Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 12 May

Goldhanger 11:00 to 11:00, Bright with some odd clouds
2 Reed Bunting (At least two singing males) 4 Linnet (At least two pairs) 1 Cuckoo (Male) [Martin Iddon]

Goldhanger 11:00 to 11:00, Bright with some clouds
6 Reed Warbler (At least six singing males in drainage ditch) 6 Moorhen (Adult with just hatched chicks in drainage ditch) [Martin Iddon]

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Monday 11 May

Goldhanger 11:00 to 11:00, Bright with some clouds
6 Reed Warbler (At least six singing males in drainage ditch) 6 Moorhen (Adult with just hatched chicks in drainage ditch) [Martin Iddon]

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Friday 06 Mar

Goldhanger 10:15 to 13:15, Sunny, w. breeze, falling tide
1100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 200 Wigeon 6 Pintail 15 Shoveler 4 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Marsh Harrier (female) 2 Buzzard 2 Merlin (brief sighting of male, then a female preceded me along the sea-wall for over a mile, frequently perching and allowing me within 10 metres. Even got a few photos on my phone.) 20 Curlew 80 Redshank 16 Turnstone 2 Cetti's Warbler [John McLaughlin]

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Friday 07 Feb

Goldhanger 11:00 to 16:00, High tide going out. Sunny with a moderate SE breeze
800 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 36 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Dartford Warbler (usual place favouring the gorse bushes and suaeda by seawall) 6 Little Egret 2 Rock Pipit 11 Stock Dove 1 Merlin (female chasing waders) 120 Bar-tailed Godwit 500 Knot 8 Wigeon 50 Pintail 2 Great Crested Grebe 1 Shag (adult) 30 Turnstone 1400 Dunlin 1 Buzzard 2 Great White Egret (disturbed off the fields by the buzzard and flew off east along the Blackwater) [Alan Shearring]

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Monday 02 Dec

Goldhanger 09:45 to 14:00, Bright and clear
1 Rock Pipit (Showing really well on seawall) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Female hunting river edge isolated a redshank and stooped 10 / 12 times unsuccessfully. Redshank eventually forced down and ditched in river. Peregrine made a similar number of attempts to take bird from surface but each time redshank dipped under. Eventually peregrine moved off doubt if redshank would get airborne againm) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female hunting over meadows) 2 Stonechat (At least two hunting among cows) 12 Turnstone (Doing what turnstones do on shoreline. ) [Mike Hardwick]

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Monday 27 May

Goldhanger 11:00 to 12:00, Overcast and windy
1 Turtle Dove (In flight near creek) [Martin Iddon]

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Thursday 18 Apr

Goldhanger 12:15 to 12:30, Sunny
1 Cuckoo (Flew over car) [David Pallash]

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Thursday 21 Feb

Goldhanger 12:00 to 16:00, sunny and warm. High tide Peacock butterfly and skylarks were displaying.
1 Buzzard 1 Water Rail (singing from borrowdyke reed bed) 650 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (no rings) 30 Knot 115 Red-breasted Merganser (including one group of 95) 11 Common Scoter 15 Goldeneye 2 Twite (in suaeda below seawall) 4 Pink-footed Goose (flew up river ) 1 Great Northern Diver 1 Red-throated Diver 40 Turnstone 7 Linnet 2 Great Crested Grebe 1 Rock Pipit 1 Spotted Redshank 1 Black Brant (typical male) 1 Snipe 1 Cetti's Warbler 1 Pintail 5 Wigeon [Alan Shearring]

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Monday 10 Dec

Goldhanger 10:00 to 13:00, Quite mild slight breeze dull
1 Spoonbill (Flying off estuary towards water treatment works) 1 Marsh Harrier (Young bird hunting Delph ditches) 1 Barn Owl (Presumably just one hunting various meadows near caravan park at least once successfully) 6 Shoveler (Maybe more on treatment works reservoirs) [Mike Hardwick]

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Wednesday 31 Oct

Goldhanger 14:45 to 16:30, Bright. Around 11 degrees.
1 Spoonbill (viewed looking across Goldhanger creek.) 1 Great White Egret (with spoonbill and little egrets) 350 Dunlin 13 Little Egret 8 Red-breasted Merganser 6 Goldeneye 14 Great Crested Grebe 70 Turnstone 15 Knot 2 Black-tailed Godwit 80 Golden Plover 55 Grey Plover 21 Ringed Plover 82 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 11 Curlew 4 Fieldfare (flew over sea wall at 4:30.) 1 Snipe [David Allen]

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