Date Details Sitename
Sunday 13 Sep

Heybridge Basin 06:15 to 09:15,
1 Knot 2 Bar-tailed Godwit 200 Black-tailed Godwit 50 Avocet 150 Ringed Plover 1 Grey Plover 50 Golden Plover 10 Curlew 2 Oystercatcher 500 Redshank 100 Dunlin 20 Little Egret 30 Greenshank 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Sedge Warbler 2 Reed Warbler 2 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap 20 Pied Wagtail 1 Yellow Wagtail 5 Cetti's Warbler 20 Wigeon [Tony Kennelly]

Heybridge Basin
Thursday 06 Aug

Heybridge Basin 16:00 to 18:00, Beautiful weather
2 Cetti's Warbler 22 Turnstone 2 Ringed Plover 504 Black-tailed Godwit 5 Curlew 2 Linnet 60 Redshank [David Allen]

Heybridge Basin
Sunday 03 May

Heybridge Basin 05:00 to 05:00, Dawn chorus sea wall exercise
2 Cuckoo 5 Cetti's Warbler 6 Whitethroat 4 Lesser Whitethroat 8 Chiffchaff 10 Blackcap 10 Sedge Warbler 8 Reed Warbler 2 Reed Bunting 2 Bearded Tit 3 Whimbrel 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 3 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Redshank 10 Oystercatcher 2 Avocet 1 Turnstone 9 Dunlin 40 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Still not left for Siberia!) 10 Common Tern 2 Linnet 1 Swift (Flying towards Maldon) 1 Swallow (On telegraph wires in pub beer garden by the lock) [Tony Kennelly]

Heybridge Basin
Sunday 19 Apr

Heybridge Basin 06:30 to 07:00, Low tide
2 Cuckoo 40 Bar-tailed Godwit 200 Black-tailed Godwit (most in Breeding plumage) 10 Turnstone 2 Knot 1 Grey Plover 10 Curlew 20 Oystercatcher 10 Avocet 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 3 Sedge Warbler 2 Linnet 100 Redshank 3 Greenshank 40 Dunlin 100 Black-headed Gull (Squabbling noisily for the few spaces on the swamped islands of the nesting colony) 8 Common Tern 8 Little Egret [Tony Kennelly]

Heybridge Basin
Thursday 09 Apr

Heybridge Basin 06:00 to 07:00, Cool dawn bicycle ride along canal & seawall
1 Reed Warbler (Singing male) 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing male) 4 Sedge Warbler (Singing male) 1 Whitethroat (Singing male) 4 Common Tern 2 Knot 2 Turnstone 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 100 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Curlew 6 Avocet 6 Linnet 2 Little Egret [Tony Kennelly]

Heybridge Basin
Wednesday 11 Mar

Heybridge Basin 14:00 to 16:15,
2 Sandwich Tern (By the long island where the black headed gulls nest. Only a fleeting view as they flew behind me and over the sea wall towards maldon promenade. At first thought they were black terns as they appeared very dark against the sky but long black bills and large size would suggest sandwich terns. Very early in the year i know but if anybody got a longer look and can give a better i.d. l would be hapy to accept it.) [David Torrice]

Heybridge Basin
Friday 06 Mar

Heybridge Basin 09:30 to 12:00, High tide, turning. Sunny, breezy 7 degrees
1 Redshank 1 Wigeon 1 Teal 1 Oystercatcher 1 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Avocet (Small flock) 1 Corn Bunting 4 Reed Bunting 2 Little Grebe 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Large flock mainly, with other isolated groups....one had a yellow ring on the left leg above the ankle and a silver? ring above the ankle on the right leg with a yellow ring above a blue ring below the ankle on the right leg) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Heybridge Basin
Sunday 01 Mar

Heybridge Basin 06:45 to 09:00,
500 Knot 100 Avocet 50 Bar-tailed Godwit 200 Black-tailed Godwit 10 Grey Plover 10 Curlew 20 Oystercatcher 200 Redshank 250 Dunlin 200 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 200 Wigeon 208 Teal 50 Pintail 1 Marsh Harrier (Between northey island causeway & Limbourne creek) 1 Greenfinch (Singing male & display flight) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males) 250 Black-headed Gull (Checking out nesting islands) [Tony Kennelly]

Heybridge Basin
Sunday 02 Feb

Heybridge Basin 07:30 to 09:15,
500 Knot (On the river Blackwater & on northey island ) 50 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Greenshank 200 Black-tailed Godwit 200 Redshank 400 Dunlin 200 Avocet 20 Oystercatcher 10 Curlew 1 Turnstone 200 Lapwing 10 Grey Plover 100 Golden Plover 1 Ringed Plover 5 Great Black-backed Gull 150 Pintail 200 Teal 100 Wigeon 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose [Tony Kennelly]

Heybridge Basin
Saturday 25 Jan

Heybridge Basin 09:30 to 12:45, Cloudy & Still, rising tide
1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Kestrel 20 Shelduck 2 Pintail 1 Kingfisher (Along the canal) 1 Curlew 40 Avocet (At least) 1 Little Grebe 4 Long-tailed Tit 6 Lapwing 6 Oystercatcher 1 Dunnock 30 Ringed Plover (At least) 1 Turnstone 2 Stonechat 2 Little Egret 7 Greenfinch [Stuart Anderson]

Heybridge Basin