Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 13 Aug

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:30 to 19:00,
7 Common Sandpiper 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Greenshank [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Sunday 11 Aug

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:00 to 18:30, Sightings from bridge and splodge
2 Green Sandpiper (Feeding on splodge) 3 Common Sandpiper (Bathing and preening east of bridge) 2 Hobby (High to the west, looked in hunting mode - lots of swallows around.) 1 Swift [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Sunday 04 Aug

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 09:00 to 10:00, Calm and sunny
2 Green Sandpiper (Feeding on splodge) 40 Black-tailed Godwit 5 Common Tern (3 adult, 2 juv) 2 Sparrowhawk (Soaring over woodland to north) 3 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 2 Egyptian Goose (Adult and juv) 1 Stock Dove 3 Little Egret [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Friday 26 Jul

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 19:00 to 20:00, Sightings from white bridge, overcast
2 Egyptian Goose 1 Green Sandpiper (Distant, flushed by Marsh Harrier) 5 Greenshank 3 Common Sandpiper 1 Buzzard (Heard calling) 3 Marsh Harrier (All looked like juvenile birds, a great result for the pair I've been watching there) [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Thursday 25 Jul

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 19:00 to 19:30, Quick look before thunderstorm sent me scurrying back to car!
7 Greenshank (Best count I've had here) 92 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Stock Dove 120 Starling 2 Linnet 4 Little Egret [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Monday 22 Jul

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:45 to 19:30, Sunny, tide mid level
50 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Stock Dove (juv) 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Greenshank (heard only) 4 Goldfinch (all juvs, lovely to see) 1 Yellow-legged Gull (3/4cy bird in flight with b/h, herring and lbb. Large dark wingtips with little or no mirror, white body and head (from distance), darker grey back and coverts than herring, not as dark as lbb and still dark tail band.) [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Thursday 18 Jul

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 17:15 to 17:30, Clear, sunny, little breeze.
1 Red Kite (Actually seen from Flatford side of the river, but it went off over Judas Gap, hence in Essex!) [Paul Saward]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Wednesday 17 Jul

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 19:15 to 20:15, All sightings from road, low tide, setting sun.
1 Marsh Harrier (Female seen twice) 2 Egyptian Goose 5 Swift 4 Little Egret 2 Common Gull (1 adult, 1 juv) 1 Green Woodpecker (heard) 3 Common Tern (Adult hunting, 2 juv in flight) 1 Curlew (v distant flying high west) 4 Greenshank (flew overhead east calling) 1 Black Swan 2 Stock Dove 1 Common Sandpiper 20 Long-tailed Tit (delightful flock calling and moving through hedgerow) 1 Whimbrel (on breached area to north) 2 Black-tailed Godwit (both summer males) 1 Peregrine Falcon (On chimney at Mistley Quay a mile away - I could see it so I'm counting it!) [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Saturday 13 Jul

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:45 to 19:45, sightings from bridge and splodge, all the usual bh gulls, lapwing, mallard etc there
1 Peregrine Falcon (Sat on pylon north of river then flew east) 1 Greenshank 4 Egyptian Goose (3 adult, 1 juv) 50 Swallow (lovely group swooping, calling and feeding low over bridge at 19.45) 4 Common Tern (2 adult, 2 juv on north bank looking a bit sheepish!) 12 Little Egret 5 Black-tailed Godwit (male in breeding plumage feeding then 4 overhead east later) [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Sunday 07 Jul

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 17:15 to 18:15, All sightings from bridge/splodge, high tide but receeding
2 Grey Heron 5 Cormorant 1 Peregrine Falcon 5 Swallow 20 Mallard (6 young) 11 Little Egret 150 Canada Goose 4 Gadwall 10 Oystercatcher 5 Greylag Goose (+1 grey/can hybrid) 3 Common Tern 6 Goldfinch 1 Collared Dove 5 Shelduck 2 Pied Wagtail 180 Black-headed Gull 6 Linnet 6 Swift 1 Song Thrush (Heard a couple of brief phrases) 1 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Marsh Harrier (pair soaring high) 12 Jackdaw 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Magpie 7 Carrion Crow 1 Blackbird 25 Rook 3 Herring Gull 2 Moorhen 30 Starling 1 Skylark 2 Reed Bunting 1 Stock Dove 15 Wood Pigeon [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge