Date Details Sitename
Saturday 07 Sep

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:45 to 16:45, Dry, sun & cloud, Brisk NW breeze. 18 to 22 c. Sightings with Brenda. Sea wall & 3 hides.
50 Swallow (Plus, feeding all over reserve.) 25 Sand Martin (Circa.) 1 House Martin 11 Yellow Wagtail (6 from middle hide, 5 from first hide.) 2 Wheatear (First hide.) 250 Teal (Circa. Put up from first hide scrape by M Harrier.) 15 Mallard (Last hide.) 2 Whinchat (Distant from first hide.) 10 Pied Wagtail (First & middle hide.) 1 Meadow Pipit (Sea wall. ) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 1 Hobby (Failed attempt to take a Sand Martin, sea wall.) 3 Kestrel 8 Grey Heron 100 Starling (Circa. Roving flock.) 1 Oystercatcher (Only bird on river with the obvious B H Gulls.) 1 Buzzard 4 Little Egret [David Hale]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Saturday 31 Aug

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:30 to 13:15, sunny, cloudy building with SW breeze
8 Barnacle Goose 4 Buzzard 3 Hobby 2 Kestrel 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Wheatear 2 Whinchat 3 Yellow Wagtail 1 Marsh Harrier (juvenile) [Mark Gregory]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Wednesday 28 Aug

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:00 to 16:00,
1 Redstart (juvenile) 9 Whinchat 3 Wheatear 5 Lesser Whitethroat 3 Whitethroat 30 Yellow Wagtail 5 Skylark 3 Marsh Harrier 8 Buzzard 2 Hobby 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Wood Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Ruff 1 Greenshank 3 Curlew 3 Snipe 8 Golden Plover [Steve Grimwade]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Monday 26 Aug

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 07:30 to 10:30, Hazy and getting very hot. Sightings on walk to 3rd Hide and back. Wasp Spider seen on path to 3rd hide.
3 Greenfinch (In hedge near car park.) 1 Goldfinch (Juvenile with Greenfinch) 30 Swallow (+ in air and on overhead power lines near barn) 30 House Martin (+ with Swallows ) 8 Grey Partridge (Covey flushed from path on walk) 3 Reed Warbler (In reed bed in front of 3rd hide) 4 Grey Heron 5 Little Egret 4 Whinchat (In bush to left of 3rd hide before flying off) 30 Teal (+ on scrape) 1 Avocet (On scrape) 1 Sparrowhawk (Quick dive after birds in reed bed in front of 3rd hide ) [Paul Fletcher]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Wednesday 14 Aug

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:30 to 11:45, Cloudy turning to rain. All sightings from walk to 1st hide, all waders on Scrape
8 Skylark (+ In second field) 40 Starling (+ mobile ) 1 Green Sandpiper 5 Common Sandpiper 1 Wood Sandpiper 2 Snipe 5 Pied Wagtail 6 Teal 8 Tufted Duck (Female and large ducklings) 1 Greenfinch (Car park area) 1 Goldfinch (On feeders at car park) 1 Robin (Near feeders at car park) 12 Curlew (+ Overhead dropping into field to far left of hide) [Paul Fletcher]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Tuesday 13 Aug

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 13:30 to 17:00, Sun and cloud.
1 Wheatear (Along river wall.) 2 Corn Bunting 1 Ruff 2 Dunlin 3 Whinchat (Along fence line between hides two and three.) 1 Kestrel (Hide one.) 3 Buzzard [David Curle]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 11:00 to 15:00, High tide SW breeze sunny. 5 Southern migrant hawkers
12 Swallow 3 Green Sandpiper 1 Hobby (chasing a pied wagtail unsuccessfully around scrape) 1 Sparrowhawk (female) 2 Marsh Harrier (one with red wing tags, to far away to read.) 2 Whinchat 1 Ruff 90 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Dunlin 10 Teal 2 Bearded Tit 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Yellow Wagtail 2 Avocet 3 Wheatear [Alan Shearring]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Thursday 11 Jul

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:15 to 13:00,
1 Cattle Egret (Adult non breeding (so definitely not one of the Chigborough birds). Seen from 2nd hide from 10:15 to 13:00 at least. Frequenting the dry vegetation beyond the edge of the water snapping up the odd prey item.) 1 Marsh Harrier 42 Avocet 5 Little Ringed Plover (2 adults, 3 juvs.) 124 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Green Sandpiper 2 Kestrel (Both adult males having a very loud "disagreement" on the fence outside the 2nd hide.) 3 Yellowhammer [John Sutherby]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Tuesday 02 Jul

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:00 to 11:00,
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (perched on electric wire - totally incongruous!) 1 Ringed Plover 35 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Lapwing 15 Avocet 3 Greenshank ((no Redshank)) 5 Oystercatcher 1 Buzzard 12 Teal (incl 2 young) 2 Corn Bunting (singing) 12 Reed Bunting (or more) 1 Great Crested Grebe 10 Skylark (but no Meadow Pipits) 3 Shoveler [Paul Gymer]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Wednesday 26 Jun

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 14:45 to 18:30, Warm, overcast with sunny spells, gentle breeze.
1 Marsh Harrier 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Reserve car park.) 1 Kestrel 7 Goldfinch (Reserve car park and chase.) 8 Skylark (+) 2 Corn Bunting 20 Avocet (+) 11 Shelduck (+) 2 Lapwing 5 Teal 2 Redshank 5 Little Egret 1 Reed Warbler 9 Oystercatcher (+) 3 Common Tern (Adults +4 fledged chicks on Lower Fleet.) [Nick Boxall]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
Thursday 06 Jun

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:15 to 16:00, Dry, warm, sun & cloud, breezy. 22c. Sightings with Brenda from first & middle hides.
1 Cuckoo (Heard from first hide.) 10 Little Egret (All very mobile.) 6 Grey Heron 8 Oystercatcher 2 Redshank 2 Swallow 20 Swift (Circa.) 10 Pied Wagtail (Circa, mostly juveniles.) 2 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Hobby (Middle hide.) 8 Avocet (Middle hide.) 15 Lapwing (Circa.) 4 Pochard (3 drakes 1 female.) 6 Skylark 2 Greenfinch (Feeders.) 4 Robin (Adult & 3 juveniles, feeders.) 2 Tufted Duck (1 pair.) 100 Starling (Circa.Small flocks of juveniles.) [David Hale]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge