Date Details Sitename
Thursday 13 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:40 to 10:55, Overcast, sunny spells, brisk S. wind, dry. Red Admiral and Painted Lady butterfles also seen.
200 Greylag Goose (circa. On and around small lake.) 7 Mute Swan (Inc. one nesting.) 2 Shelduck 2 Mallard (Females with six and seven well grown young.) 28 Pochard (22 male.) 9 Tufted Duck (Eight male.) 12 Great Crested Grebe 6 Grey Heron 2 Little Egret 1 Cormorant 30 Coot (circa.) 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 5 Swift 1 Kestrel (Male.) 1 Hobby 2 Skylark (Singing.) 2 Swallow 10 House Martin (+.) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 3 Reed Warbler (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 11 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 14:00 to 15:40, Increasing cloud, sunny spells, dry and humid.
30 Canada Goose (+.) 120 Greylag Goose (+.) 7 Mute Swan (Inc. one on nest.) 13 Pochard (Nine male.) 24 Tufted Duck (Only two female.) 2 Little Grebe (Pair.) 11 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. pair displaying.) 12 Grey Heron (circa.) 2 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 4 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 5 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 06 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 13:10 to 14:30,
8 Mute Swan (Inc. pair nesting, large lake and territorial male, small lake.) 2 Egyptian Goose (Small lake.) 4 Pochard (Two male.) 20 Grey Heron (circa. (No anglers present on large lake).) 2 Buzzard [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 03 Jun

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:40 to 10:50, And 12:45 to 13:45. Cloudy, sunny intervals, fresh SW wind.
40 Canada Goose (circa.) 150 Greylag Goose (circa.) 4 Mute Swan (Inc. pair nesting.) 2 Egyptian Goose (Small lake.) 3 Mallard (Females with broods of two, six and nine.) 9 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. three pair (one displaying).) 15 Grey Heron (circa.) 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Kestrel (Male.) 1 Hobby 1 Swallow 3 Chiffchaff (Singing) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 5 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 3 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 30 May

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 12:30 to 13:40, Cloudy, sunny intervals, W. wind. With Graham Barber.
2 Egyptian Goose (On arable field.) 17 Pochard (Two female.) 1 Herring Gull 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Nightingale (Briefly heard on southern perimeter by Scraley Road.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Wednesday 29 May

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:45 to 11:50, Cloudy, sunny spells, light W wind.
40 Canada Goose (circa. Inc. at least two pair with young.) 120 Greylag Goose (circa. Inc 40 circa. young.) 4 Mute Swan (One nesting.) 3 Egyptian Goose (Pair on arable field. One on small lake island.) 2 Mallard (Females with seven and two young.) 15 Pochard (13 male.) 20 Tufted Duck (circa.) 1 Little Grebe 16 Great Crested Grebe 6 Grey Heron 2 Little Egret 3 Cormorant 2 Buzzard (Towards South Wood.) 2 Moorhen (Adult with one young.) 2 Coot (Occupied nests.) 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 5 Swift 1 Skylark (Singing.) 3 Swallow 4 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 3 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 4 Blackcap (Singing.) 100 Starling (circa. Flocks of 30+.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 28 May

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:40 to 11:10, Increasing cloud.
100 Greylag Goose (circa. Many juveniles.) 4 Mute Swan (One on nest.) 3 Egyptian Goose (Pair and single.) 2 Shelduck (Pair on main lake.) 12 Pochard (Nine male.) 2 Little Grebe (Pair.) 7 Great Crested Grebe 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo (Calling from Chig. Lakes.) 20 Swift (+.) 1 Skylark (Singing.) 15 Swallow (+.) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 3 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 2 Blackcap (Singing male and one female.) 2 Whitethroat [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 13 May

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:35 to 09:55, And 11:40 to 12:05. Sunny, light E wind.
3 Mute Swan (Inc. pair nesting.) 2 Egyptian Goose 27 Tufted Duck (14 males.) 1 Cuckoo 16 Swift 1 Hobby 4 Skylark (Two pair.) 2 Swallow 15 Long-tailed Tit (+. Two family groups.) 1 Willow Warbler (Singing.) 6 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 2 Song Thrush (One singing.) 1 Reed Bunting (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Friday 10 May

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:20 to 09:40, Cloudy, sunny spells. Mink and Red Fox also seen.
50 Greylag Goose (+. Inc. seven pairs with young.) 3 Mute Swan (Pair nesting, male seeing off another.) 2 Egyptian Goose (On arable field.) 10 Tufted Duck (+.) 11 Great Crested Grebe 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo 9 Swift 1 Kestrel (Male.) 3 Swallow 6 House Martin 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 6 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 4 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 4 Whitethroat (Three singing.) 5 Wren (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 6 Robin (Singing.) 3 Pied Wagtail 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) 3 Reed Bunting (Two singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 07 May

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:45 to 09:55, Sunny. Light S. wind.
10 Greylag Goose (+. Five pair with young.) 2 Mute Swan (Pair nesting.) 1 Egyptian Goose 10 Shelduck (Five pair.) 1 Mallard (Female with four young.) 6 Tufted Duck (Three pair.) 4 Little Grebe (Two pair.) 1 Common Sandpiper (Main lake.) 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 20 Swift (circa.) 2 Skylark (Singing.) 2 Swallow 10 House Martin (+.) 1 Willow Warbler (Singing.) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 6 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 3 Whitethroat (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge