Date Details Sitename
Monday 08 Mar

Doddinghurst 16:30 to 17:30, Light c;oud
75 Fieldfare (2 flocks, one of 75c with a few redwings; later 50c, may have been same birds going to roost) 10 Redwing (approx, with fieldfares) 20 Meadow Pipit (with 7 pied wagtails, field along Warren Lane (usual spot)) 6 Yellowhammer (3 singing. One pair. Along Days Lane & fields) [Ian Swanson]

Sunday 07 Mar

Doddinghurst 15:30 to 17:00, Sunny
2 Little Egret (2 flew into tree by brook, footpath from Emblems Farm to Hall Lane) 2 Nuthatch (2 in wood between Doddinghurst Rd & Days lane) [Ian Swanson]

Tuesday 02 Mar

Doddinghurst 16:00 to 17:45, Sunny. Fields around Doddinghurst
1 Red Kite 2 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Barn Owl (In tree at 5pm. Flew off over fields) 1 Tawny Owl (Heard only, wood start of Days Lane) 10 Redwing (flew over Playing Field) 2 Long-tailed Tit (Days Lane) 10 Pied Wagtail (+, in field along Warren Lane, with pipits) 30 Meadow Pipit (approx, with wagtails) 4 Yellowhammer (Days Lane) 1 Green Woodpecker (heard) 1 Skylark (singing) 100 Wood Pigeon (Flock of about 100) [Ian Swanson]

Saturday 27 Feb

Doddinghurst 11:00 to 11:30, Bright, clear blue sky. Clearly a good day for Raptors!
2 Buzzard (Displaying) 1 Peregrine Falcon (High, occasionally dropping at speed and being harassed by a Sparrowhawk) 1 Sparrowhawk (Harassing the Peregrine) 1 Red Kite (Flyover heading North West) 2 Goldcrest (In conifer) 7 Blue Tit (Several birds prospecting) 1 Nuthatch (Calling from high in tree ) 1 Kestrel 7 Jackdaw (Mobbing the raptors) 11 Magpie 5 Wood Pigeon 3 Chaffinch [Gary Boyes]

Thursday 25 Feb

Doddinghurst 14:30 to 16:00, Dull, cloudy, fairly warm. Fields between Doddinghurst Rd & Days Lane
1 Red Kite (2 sightings a mile apart (probably same bird)) 2 Green Woodpecker (At least 2 heard) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Skylark (Singing) 120 Fieldfare ( flock of 120-150c flying around trees & fields) 2 Yellowhammer 1 Red-legged Partridge (Seen 2 previous days in same field) [Ian Swanson]

Tuesday 23 Feb

Doddinghurst 12:00 to 12:00, Fair breezy
2 Buzzard (Flying together ) [Ann Darnell]

Monday 22 Feb

Doddinghurst 14:00 to 16:00, Dull, warm
1 Siskin 3 Goldfinch 2 Greenfinch 2 Chaffinch 1 Wren (all above in garden this morning) 2 Starling (rare visitor to garden: first time more than 1!) 1 Tawny Owl (heard briefly first wood, Days Lane at 2pm!) 1 Green Woodpecker (heard) 3 Yellowhammer (all at top of adjacent trees, calling. Days Lane) 1 Red Kite (Fields nr Doddinghurst Rd) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (flying, Swallows Cross a.m.) [Ian Swanson]

Saturday 20 Feb

Doddinghurst 15:00 to 15:15,
1 Great White Egret (still in arable field just east of Arllaide Boarding Kennels, Wyatts Green) 1 Red Kite (by sewage treatment works, Wyatts Green ) [Andrew Stroud]

Doddinghurst 11:00 to 11:30, Warm, spring-like, clear sky.
4 Buzzard (Circling and displaying.) 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (regular fly-overs) 1 Wren 2 Coal Tit 7 Redwing 3 Blackbird 1 Song Thrush (Singing from perch high in tree) 3 Goldfinch 2 Bullfinch (Pair) 1 Jay [Gary Boyes]

Friday 19 Feb

Doddinghurst 17:00 to 17:15,
1 Great White Egret (by ditch in arable field just east of Arlaide Boarding Kennels between Wyatts Green and Swallows Cross.) [Andrew Stroud]

Wednesday 17 Feb

Doddinghurst 14:30 to 16:30, Dull, drizzle.
1 Buzzard 250 Common Gull (Approx. On fields along Warren Lane, with a few Lesser black backed, herring and black headed gulls) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Flying over fields) 1 Green Woodpecker (On Playing Field.) 20 Pied Wagtail (Approx,, with meadow pipits) 10 Meadow Pipit (Approx) [Ian Swanson]