Date Details Sitename
Sunday 11 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:32 to 12:10, Fine, sunny, windy and cold
1 Dunnock 2 Kestrel 2 Little Egret 5 Oystercatcher 2 Great Crested Grebe 1 Curlew 4 Brent Goose 4 Skylark 2 Grey Heron 58 Black-tailed Godwit (+) 11 Greylag Goose 9 Canada Goose 3 Barnacle Goose 1 Mute Swan 5 Cattle Egret (In field with cattle- small stature and obvious yellow bill (Thanks to Ben for pointing them out))) 3 Shoveler 2 Reed Bunting 3 Swallow 1 Lapwing 4 Meadow Pipit 32 Shelduck 4 Black-headed Gull 5 Avocet [Paul Everett]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Saturday 10 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 07:00 to 09:00, Cloudy with wind increasing making it cold. Walk from car park to first hide area, hides are closed. Selected species.
2 Grey Heron 2 Yellowhammer 5 Skylark 2 Meadow Pipit 1 Corn Bunting 4 Reed Bunting 5 Linnet 5 Lapwing 6 Barnacle Goose 2 Canada Goose 4 Shelduck [Paul Fletcher]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Friday 09 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 07:00 to 09:00,
1 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 1 Barn Owl 1 Short-eared Owl (hunting & then roosting in reed bed between carpark & first hide) 20 Avocet 4 Swallow (Feeding in cattle field) 1 Whimbrel (feeding with curlews) 2 Mediterranean Gull (on scrape by first hide & then flew south west) 1 Corn Bunting (singing male between third hide & seawall) 1 Kestrel 4 Stock Dove [Tony Kennelly]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Wednesday 07 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:00 to 16:00, Selected highlights
1 Purple Heron (Adult in area west of first hide) 3 Little Ringed Plover 1 Peregrine Falcon (Immature) 4 Mediterranean Gull (Adults) 1 Green Sandpiper 17 Ruff [Steve Grimwade]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 16:00 to 19:00, Broken Cloud with a chilly NNW wind. Only certain species recorded.
1 Purple Heron (Seen in flight) 1 Barn Owl 1 Short-eared Owl 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Mediterranean Gull 2 Raven (Flew east towards Burnham-on-Crouch, calling.) 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel [Andrew Allen]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:00 to 13:00, sunny
1 Golden Plover 5 Oystercatcher [David Saville]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Monday 05 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 17:20 to 19:30, Fine, cold wind, sunny spells
4 Pheasant (2 pairs) 5 Lapwing 1 Mute Swan 18 Barnacle Goose 14 Canada Goose (+) 11 Greylag Goose 2 Grey Heron 8 Shelduck (A further 15 on the river) 9 Little Egret (including 6 flying over in formation) 4 Oystercatcher (On river) 1 Great Crested Grebe (On river) 1 Avocet (On river) 5 Meadow Pipit 2 Swallow [Paul Everett]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Sunday 04 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:30 to 12:15, Bright - low water All sightings from river wall
2 Avocet 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 Oystercatcher 3 Grey Heron 3 Little Egret 12 Shelduck 2 Redshank 1 Reed Bunting 1 Kestrel 7 Rook 2 Lapwing [Stuart Anderson]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Friday 02 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 13:50 to 14:05, Cloudy with cold breeze
1 Merlin (Probable. Small falcon seen aggressively mobbing a Buzzard.) 3 Little Ringed Plover (In small pools right of bench near first hide from car park.) 1 Purple Heron (Seen in flight being chased by Canada Geese. On track from car park in field behind first owl box.) [Martin Singleton]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Tuesday 29 Dec

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 08:00 to 10:00, Overcast
1 Corn Bunting 200 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 20 Barnacle Goose 20 Pied Wagtail 300 Golden Plover 400 Lapwing 2 Buzzard (Mostly on posts & railway pylons) 2 Marsh Harrier [Tony Kennelly]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Tuesday 15 Dec

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 12:30 to 15:30, Sunny. High tide. Walk along seawall.
1 Marsh Harrier (2cy male presumably same as Stow Marsh) 450 Lapwing 36 Curlew 1 Great Crested Grebe 9 Golden Plover 560 Canada Goose (great sight when they all took off calling after a low pass by a Chinook) 2 Raven (pair on the fences) 1000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (900 at Black Point and 100 at South Fambridge) 5 Ruff (in the fields) 2 Rock Pipit 100 Avocet (roosting Bridgemarsh Island) 53 Oystercatcher (Bridgemarsh Island) 10 Knot (Bridgemarsh Island) 250 Wigeon (Bridgemarsh Island) 10 Grey Plover (Large Horseshoe) 1 Purple Sandpiper (feeding along shoreline with the grey plover as the tide went out) 9 Ringed Plover (Large Horeshoe) 2 Stonechat (pair) 6 Fieldfare (in trees by farmhouse) 1 Little Owl (in hedge by barn) [Alan Shearring]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Sunday 06 Dec

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 14:30 to 16:45, Permissive path to 3rd hide and back.
1 Kestrel 20 Pied Wagtail (+) 245 Lapwing 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 1 Short-eared Owl 150 Shelduck 700 Teal 7 Snipe 1 Stonechat 7 Reed Bunting 8 Meadow Pipit (+) 1 Dunlin 1 Water Pipit 36 Shoveler 6 Wigeon 1 Little Owl (heard along entrance track) [Simon Satchell]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge