Date Details Sitename
Monday 26 Jul

Vange Marsh RSPB 10:50 to 14:30, Cloudy, some sun. Warm, becoming hot.
1 Great White Egret 7 Pochard (Female with six well grown young.) 7 Black-tailed Godwit 14 Curlew 34 Redshank (At least.) 2 Spotted Redshank (WP.) 8 Greenshank 1 Green Sandpiper 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Yellow Wagtail 2 Bearded Tit (Juvs, western end.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Friday 16 Jul

Vange Marsh RSPB 09:45 to 10:45, Sunny, warm.
2 Oystercatcher (Adult with one well grown young.) 19 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Greenshank 1 Spotted Redshank 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Yellow Wagtail [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Wednesday 14 Jul

Vange Marsh RSPB 09:00 to 13:00,
5 Great White Egret 1 Spoonbill 2 Greenshank [Paul Frampton]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Tuesday 13 Jul

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:45 to 15:00, Cloud & sun. Warm.
1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 14 Curlew 28 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Ruff (Male.) 30 Redshank (Approx. High tide.) 6 Spotted Redshank (All in various stages of moult.) 6 Greenshank 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult.) 1 Common Tern 4 Great White Egret (Often flying onto creek.) 2 Wigeon 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Spoonbill [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Sunday 11 Jul

Vange Marsh RSPB 09:30 to 11:30, Dry, warm, hazy sunshine. Most waders in SW corner of site.
1 Spoonbill 4 Great White Egret 3 Little Egret 2 Grey Heron 5 Spotted Redshank (2 still in summer plumage) 2 Greenshank 11 Black-tailed Godwit (Many still in summer plumage) 1 Green Sandpiper 10 Redshank 10 Lapwing 5 Common Tern 2 Bearded Tit (Heard only) 3 Reed Warbler (Heard only) 1 Reed Bunting (Heard only) 2 Blackcap (Heard only) 2 Chiffchaff (Heard only) 20 Marbled White (At least 20) 20 Large Skipper (At least 20) 3 Ringlet 2 Red Admiral 1 Meadow Brown 1 Small Heath 20 Large White (At least 20) [Richard Chew]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Saturday 10 Jul

Vange Marsh RSPB 11:20 to 13:50, Cloudy, light rain. Warm. Water levels now falling. Waders gathering SW corner.
1 Spoonbill 4 Great White Egret 8 Little Egret 7 Mute Swan (Pair with five cygnets.) 3 Oystercatcher 35 Lapwing (At least.) 18 Curlew 1 Black-tailed Godwit (SP.) 6 Redshank (At least.) 6 Greenshank 5 Spotted Redshank (Two full SP. Others starting to moult.) 2 Green Sandpiper 3 Common Tern 2 Sedge Warbler (One singing.) 2 Bearded Tit (Juvs, western end.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Monday 05 Jul

Vange Marsh RSPB 08:45 to 11:15, Sunny, warm, breezy. Water levels high. All tringa waders from Saline.
1 Great White Egret 5 Pochard (Female with brood of four.) 4 Oystercatcher (Pair with two young.) 2 Curlew 30 Redshank 4 Spotted Redshank (All SP.) 3 Greenshank 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Common Tern (Fishing Saline.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Tuesday 01 Jun

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:15 to 14:00, Sunny, hot.
2 Oystercatcher 1 Common Tern (Flying over carrying a fish; in the direction of Wat Tyler/ Bowers.) 1 Cuckoo (Male.) 1 Sedge Warbler 2 Bearded Tit (At least. Incliuding a male carrying food to a presumed nest site.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Tuesday 25 May

Vange Marsh RSPB 09:50 to 12:10, Cloudy, cool breeze. Showers.
5 Pochard (Four males, one female.) 13 Shelduck (Pair with ten young. Three other adults.) 1 Kestrel (Male.) 1 Hobby (Adult. ) 2 Oystercatcher 2 Lapwing 1 Grasshopper Warbler (Reeling briefly from across the creek near Saline watch point.) 3 Sedge Warbler (At least.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing males.) 1 Bearded Tit (Heard pinging.) 2 Goldfinch (Pair, displaying near Saline watch point.) 2 Reed Bunting (Singing males, Eastern end.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Thursday 06 May

Vange Marsh RSPB 09:00 to 14:00, Sun & cloud. Then cloudier with very light rain.
5 Shelduck 2 Shoveler (Pair.) 5 Pochard (At least.) 4 Tufted Duck (Two pairs.) 1 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 6 Oystercatcher 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Saline lagoon.) 3 Greenshank (Saline lagoon.) 2 Spotted Redshank (Saline lagoon. SP.) 2 Redshank 2 Common Sandpiper (Saline lagoon. Then creek.) 2 Common Tern 30 Swift (At least.) 5 Yellow Wagtail (At least. Main lagoon, northern edge.) 50 Swallow (At least. Big mixed flock of hirundines.) 10 House Martin (At least.) 15 Sand Martin (At least.) 4 Sedge Warbler (Singing males.) 18 Reed Warbler (singing males.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing males.) 5 Reed Bunting (Pair plus three males.) 4 Lapwing 1 Little Ringed Plover (Western end.) 3 Bearded Tit (At least.) 4 Cetti's Warbler 1 Cuckoo (Male calling briefly.) 1 Nightingale (Singing briefly from old tip.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB