Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 05 Aug

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:40 to 10:45, Cloudy, warm, brisk SW wind.
30 Greylag Goose (+.) 18 Mute Swan (Three pair with 7, 3 and 2 young, ) 2 Egyptian Goose 1 Red-crested Pochard (Female.) 7 Tufted Duck (Female with 6 young.) 2 Little Grebe 34 Great Crested Grebe (Including 10 young.) 4 Grey Heron 1 Little Egret 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Little Owl 5 Sand Martin 1 Swallow 10 Long-tailed Tit (+.) 4 Chiffchaff 6 Reed Warbler (Some half-hearted song.) 1 Pied Wagtail 6 Goldfinch [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 29 Jul

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 06:30 to 07:00,
1 Red-crested Pochard (Female. Earlier in the year there was a drake at Chig, Sooner or later they will figure out how to meet up and we will see some RCP ducklings...) 50 Swift [John Buchanan]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 29 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:00 to 11:00, Cloudy, sunny intervals, blustery SW wind.
6 Mute Swan (+. Three pair with young.) 1 Egyptian Goose 1 Mallard (+. Female with five recent young.) 30 Pochard (circa.) 25 Tufted Duck (circa.) 17 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. four nesting.) 6 Little Egret 1 Buzzard 1 Herring Gull 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Common Tern 50 Swift (+.) 200 Rook (circa. On meadow.) 10 Sand Martin (circa.) 20 House Martin (circa. No swallows.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 3 Reed Warbler (Brief song.) 3 Pied Wagtail (One carrying food.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 03 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:10 to 11:20, Sunny, high cloud, fresh NE breeze. Red Fox also seen.
21 Canada Goose (Inc. 13 young.) 100 Greylag Goose (circa. Inc 27 young.) 4 Mute Swan (Two pairs. One with 3 cygnets, one nesting.) 2 Shelduck (On barn roof as usual.) 3 Mallard (Family groups with 8, 8 and 6 young.) 9 Tufted Duck 2 Little Grebe 14 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. pair displaying.) 2 Buzzard (Perched together.) 3 Coot (Adult with two young.) 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 1 Barn Owl (At regular roost.) 3 Swift 1 Hobby (My year first.) 1 Magpie (Feeding young.) 5 Chiffchaff 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 2 Blackcap (Singing.) 2 Whitethroat (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 1 House Sparrow (+. Nests / young around farmhouse.) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Calling from top of willow. My year first.) 1 Pied Wagtail 2 Greenfinch (Pair.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 28 May

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:55 to 11:20, Sunny, fresh E. wind.
60 Greylag Goose (+. Inc. eleven young.) 4 Mute Swan (Two pair, one with three cygnets, other nesting.) 4 Egyptian Goose (Pair with two well grown young.) 2 Shelduck (Resting on barn roof.) 4 Mallard (Females with 28 young [5, 6, 8, 9]) 11 Tufted Duck 1 Little Grebe 9 Great Crested Grebe 8 Grey Heron 1 Buzzard 4 Moorhen (+. Two pair with six young [4, 2]) 6 Coot (+. Three pair, two with young [3, 4], one nest building. ) 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Common Tern 3 Cuckoo (At least. Two calling, one from Chig. Lakes. Pair seen flying together.) 1 Barn Owl 6 Swift 1 Kingfisher 3 Skylark 1 Swallow 1 Chiffchaff 4 Reed Warbler 4 Blackcap 1 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Whitethroat 20 Starling (+.) 2 Reed Bunting (Males.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
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