Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 07 Aug

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury 09:00 to 11:00, sunny but breezy
2 Mute Swan (pair) 5 Gadwall (female + 4 ducklings disappeared into wooded marginal vegetation on my approach - my first at Goldingham Hall [Bulmer]) 4 Mallard (Belchamp Walter pool - 3 half-grown juvs) 1 Red-legged Partridge (Bulmer - in flight) 1 Sparrowhawk (juv male Belchamp Walter church) 1 Buzzard (calling juv Goldingham Hall) 7 Moorhen (fully grown juvs - 2 Goldingham Hall) 1 Little Owl (juv flushed off ground near Goldingham Hall) 2 Green Woodpecker (juvs) 1 Kestrel (adult male) 3 Whitethroat (juvs) 2 Bullfinch (near church - contact calls. Also Purple Hairstreak + 14 other spp butterflies and 6 spp dragonflies) [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury
Thursday 11 Jul

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury 09:30 to 11:00, sunny
1 Tufted Duck (female + 5 ducklings) 1 Little Grebe (territory) 6 Moorhen (juvs in 4 broods) 1 Kestrel 5 Swallow (pair + 3 young) 1 Reed Warbler 2 Nuthatch (+ adult with juv) 2 Treecreeper (calling) [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury
Wednesday 29 May

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury 09:00 to 12:00, overcast with a few sunny intervals
8 Swift (all these records for Bulmer (not recognised on list of places)) 1 Kestrel (male) 23 Skylark (males [average 2017-18= 21]) 8 Swallow (4 pairs [3]) 8 House Martin (4 pairs) 5 Chiffchaff (males [5]) 10 Blackcap (males [12]) 3 Garden Warbler (males - increasing here as elsewhere) 12 Whitethroat (males [15]) 2 Mistle Thrush (singing males) 1 Spotted Flycatcher (singing male @ Bulmer brickworks) 5 Greenfinch (males [5]) 6 Linnet (3 pairs) 11 Yellowhammer (males [12]) [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury 10:00 to 10:45, overcast
6 Canada Goose (pair + 4 juvs) 6 Stock Dove (family of 4 + 2 singing males) 2 Green Woodpecker (males) 5 Skylark (males [2017-18 average= 7]) 5 Chiffchaff (males [5]) 8 Blackcap (males [10]) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (males) 5 Whitethroat (males [6]) 1 Reed Warbler (singing male [1]) 4 Yellowhammer (males) [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury
Wednesday 13 Feb

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury 09:15 to 10:45, fine and sunny
4 Red-legged Partridge (all records for BULMER parish) 4 Buzzard 4 Stock Dove (2 pairs) 3 Green Woodpecker (males - stable) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Kestrel 1 Goldcrest (song) 2 Coal Tit (territories - Auberies) 17 Skylark (males [2017= 21]) 1 Nuthatch (song - Auberies) 25 Fieldfare 8 Song Thrush (singing males [7]) 1 Mistle Thrush (singing male - Auberies) 40 House Sparrow (village) 50 Chaffinch (circa - game mix Sandy Lane) 4 Greenfinch (males [5]) 30 Goldfinch 100 Linnet (circa - Sandy Lane) 18 Yellowhammer (2 males in weak song) 10 Reed Bunting (Sandy Lane) [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury 10:45 to 12:00, mild and sunny
3 Mute Swan (last year's family) 10 Red-legged Partridge (released birds) 3 Buzzard 1 Stock Dove (singing male at church) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Marsh Tit 1 Coal Tit (territorial bird) 3 Skylark (males [2017= 2]) 1 Nuthatch (church) 5 Song Thrush (singing males [5]) 10 Redwing 1 Mistle Thrush (singing male [1]) 2 Jay 10 Yellowhammer (oilseed rape) [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury
Monday 09 Jul

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury , 08:00 to 09:30, sunny and very warm
8 Mallard (7 ducklings - pool below church), 1 Buzzard (young bird calling), 1 Kingfisher, 3 Green Woodpecker (adult + young bird; male calling elsewhere), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush (2 males in song + 1 young bird), 1 Garden Warbler (+, alarm calls heard), 2 Spotted Flycatcher (adults catching flies over pond opposite hall entrance), 1 Nuthatch (+, calls heard (distant)) [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury
Monday 11 Jun

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury , 08:15 to 12:15, warm and sunny
3 Mute Swan (pair with single surviving cygnet ), 6 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe (pair - back here after an absence), 2 Buzzard (pair), 6 Moorhen (3 pairs - one with young), 1 Tawny Owl (male calling from traditional site), 2 Green Woodpecker (territories), 7 Skylark (males), 2 Swallow (pair close to church), 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Song Thrush (pair + 2 young; 2 males), 1 Reed Warbler (territorial male), 10 Blackcap (males - very successful species), 6 Whitethroat (males (some with young in nest)), 5 Chiffchaff (males), 4 Marsh Tit (pair + 2 fledged young), 2 Jay, 2 Bullfinch (+, pair behaving as if with young in nest), 3 Yellowhammer (males), 2 Reed Bunting (males in crops) [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury
Tuesday 14 Nov

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury , 10:50 to 12:00, overcast then clearing
3 Mute Swan (pair + juv), 30 Mallard, 70 Red-legged Partridge (released birds), 1 Sparrowhawk (first year male), 2 Buzzard (adult + first year ), 2 Coot (unusual here), 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 40 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 12 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury
Saturday 27 May

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury , 08:45 to 09:35, warm and sunny, cloud threatening
1 Cuckoo (male calling from Bulmer), 1 Tawny Owl (young bird calling), 1 Kingfisher (meadows), 2 Skylark, 2 Swallow (pair), 5 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush (pair), 4 Reed Warbler (increasing), 6 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff (males), 2 Goldcrest, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (pair below church (male singing)), 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch (pair taking food to nest-hole), 2 Linnet (pair), 1 Bullfinch (male), 2 Yellowhammer (males), 1 Reed Bunting [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury
Thursday 09 Feb

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury , 11:00 to 11:45, cold with a flew light flurries of snow
3 Mute Swan (1 juvenile - last year's pair bred successfully), 2 Buzzard, 10 Moorhen, 1 Stock Dove (male in song), 1 Green Woodpecker (male), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 1 Song Thrush (male in sub-song), 1 Mistle Thrush (singing male), 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 20 Yellowhammer (near game-crops) [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury
Friday 07 Aug

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury 09:30 to 11:30, sunny and warm
4 Buzzard (pair + 2 juvs) 1 Nuthatch (towards Bulmer) 1 Treecreeper 40 House Sparrow (Upper Houses, Bulmer) 3 Bullfinch (2 juvs - Upper Houses, Bulmer) [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury