Date Details Sitename
Thursday 11 Jul

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:15 to 13:00,
1 Cattle Egret (Adult non breeding (so definitely not one of the Chigborough birds). Seen from 2nd hide from 10:15 to 13:00 at least. Frequenting the dry vegetation beyond the edge of the water snapping up the odd prey item.) 1 Marsh Harrier 42 Avocet 5 Little Ringed Plover (2 adults, 3 juvs.) 124 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Green Sandpiper 2 Kestrel (Both adult males having a very loud "disagreement" on the fence outside the 2nd hide.) 3 Yellowhammer [John Sutherby]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Tuesday 02 Jul

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:00 to 11:00,
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (perched on electric wire - totally incongruous!) 1 Ringed Plover 35 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Lapwing 15 Avocet 3 Greenshank ((no Redshank)) 5 Oystercatcher 1 Buzzard 12 Teal (incl 2 young) 2 Corn Bunting (singing) 12 Reed Bunting (or more) 1 Great Crested Grebe 10 Skylark (but no Meadow Pipits) 3 Shoveler [Paul Gymer]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Wednesday 26 Jun

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 14:45 to 18:30, Warm, overcast with sunny spells, gentle breeze.
1 Marsh Harrier 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Reserve car park.) 1 Kestrel 7 Goldfinch (Reserve car park and chase.) 8 Skylark (+) 2 Corn Bunting 20 Avocet (+) 11 Shelduck (+) 2 Lapwing 5 Teal 2 Redshank 5 Little Egret 1 Reed Warbler 9 Oystercatcher (+) 3 Common Tern (Adults +4 fledged chicks on Lower Fleet.) [Nick Boxall]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Thursday 06 Jun

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:15 to 16:00, Dry, warm, sun & cloud, breezy. 22c. Sightings with Brenda from first & middle hides.
1 Cuckoo (Heard from first hide.) 10 Little Egret (All very mobile.) 6 Grey Heron 8 Oystercatcher 2 Redshank 2 Swallow 20 Swift (Circa.) 10 Pied Wagtail (Circa, mostly juveniles.) 2 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Hobby (Middle hide.) 8 Avocet (Middle hide.) 15 Lapwing (Circa.) 4 Pochard (3 drakes 1 female.) 6 Skylark 2 Greenfinch (Feeders.) 4 Robin (Adult & 3 juveniles, feeders.) 2 Tufted Duck (1 pair.) 100 Starling (Circa.Small flocks of juveniles.) [David Hale]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Friday 03 May

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:30 to 14:00, Cloudy with cooler wind from N; Round Marsh only - escaped Regent Parrot also on the reserve!
1 Wood Sandpiper (showed on and off at eastern end of Round Marsh; flushed once ) 1 Little Ringed Plover 3 Snipe 4 Swift 6 House Martin 5 Yellow Wagtail 1 White Wagtail 2 Cuckoo 1 Golden Plover [Steven Swaby]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Friday 26 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:15 to 11:15,
1 Marsh Sandpiper (Keeping to the north edge of Round Marsh. Found by D. Wagstaff on the 25th and again on the 26th.) 3 Ruff (Two Ruff and one reeve.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female) 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel [Robert Pease]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Monday 22 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 13:15 to 16:00,
5 Barnacle Goose 8 Canada Goose 40 Avocet 11 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Snipe 30 Lapwing 15 Shelduck 20 Shoveler 30 Teal 1 Grey Heron 5 Little Egret 1 Peregrine Falcon (1st hide) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male, 1st hide) 1 Kestrel 3 Buzzard 1 Cetti's Warbler (Male singing) 3 Sedge Warbler 3 Skylark 2 Meadow Pipit 1 Pied Wagtail 2 Whitethroat 1 Blackcap 10 Linnet 1 Cuckoo [Thomas Gilbert]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Thursday 18 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 08:00 to 15:00, Foggy start, warm and sunny later. BHF to Burnham-on-Crouch along the estuary. Also 10 butterfly species on the wing today.
8 Chiffchaff 2 Whitethroat 1 Cetti's Warbler (BHF) 16 Blackcap 3 Sedge Warbler (All BHF) 2 Reed Warbler (Both Riverside Park, Burnham) 14 Swallow 1 Willow Warbler (Burnham) 2 Yellowhammer (singing males, BHF) 3 Bearded Tit (BWA hide, BHF) 22 Great Crested Grebe (All summer-pl ads, Crouch) 23 Mediterranean Gull 1 Barn Owl 4 Yellow Wagtail 1 Wheatear 2 Stonechat (Pair perched on fence with Wheatear, Althorne) 1 Bullfinch (Creeksea) 1 Tree Pipit (flushed calling from edge of reserve) 1 Snipe 4 Ruff (Round Marsh, BHF) 3 Greenshank 20 Whimbrel 5 Common Tern 7 Corn Bunting (singing males, BHF and Althorne) 22 Golden Plover 1 Marsh Harrier 3 Buzzard [Steven Swaby]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Sunday 14 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 08:45 to 13:30, Sunny spells and wintery showers, east wind. High Tide ~08.00.
1 Willow Warbler 1 Blackcap 20 Skylark (+) 65 Linnet (+, including 2 flocks of 20+ that joined briefly.) 9 Reed Bunting 3 Curlew 1 Peregrine Falcon 160 Teal 32 Wigeon 47 Avocet 2 Ringed Plover 6 Ruff 145 Shoveler 31 Mallard 6 Pochard 63 Shelduck 10 Swallow (+) 9 Gadwall 105 Golden Plover 8 Meadow Pipit 2 Marsh Harrier (females) 5 Grey Heron (+) 4 Little Egret 5 Little Grebe 6 Tufted Duck 3 Bearded Tit (+) 2 Kestrel 3 Buzzard 38 Stock Dove 8 Oystercatcher 1 Corn Bunting 9 Great Crested Grebe 4 Whimbrel 1 Ring Ouzel (At east end of reserve, flew towards Althorne.) 1 Snipe 4 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 Green Woodpecker [Simon Satchell]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 06:00 to 09:00, Frosty start & sunny
2 Marsh Harrier 1 Kestrel 2 Peregrine Falcon (1 on fence post by railway seen from 1st & 2nd hides, 1 flew east from 3rd hide) 1 Snipe 2 Corn Bunting (Singing males by seawall) 30 Golden Plover (High tide roost) 20 Black-tailed Godwit (High tide roost) 2 Swallow 2 Blackcap (Only warblers heard during my visit!) 3 Ruff 20 Avocet 20 Lapwing 1 Curlew 12 Wigeon [Tony Kennelly]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Friday 12 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 11:00 to 15:00,
1 Ruff (1st hide) 1 Little Ringed Plover (1st hide) 4 Avocet (Pairs) 16 Black-tailed Godwit (On river) 7 Swallow (3 rd hide) 1 Yellow Wagtail (1 1st hide) 1 Marsh Harrier (3 hide) [Dave Dawson]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge