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Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 10:00 to 13:00, Sunny, cold, gentle NW wind. Very wet underfoot.
2 Egyptian Goose (Trout lake.) 1 Goldeneye (Male. Carp lake. Only duck present apart from two Tufted and a few Mallard.) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Only one seen.) 3 Herring Gull 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Chiffchaff (Trout lake island.) 5 Fieldfare 1 Meadow Pipit 2 Greenfinch (Pair) 2 Reed Bunting (Pair.) [Malcolm Corbett]


Goldhanger 09:45 to 14:00, Bright and clear
1 Rock Pipit (Showing really well on seawall) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Female hunting river edge isolated a redshank and stooped 10 / 12 times unsuccessfully. Redshank eventually forced down and ditched in river. Peregrine made a similar number of attempts to take bird from surface but each time redshank dipped under. Eventually peregrine moved off doubt if redshank would get airborne againm) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female hunting over meadows) 2 Stonechat (At least two hunting among cows) 12 Turnstone (Doing what turnstones do on shoreline. ) [Mike Hardwick]


TL7106 08:15 to 08:15, bright, still and cold after frost
1 Sparrowhawk (female flew north across river, north of ERO, upsetting the black-headed gulls) [Mark Gregory]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 08:00 to 08:30, Bright and cold winter morning, all sightings from white bridge
1 Buzzard (In rapid flight east) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Very distant on pylon through bins only, looked like female size) 2 Egyptian Goose (Feeding on splodge) 23 Little Grebe (All diving close to white bridge) 2 Snipe 1 Kingfisher 4 Little Egret [Matt Turner]

Langdon Hills NR EWT

Langdon Hills NR EWT 07:45 to 09:15, Sunny, cold.
2 Green Woodpecker 12 Black-headed Gull 1 Common Gull 18 Goldfinch (At least.) 1 Bullfinch (Male.) [Andrew Cox]