Date Site Details
Tuesday 05 Jul Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 07:20 to 11:25, Mostly sunny, cloud increasing, light W wind.
2 Greenfinch (Singing.) 10 Magpie Linnet 6 Reed Warbler (Four singing.) 40 Wood Pigeon (circa.) Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon Stock Dove 4 Skylark (Singing.) 9 Carrion Crow 2 Pied Wagtail 8 Blackbird 3 Chiffchaff (Two singing.) 3 Robin (One juvenile.) 5 Blue Tit 9 Herring Gull 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 57 Black-headed Gull (Mostly on recently cut meadow.) 2 Wren (Singing.) 5 Great Tit 3 Grey Heron 2 Dunnock 3 Little Egret 6 Mute Swan (Plus two broods, 5 and 5, on Carp Lake.) 5 Goldfinch 27 Tufted Duck (Plus brood of seven.) 11 Pochard 11 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. two nesting on Carp Lake.) 137 Coot 22 Mallard (Plus a brood of seven.) 5 Little Grebe (Plus two young.) 3 Jackdaw 2 Kestrel (Male and female. Female harassed by three Magpie.) Chaffinch 8 Moorhen 2 Swallow 2 Buzzard Sparrowhawk 3 Cormorant 69 Greylag Goose (Trout Lake.) Common Tern (Trout Lake.) Canada Goose (with Greylags.) 3 Collared Dove Song Thrush (Singing.) Blackcap (Singing.) Reed Bunting 6 House Sparrow 2 Starling 2 Red-legged Partridge [Malcolm Corbett]

Thursday 30 Jun Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:50 to 13:45, Cloudy. Light SW wind. With Graham Barber.
5 Canada Goose 63 Greylag Goose 7 Mute Swan (Plus two broods 5,5. ) 2 Gadwall 23 Mallard (Plus three broods, 7,4,1.) 9 Pochard 2 Swift Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon 2 Collared Dove 5 Moorhen 96 Coot 6 Little Grebe (Plus one young.) 9 Great Crested Grebe (Inc, pair possibly nesting on Carp Lake.) 5 Black-headed Gull 5 Herring Gull 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull Common Tern (Trout Lake.) 2 Cormorant 4 Grey Heron (Flyovers.) 8 Little Egret (Inc. two flyovers.) Buzzard (Present throughout visit.) Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Kestrel Hobby 7 Magpie 8 Jackdaw 12 Carrion Crow 8 Blue Tit 3 Great Tit 5 Skylark (Three singing.) 8 Swallow 5 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 7 Reed Warbler (Inc. five singing. Two carrying food.) 2 Blackcap Lesser Whitethroat 5 Whitethroat (Two singing.) 3 Wren (Singing.) 10 Blackbird (Inc. two singing and a pair nesting.) Song Thrush (Singing.) 2 Robin 4 Dunnock Pied Wagtail 2 Chaffinch 4 Greenfinch (Three singing.) 6 Linnet 22 Goldfinch 2 Reed Bunting (Males.) 31 Tufted Duck (Plus brood of seven on Carp Lake.) 25 Wood Pigeon (circa.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Tuesday 28 Jun Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:30 to 11:55, Sunny at first, cloud increasing, light to moderate S wind.
11 Magpie 9 Carrion Crow 20 Wood Pigeon (circa.) 3 Swallow 4 Whitethroat (Three singing.) 2 Skylark (Singing.) 2 Buzzard 3 Goldfinch Great Tit 2 Song Thrush (Singing.) 5 Blue Tit 2 Collared Dove 2 Blackbird (Singing.) 7 Mute Swan (Adults. Inc. two pair with young, (5 and 5) on Carp Lake.) Blackcap (Female.) Cuckoo (Calling.) 2 Chiffchaff 8 Jackdaw Red Kite (Prolonged flight over meadow area being cut for hay.) 2 Grey Heron ( ) Chaffinch (Singing.) 4 Reed Warbler (Singing. Three, Trout Lake, one Holding Pond.) 21 Tufted Duck 86 Coot 11 Mallard (Plus eight young 7 and 1.) 2 Cormorant Reed Bunting (Male. ) 77 Greylag Goose (Trout Lake.) 7 Canada Goose 5 Moorhen (Plus one dead on north bank of Trout lake.) 6 Little Grebe (Plus two young.) 2 Common Tern (Trout Lake.) 2 Little Egret (Flyovers.) 8 Great Crested Grebe 12 Black-headed Gull (Following hay cutting.) Great Spotted Woodpecker 18 Herring Gull (Following hay cutting.) 26 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Following hay cutting.) 18 Pochard (Carp lake.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Thursday 23 Jun Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:30 to 12:25,
37 Greylag Goose 8 Mute Swan 17 Mallard Cuckoo 3 Moorhen 58 Coot 6 Little Grebe 8 Great Crested Grebe 20 Black-headed Gull 6 Herring Gull 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Grey Heron 3 Buzzard Green Woodpecker 6 Magpie 10 Jackdaw 2 Carrion Crow 5 Blue Tit 6 Swallow 2 Chiffchaff 2 Reed Warbler 2 Whitethroat Wren 2 Blackbird Song Thrush 2 House Sparrow Chaffinch 2 Greenfinch Linnet 23 Tufted Duck 2 Pochard Swift 3 Common Tern [Graham Barber ]

Tuesday 21 Jun Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:25 to 11:35, Sunny, warm, calm.
2 Canada Goose 41 Greylag Goose (Inc. 19 young.) 8 Mute Swan (Plus ten cygnets, 5,5.) Gadwall 19 Mallard (Plus 18 young, 8,6,3,1.) Cuckoo (Calling.) 4 Moorhen 65 Coot (Plus at least eleven broods.) 6 Little Grebe (Plus one young.) 10 Great Crested Grebe 30 Black-headed Gull (circa.) 8 Herring Gull 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Cormorant 2 Grey Heron Red Kite 2 Buzzard Great Spotted Woodpecker 11 Magpie 18 Jackdaw 2 Rook 9 Carrion Crow 7 Blue Tit 2 Great Tit 2 Skylark (Singing.) 2 Swallow 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 5 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 5 Whitethroat (Four singing.) 4 Wren (Singing.) 11 Starling 4 Blackbird 3 Song Thrush (Two singing. One carrying food.) 3 Robin (Singing.) House Sparrow 3 Pied Wagtail 2 Chaffinch (Singing.) 4 Greenfinch (Singing.) 6 Linnet (Three pairs.) 4 Goldfinch Reed Bunting 38 Tufted Duck 30 Wood Pigeon (circa.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Monday 20 Jun Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 19:15 to 22:00, Sunny, light SE wind. Sunset 21:20.
Buzzard 34 Coot 36 Tufted Duck 100 Black-headed Gull (+. Feeding over lakes.) 5 Moorhen Skylark (Singing.) 9 Mute Swan (Plus ten cygnets 5 and 5.) 108 Greylag Goose (Inc. 31 young.) 31 Mallard 3 Canada Goose 4 Little Grebe (Plus one young.) 6 Great Crested Grebe 6 Carrion Crow 100 Starling (+. Carp Lake island.) 2 Reed Warbler (Singing.) Barn Owl 5 Little Egret 5 Magpie 2 Whitethroat (Singing.) 2 Greenfinch (Singing.) 4 Blackbird (Two singing.) 3 Robin (Singing.) Dunnock (Singing.) 3 Chiffchaff (Two singing.) 3 Song Thrush (Two singing.) Blackcap (Singing.) Grey Heron 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Herring Gull Swift [Malcolm Corbett]

Thursday 16 Jun Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:00 to 11:25, Sunny, 25c, calm to light SE wind.
24 Jackdaw 11 Magpie 5 Greenfinch (Singing.) 8 Carrion Crow 3 Blackbird (Two singing.) 8 Whitethroat (Five singing.) 2 Red-legged Partridge 6 Starling 8 Goldfinch Lesser Black-backed Gull 5 Cormorant (Two floyovers.) House Sparrow 7 Swallow 3 Robin (Two singing.) 3 Dunnock (Singing.) 20 Wood Pigeon (circa.) 5 Wren (Singing.) Buzzard (Harassed by Kestrel then Jackdaws.) 4 Grey Heron (Two flyovers.) 2 Great Tit (One carrying food.) 7 Reed Warbler (Six singing.) 6 Moorhen 8 Skylark (Five singing.) 66 Coot (Plus at least seven broods.) 31 Tufted Duck 39 Greylag Goose (Plus fifteen young.) 2 Canada Goose 3 Reed Bunting (Males.) Cuckoo (Calling.) 3 Chaffinch (Singing.) 14 Herring Gull (Plus one recently dead on Lake Field.) Kestrel (Male.) 2 Collared Dove 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 6 Linnet (+.) 2 Blackcap (Singing.) 2 Blue Tit 6 Mute Swan (Plus ten young, 5,5. [previously eleven].) 2 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 2 Song Thrush (Singing.) Pheasant 13 Mallard (Plus one brood of two young.) 2 Little Grebe (Pair with three young. Carp Lake.) 4 Pochard (Three males.) 7 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. three pairs.) 6 Black-headed Gull Swift (Appeared to have nesting material [downy feathers] in beak.) Nightingale (Singing, south of Carp Lake.) 2 Common Tern Little Egret Gadwall 2 Stock Dove [Malcolm Corbett]

Thursday 09 Jun Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:50 to 12:40, Sunny, warm, light W wind. With Graham Barber.
Red-legged Partridge 21 Greylag Goose 7 Mute Swan (Adults, inc. two pairs with young.) 13 Mallard (Plus three young.) 11 Pochard (Carp Lake.) Cuckoo (Calling.) 30 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon (circa.) 20 Wood Pigeon (circa.) 4 Moorhen 49 Coot (Plus at least three broods of young.) 6 Little Grebe 8 Great Crested Grebe 15 Black-headed Gull (circa.) Common Gull (Lake Field.) 4 Herring Gull 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Cormorant 2 Grey Heron (Flyovers.) 2 Little Egret (Flyovers.) Sparrowhawk (Male.) Red Kite 2 Buzzard (At least. Up to five.) Kestrel 8 Magpie 21 Jackdaw 10 Rook 9 Carrion Crow 7 Blue Tit 9 Great Tit (Including juveniles.) 3 Skylark 8 Swallow 5 Long-tailed Tit Chiffchaff (Singing.) 4 Reed Warbler (Three singing.) Blackcap (Singing.) Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 5 Whitethroat (Four singing, plus one carrying food.) 6 Wren (Singing.) 3 Blackbird (Two singing.) 4 Song Thrush 6 Robin (Five singing.) 3 House Sparrow 3 Dunnock (Singing.) 3 Pied Wagtail (One adult, two juveniles.) 2 Chaffinch (Singing.) Greenfinch (Singing.) 10 Linnet 12 Goldfinch 2 Reed Bunting 28 Tufted Duck [Malcolm Corbett]

Thursday 02 Jun Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:45 to 12:10, Sun and cloud, light SE wind. With Graham Barber.
34 Greylag Goose (Plus three broods, 4,2,1.) 8 Mute Swan (Inc two pairs with young, 5,6.) 6 Mallard 6 Pochard (Males.) 3 Swift 4 Cuckoo (Two seen together plus two calling.) 8 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon 30 Wood Pigeon (circa.) Collared Dove 3 Moorhen (Adults, one with two young.) 31 Coot (Plus three broods 4,2,1.) 6 Little Grebe 7 Great Crested Grebe 30 Black-headed Gull (circa.) 7 Herring Gull 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull Common Tern 4 Grey Heron (Three flyovers.) 3 Little Egret (Flyovers.) 2 Sparrowhawk 4 Buzzard (Multiple sightings, at least four present.) Great Spotted Woodpecker 4 Kestrel (At least.) Jay 6 Magpie Jackdaw 8 Carrion Crow 5 Blue Tit 8 Great Tit (Inc. three young.) Skylark (Singing.) 2 Swallow 2 House Martin 3 Chiffchaff (Two singing.) 10 Reed Warbler (Singing.) Blackcap (Singing.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 4 Whitethroat (Singing.) 5 Wren (Singing.) 40 Starling (circa.) 6 Blackbird 6 Robin (Four singing.) 3 Dunnock (Singing.) 3 Pied Wagtail Chaffinch (Singing.) 3 Greenfinch (Singing.) 7 Linnet 4 Goldfinch 5 Reed Bunting (Three males, two females inc. one carrying food.) 26 Tufted Duck [Malcolm Corbett]

Thursday 26 May Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 07:15 to 11:10, Sunny, light to moderate W wind.
Canada Goose 33 Greylag Goose (Inc. six young, 4,1,1.) 13 Mute Swan (Inc. pair nesting and pair with five young.) 24 Mallard (Inc. twelve young, 5,4,3.) Pochard (Female. Carp lake.) 3 Swift Cuckoo (Calling.) Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon Stock Dove 25 Wood Pigeon (circa.) Collared Dove 2 Moorhen 44 Coot (Inc. one nesting and four young 2,2.) 6 Little Grebe 6 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. one nesting.) 25 Black-headed Gull (circa.) Common Gull 3 Herring Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Cormorant 3 Grey Heron Little Egret Sparrowhawk 2 Buzzard (Together.) Great Spotted Woodpecker Green Woodpecker 2 Kestrel (Male and female.) 8 Magpie 13 Jackdaw Rook 6 Carrion Crow 5 Blue Tit 7 Great Tit (One singing.) 6 Skylark (Four singing.) 5 Swallow Cetti's Warbler (Singing.) Chiffchaff (Singing.) 9 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 4 Blackcap (Singing.) 9 Whitethroat (Eight singing.) 10 Wren (Nine singing.) 120 Starling (Circa. All one flock on meadow.) 4 Blackbird (One carrying food.) Song Thrush (Singing.) 7 Robin (Singing.) 5 Dunnock (Three singing.) Pied Wagtail Greenfinch (Singing.) 6 Linnet 3 Goldfinch 4 Reed Bunting (Two pairs.) 27 Tufted Duck [Malcolm Corbett]