Date Site Details
Tuesday 12 Oct Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:50 to 11:40, Cloud and sun, light NW wind.
122 Canada Goose 2 Greylag Goose 32 Mute Swan 5 Egyptian Goose 2 Gadwall 24 Mallard 2 Pochard 25 Tufted Duck Moorhen 104 Coot 7 Little Grebe 10 Great Crested Grebe 2 Cormorant 2 Grey Heron Little Egret 2 Buzzard Barn Owl Kingfisher Kestrel (Female.) 6 Jay Skylark 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 2 Chiffchaff Song Thrush 5 Robin Pied Wagtail 3 Meadow Pipit 2 Yellowhammer [Malcolm Corbett]

Monday 11 Oct Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 15:40 to 18:25, Sun and cloud, light NW wind. Sunset 18:12.
38 Canada Goose (Plus one hybrid.) 39 Mute Swan 8 Egyptian Goose 16 Gadwall 70 Mallard (circa.) 33 Tufted Duck 4 Moorhen 136 Coot 6 Little Grebe 5 Great Crested Grebe Snipe 3 Cormorant Grey Heron Barn Owl (With prey.) Kingfisher Green Woodpecker Kestrel (Female.) 2 Jay 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 14 Long-tailed Tit 3 Chiffchaff 5 Robin Pied Wagtail Meadow Pipit [Malcolm Corbett]

Friday 08 Oct Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:00 to 11:35, Early mist clearing, cloudy, calm. Wildfowling in progress around Trout Lake.
Canada Goose (Carp Lake; appeared to have blood down breast. At least two shot.) Greylag Goose (Trout Lake; with Mute Swans.) 40 Mute Swan (26 Trout Lake, 14 Carp Lake.) 11 Egyptian Goose (Carp Lake.) 18 Mallard (Carp Lake.) 7 Pochard (Carp Lake.) 14 Tufted Duck (Carp Lake.) 171 Coot (40 Trout Lake, 131 Carp Lake.) 5 Little Grebe 8 Great Crested Grebe Cormorant 2 Kingfisher (Together, Carp lake.) Great Spotted Woodpecker Green Woodpecker 3 Jay 3 Cetti's Warbler 17 Long-tailed Tit (3, 14.) 4 Chiffchaff Reed Warbler (Brief song.) 14 Robin [Malcolm Corbett]

Wednesday 06 Oct Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 15:55 to 18:45, Clear sky, light SW wind. Sunset 18:23.
9 Pheasant 141 Canada Goose (Flew in at start of visit and out just after sunset. Flew north following 500+ that flew over from the south in flocks of 50 - 100.) 87 Greylag Goose (Flew in at start of visit and out during half hour prior to sunset. Flew north following 300 circa that flew over from the south.) 52 Mute Swan 15 Egyptian Goose (First to leave. Flew north in three groups.) 3 Gadwall 30 Mallard (circa. 150+ flew over north in small flocks.) 5 Pochard Little Egret (Flew west. None roosting on island during visit.) Barn Owl (Watched hunting just after sunset.) Kingfisher 2 Green Woodpecker 2 Jay 1000 Jackdaw (+. Conservative estimate. Flew over from west into Chigborough roost around sunset.) Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 100 Starling (+. To roost on Carp Lake Island.) Pied Wagtail 5 Tufted Duck [Malcolm Corbett]

Tuesday 05 Oct Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:00 to 11:00, Sun, clouds, light SW increasing to moderate W wind.
4 Pheasant 30 Canada Goose (circa. Flew out during visit.) 150 Greylag Goose (circa. Flew out during visit.) 52 Mute Swan 18 Egyptian Goose 3 Gadwall 27 Mallard 4 Tufted Duck 7 Moorhen 229 Coot 17 Little Grebe 19 Great Crested Grebe 100 Black-headed Gull (circa.) 6 Cormorant Grey Heron Buzzard Barn Owl 2 Kingfisher (Four sightings involving at least two birds.) Green Woodpecker 2 Jay Skylark (Singing.) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 5 Long-tailed Tit (In mixed flock with blue and great.) 4 Chiffchaff 9 Robin 4 Pied Wagtail 4 Goldfinch [Malcolm Corbett]

Wednesday 29 Sep Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:30 to 11:40, Sunny, brisk W. wind.
55 Mute Swan (37 Trout Lake, 18 Carp Lake.) 5 Egyptian Goose (Carp Lake ) 6 Gadwall 2 Wigeon 33 Mallard Pochard 3 Tufted Duck 2 Moorhen 246 Coot 10 Little Grebe 24 Great Crested Grebe 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull Buzzard Green Woodpecker Kestrel (Male.) 2 Jay 9 Magpie Skylark 2 Cetti's Warbler 4 Long-tailed Tit 7 Chiffchaff Blackcap 7 Robin 3 Meadow Pipit 4 Goldfinch [Malcolm Corbett]

Thursday 23 Sep Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 17:30 to 19:25, Clear sky, light W. wind. Sunset 18:53.
250 Greylag Goose (+. Flew in and departed during visit.) 46 Mute Swan (31 Trout Lake, 15 carp Lake. ) 11 Egyptian Goose (Carp Lake.) 2 Pintail (Females. Carp Lake.) 56 Little Egret (To roost on Carp Lake island, all just prior to dusk.) 2 Sparrowhawk (Male and female.) 2 Tawny Owl (Possibly three.) 2 Kingfisher (Possibly three.) Green Woodpecker [Malcolm Corbett]

Wednesday 22 Sep Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:35 to 11:40, Clear blue sky, v. light SW wind.
Red-legged Partridge 30 Canada Goose 300 Greylag Goose (circa.) 46 Mute Swan 18 Egyptian Goose 5 Gadwall 11 Wigeon 55 Mallard 7 Pochard 8 Tufted Duck 5 Moorhen 181 Coot 16 Little Grebe 17 Great Crested Grebe 2 Grey Heron Buzzard Jay 7 Magpie 14 Blue Tit 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 6 Long-tailed Tit 8 Chiffchaff Blackcap 18 Robin 4 Dunnock Meadow Pipit Chaffinch (Male.) 6 Linnet [Malcolm Corbett]

Thursday 16 Sep Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 18:00 to 19:50,
43 Mute Swan (27 Trout Lake, 16 Carp Lake.) 24 Egyptian Goose (Carp Lake. At least 21 flew north during visit.) 111 Little Egret (To roost on Carp Lake Island.) 2 Green Woodpecker [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 12:15 to 14:15,
8 Egyptian Goose 5 Pochard 10 Gadwall Red Kite 3 Lesser Whitethroat Greenfinch Buzzard Blackcap Green Woodpecker 20 Swallow [Graham Barber ]

Wednesday 15 Sep Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:00 to 11:15, Cloudy, light NW wind.
21 Canada Goose (Carp Lake.) 32 Mute Swan (21 Trout Lake, 11 Carp Lake.) 12 Egyptian Goose (Carp lake.) 26 Gadwall 3 Wigeon 38 Mallard 3 Pochard 3 Moorhen 210 Coot (81 Trout Lake, 129 Carp Lake.) 15 Little Grebe (3 Trout Lake, 12 Carp Lake.) 20 Great Crested Grebe (3 Trout Lake, 17 Carp Lake.) 2 Cormorant 2 Grey Heron Buzzard Kingfisher (Carp Lake.) 2 Green Woodpecker 2 Swallow 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 6 Long-tailed Tit Willow Warbler 6 Chiffchaff 5 Robin Yellow Wagtail 33 Tufted Duck [Malcolm Corbett]