Date Details Sitename
Saturday 06 Jun

Naze, The 06:00 to 09:45, sunny; warm; westerly wind
4 Barnacle Goose (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Grey Heron 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Hobby (adult bird flashed through first thing to the south) 1 Avocet (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Greenshank (flew over sewage works, calling) 2 Mediterranean Gull (over sewage works) 2 Little Tern (Walton Channel) 3 Cuckoo (+, at least one singing and at one point three in the air together) 1 Barn Owl (hunting in John Weston Reserve and over rough ground to the south of the sewage works) 1 Little Owl 4 Swift 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing, John Weston Reserve) 6 Sedge Warbler (singing) 5 Reed Warbler (singing) 5 Blackcap (singing) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing) 23 Whitethroat (singing) 4 Chiffchaff (singing) 2 Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Friday 29 May

Naze, The 06:10 to 09:30, mainly overcast; north-west wind; mild
19 Whitethroat (singing) 3 Blackcap (singing) 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Cuckoo (at least one singing and one female) 1 Turtle Dove (near main sycamore clump, purred a few times then flew towards John Weston Reserve, presumably moving through) 4 Chiffchaff (singing) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing) 1 Barn Owl 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing, John Weston Reserve) 4 Avocet (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Grey Heron 2 Sandwich Tern 6 Sedge Warbler (singing) 1 Hobby (first summer, Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Wheatear (male, along sea wall, south-west corner of Walton Hall Marshes) 7 Reed Warbler (singing) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Little Tern 10 Grey Plover 4 Dunlin [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Saturday 02 May

Naze, The 06:10 to 11:20, mainly overcast; cool; light east wind swinging round to the south and strengthening
6 Sanderling 3 Little Tern 1 Chinese Muntjac 1 Marsh Harrier 11 Sedge Warbler (singing) 4 Reed Warbler (singing) 1 Grey Heron 1 Common Sandpiper 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (on shore towards Stone Point - three in summer plumage) 21 Grey Plover 16 Turnstone 2 Common Tern 1 Yellow Wagtail 94 Dunlin (many in summer plumage) 1 Little Owl 3 Lesser Whitethroat (singing) 13 Whitethroat (singing) 8 Blackcap (singing) 34 Sand Martin (+) 4 Chiffchaff (singing) 1 Spotted Redshank (in stunning summer plumage - Cormorant Creek) 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing - John Weston Reserve) 1 Barn Owl 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Cuckoo (singing) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Thursday 23 Apr

Naze, The 10:00 to 15:00,
1 Redstart (Male in John Weston Reserve) [Glen Moore]

Naze, The
Saturday 18 Apr

Naze, The 06:20 to 12:00, brisk north east wind, strengthening and swinging round to the east; overcast. clearing by mid-morning; cold first thing
2 Green Woodpecker 4 Whimbrel (west) 3 Sedge Warbler (singing) 3 Ruff (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Sandwich Tern 6 House Martin (north) 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Pochard 1 Spoonbill (Walton Hall Marshes, adult in breeding plumage, flew in from the direction of Horsey Island, landed in the main drain and fed there for ten minutes before flying off towards the east and then north) 2 Whitethroat (singing) 1 Barn Owl (John Weston Reserve) 1 Ring Ouzel (male, along the lane leading to the reserve) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing, near sewage works) 1 Yellow Wagtail 7 Chiffchaff (4 singing - still haven't heard any willow warblers singing) 7 Swallow (north) 8 Blackcap (6 singing) 1 Fulmar (flying around cliffs first thing) 3 Cetti's Warbler (2 in John Weston Reserve, 1 by Foundry Lane ponds) 17 Sand Martin (around colony site) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Friday 10 Apr

Naze, The 06:30 to 12:30, foggy first thing, clearing by 9.30 to leave hazy sun; light south-east wind; cool becoming warm.
1 Marsh Harrier 9 Chiffchaff (five singing) 2 Blackcap (first of the year, one singing) 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing, two in John Weston Reserve and one by Foundry Lane ponds) 1 Goldcrest 1 Firecrest (John Weston Reserve) 6 Avocet (flew over Stone Point) 1 Grey Heron 1 Short-eared Owl (over Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Barn Owl (hunting over Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Sparrowhawk 14 Barnacle Goose (Horsey Island) 1 Great Crested Grebe (mouth of Walton Channel) 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult over Stone Point) 1 Merlin (female towards Stone Point) 2 Sedge Warbler (one singing) 1 Wheatear (male, just north of tidal lagoons) 4 Ruff (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (one Icelandic bird in very nice full summer plumage - Walton Channel) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Tuesday 10 Feb

Naze, The 10:30 to 13:30, overcast and still
27 Little Grebe (Walton Channel) 750 Lapwing (circa) 1000 Golden Plover (+, high tide roost) 20 Sanderling (flew past Stone Point) 1 Snipe 400 Dunlin (+) 14 Bar-tailed Godwit 50 Black-tailed Godwit 74 Redshank 1 Spotted Redshank 3 Short-eared Owl 30 Skylark (+) 10 Meadow Pipit 5 Rock Pipit 3 Stonechat 60 Linnet (also 15 Goldfinches) 10 Reed Bunting [Martin Peers]

Naze, The
Saturday 17 Jan

Naze, The 07:45 to 12:30, cold with sharp frost; clear at first, gradually becoming overcast and some sleet at the end of the morning; strengthening north-west wind
54 Gadwall (mainly on lagoon near Stone point) 77 Shoveler (mainly on lagoon near Stone Point) 2 Red-breasted Merganser (on Walton Channel) 1 Red-throated Diver (on sea) 3 Marsh Harrier 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail, Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Merlin (female, towards Stone Point) 1 Spotted Redshank (flushed from creek towards Stone Point) 1 Barn Owl (John Weston Reserve) 1 Short-eared Owl (Walton Hall Marshes) 14 Little Grebe (Walton Channel) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Sunday 04 Jan

Naze, The 08:10 to 12:15, sharp frost; cold; north-easterly breeze; sunny
7 Fieldfare (in off sea and then flew west) 2 Goldcrest 2 Short-eared Owl (possibly 3 birds, two together on posts in the north east corner of Walton Hall Marshes first thing, one very high over the marsh at the end of the morning) 1 Barn Owl (John Weston Reserve) 3 Marsh Harrier 1 Eider (towards Stone Point - first winter female that's been around since autumn) 1 Merlin (female towards Stone Point) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Stone Point) 1 Great Crested Grebe (off Stone Point) 53 Shoveler (on lagoon near Stone Point) 25 Skylark (mainly on saltmarsh towards Stone Point) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The