Date Details Sitename
Sunday 12 May

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:00 to 14:45, Highlights. Bombarded by low flying jets all day!
1 Buzzard 1 Turtle Dove (Flew into Obs garden, eventually showed itself under the feeders.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Othona pond area.) 1 Firecrest (Obs garden all day, singing.) [John Sutherby]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Monday 06 May

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 06:30 to 09:30, noisy Juvenile badger by footpath!
1 Dotterel (In 2nd pea field, North of othona) 2 Sandwich Tern (Off sales point) 2 Whimbrel (On observatory saltmarsh) 3 Marsh Harrier (Over the saltmarsh) 1 Cuckoo 2 Reed Warbler 1 Cetti's Warbler 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (By car park) 2 Red-legged Partridge 6 Corn Bunting 20 Stock Dove 4 Yellow Wagtail 5 Swallow 4 House Martin 3 Skylark [Tony Kennelly]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Sunday 05 May

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:15 to 16:30,
2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Little Egret 1 Marsh Harrier 250 Oystercatcher 30 Grey Plover (Summer plumaged birds.) 1 Dotterel (Male. Still in 2nd pea field just north of Othona.) 7 Whimbrel 500 Dunlin (+. Virtually all in summer plumage.) 4 Stock Dove (Obs feeders.) 1 Swift (North.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Male Obs feeders.) 1 Hobby 1 Peregrine Falcon (Male.) 1 Jay 1 Cetti's Warbler (Othona pond area.) 2 Blackcap (Singing birds.) 12 Whitethroat (Singing birds.) 1 Wheatear (Male.) 1 Yellow Wagtail 3 Corn Bunting (Singing birds Chapel track.) [John Sutherby]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Wednesday 01 May

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 07:30 to 17:00,
1 Dotterel (Male. In 2nd pea field just north of Othona. Present all day apart from when it was flushed by the Environment Agency and appeared to fly over the river towards Tollesbury, but returned 30 minutes later.) [John Sutherby]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 12:00 to 14:00, Bright and clear
1 Dotterel (My thanks to the finder John Sutherby and to David Low for helping me locate it.) [David Curle]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Friday 29 Mar

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 11:00 to 13:00,
2 White Wagtail ( pair feeding on tilled field by car park path) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male) 1 Little Owl (Calling male) [Tony Kennelly]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Wednesday 20 Mar

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:00 to 16:00,
1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail flew northeast obs then west towards Power Station) 6 Wheatear (5 males, 1 female) 7 Chiffchaff 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Little Owl 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Peregrine Falcon 5 Corn Bunting 2 Redwing 9 Greenfinch 1 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Sanderling 30 Great Crested Grebe [Steve Grimwade]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Sunday 17 Mar

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 10:00 to 14:00, Stiff westerly breeze with sun and occasional showers with hail. Falling tide.
2 Chiffchaff (Obs garden) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Othona pond area) 1 Kittiwake (An adult into the river) 1 Buzzard (Sandbeach) [Robert Pease]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Sunday 20 Jan

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 11:00 to 16:00, Cold and sunny
35 Red-throated Diver (Moving out of river into estuary) 500 Cormorant (Feeding mid-estuary between Bradwell and Clacton) 60 Pintail (Sandbeach Outfall) 1 Eider (Immature male off Sales Pt) 2250 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 20 Mute Swan (19 on fields at Weymarks Fm) 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Peregrine Falcon (Caught wader along foreshore) 1 Little Owl (Enjoying the sunshine inThicket ) 4300 Dunlin 7000 Knot 23 Sanderling 1 Stonechat 18 Corn Bunting [Graham Smith]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Sunday 13 Jan

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 10:15 to 15:00,
17 Mute Swan (Weymarks fields.) 1 Buzzard 600 Common Gull (Wheeling around over the saltmarsh. Half moved off inland, the other half went on to the tidal mud.) 1 Little Owl (Othona hedgerow.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Female Obs feeders.) 2 Song Thrush 1 Tree Sparrow (Obs feeders.) [John Sutherby]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
Sunday 06 Jan

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:15 to 13:30,
17 Mute Swan (Weymarks fields.) 1 Great Crested Grebe 1 Peregrine Falcon (Power station.) 1 Little Owl (Othona.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Sales Point.) 200 Fieldfare (+.) 4 Redwing (Including a much darker bird showing characteristics of Icelandic Redwing (T.i. coburni). Dark brown upperparts and creamy yellow supercillium. The most noteable feature was heavy streaking to the underparts, so much so that breast and upper flanks were almost uniformly black.) 2 Song Thrush [John Sutherby]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)