Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 14 Nov

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 10:00 to 14:15,
5 Pintail 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Little Owl (Othona) 1 Merlin (Female) 1 Firecrest (Othona pond area) 1 Goldcrest [John Sutherby]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Sunday 11 Nov

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 10:15 to 16:00,
1 Sparrowhawk (Male) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Male) 3 Peregrine Falcon (1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 juvenile) 1 Jay 1 Cetti's Warbler (Othona pond area calling) 1 Firecrest (Othona thicket) 12 Goldcrest [John Sutherby]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Sunday 04 Nov

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 10:15 to 14:30,
1 Hen Harrier (Adult male.) 14 Sanderling 1 Merlin (Fermale.) 1 Tree Sparrow (Obs feeders.) [John Sutherby]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Wednesday 31 Oct

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:00 to 16:00, Selected sightings
3 Hen Harrier (2nd cal yr male flew south during afternoon. 1 ringtail flew north over Blackwater to Coopers Beach, East Mersea and a different bird flew south over Sales Point.) 2 Merlin (females mobbing male Hen Harrier) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Stonechat 6 Corn Bunting 1 Peregrine Falcon (male) 1 Kestrel 5 Fieldfare 1 Little Owl 50 Skylark 150 Dark-bellied Brent Goose [Steve Grimwade]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:00 to 16:00, Great local birder day with Swallow Birding, thanks to Steve and the chaps at BBO
3 Hen Harrier (2 ringtail, 1 stunning male) 2 Merlin 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Little Owl [Matt Turner]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Sunday 28 Oct

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 13:30 to 13:45, Showers and bright clear periods.
1 Chiffchaff (Tristis: (Siberian Chiffchaff). A phyllosc feeding & called inField Malpes in the parking area of the Othona community. The bird appeared generally pale for a Chiffchaff and continually bobbed its tail while feeding. The crown, nape and mantle was pale brown, the rump and tail had an olive green hue. belly, breast and throat was white and the vent flanks and face had a buff hue. the closed wing showed bright pale edges to the primaries and secondaries and were olive brown grey in tone. the alula was black.) [Robert Pease]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Tuesday 16 Oct

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 13:00 to 16:00, Sunny and very warm, breeze increasing as tide came in.
1 Linnet 1 Stonechat (( Male halfway along roadway to St Peters Church near teasels )) 2 Chaffinch 4 Greenfinch ((In trees near bird obs)) 10 Goldfinch ((Near bird obs and trees along seawall path)) 50 Golden Plover ((On mud near old traps) ) 30 Oystercatcher ((Lots on tide line)) 200 Knot ((Rough count on tide line)) 20 Redshank 15 Ringed Plover 10 Turnstone 4 Grey Plover 30 Brent Goose ((Small groups of about 10 on sea) ) 12 Curlew ((Feeding on mud near tide line)) 3 Wigeon ((With Brent Geese)) 1 Meadow Pipit 3 Dunlin [Paul Fletcher]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Wednesday 26 Sep

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 08:30 to 16:45, Large hirundine passage today.
1 Grey Heron 23 Little Egret 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Marsh Harrier 32 Golden Plover 2 Little Owl (1 Othona thicket, 1 Obs garden.) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Kestrel 1 Hobby (Juv.) 10 Skylark (In off sea.) 800 Swallow (+. Conservative estimate. Coming through (south) in pulses all day.) 1200 House Martin (+. Conservative estimate. Coming through (south) in pulses all day.) 6 Chiffchaff 2 Blackcap 1 Whitethroat 1 Wheatear 30 Meadow Pipit [John Sutherby]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Wednesday 12 Sep

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 07:30 to 16:30,
32 Pintail 11 Little Egret 1 Sparrowhawk (Imm male.) 3 Marsh Harrier (1 adult male, 2 juvs.) 600 Oystercatcher 75 Ringed Plover 80 Curlew 2 Sandwich Tern 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 male, 1 juv.) 3 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon (Female.) 150 Swallow (+. Most feeding over the saltmarsh at high tide.) 1 House Martin 10 Long-tailed Tit 1 Willow Warbler 5 Chiffchaff 1 Reed Warbler 2 Blackcap 4 Whitethroat 1 Goldcrest 1 Whinchat 1 Wheatear 40 House Sparrow 5 Tree Sparrow (Obs feeders.) 2 Yellow Wagtail 25 Chaffinch 40 Greenfinch 75 Linnet (+.) 1 Redpoll sp. (Possibly Lesser, but views weren't conclusive.) 60 Goldfinch (+. Probably quite a few more, with lots of juveniles.) [John Sutherby]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Sunday 07 Jan

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) , 10:00 to 13:00
2 Little Egret (plus a dead bird in Obs garden (emaciated)), 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine Falcon (male and female together), 1 Little Owl (Othona), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male), 15 Blackbird, 4 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 10 House Sparrow, 50 Chaffinch, 12 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch [John Sutherby]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Sunday 24 Dec

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) , 10:00 to 15:00, Overcast, fresh breeze in the SW. 9 deg C.
1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Power Station), 5000 Golden Plover (Very large flock at Marsh House Outfall, perhaps double this number.), 25 Fieldfare, 10 Chaffinch (Under the Obs feeders.), 10 Greenfinch (Under the Obs Feeders.), 1 Corn Bunting (Under the Obs Feeders.) [Robert Pease]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)