Date Details Sitename
Friday 14 Jun

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 07:30 to 08:30, stiff southerly breeze, overcast
2 Marsh Harrier (Male and female in same area as before) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Juv male flew low over bridge then onto pylon) 1 Kestrel 3 Egyptian Goose (2 adult, 1 young) 1 Song Thrush (Singing male) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males north and south of bridge) 1 Red-legged Partridge (north marsh) 2 Stock Dove 22 Avocet [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Tuesday 11 Jun

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 07:45 to 08:30, Water level high but falling, calm and cloudy. Young greylag, canada, blue tit and oystercatcher seen
1 Peregrine Falcon (Young male having his breakfast on regular pylon) 1 Kestrel 28 Avocet (16 adult, 12 young) 1 Red-legged Partridge 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing male heard) 4 Egyptian Goose (2 adult, 2 young) 1 Black Swan 2 Tufted Duck (male and female) 30 Gadwall (out of sight initially but sent up by distant jogger) 1 Stock Dove 2 Reed Bunting ( both males on marsh) 1 Sedge Warbler (on marsh) 12 Cormorant [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Friday 07 Jun

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 17:00 to 17:30, Quick look after rain had stopped, water level high. usual waders and gulls present
1 Peregrine Falcon (Juvenile male on same pylon, third time in a week presume same bird) 1 Kestrel (Hovering briefly near peregrine) 25 Avocet (14 adult, 11 young) 10 Oystercatcher (at least 4 young seen) [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Thursday 06 Jun

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 19:00 to 19:30, Bright, warm, low tide.
1 Common Sandpiper (Initially on North Marsh.) [Paul Saward]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:30 to 21:00, All sightings from north marsh
2 Marsh Harrier (Male carrying prey joined by female) 1 Barn Owl (Flew overhead carrying vole then presumably same bird hunting again 20 minutes later) 4 Sedge Warbler 1 Reed Warbler 6 Reed Bunting 1 Cuckoo (Male flew overhead then heard calling) 1 Cetti's Warbler 1 Nightingale (heard 2 distant brief snatches of song) 12 Swift 2 Red-legged Partridge (Both heard) 1 Stock Dove [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Monday 03 Jun

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 07:30 to 08:15, Sunshine with westerly breeze, usual wader and gulls
1 Cuckoo (Heard calling) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing near picnic area) 2 Stock Dove 22 Avocet (13 adult, 9 young) 1 Peregrine Falcon (On usual pylon) 1 Whitethroat (Singing male near splodge) 1 Blackcap (Singing male picnic area) 1 Linnet (Near splodge) [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Friday 31 May

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 09:15 to 21:45,
5 Little Egret 4 Shelduck 1 Lapwing [Toby Mylett]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Monday 27 May

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 17:15 to 19:15, dry, cloudy with occasional strong westerly breeze
1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing near picnic area) 15 Swift 12 Little Egret 9 Avocet 1 Kestrel 3 Common Tern 3 Reed Warbler 2 Linnet 3 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1 Black Swan 7 Curlew (roosting) 1 Hobby (Flew west, my first of the year) 1 Nightingale (Singing near picnic area) [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Saturday 25 May

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 07:45 to 08:30, All sightings from white bridge
1 Common Tern 19 Avocet (13 adult, 6 young) 3 Whitethroat 2 Blackcap (singing males) 3 Egyptian Goose (2 adult, 1 young) 6 Redshank 8 Oystercatcher 10 Lapwing 15 Swallow 4 Little Egret [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Wednesday 22 May

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 07:00 to 08:20, Sunny and calm
1 Nightingale (Singing 100yd north of bridge) 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard near picnic parking area) 4 Reed Warbler (At least) 2 Swift 2 Tufted Duck (Pair) 4 Shoveler (3m, 1f) 1 Song Thrush 4 Goldfinch 1 Blackcap (singing male) 1 Little Grebe (heard) 15 Lapwing (+) 13 Avocet 3 Grey Heron (all flying west) 4 Little Egret 1 Gadwall (lone male) 1 Kestrel 6 Linnet 20 Swallow (+) 30 Brent Goose (distant, all looked dbb) [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
Tuesday 30 Apr

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 08:45 to 11:15, overcast
60 Brent Goose 6 Canada Goose (5 goslings) 9 Shoveler (6 drakes) 8 Gadwall (7 drakes) 1 Little Grebe (male calling) 24 Avocet (several apparently on nests) 19 Lapwing (males guarding/displaying) 1 Whimbrel 18 Black-tailed Godwit 14 Redshank (7 pairs, some display) 6 Greenshank 2 Great Black-backed Gull (one causing havoc among waders) 2 Cuckoo (males - Judas Gap and reserve) 2 Green Woodpecker (territories [2]) 1 Bearded Tit ("pinging" in Judas Gap reed-bed but not seen) 8 Swallow 1 Cetti's Warbler (male Judas Gap) 3 Chiffchaff (males [3]) 12 Sedge Warbler (territories, reserve to Judas Gap [2017= 12]) 21 Reed Warbler (territories [22]) 6 Blackcap (males [5]) 1 Garden Warbler (male Judas Gap, as last year) 5 Lesser Whitethroat (males - some passing through) 15 Whitethroat (males mostly on territory) 100 Starling (circa) 2 Nightingale (males Judas Gap [1]) 6 Linnet (pairs [5]) 8 Reed Bunting (territories [8]) [Martin Peers]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:45 to 19:45, Calm, low tide and lovely evening sunshine
1 Whimbrel (Crabbing to east of bridge) 1 Knot (Winter plumage bird still present) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Stunning breeding plumage male close to bridge) 1 Greenshank 2 Black Swan 1 Curlew 3 Avocet [Matt Turner]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge