Date Details Sitename
Sunday 04 Aug

Heybridge Basin 09:30 to 12:00, Sunny, slight breeze, tide out
1 Golden Plover (Solitary bird on shoreline, male, moulting its black belly featherss) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Heybridge Basin
Monday 22 Jul

Heybridge Basin 09:00 to 11:00,
1 Greenshank (heard, along with several Redshank, Curlew and Lapwing and hundreds of Black-t.Godwits) 47 Little Egret [Paul Gymer]

Heybridge Basin
Friday 10 May

Heybridge Basin 15:15 to 16:15, Mainly sunny and calm. High tide 4.18p.m.
135 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (along NW side of Northey Island at high tide, seen from Heybridge Basin seawall.) 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (among Brent geese along NW side of Northey Island at high tide. ) [George Brown]

Heybridge Basin
Tuesday 07 May

Heybridge Basin 11:30 to 12:45,
1 Cuckoo (calling from Northey) 1 Cetti's Warbler (also plenty of Reed and Sedge Warblers) 1 Common Sandpiper (on gravel pit) 2 Pochard (both male, on gravel pit) [Paul Gymer]

Heybridge Basin
Friday 03 May

Heybridge Basin 09:15 to 11:45,
3 Swift (Flying over the western end) 3 Cuckoo (2 males & 1 female) 1 Whimbrel 1 Greenshank 1 Common Sandpiper 3 Avocet 20 Oystercatcher 80 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Outnumbered all the waders, but I thought that they should be well on their way to Siberia by now) 5 Swallow 10 Sand Martin 3 Chiffchaff 4 Cetti's Warbler 4 Blackcap 3 Lesser Whitethroat 10 Whitethroat 8 Sedge Warbler 6 Reed Warbler 1 Curlew 5 Redshank 9 Dunlin (6 in summer plumage) 2 Mediterranean Gull 200 Black-headed Gull 20 Common Tern 1 Kestrel [Tony Kennelly]

Heybridge Basin
Thursday 11 Apr

Heybridge Basin 07:00 to 08:00,
1 Whimbrel 2 Bar-tailed Godwit 2 Turnstone 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 4 Cetti's Warbler 20 Avocet 12 Dunlin 100 Redshank 200 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Yellow Wagtail 3 Chiffchaff 4 Blackcap 20 Shelduck 10 Oystercatcher [Tony Kennelly]

Heybridge Basin
Sunday 17 Mar

Heybridge Basin 06:15 to 08:30, High tide & strong NW wind. No spring migrants heard or seen during this visit!
2 Mediterranean Gull (pair with black-headed gulls) 3 Bearded Tit (3 seen but Possibly more as individuals called) 1 Greenshank 40 Avocet 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males) 1 Little Egret 20 Bar-tailed Godwit 200 Black-tailed Godwit 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose [Tony Kennelly]

Heybridge Basin 15:00 to 15:30, Only managed 300 yards from car park before torrential hail/rain stopped play!
200 Brent Goose (+) 8 Pintail (4 pairs) 4 Oystercatcher 2 Grey Plover 2 Turnstone 1 Dunlin 500 Black-tailed Godwit (+, many in summer plumage) 20 Bar-tailed Godwit (+) 4 Curlew 5 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon 2 Long-tailed Tit (Heard) [Ben Mapp]

Heybridge Basin
Sunday 20 Jan

Heybridge Basin 07:45 to 09:45,
2 Snipe 1 Knot 100 Bar-tailed Godwit 100 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Turnstone 200 Dunlin 200 Avocet 200 Lapwing 40 Ringed Plover 10 Grey Plover 200 Golden Plover 20 Oystercatcher 10 Curlew 200 Redshank 2 Stonechat 1 Rock Pipit 1 Scaup (Male in middle of gravel pit) 200 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 6 Pintail 6 Fieldfare 1 Song Thrush (Singing male) [Tony Kennelly]

Heybridge Basin
Tuesday 15 Jan

Heybridge Basin 09:45 to 11:45,
12 Goldeneye (7m 5f) 500 Golden Plover (circa) 6 Bar-tailed Godwit (with many more Black-tailed) 1000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (more than) [Paul Gymer]

Heybridge Basin
Saturday 17 Nov

Heybridge Basin 10:00 to 10:45, sunny, windy
1 Scaup 1 Greenshank 1 Rock Pipit [Mark Gregory]

Heybridge Basin