Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 25 Feb

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:15 to 15:00, Dry, sun & cloud, W breeze. Incoming tide. High tide at 13 27. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Red-breasted Merganser (Pair. Robbies hide.) 4 Great Crested Grebe 50 Curlew (Circa.) 200 Dunlin (Circa. 1 Adder showing early on, usual spot.) 100 Knot (Circa.) 30 Grey Plover (Plus.) 1000 Avocet (At least. Intertidal area.) 300 Shelduck (Circa.) 3 Snipe 20 Oystercatcher 200 Redshank (Plus.) 15 Wigeon 10 Teal 30 Bar-tailed Godwit (Circa.) 500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (At least) 1 Grey Heron 11 Little Egret 1 Water Rail (Kingfisher hide.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 3 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Jay 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [David Hale]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11:30 to 16:00, Over high tide
5 Marsh Harrier (+ Geedon Marsh) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Female on Geedon Marsh) 1 Sparrowhawk (Male - VC) 4 Buzzard (+) 3 Kestrel 1 Barn Owl (Distantly hunting on Langenhoe) 2 Goosander (Pair flying down river) 32 Red-breasted Merganser (+ Mainly in Geedon Creek) [David L Smith]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Tuesday 18 Feb

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 12:00 to 16:00, Low Tide
10 Marsh Harrier (+) 5 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon (Female on Geedon Marsh) 8 Red-breasted Merganser 450 Avocet (+) 1 Bullfinch (Heard only) [David L Smith]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Monday 17 Feb

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:30 to 12:30,
2 Marsh Harrier 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Sparrowhawk 750 Knot 3 Red-breasted Merganser 2 Bullfinch 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 700 Brent Goose 170 Lapwing 2 Kestrel 300 Dunlin [Steve Grimwade]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Tuesday 11 Feb

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11:30 to 16:00, Over high (surge) tide
1 Red Kite (Furneaux Lane) 1 Buzzard 4 Marsh Harrier (+) 1 Kestrel (South Green) 12 Red-breasted Merganser (+) [David L Smith]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Tuesday 04 Feb

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11:30 to 16:30, Over low water, cold NW wind.
1 Hen Harrier (1w male, across river from Alresford, to North Marsh, headed upstream ) 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair hunting, Geedon Marsh ) 1 Merlin (Female on Geedon Marsh) 1 Kestrel 12 Goosander (+ Fishing on river) 16 Red-breasted Merganser (+) 4 Bullfinch 1 Sparrowhawk [David L Smith]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Tuesday 28 Jan

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11:30 to 16:00, Dry, cold wind, high tide
23 Red-breasted Merganser (Most in Geedon Creek at HT) 400 Avocet (+) 150 Bar-tailed Godwit (+) 8 Turnstone 500 Knot (+) 500 Dunlin (+) 1 Goosander (Female on river) 800 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+) 2 Peregrine Falcon 4 Marsh Harrier 1 Merlin 3 Kestrel 4 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 400 Grey Plover (+) 2 Brambling 5 Bullfinch (1m 5f) 100 Oystercatcher (+) [Ken Hudgell]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Monday 27 Jan

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 12:00 to 15:30, Flooded. Kingfisher hide out of bounds. You needed an aqualung for the inter-tidal footpath rather than wellingtons.
130 Bar-tailed Godwit 310 Avocet 100 Knot (+) 120 Grey Plover (+) 50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 12 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Water Rail 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Turnstone 120 Lapwing 4 Little Grebe 11 Little Egret [David Allen]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Sunday 26 Jan

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:00 to 16:00, Joint Essex Birdwatching Society and Swallow Birding Winter Birding Day. Thanks to everyone who visited!
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Peregrine Falcon (Adult male and Adult female interacting over River Colne) 5 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 4 Marsh Harrier (2 adult males, 1cy Male and adult female) 1 Kingfisher 1 Water Rail 3 Bullfinch 1 Goosander (Male flew down river) 3 Red-breasted Merganser 1000 Knot 250 Bar-tailed Godwit 300 Avocet 60 Chaffinch 3 Stonechat 1 Green Woodpecker 42 Little Egret 250 Brent Goose [Steve Grimwade]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:20 to 15:45, Highlights from 55 species recorded - Thanks to Steve & co. for leading the guided walks!
200 Brent Goose (+) 2 Wigeon (Pair flew S along river) 8 Gadwall 1 Red-breasted Merganser (Drake on river) 1 Goosander (Drake flew along river) 2 Great Crested Grebe 2 Marsh Harrier (Distant birds) 4 Buzzard 400 Avocet (+) 300 Bar-tailed Godwit (+) 3 Turnstone 2 Kingfisher (On post from Laurie's Hide & flew along river by Robbie's Hide - possibly the same bird) 1 Green Woodpecker 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair over river) 8 Long-tailed Tit (Flock in car park) 10 Linnet (+) 1 Woodcock (Flushed by car along entrance/exit road) [Ben Mapp]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Friday 24 Jan

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:00 to 13:00, Dull and drizzly (total of 62 species seen) selected highlights
3 Brambling 120 Linnet 50 Chaffinch 3 Bullfinch 2 Reed Bunting 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Peregrine Falcon (Female) 120 Avocet 600 Knot 47 Bar-tailed Godwit 350 Brent Goose 180 Curlew 1 Kingfisher 37 Little Egret 200 Dunlin 19 Red-breasted Merganser 2 Kestrel 9 Little Grebe [Steve Grimwade]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Tuesday 21 Jan

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 12:00 to 15:45, Falling tide
5 Marsh Harrier (+) 2 Peregrine Falcon 2 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Water Rail 1 Great White Egret 17 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Kingfisher [David L Smith]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT