Date Details Sitename
Monday 25 May

Heybridge GP 07:30 to 08:00, Search for nesting larger gulls. In past were on roof of Recycling Centre, this year on smaller rooves to west of The Causeway
17 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Colony is mixed but LBB predominates. At least 17 prs vs at least 6 prs of Herring Gull) 6 Herring Gull [John Buchanan]

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Thursday 06 Feb

Heybridge GP 11:00 to 15:30, Falling tide, mainly sunny
14 Bearded Tit 4 Cetti's Warbler (+ calling, one seen) 3 Buzzard 2 Kestrel [David L Smith]

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Tuesday 07 Jan

Heybridge GP 09:45 to 12:00, Sunny periods with fresh SSW wind, mild. HT 9.38a.m.
1 Water Rail (calling in reedbed) 1 Cetti's Warbler (1 or 2 heard calling (but not singing) ) 2 Stonechat (pair near W end) 10 Bearded Tit (party of at least 10 feeding in main reedbed not far from path below seawall near W end, silent most of the time.) 1 Marsh Harrier (female hunting over reedbed close in, 11.45a.m.) [George Brown]

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Wednesday 01 Jan

Heybridge GP 14:45 to 15:45, Gloomy
500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 200 Dunlin 2 Grey Plover 4 Black-tailed Godwit 25 Greylag Goose 20 Avocet 2 Ringed Plover 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only) 3 Little Grebe 3 Little Egret 20 Canada Goose [Andrew Allen]

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Sunday 22 Dec

Heybridge GP 07:30 to 09:30, High tide, thick cloud base & light drizzle. GP full so few birds seen on margins.
100 Bar-tailed Godwit 100 Black-tailed Godwit 80 Avocet 400 Dunlin 50 Ringed Plover 12 Greenshank 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 200 Lapwing 5 Curlew 2 Oystercatcher 20 Redshank 5 Grey Plover [Tony Kennelly]

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Wednesday 02 Oct

Heybridge GP 08:30 to 10:15,
6 Cetti's Warbler (singing) 4 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap 4 Swallow (flying south) 50 Little Egret (circa, in several groups along estuary) 500 Golden Plover (circa, on estuary) 30 Avocet (circa, at Heybridge Basin) 1 Skylark 20 Wigeon (circa, off Maldon prom, still in eclipse plumage, also large numbers of Teal) 2 Grey Heron (on estuary) 1 Dunlin (one solitary individual, with large numbers of Redshank & Black-tailed Godwit, and small numbers of Curlew and Ringed Plover) [Paul Gymer]

Heybridge GP 11:45 to 15:30, Rising Tide
8 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, including 2 seen) 5 Snipe 1 Grey Plover 53 Greenshank 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1 Curlew Sandpiper 2 Chiffchaff 6 Swallow 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Buzzard [David L Smith]

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Sunday 18 Aug

Heybridge GP 06:00 to 08:30, Low tide
32 Golden Plover (Most in summer plumage) 1 Grey Plover (Summer plumage) 1 Turnstone 4 Greenshank 50 Redshank 100 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (1 adult losing breeding plumage & 1 juvenile) 1 Whimbrel 10 Curlew 6 Oystercatcher 1 Green Sandpiper (Small corner pit) 1 Common Sandpiper (Small corner pit) 6 Lapwing 10 Ringed Plover 10 Little Egret 12 Cormorant 3 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Whitethroat 2 Reed Warbler 2 Blackcap 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males) 10 Pied Wagtail (Leaving reed bed roost) 40 Swallow 2 Sand Martin 1 Swift (With swallows) [Tony Kennelly]

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Sunday 28 Jul

Heybridge GP 05:00 to 08:00,
3 Greenshank 50 Redshank 200 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Whimbrel 6 Curlew 12 Oystercatcher 5 Little Egret 4 Common Gull 40 Common Tern 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Green Sandpiper 10 Reed Warbler (Juvenile) 10 Sedge Warbler (Juvenile) 8 Pied Wagtail (Juvenile) 30 Swallow (Juveniles) 2 Sand Martin 4 Lapwing 10 Shelduck (Pair & ducklings) [Tony Kennelly]

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Wednesday 03 Jul

Heybridge GP 09:20 to 11:30, Light E. wind, sunny, variable cloud, low tide.
5 Little Grebe (Inc. one young.) 6 Oystercatcher (Inc. pair on nest.) 15 Blue Tit (+. In mixed tit flock.) 20 Great Tit (+. In mixed tit flock.) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Briefly heard.) 25 Long-tailed Tit (+. In mixed tit flock.) 4 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 2 Sedge Warbler 16 Reed Warbler (13 singing.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 3 Whitethroat (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush 30 House Sparrow (circa.) 1 Greenfinch 1 Linnet (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

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Sunday 09 Jun

Heybridge GP 07:30 to 08:30, Fine and sunny with light breeze
420 Black-headed Gull (minimum number of breeding pairs with many young seen. Birds present on ten islands and a raft.) 17 Common Tern (total of sitting birds/AON with one chick seen. All except one pair on 3 small/low bare islands in middle/south side of pit.) 2 Avocet (a pair breeding on one of the small low/bare islands with a sitting bird seen) 2 Cuckoo (male and female heard calling) [Murray Orchard]

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