Date Details Sitename
Friday 05 Oct

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:30 to 13:30, Misty becoming brighter
1 Fieldfare (Calling from bushes near Kits Pond) 18 Greenshank (Crawshaw Hide and from Margaret Hide) 50 Avocet 1 Brambling (Female with flock of chaffinch) [Antony Braun]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Tuesday 02 Oct

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11:00 to 16:30, Low tide, strong NW breeze, part cloudy.
1 Hobby (Hunting dragonflies over north saltmarsh for close to an hour, great views.) 2 Peregrine Falcon (Juvenile over Intertidal Area, large adult female resting on Geedon Saltings) 5 Marsh Harrier (Geedon Saltings and over river) 1 Merlin (Geedon Saltings) 2 Buzzard (Over Arlesford Creek) 1 Sparrowhawk (High over river) 1 Kestrel 4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (First for season, drifting up river on tide.) 200 Avocet (Along river) 300 Shelduck (+ Geedon Bay, mostly returning adult birds) 18 Greenshank (Intertidal Area) 10 Bar-tailed Godwit (+ Intertidal Area) 50 Black-tailed Godwit (+ River) [Ken Hudgell]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Sunday 23 Sep

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:00 to 16:00, Joint Essex Birdwatching Society/Swallow Birding Bird Migration event
2 Spoonbill (From Margaret Hide then flew south towards Geedon Marsh where one bird present on marsh until mid afternoon) 1 Hobby (juvenile in front of visitor centre) 1 Merlin (adult female on Geedon Marsh) 1 Buzzard 4 Marsh Harrier (2 1st calendar year, 1 2nd calendar yr female and adult male) 3 Kingfisher (2 Margaret Hide, 1 lake) 24 Greenshank 80 Avocet (including 2 colour-ringed birds) 44 Little Egret (including 1 colour-ringed bird) 300 Golden Plover 15 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Wheatear 1 Spotted Redshank (roosting on scrape) 6 Sand Martin 30 Swallow 70 House Martin 50 Ringed Plover 50 Grey Plover 30 Dunlin 40 Knot 2 Turnstone 2 Green Woodpecker [Steve Grimwade]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Saturday 15 Sep

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11:00 to 15:30, Warm,sunny.All reports from Margarets Hide.Tide incoming
1 Osprey (Over River Colne and Hide for an hour 12-1300) 1 Merlin (Flew in front of hide) 2 Curlew Sandpiper 30 Dunlin (+) 70 Ringed Plover (+) 11 Greenshank (+) 50 Golden Plover (+) 70 Grey Plover (+) 2 Turnstone 25 Avocet 100 Black-tailed Godwit (+) 8 Bar-tailed Godwit 2 Spoonbill 1 Knot 10 Curlew [Barbara Leport]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Tuesday 11 Sep

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11:30 to 16:00, Warm dry, rising tide.
200 Avocet (Intertidal area) 500 Black-tailed Godwit (+ High tide roost, intertidal area) 5 Curlew Sandpiper (Intertidal area) 80 Golden Plover (+ Intertidal area) 40 Greenshank (+ Intertidal area, scrape) 1 Spotted Redshank (Scrape) 2 Spoonbill (Adult + Juvenaile, Intertidal area, roosting on saltmarsh near breach) 3 Marsh Harrier (Over Geedon Saltings) 2 Buzzard 100 Ringed Plover (+ Intertidal area) 40 House Martin (+ Feeding over saltmarsh) [Ken Hudgell]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Saturday 08 Sep

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:00 to 12:30, Light rain, then bright but cloudy
150 Avocet (Intertidal area) 800 Black-tailed Godwit (Possibly as many as 1000 on the inner sea wall of the inter-tidal area) Snipe (Kingfisher hide) 2 Spoonbill (Inter-tidal area sea wall, 1 adult, 1 juv.) 48 Greenshank (Scrape/Laurie's hide) 3 Spotted Redshank (Scrape/Laurie's hide) [John Fell]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Wednesday 05 Sep

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 18:00 to 18:20, Bright and pleasant.
Osprey (Sitting on tall wooden cross in Geedon Saltings viewed awkwardly from South Green Road) [David Allen]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Tuesday 04 Sep

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 18:00 to 18:20, Bright and pleasant.
Osprey (Sitting on tall wooden cross in Geedon Saltings viewed awkwardly from South Green Road) 8 Red-legged Partridge [David Allen]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Saturday 01 Sep

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:05 to 16:00, Dry, bright sun, light S breeze, 20c rising to 26c in the sun. Sightings with Brenda. Low tide rising.
Osprey (On distant post, Geedon Saltings.) 50 Ringed Plover (circa. All sightings other than Osprey & Swallow from Margaret hide.) 100 Grey Plover (circa.) 50 Golden Plover (plus.) 200 Black-tailed Godwit (circa.) 20 Bar-tailed Godwit (circa) 200 Avocet (circa.) Great Black-backed Gull 12 Greenshank Stock Dove 2 Oystercatcher 15 Little Egret 2 Grey Heron 4 Turnstone 100 Lapwing (circa.) 20 Curlew (circa.) 100 Redshank (plus.) Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Curlew Sandpiper 20 Dunlin (circa.) 7 Pheasant (female with family of 6.) Jay 30 Knot (circa) Buzzard 27 Shelduck (1 adult rest juveniles.) Common Tern 3 Swallow (Visitor Centre.) [David Hale]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
Wednesday 29 Aug

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:00 to 12:00, rain!
Osprey (on post on Geedon Marsh) [Liz Huxley]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11:00 to 14:00, Rain in morning clearing in afternoon
Osprey ( On pole on marshes viewable from Centre) Knot (From Robbies Hide) 42 Greenshank (On islands on scrape) [Peter Heath]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT