Date Details Sitename
Thursday 16 Jan

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:05 to 11:20, Bright. Light but increasing S. wind.
8 Canada Goose 49 Greylag Goose 7 Egyptian Goose (Together on ploughed field.) 1 Shoveler (Silt lake.) 5 Gadwall (Silt lake.) 3 Pochard (Carp lake.) 100 Tufted Duck (circa. Carp lake.) 4 Little Grebe (Carp lake.) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Trout lake. Displaying.) 1 Great White Egret (Flew over from north. Appeared to drop into Chig. Lakes E.W.T. (Clearly much larger than Little Egret with yellow bill)) 1 Little Egret 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 5 Skylark (At least three singing.) 12 Long-tailed Tit 10 Meadow Pipit 4 Chaffinch 8 Goldfinch [Malcolm Corbett]

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Tuesday 14 Jan

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:50 to 10:30, Overcast, calm, brief hazy rain to start.
6 Canada Goose 84 Greylag Goose (Trout lake, inc. one very pale individual.) 8 Mute Swan 6 Egyptian Goose (Carp lake.) 3 Gadwall (Silt lake.) 1 Pochard (Carp lake.) 82 Tufted Duck (81 Carp lake.) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Trout lake, displaying.) 5 Collared Dove 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel (Male.) 10 Long-tailed Tit 4 Chaffinch [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 07 Jan

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:10 to 11:20,
5 Egyptian Goose (Trout lake.) 2 Shoveler (Silt lake.) 24 Pochard (20 Trout lake.) 37 Tufted Duck (34 Carp lake.) 1 Buzzard (Flew over.) 1 Curlew (On meadow.) 1 Snipe (Carp lake.) 2 Green Woodpecker 10 Magpie (+.) 2 Chiffchaff 1 Song Thrush 2 Chaffinch 2 Bullfinch (Pair. Farmhouse garden.) 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 11 Dec

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:10 to 11:10, Sunny, calm. Low numbers on lakes lately; weekly (Fri) shoot a factor?
2 Egyptian Goose (South House Farm.) 1 Pochard 1 Tufted Duck 8 Little Grebe 1 Sparrowhawk (Female.) 1 Buzzard 150 Wood Pigeon (circa. South House Farm.) 1 Green Woodpecker 30 Long-tailed Tit (circa.) 1 Chiffchaff 15 Fieldfare [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 05 Dec

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:35 to 13:30, Becoming brighter, light SW wind. With Graham Barber.
2 Egyptian Goose (Trout lake.) 1 Goldeneye (Male, carp lake. An almost duck free site of late.) 3 Sparrowhawk (One male. Two female, one of which carrying blackbird.) 1 Buzzard 70 Lapwing (circa. On arable field just east of Lofts Farm perimeter.) 1 Snipe (Trout lake.) 1 Kestrel 100 Rook (+. South of South Wood.) 60 Carrion Crow (circa. On ploughed field.) 10 Skylark (+. With lapwings.) 15 Long-tailed Tit (circa.) 1 Goldcrest 40 Starling (+. With lapwings.) 1 Fieldfare 2 Mistle Thrush 20 House Sparrow (circa.) 6 Meadow Pipit (+. With skylarks.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 04 Dec

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:50 to 11:50, Sunny, light SW wind.
2 Egyptian Goose (Trout lake.) 1 Shoveler (Female, Trout lake.) 1 Goldeneye (Male, Carp lake.) 10 Grey Heron (+.) 1 Sparrowhawk (Male.) 1 Buzzard 12 Lapwing (On ploughed field.) 1 Green Woodpecker 14 Long-tailed Tit (+.) 1 Chiffchaff (East end of Public Footpath.) 2 Bullfinch (Pair. Garden area.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 02 Dec

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 10:00 to 13:00, Sunny, cold, gentle NW wind. Very wet underfoot.
2 Egyptian Goose (Trout lake.) 1 Goldeneye (Male. Carp lake. Only duck present apart from two Tufted and a few Mallard.) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Only one seen.) 3 Herring Gull 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Chiffchaff (Trout lake island.) 5 Fieldfare 1 Meadow Pipit 2 Greenfinch (Pair) 2 Reed Bunting (Pair.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 07 Nov

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 10:45 to 12:15, With Graham Barber.
2 Egyptian Goose (Small lake.) 1 Kestrel 1 Chiffchaff 2 Redwing 1 Mistle Thrush 2 Linnet (Possibly more. With goldfinch flock.) 25 Goldfinch (circa.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 09 Oct

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:45 to 09:50, And 11:25 to 11:45. Sunny, light but increasing SW wind.
2 Egyptian Goose (Large lake.) 21 Pochard 14 Great Crested Grebe 1 Buzzard 1 Arctic Tern (Juvenile. Seen at rest and in flight on large lake; short legs, dark bill, extensive but not full black cap, grey upper parts with noticeable white trailing edge to upper wing. (Thanks to SDW).) 1 Kingfisher [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 02 Oct

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:25 to 10:25, And 12:20 to 12:45. Sunny, fresh NW wind.
8 Mute Swan 2 Egyptian Goose (Island, large lake.) 19 Shoveler 7 Gadwall 25 Mallard 28 Pochard 11 Little Grebe 18 Great Crested Grebe 1 Chiffchaff 1 Wheatear (Between gravel drive and small lake.) 2 Bullfinch (By public footpath exit to Scraley Road.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge