 14:30, warm with sunny intervals
3 Little Grebe (pair with young bird), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Whitethroat, 200 Rook (circa), 50 Linnet (circa), 2 Bullfinch (adults), 1 Corn Bunting (also male Clouded Yellow) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Friday 26 May

Wormingford, Colchester , 08:20 to 10:20, warm, sunny and breezy
4 Stock Dove (territories - all records at airfield), 1 Little Owl, 8 Yellow Wagtail (territorial males (4 females seen also)), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 16 Linnet (8 pairs), 13 Corn Bunting (males on territory (best since 2014)) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester