Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 10 Feb

Naze, The 10:30 to 13:30, overcast and still
27 Little Grebe (Walton Channel) 750 Lapwing (circa) 1000 Golden Plover (+, high tide roost) 20 Sanderling (flew past Stone Point) 1 Snipe 400 Dunlin (+) 14 Bar-tailed Godwit 50 Black-tailed Godwit 74 Redshank 1 Spotted Redshank 3 Short-eared Owl 30 Skylark (+) 10 Meadow Pipit 5 Rock Pipit 3 Stonechat 60 Linnet (also 15 Goldfinches) 10 Reed Bunting [Martin Peers]

Naze, The
Saturday 17 Jan

Naze, The 07:45 to 12:30, cold with sharp frost; clear at first, gradually becoming overcast and some sleet at the end of the morning; strengthening north-west wind
54 Gadwall (mainly on lagoon near Stone point) 77 Shoveler (mainly on lagoon near Stone Point) 2 Red-breasted Merganser (on Walton Channel) 1 Red-throated Diver (on sea) 3 Marsh Harrier 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail, Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Merlin (female, towards Stone Point) 1 Spotted Redshank (flushed from creek towards Stone Point) 1 Barn Owl (John Weston Reserve) 1 Short-eared Owl (Walton Hall Marshes) 14 Little Grebe (Walton Channel) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The
Sunday 04 Jan

Naze, The 08:10 to 12:15, sharp frost; cold; north-easterly breeze; sunny
7 Fieldfare (in off sea and then flew west) 2 Goldcrest 2 Short-eared Owl (possibly 3 birds, two together on posts in the north east corner of Walton Hall Marshes first thing, one very high over the marsh at the end of the morning) 1 Barn Owl (John Weston Reserve) 3 Marsh Harrier 1 Eider (towards Stone Point - first winter female that's been around since autumn) 1 Merlin (female towards Stone Point) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Stone Point) 1 Great Crested Grebe (off Stone Point) 53 Shoveler (on lagoon near Stone Point) 25 Skylark (mainly on saltmarsh towards Stone Point) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The