Date Details Sitename
Friday 16 Aug

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 07:55 to 09:35, And 11:35 to 11:55. Overcast, moderate SW wind.
26 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. two juveniles.) 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Swift 40 Swallow (+.) 50 House Martin (+. Circa twenty moved SW.) 11 Chiffchaff 3 Reed Warbler 2 Whitethroat [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 15 Aug

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 10:50 to 13:15, Cloudy, sunny intervals, fresh W. wind. Lots of hirundine and warbler movement. With Graham Barber.
2 Egyptian Goose (Large lake.) 23 Great Crested Grebe 1 Common Tern 3 Swift 1 Kingfisher (Male.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Green Woodpecker (At least.) 100 Sand Martin (circa. Two separate flocks during visit, most feeding low over lake.) 3 Swallow 150 House Martin (+. Three separate flocks during visit, most feeding high over lakes.) 10 Long-tailed Tit (+. Among mixed warbler flock.) 5 Willow Warbler (+. Conservative estimate. Among mixed warbler flock moving E to W along hedgerows.) 40 Chiffchaff (circa. Conservative estimate. Had counted 13 individuals before encountering mixed warbler flock working their way W along hedgerows.) 2 Blackcap 10 Lesser Whitethroat (+. Conservative estimate. Among mixed warbler flock moving W. along hedgerows.) 1 Song Thrush [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 13 Aug

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 07:50 to 09:10, Sunny, light W. wind.
21 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. two juveniles.) 1 Swift 2 Green Woodpecker 10 Sand Martin (circa.) 7 Swallow 30 House Martin (circa.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 08 Aug

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 11:30 to 13:05, Sunny, hot, variable SW breeze. With Graham Barber.
1 Tufted Duck (Female with circa 17 recent young.) 5 Little Grebe (+.) 23 Great Crested Grebe 1 Green Woodpecker 10 Swallow (circa.) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (+.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 01 Aug

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 11:45 to 13:30, With Graham Barber.
34 Great Crested Grebe 1 Buzzard (Distant.) 6 Swift (+.) 1 Kingfisher (Large lake.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Green Woodpecker 12 Swallow (+.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (+. Too many to give even a guesstimate as very active and mobile in hedgerows throughout.) 1 Whitethroat (+. As per Lesser above.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 29 Jul

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 07:25 to 09:00, Cool at first but soon warming up.
200 Greylag Goose (+. 180 circa flew in at 07:30 onto recently cut hay meadow.) 1 Teal 10 Pochard 3 Little Grebe 31 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. one well grown young and two recent.) 60 Coot (+.) 2 Common Tern 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 10 Reed Warbler (+. Many juveniles.) 1 Song Thrush 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Friday 26 Jul

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 07:45 to 09:05,
40 Canada Goose (+.) 120 Greylag Goose (+.) 2 Egyptian Goose (Island, large lake.) 10 Pochard 2 Little Grebe 34 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. one well grown young and two recent.) 18 Little Egret 70 Coot (+.) 3 Common Tern 1 Kingfisher 1 Green Woodpecker 10 Reed Warbler (+. Three singing, many others calling. ) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Monday 22 Jul

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:30 to 09:45, Sunny, clear sky, moderate SW wind.
100 Greylag Goose (+.) 2 Egyptian Goose (Small lake.) 30 Great Crested Grebe (+.) 1 Sparrowhawk (Male with prey.) 1 Kestrel (Male, calling due to the "poaching" sparrowhawk.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Thursday 11 Jul

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 11:00 to 12:25, With Graham Barber.
2 Mute Swan (Pair with five young) 20 Great Crested Grebe (+. At least five occupied nests.) 3 Common Tern 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
Tuesday 09 Jul

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:50 to 10:05, Cloudy, light S. wind.
100 Greylag Goose (+.) 8 Mute Swan (Inc. pair with five young.) 2 Mallard (Females with five and four young.) 16 Pochard 22 Tufted Duck 28 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. one well grown young and five on nests.) 50 Coot (+.) 2 Common Tern 2 Skylark (Singing.) 1 Swallow 1 Cetti's Warbler (Seen and briefly heard.) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge