Date Details Sitename
Sunday 16 Feb

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 09:00 to 12:00, EBwS February Field Trip. Well done to those who turned out on such a horrendous conditions. Selected sightings
3 Hen Harrier (Adult female, 1cy Male and 1 cy Female (May have been a fourth bird too!)) 1 Merlin (Female on posts) 4 Kestrel 2 Great White Egret 1 Stonechat 20 Skylark 5 Corn Bunting 1 Raven (Distantly over southern sea wall) 2 Marsh Harrier 5 Pintail 500 Golden Plover 500 Lapwing 2 Snipe [Steve Grimwade]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries
Wednesday 05 Feb

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 11:00 to 14:45, Sunny with light breeze.
2 Hen Harrier 1 Peregrine Falcon 4 Kestrel 14 Skylark 2 Stonechat [Paul Chamberlain]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 11:45 to 16:30, Dry, light breeze, sun & cloud. Max 12c. Sightings with Brenda from white gate & sea wall, up from car park.
1 Wren (White gate.) 1 Song Thrush (White gate. ) 1 Meadow Pipit (White gate.) 1 Robin (White gate.) 4 Kestrel (Pair at White gate.) 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Marsh Harrier (Female's.) 1 Hen Harrier (Female.) 2 Short-eared Owl (Showed well together from 15 10 onwards.) 2000 Golden Plover (Plus, huge distant flocks.) 2000 Lapwing (Plus, up with G Plover.) 500 Starling (Plus, large flocks.) 100 Shelduck (At least) 50 Wigeon (Circa.) 1 Great White Egret (Large Egret, dwarfing Little Egret.) 8 Reed Bunting 2 Stonechat (Females.) 12 Grey Heron 4 Little Egret (At least.) 40 Mute Swan (Plus.) 4 Stock Dove 20 Skylark (Circa.) 100 Brent Goose (Circa. In flight, distant.) 50 Redshank (Circa.) 2 Curlew [David Hale]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries
Monday 20 Jan

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 12:30 to 15:15, Sun and cloud then sunny later.
1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Short-eared Owl 3 Kestrel [Paul Chamberlain]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries
Tuesday 07 Jan

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 09:30 to 15:30, Breezy, Cloud partially clearing, SW 1-2 Gusting 3-4; HTide 9:31am 4.26m; MOD firing; / notable highlights with Mike Rimmell
1 Greylag Goose (1 Greylag x Canada Goose) 500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (plus. - numerous skeins generally North/NW increasing to 100+ mid afternoon) 200 Shelduck (plus) 300 Shoveler (c. majority on pool between screens and Roach) 100 Pintail (circa) 12 Stock Dove (sheltering on bank of River Roach) 4000 Golden Plover (circa - Frequently hanging flocking high into wind) 3000 Lapwing (circa - ) 2 Great White Egret (at least: 2 seen in flight from White Gate) 2 Hen Harrier (2 ring tail - 1 a juv male faint grey wing plumage) 2 Merlin (Female hunting Foulness side; Male perched and hunting from White Gate) 5 Marsh Harrier 2 Peregrine Falcon (Tiercal and large-looking falcon active Foulness end) 10 Kestrel (plus? - appeared to be everywhere! ) 1 Buzzard (Sat on FP sign from White Gate most of day; No Owls sp - Perhaps too breezy; 16 Common Seal hauled out across River Roach) [Steve Swinney]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries
Saturday 04 Jan

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 14:00 to 15:45,
2 Short-eared Owl 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail) 6 Marsh Harrier (+) 2 Buzzard 8 Kestrel (+) [David L Smith]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries
Monday 30 Dec

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 11:00 to 16:00, Clear and bright!
3 Short-eared Owl (Showed up about 20 minutes before sun set.) 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail.) 2 Marsh Harrier 3 Kestrel (One fighting with short-eared owls.) [Jason McCombe]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries
Friday 27 Dec

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 14:15 to 16:00, Dry and overcast quite mild
2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female) 1 Hen Harrier (Female along seawall South of screen ) 1 Short-eared Owl (Along seawall South of screen) [Brian Bolton]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries
Monday 23 Dec

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 08:15 to 11:00, 0/8 to 2/8 cloud cover, bright, high tide to falling tide
190 Shelduck 4500 Wigeon 150 Dunlin 50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 12 Little Egret 2 Great White Egret 1 Hen Harrier 1 Marsh Harrier 6 Corn Bunting 8 Stonechat 2050 Lapwing 40 Ringed Plover 510 Black-tailed Godwit [Andrew Dodd]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries
Sunday 08 Dec

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 14:15 to 16:00, Dry and overcast and very cold wind
1 Hen Harrier (Female type ) 1 Short-eared Owl (Distantly over seawall) 2 Great White Egret [Brian Bolton]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries
Tuesday 03 Dec

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 12:10 to 16:20, Dry, sun & cloud, light breeze, 10c dropping to 8c. Sightings with Brenda from sea wall just up from car park.
5 Short-eared Owl (First one showing at 14 15.) 3 Hen Harrier (Ringtails.) 6 Marsh Harrier (At least.) 1 Merlin 6 Kestrel (At least. ) 200 Golden Plover (Plus. conservative estimate.) 200 Lapwing (Circa.) 100 Dunlin (Plus. ) 100 Redshank (Plus.) 4 Stonechat (2 pair.) 4 Reed Bunting 3 Great White Egret 5 Little Egret 100 Wigeon (Circa.) [David Hale]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries