Date Details Sitename
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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Wednesday 05 Jun

Heybridge GP 09:15 to 11:00,
2 Cuckoo (males) 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (probably more, some juveniles) 2 Avocet (pair, on one of the small islands) 1 Turtle Dove (purring) [Paul Gymer]

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Tuesday 21 May

Heybridge GP 14:30 to 16:00, Warm, sunny intervals, W breeze, high tide
10 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 18 Common Tern 1 Turtle Dove 4 Cuckoo (including rufous phase female) 5 Cetti's Warbler 1 Sedge Warbler 8 Reed Warbler 5 Whitethroat [John McLaughlin]

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Friday 19 Apr

Heybridge GP 06:00 to 08:30,
1 Cuckoo (Mobile singing male) 4 Reed Warbler 6 Sedge Warbler 2 Whitethroat 1 Greenshank 200 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 20 Avocet 50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 20 Common Tern 2 Mediterranean Gull (Flying over gull colony) 200 Black-headed Gull 6 Cetti's Warbler 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 Whimbrel 20 Curlew 20 Oystercatcher 2 Wigeon 50 Teal 50 Shelduck 4 Swallow 2 Greenfinch 10 Linnet [Tony Kennelly]

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Thursday 18 Apr

Heybridge GP 09:00 to 13:00, sunny and warm
5 Common Tern 3 Cetti's Warbler 1 Reed Warbler (Heard only) 1 Sedge Warbler (Heard only) [Robert Pease]

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Tuesday 16 Apr

Heybridge GP 09:45 to 12:15, High tide 11:17
57 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1 Egyptian Goose 19 Mallard (Pair with 12 young. Female with 4 young.) 50 Teal (circa.) 10 Pochard (+.) 40 Tufted Duck (circa.) 1 Red Kite (Flew north over pit from Promenade.) 1000 Black-headed Gull (+.) 1 Kestrel (Male.) 11 Cetti's Warbler (Three seen. Others heard only.) 7 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 10 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush 12 House Sparrow (+.) 3 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

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Sunday 07 Apr

Heybridge GP 06:15 to 08:45, Misty & overcast 8c
2 Mediterranean Gull 10 Linnet 1 Greenshank 20 Avocet 20 Oystercatcher 20 Curlew 3 Grey Plover 100 Redshank 200 Black-tailed Godwit 10 Chiffchaff 8 Blackcap 10 Cetti's Warbler 1 Sedge Warbler 200 Black-headed Gull 1 Common Gull 5 Swallow 100 Shelduck 20 Wigeon 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose [Tony Kennelly]

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Tuesday 26 Mar

Heybridge GP 09:00 to 11:15,
10 Cetti's Warbler (Nine singing males plus a female seen with one of them) [Paul Gymer]

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Sunday 03 Feb

Heybridge GP 11:00 to 13:00, Bright but breezy
2 Goosander 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard on!y) 8 Goldeneye 4 Reed Bunting 60 Avocet (+) 6 Pochard (+) 10 Shoveler (+) 10 Bar-tailed Godwit (+) 10 Black-tailed Godwit (+) 3 Oystercatcher 10 Shelduck 50 Dunlin (+) 6 Grey Plover (+) 6 Tufted Duck (+) 20 Brent Goose [Andrew Allen]

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Monday 31 Dec

Heybridge GP 07:30 to 09:30, Overcast & mild 10c. Ebbing after high tide
400 Golden Plover (Minimum flying over but not settling on the mud after high tide) 36 Bar-tailed Godwit 100 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Water Rail (1 calling at each end) 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males) 200 Avocet 1 Pintail (On the river& then on the GP) 6 Corn Bunting (Flying out of the roost onto the saltmarsh) 2 Curlew 2 Oystercatcher 1 Green Sandpiper (Very vocal) 3 Greenshank (Minimum seen together on the G P before flying to river) [Tony Kennelly]

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