Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 13 Nov

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:00 to 14:45,
100 Shelduck (+) 12 Turnstone (+) 500 Knot (+) 200 Golden Plover (+) 200 Avocet (+) 2 Buzzard 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 5 Skylark (+) 8 Little Grebe 1 Kingfisher (Lake) 10 Siskin (+ in alders by Lake) 1 Marsh Harrier (ad male) 1 Kestrel (male) [Liz Huxley]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Tuesday 05 Nov

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:00 to 15:15, Bright & clear after heavy mist. 9c Wind 8mph North
1 Curlew (lots on foreshore) 80 Avocet (on foreshore) 35 Bar-tailed Godwit (on foreshore) 100 Black-tailed Godwit (circa on foreshore) 2 Great White Egret (flew towards Wivenhoe) 4 Buzzard 9 Golden Plover (intertidal ) 1 Slavonian Grebe (on river) 2000 Dunlin (circa on foreshore) 500 Knot (circa on foreshore) 2 Great Crested Grebe (on river) 1 Grey Plover (several ) 10 Wigeon 1 Lapwing (100+ intertidal ) 2 Marsh Harrier (opposite Robbies Hide) 1 Redshank (several) 50 Brent Goose (very few !!) 2 Cetti's Warbler (shouting) 1 Little Egret (several ) 6 Ringed Plover (on foreshore) 5 Oystercatcher (on foreshore) [Michael Rimmell]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Wednesday 30 Oct

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:00 to 15:45,
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 8 House Sparrow 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+) 200 Shelduck (+) 400 Avocet (+) 7 Turnstone 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Marsh Harrier (+) 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) 2 Shoveler 7 Gadwall 6 Skylark (+) 40 Bar-tailed Godwit (+) 1 Goldcrest (+) 1 Woodcock [Liz Huxley]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Tuesday 29 Oct

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:45 to 16:15, Dry, sun & cloud , E breeze, 12 / 14 c. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Marsh Harrier (M&F.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon (Robbies hide.) 500 Avocet (Circa. Intertidal area.) 100 Redshank (Plus.) 20 Knot (Circa.) 20 Grey Plover (Circa.) 20 Curlew (Plus.) 200 Dunlin (Plus.) 12 Turnstone (At least.) 30 Black-tailed Godwit (At least.) 20 Bar-tailed Godwit (Circa.) 6 Oystercatcher 30 Meadow Pipit (At least.) 1 Green Woodpecker (VC.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (VC.) 5 Reed Bunting (Female, VC.) 50 Shelduck (At least.) 50 Wigeon (Circa.) 20 Mallard 50 Teal (Plus.) 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Far bank from Robbies hide.) 5 Skylark 1 Jay 12 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 12 Blackbird (All males along entry road.) 10 Little Egret 2 Grey Heron [David Hale]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Friday 25 Oct

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:20 to 13:00, Overcast, light breeze, high tide 10.30
600 Avocet (3 possibly 4 separate flocks between intertidal area and main estuary) 800 Dunlin (Probably more but flocks mobile and intermingling) 250 Shelduck 150 Oystercatcher (Mostly on the North shore of the Colne) 50 Knot 6 Greenshank 300 Redshank (Mostly on the Geedon saltings and estuary) 150 Grey Plover 4 Turnstone 50 Curlew 17 Ringed Plover 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Kingfisher (Geedon hide) 50 Brent Goose 250 Lapwing 1 Marsh Harrier (Female) 250 Black-tailed Godwit (Mostly in the intertidal area) 1 Yellowhammer 4 Stonechat (Between intertidal and kingfisher pond) 1 Water Rail (Calling from reed bed left of kingfisher hide) 1 Merlin (Female flew fast and low past Robbie's hide heading up river) 70 Wigeon [John Fell]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Thursday 17 Oct

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 13:00 to 17:00, High tide, light winds, heavy shower later
1 Scaup (Male on river, first I've seen here.) 6 Marsh Harrier 2 Bullfinch 1 Peregrine Falcon (Geedon Saltings) 250 Avocet (Langenhoe point and intertidal area) 200 Black-tailed Godwit (Geedon Saltings and intertidal area) 30 Wigeon (Intertidal area) 100 Grey Plover (Geedon saltings) 200 Redshank (+ All over) 100 Curlew 50 Dunlin 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel [Ken Hudgell]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Wednesday 09 Oct

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11:30 to 15:30,
2 Kingfisher (Lake) 2 Chiffchaff 4 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 100 Avocet (+) 6 Greenshank 1 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Curlew Sandpiper 2 Shoveler 100 Wigeon (+) 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+) [Liz Huxley]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Sunday 22 Sep

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:00 to 16:30, BIG County Birdwatch walks (selected highlights)
1 Nuthatch (Rarest bird of the day! Seen from footpath to Margaret Hide.) 1 Hobby 3 Marsh Harrier 4 Buzzard 2 Kingfisher 2 Bullfinch 7 Greenshank 1 Cetti's Warbler 12 Swallow 1 Wheatear (At Gravelpits near Fingringhoe Village) [Steve Grimwade]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Tuesday 17 Sep

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:30 to 17:00, Dry, bright, cool breeze, 20c. Sightings with Brenda.
1 Sparrowhawk 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Hobby 1 Cuckoo (Juvenile mobbed by 2 Swallow over VC.) 30 Linnet (Flock on beach.) 4 House Martin 10 Swallow (Circa.) 400 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa.) 50 Knot (Circa.) 24 Dunlin 100 Grey Plover (Plus.) 200 Redshank (At least.) 20 Curlew (Plus) 50 Lapwing (Circa.) 40 Avocet 6 Ringed Plover 39 Greenshank (Hide tide roost on scrape, Lauries hide. ) 8 Little Grebe 3 Greenfinch 1 Jay 1 Water Rail (Heard only, noisy at Kingfisher hide.) 12 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron 3 Oystercatcher (1 juvenile.) 30 Shelduck (At least.) 2 Reed Warbler 1 Green Woodpecker (In flight) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (In flight.) [David Hale]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Wednesday 04 Sep

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:00 to 12:00,
1 Osprey (on post on Geedon Marsh, and later fishing along channel) 1 Red Kite (over Geedon Marsh, and later over visitor centre) 1 Hobby 1 Marsh Harrier 50 Mallard (+ on Lake) 20 Teal (+ on Lake) 200 Grey Plover (c) 50 Knot (c) [Liz Huxley]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT