Date Site Details
Thursday 24 Dec Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 10:30 to 13:30,
70 White-fronted Goose (North over Obs saltmarsh) 1 Stonechat (1st winter) [John Sutherby]

Wednesday 16 Dec Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 10:15 to 15:30,
100 White-fronted Goose (+. on fields south of the Obs at Sandbeach. On getting home I saw that someone had reported 104 birds earlier at Bradwell. Although this must be the same group I don't know who reported them or exactly where they were but as I didn't see another birder all day I'm guessing it must have been up towards the power station as that was the direction they flew in from.) 14 Little Egret 1 Sparrowhawk (Female.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Immature male.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Female Obs feeders.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Juv female.) 20 Goldfinch (Obs feeders.) 30 Corn Bunting [John Sutherby]

Tuesday 20 Oct Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:00 to 16:00,
2 Peregrine Falcon (Adult male and adult female) 1 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk (Female) 1 Kestrel 3 House Martin (South) 250 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 6 Sanderling 300 Dunlin 100 Curlew 4 Stonechat (2 pairs) 15 Corn Bunting 20 Chaffinch 40 Goldfinch 500 Cormorant 1 Jay 20 Skylark 3 Rock Pipit 18 Meadow Pipit 2 Pintail (Juvs south) 10 Reed Bunting 60 Grey Plover 8 Greenfinch [Steve Grimwade]

Friday 16 Oct Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:45 to 17:00,
1 Scaup (Flew into the river) 9 Common Scoter 5 Eider 3 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Little Auk (12:45 First seen by Dave Wagstaff occasionally landing on the sea whilst passing the Obs and then seen by Cindy Lawes and myself flying past Sales Point and then into the river.) 5 Swallow 10 Goldcrest 300 Chaffinch (+ going north in groups of 20 or so? Strange considering the big southerly movement in previous days.) 30 Siskin (Going north? Once again strange.) [John Sutherby]

Wednesday 07 Oct Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 10:00 to 17:00,
14 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 7 Little Egret 1 Sparrowhawk (juv male) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 10 Skylark 2 Swallow 1 Cetti's Warbler (Sales Point) 20 Chiffchaff 4 Blackcap 1 Firecrest (Obs garden) 4 Goldcrest 15 Robin 7 Stonechat (3 males, 4 females) 30 House Sparrow [John Sutherby]

Sunday 28 Jun Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 16:00 to 17:00, showery with sunny spells and breezy
1 Rose-coloured Starling (Immature in flock of around 500 Starling in field by pill box west of observatory. Flock very flighty ) 500 Starling 2 Corn Bunting 20 Swallow 5 Swift [Andrew Stroud]

Sunday 08 Mar Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 11:00 to 16:00, March WeBS
21 Red-breasted Merganser 457 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Hen Harrier (Adult male. 'Ringtail' seen on 4th.) 1 Barn Owl (Hunting in front of cottage at 16.00) 1200 Grey Plover 2750 Dunlin 5000 Knot 1000 Oystercatcher 3 Stonechat 1 Chiffchaff (Seen in cottage garden on 4th) [Graham Smith]

Wednesday 26 Feb Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:00 to 15:30,
3 Peregrine Falcon (2 adults and 1cy) 1 Merlin (Female) 1 Sparrowhawk (Male) 1 Kestrel (Male) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male (Wing-tagged)) 3 Corn Bunting 3 Stonechat 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adults) 1 Red-breasted Merganser 10 Reed Bunting 23 Sanderling 500 Bar-tailed Godwit 2000 Knot 2 Great Crested Grebe 1 Great White Egret (In flight approx 1.5 miles south of obs) 1000 Brent Goose 2 Buzzard [Steve Grimwade]

Wednesday 05 Feb Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:45 to 14:00,
600 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel 6 Skylark (Singing birds from chapel car park to Obs to Lure field.) 1 Dartford Warbler (Female. 200-400 yards south of Obs along sea wall in Suaeda. Looks like, and undoubtedly is, the same bird that was present towards the end of last year.) 40 Linnet 25 Reed Bunting (+. Obs - Lure field in Suaeda and on saltmarsh.) [John Sutherby]

Wednesday 29 Jan Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 10:00 to 16:00,
291 Red-throated Diver (South on incoming tide. Quite a spectacle, with 120+ going past in a two minute spell. The movement stopped at 15:00 just prior to high tide. Of interest, and which might explain the large number - at the the time there were hundreds of gulls out in mid estuary and a lot of coming and going of Cormorants too, probably involving many hundreds of birds.) 800 Golden Plover 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Female Obs garden.) 2 Peregrine Falcon (1 adult male and 1 adult female (probably the power station pair) together on Gunners shellbank, in front of the Obs. The female was plucking and eating prey (adult Black-headed Gull) with the male standing close by. After the female had finished eating she left the pickings for the male. They then loafed about on the shell bank for some time, both with very full crops (especially the female). The female left 40 minutes later, the male left after 1 and a quarter hours leaving the rest for the waiting crows.) 40 Linnet (Obs salt marsh. Just to let you know the Twite flock hasn't been seen since the high tides of a few of weeks ago which completely covered the salt marsh. Also, I was informed by one of the contractors carrying out bird surveys for the power station that the Dartford Warbler had been seen again a few days ago south of the Obs near Lure. ) [John Sutherby]