Date Details Sitename
Thursday 11 Jul

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 11:00 to 12:25, With Graham Barber.
2 Mute Swan (Pair with five young) 20 Great Crested Grebe (+. At least five occupied nests.) 3 Common Tern 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 09 Jul

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:50 to 10:05, Cloudy, light S. wind.
100 Greylag Goose (+.) 8 Mute Swan (Inc. pair with five young.) 2 Mallard (Females with five and four young.) 16 Pochard 22 Tufted Duck 28 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. one well grown young and five on nests.) 50 Coot (+.) 2 Common Tern 2 Skylark (Singing.) 1 Swallow 1 Cetti's Warbler (Seen and briefly heard.) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 04 Jul

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 11:30 to 12:50, Sunny, clear sky, very warm. With Graham Barber.
24 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. five on nests.) 8 Reed Warbler (Three singing and five together "scolding" us from high in trees.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing) 1 Reed Bunting (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 01 Jul

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:00 to 10:15, Sunny, variable cloud, fresh W wind.
150 Greylag Goose (circa.) 8 Mute Swan (Adults inc. pair with five cygnets.) 1 Mallard (Female with four young.) 10 Pochard 24 Tufted Duck 24 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. three nesting and pair displaying.) 5 Little Egret 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Common Tern 2 Kestrel (Male and female briefly up together.) 1 Hobby (Carrying bird prey (House Martin?)) 2 Skylark (Singing. ) 3 House Martin 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 2 Whitethroat (Singing.) 4 House Sparrow 1 Reed Bunting (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 26 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 10:10 to 12:45, Overcast, cool NNE breeze.
8 Mute Swan (Adults, inc.pair still present with five cygnets and at least one other territorial pair.) 45 Pochard 52 Tufted Duck 16 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. one on nest, two pair nest building.) 3 Grey Heron 5 Little Egret 2 Cormorant 30 Coot (circa. Inc. one on nest and one with one young.) 3 Common Tern 1 Stock Dove 4 Skylark (Two pair?) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 5 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 1 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 2 Whitethroat (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing just south of site.) 1 Reed Bunting (Singing.) 1 Essex Skipper (Small Skipper and nine other species of butterfly.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 24 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:05 to 10:10, And 12:00 to 12:30. Overcast, humid, light SW wind.
150 Greylag Goose (+.) 11 Mute Swan (Inc. pair with five cygnets.) 28 Pochard (26no. male.) 37 Tufted Duck 18 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. pair nest building.) 1 Herring Gull 2 Common Tern 2 Skylark (Singing.) 2 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 1 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 2 Whitethroat (Singing.) 1 Reed Bunting (Singing.) 1 Essex Skipper (Small White, Holly Blue, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet and Small Heath also seen.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 17 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 14:05 to 15:40, Sunny, warm.
7 Mute Swan (Inc. Pair with five cygnets not long off nest.) 1 Egyptian Goose (Small lake island.) 51 Pochard (44 male.) 30 Tufted Duck (25 male.) 11 Great Crested Grebe (Inc one nest building.) 1 Buzzard 2 Herring Gull 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Common Tern 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 5 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 1 Reed Bunting (Singing.) 1 Brimstone (Common Blue, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Meadow Brown and Small Heath also seen.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 13 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:40 to 10:55, Overcast, sunny spells, brisk S. wind, dry. Red Admiral and Painted Lady butterfles also seen.
200 Greylag Goose (circa. On and around small lake.) 7 Mute Swan (Inc. one nesting.) 2 Shelduck 2 Mallard (Females with six and seven well grown young.) 28 Pochard (22 male.) 9 Tufted Duck (Eight male.) 12 Great Crested Grebe 6 Grey Heron 2 Little Egret 1 Cormorant 30 Coot (circa.) 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 5 Swift 1 Kestrel (Male.) 1 Hobby 2 Skylark (Singing.) 2 Swallow 10 House Martin (+.) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 3 Reed Warbler (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 11 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 14:00 to 15:40, Increasing cloud, sunny spells, dry and humid.
30 Canada Goose (+.) 120 Greylag Goose (+.) 7 Mute Swan (Inc. one on nest.) 13 Pochard (Nine male.) 24 Tufted Duck (Only two female.) 2 Little Grebe (Pair.) 11 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. pair displaying.) 12 Grey Heron (circa.) 2 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 4 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 5 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 06 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 13:10 to 14:30,
8 Mute Swan (Inc. pair nesting, large lake and territorial male, small lake.) 2 Egyptian Goose (Small lake.) 4 Pochard (Two male.) 20 Grey Heron (circa. (No anglers present on large lake).) 2 Buzzard [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge