Date Details Sitename
Thursday 21 May

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:35 to 10:25, Sunny, warm.
4 Greylag Goose (Two pair with young) 4 Mute Swan (Pair with two(?) young and pair nesting.) 1 Egyptian Goose (Adult with two well grown young.) 1 Shelduck (On barn roof.) 2 Mallard (Females with eight and one young.) 7 Tufted Duck 12 Great Crested Grebe (No young seen.) 2 Buzzard (Pair.) 2 Coot (With broods of four and one.) 1 Common Tern 2 Cuckoo (Calling. One seen, another heard from Chig. Lakes.) 1 Barn Owl 2 Swift 3 Skylark (Singing.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 1 Willow Warbler (Singing.) 5 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 5 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 4 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Whitethroat (Singing.) 1 Pied Wagtail [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Friday 20 Mar

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:05 to 09:30, And 11:15 to 12:00. Overcast, fresh NE wind.
4 Mute Swan (Two pair.) 4 Shelduck (Two pair.) 4 Shoveler (Two pair.) 7 Pochard 50 Tufted Duck (+.) 12 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. three pair displaying.) 1 Sparrowhawk 150 Black-headed Gull (circa.) 1 Green Woodpecker 2 Jay (Pair.) 12 Magpie (+.) 1 Skylark (Singing.) 4 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 17 Mar

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:50 to 11:30, Cloudy at first, then sunny. Light SW wind. One Peacock butterfly seen.
1 Canada Goose (Apparently paired with a Greylag.) 4 Mute Swan (Two pair.) 7 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. at least two pair.) 1 Buzzard 200 Black-headed Gull (circa.) 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Skylark (Singing.) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Both heard only.) 2 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 4 Fieldfare 2 Song Thrush (Singing.) 1 Pied Wagtail 2 Linnet (Pair.) 2 Reed Bunting (Males.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 11 Mar

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:05 to 11:20, Sun, cloud, brisk SW wind. Peacock butterfly seen.
24 Tufted Duck 4 Little Grebe (Two pair. Carp lake.) 3 Great Crested Grebe (Inc pair. Trout lake.) 1 Sparrowhawk 4 Buzzard (Two pair?) 1 Snipe (On meadow.) 150 Black-headed Gull (circa. Carp lake.) 1 Green Woodpecker 4 Skylark (Singing.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. South east edge Carp lake.) 1 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 2 Linnet (Pair.) 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 04 Mar

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:00 to 09:30, And 11:00 to 11:50. Sunny, cloud increasing, light W wind.
100 Greylag Goose (+.) 2 Gadwall 36 Pochard (27 male.) 40 Tufted Duck (circa.) 4 Little Grebe 5 Great Crested Grebe 2 Buzzard 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel 3 Skylark [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 02 Mar

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 13:20 to 14:40, Sunny. Light to brisk SW wind.
50 Greylag Goose (circa.) 2 Egyptian Goose 6 Pochard (All male.) 40 Tufted Duck (circa.) 8 Great Crested Grebe (Four pair?) 2 Buzzard 5 Skylark 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing.) 6 Linnet [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Friday 21 Feb

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 10:00 to 11:45,
20 Canada Goose 230 Greylag Goose 17 Mute Swan 2 Egyptian Goose 1 Gadwall 20 Mallard (+.) 27 Pochard 51 Tufted Duck 2 Little Grebe 4 Great Crested Grebe 1 Buzzard 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Green Woodpecker 4 Skylark 1 Song Thrush 2 Pied Wagtail [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 12 Feb

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:05 to 10:50, Sunny. Brisk, cold W. wind.
20 Canada Goose 42 Greylag Goose 13 Mute Swan 3 Shelduck 39 Pochard 63 Tufted Duck 1 Little Grebe 4 Great Crested Grebe 1 Buzzard 1 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Green Woodpecker 2 Skylark (Singing.) 1 Meadow Pipit [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 11 Feb

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:10 to 09:10, Bright. Strong,gusty W. wind.
1 Barn Owl (Roosting.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 05 Feb

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:40 to 11:00, Sunny, v. light W wind.
21 Canada Goose 60 Greylag Goose 32 Mute Swan 6 Shelduck 3 Gadwall 4 Pochard 72 Tufted Duck 1 Little Grebe 4 Great Crested Grebe 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Buzzard 1 Woodcock 1 Snipe (Possibly two.) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel (Male.) 6 Skylark (Four singing.) 4 Song Thrush (Two singing.) 2 Pied Wagtail [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge