Date Details Sitename
Friday 03 May

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:30 to 14:00, Cloudy with cooler wind from N; Round Marsh only - escaped Regent Parrot also on the reserve!
1 Wood Sandpiper (showed on and off at eastern end of Round Marsh; flushed once ) 1 Little Ringed Plover 3 Snipe 4 Swift 6 House Martin 5 Yellow Wagtail 1 White Wagtail 2 Cuckoo 1 Golden Plover [Steven Swaby]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Friday 26 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:15 to 11:15,
1 Marsh Sandpiper (Keeping to the north edge of Round Marsh. Found by D. Wagstaff on the 25th and again on the 26th.) 3 Ruff (Two Ruff and one reeve.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female) 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel [Robert Pease]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Monday 22 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 13:15 to 16:00,
5 Barnacle Goose 8 Canada Goose 40 Avocet 11 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Snipe 30 Lapwing 15 Shelduck 20 Shoveler 30 Teal 1 Grey Heron 5 Little Egret 1 Peregrine Falcon (1st hide) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male, 1st hide) 1 Kestrel 3 Buzzard 1 Cetti's Warbler (Male singing) 3 Sedge Warbler 3 Skylark 2 Meadow Pipit 1 Pied Wagtail 2 Whitethroat 1 Blackcap 10 Linnet 1 Cuckoo [Thomas Gilbert]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Thursday 18 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 08:00 to 15:00, Foggy start, warm and sunny later. BHF to Burnham-on-Crouch along the estuary. Also 10 butterfly species on the wing today.
8 Chiffchaff 2 Whitethroat 1 Cetti's Warbler (BHF) 16 Blackcap 3 Sedge Warbler (All BHF) 2 Reed Warbler (Both Riverside Park, Burnham) 14 Swallow 1 Willow Warbler (Burnham) 2 Yellowhammer (singing males, BHF) 3 Bearded Tit (BWA hide, BHF) 22 Great Crested Grebe (All summer-pl ads, Crouch) 23 Mediterranean Gull 1 Barn Owl 4 Yellow Wagtail 1 Wheatear 2 Stonechat (Pair perched on fence with Wheatear, Althorne) 1 Bullfinch (Creeksea) 1 Tree Pipit (flushed calling from edge of reserve) 1 Snipe 4 Ruff (Round Marsh, BHF) 3 Greenshank 20 Whimbrel 5 Common Tern 7 Corn Bunting (singing males, BHF and Althorne) 22 Golden Plover 1 Marsh Harrier 3 Buzzard [Steven Swaby]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Sunday 14 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 08:45 to 13:30, Sunny spells and wintery showers, east wind. High Tide ~08.00.
1 Willow Warbler 1 Blackcap 20 Skylark (+) 65 Linnet (+, including 2 flocks of 20+ that joined briefly.) 9 Reed Bunting 3 Curlew 1 Peregrine Falcon 160 Teal 32 Wigeon 47 Avocet 2 Ringed Plover 6 Ruff 145 Shoveler 31 Mallard 6 Pochard 63 Shelduck 10 Swallow (+) 9 Gadwall 105 Golden Plover 8 Meadow Pipit 2 Marsh Harrier (females) 5 Grey Heron (+) 4 Little Egret 5 Little Grebe 6 Tufted Duck 3 Bearded Tit (+) 2 Kestrel 3 Buzzard 38 Stock Dove 8 Oystercatcher 1 Corn Bunting 9 Great Crested Grebe 4 Whimbrel 1 Ring Ouzel (At east end of reserve, flew towards Althorne.) 1 Snipe 4 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 Green Woodpecker [Simon Satchell]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 06:00 to 09:00, Frosty start & sunny
2 Marsh Harrier 1 Kestrel 2 Peregrine Falcon (1 on fence post by railway seen from 1st & 2nd hides, 1 flew east from 3rd hide) 1 Snipe 2 Corn Bunting (Singing males by seawall) 30 Golden Plover (High tide roost) 20 Black-tailed Godwit (High tide roost) 2 Swallow 2 Blackcap (Only warblers heard during my visit!) 3 Ruff 20 Avocet 20 Lapwing 1 Curlew 12 Wigeon [Tony Kennelly]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Friday 12 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 11:00 to 15:00,
1 Ruff (1st hide) 1 Little Ringed Plover (1st hide) 4 Avocet (Pairs) 16 Black-tailed Godwit (On river) 7 Swallow (3 rd hide) 1 Yellow Wagtail (1 1st hide) 1 Marsh Harrier (3 hide) [Dave Dawson]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Monday 08 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:00 to 12:30, Misty; low cloud
7 Reed Bunting 2 Corn Bunting 20 Linnet (circa) 10 Skylark (maybe more) 4 Meadow Pipit (but not singing) 2 Swallow 10 Ruff (at hide 1) 15 Avocet 40 Lapwing (especially on grazing pasture) 12 Black-tailed Godwit 10 Redshank 55 Golden Plover (many in splendid summer plumage) 10 Curlew 2 Marsh Harrier (over estuary; the first one looked slender enough and pale enough to be the Hen Harrier which was reported yesterday, but two Hen Harriers seems unlikely - views too distant to be sure; both disappeared up into the cloud) 7 Stock Dove 8 Oystercatcher 1 Kestrel 40 Shoveler (circa, and similar numbers of Pochard, Shelduck, Wigeon and Teal) 10 Gadwall (and similar numbers of Mallard and Tufted Duck) 2 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron 1 Little Grebe 10 Mediterranean Gull (at hide 1) [Paul Gymer]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Sunday 07 Apr

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 13:00 to 16:00, Rain then hazy sunshine. High tide. With Bob Flindall
1 Pintail 8 Mediterranean Gull (adults) 1 Ringed Plover 22 Wigeon 8 Ruff 22 Avocet 128 Golden Plover 1 Grey Plover 2 Dunlin 84 Shoveler 8 Pochard 1 Wheatear 61 Curlew 1 Whimbrel 3 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail, female) 1 Corn Bunting 7 Great Crested Grebe 2 Swallow [Alan Shearring]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Friday 29 Mar

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 06:15 to 10:15, Mist at start, clearing quickly to sunshine
1 Barn Owl 1 Marsh Harrier (Female) 1 Yellowhammer (Singing male) 3 Corn Bunting (Singing males) 4 Mediterranean Gull (Flying over north east) 40 Golden Plover (Several in breeding plumage) 40 Curlew (Feeding on fields) 40 Avocet 8 Ruff 1 Snipe 6 Skylark 2 Meadow Pipit 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males) 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose [Tony Kennelly]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Friday 22 Mar

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:45 to 16:00, Dry, overcast, SW breeze, max 12c. Sightings with Brenda from first two hides.
1 Spoonbill (On scrape from first hide. Thanks to the Warden & co.) 3 Marsh Harrier (Females. 1 bird persistently over reeds at 2nd hide without a kill.) 40 Stock Dove (Circa.) 2 Buzzard 9 Ruff (First hide.) 14 Avocet (At least. ) 200 Golden Plover (Circa.) 50 Shelduck (Circa.) 3 Pintail (2 drakes, 1 female.) 5 Grey Heron 2 Little Grebe 50 Shoveler (Circa.) 50 Wigeon (Circa.) 1 Kestrel 6 Oystercatcher 50 Curlew (At least.) 1 Brent Goose (Single bird on meadow.) 2 Great Black-backed Gull [David Hale]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge