Date Site Details
Thursday 19 Aug Naze, The

Naze, The 06:30 to 09:30, westerly wind, overcast, mild, high tide
17 Whitethroat 54 Swallow (Mainly south) 29 House Martin (Feeding around tower/cliff or moving south) Yellow Wagtail 2 Whimbrel (South) Great Spotted Woodpecker Chinese Muntjac Green Woodpecker 4 Chiffchaff 2 Blackcap 5 Lesser Whitethroat Cetti's Warbler (Singing ) 7 Willow Warbler Reed Warbler 5 Swift (South) [Brian Combes]

Monday 16 Aug Naze, The

Naze, The 06:30 to 09:15, brisk NW wind, cool, overcast, ebbing tide
55 Swallow (++, several groups south, also groups moving round the site, and others feeding over Walton Hall Marshes ) 8 Lesser Whitethroat 17 House Martin 10 Sand Martin (Around colony) 9 Willow Warbler (1 singing) 3 Whimbrel (2 south) 2 Yellow Wagtail 2 Chiffchaff Marsh Harrier Buzzard Fulmar (South, another bird, or the same, north ten minutes later) 12 Swift (South) [Brian Combes]

Saturday 14 Aug Naze, The

Naze, The 06:00 to 11:20, westerly wind, warm, mainly clear, high tide ebbing
33 Swift (South) 13 Whitethroat 111 Swallow (+, over John Weston/sewage works/Walton Hall Marshes - others moving south) Hobby (First thing, chasing swallows before moving off west) Wood Warbler (By farm pond first thing, second for me in ten days and fifth for the site this month) 15 Willow Warbler (Including 1 singing ) Great Spotted Woodpecker 7 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Blackcap 10 Sand Martin (+, around colony) 16 House Martin 5 Chiffchaff 2 Green Woodpecker (Juveniles ) 2 Yellow Wagtail (By tidal lagoons ) 3 Wheatear (Walton Hall Marshes ) Marsh Harrier Common Sandpiper Green Sandpiper 58 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Bar-tailed Godwit [Brian Combes]

Tuesday 10 Aug Naze, The

Naze, The 10:00 to 12:15,
10 Whitethroat (+) Lesser Whitethroat 6 Willow Warbler 5 Blackcap Green Woodpecker 3 Cetti's Warbler 5 Sand Martin 4 Chiffchaff Kestrel 3 Sparrowhawk Common Sandpiper Eider (female) Whimbrel 28 Sanderling Sedge Warbler Yellow Wagtail 12 Pied Wagtail (+) [Liz Huxley]

Thursday 05 Aug Naze, The

Naze, The 06:15 to 10:40, mainly clear, southerly wind, warm, high tide
12 Sanderling 2 Green Sandpiper (One over west, another heard) Sparrowhawk Buzzard Great Spotted Woodpecker (West ) 2 Green Woodpecker (Juveniles ) 12 Sand Martin (+, around colony) 37 Swallow 17 House Martin 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, John Weston Reserve ) Wood Warbler (Found by Darrell Stile, east end of John Weston Reserve, typically high in the canopy and elusive, calling frequently - delightful ) 6 Willow Warbler (Including 1 singing) 2 Chiffchaff 4 Blackcap 3 Lesser Whitethroat 35 Whitethroat (Many juveniles) Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Naze, The 12:00 to 15:00, bright, breezy
Wheatear (on beach near hide wall) 65 Sanderling (towards Stone Point) Whimbrel 11 Sandwich Tern 6 Dunlin 4 Turnstone [Martin Richards]

Saturday 31 Jul Naze, The

Naze, The 06:00 to 12:10, overcast, strong NW wind, warm, ebbing tide; 10 species in song
14 Swift (South, first thing) 5 Whimbrel 16 Black-tailed Godwit (Walton Channel ) 12 Turnstone 61 Sanderling (Between tidal lagoons and Stone Point ) 27 Dunlin (Between tidal lagoons and Stone Point ) Common Sandpiper 10 Little Tern (Off Stone Point ) Common Tern 2 Sparrowhawk Marsh Harrier Buzzard 2 Green Woodpecker (Juveniles ) Cetti's Warbler (Singing, John Weston Reserve ) 4 Willow Warbler (First of the autumn, 2 north of cricket pitch, 2 by sewage works ) 2 Chiffchaff 3 Reed Warbler (Half-heartedly singing) 2 Wheatear (First of the autumn, towards Stone Point ) 10 Pied Wagtail [Brian Combes]

Saturday 24 Jul Naze, The

Naze, The 05:45 to 09:45, strong NE wind, overcast, warm, rising tide; 10 species in song
2 Reed Warbler (Singing) 1 Sparrowhawk 8 Sand Martin (Around colony) 33 Sanderling (On beach by tidal lagoons) 64 Sandwich Tern (51 roosting Cormorant Creek ) 2 Whimbrel 2 Green Woodpecker (Juveniles) 122 Black-tailed Godwit (+, including 75 feeding/roosting on Walton Hall Marshes ) 7 Grey Plover 3 Common Sandpiper (2 Walton Hall Marshes, 1 Walton Channel ) 11 Bar-tailed Godwit (Walton Channel/Cormorant Creek ) 2 Avocet 2 Grey Heron 2 Dunlin 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, John Weston Reserve ) [Brian Combes]

Wednesday 21 Jul Naze, The

Naze, The 12:00 to 15:00, Very hot - all sightings on beach towards Stone Point
26 Whimbrel (flying south in V formation and calling) 10 Bar-tailed Godwit (summer plumage) 25 Knot (summer plumage) 31 Sanderling (summer plumage) 11 Dunlin (summer plumage) 2 Mediterranean Gull 12 Sandwich Tern [Martin Richards]

Monday 19 Jul Naze, The

Naze, The 13:00 to 16:00, Dry, sunny, breeze, hot; low tide at 13:40. Walk to Stone Point and return.
1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 8 Ringed Plover (at least) 2 Knot (summer plumage) 60 Sanderling (at least, all in summer plumage) 2 Dunlin (summer plumage) 12 Bar-tailed Godwit (summer plumage, mainly males) 4 Whimbrel 2 Turnstone (summer plumage) 1 Mediterranean Gull 10 Sandwich Tern (at least, flyovers or on the sea) 2 Little Tern (from Stone Point) 2 Skylark 6 Sand Martin (near John Weston reserve) 1 Whitethroat [Paul Hargreaves]

Saturday 17 Jul Naze, The

Naze, The 05:30 to 09:30, warm, clear, N wind, ebbing tide; 15 species in song
5 Blackcap (Singing ) 2 Green Woodpecker 6 Whitethroat 20 Sand Martin (+, around colony) 2 Sparrowhawk 24 Sandwich Tern 2 Whimbrel 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, John Weston Reserve ) 5 Sedge Warbler (Singing ) 1 Buzzard 61 Black-tailed Godwit (Including a flock of 19 arriving from high to the west) 3 Bar-tailed Godwit 13 Curlew 1 Grey Heron 40 Swift (+, over town to the east of decoy ponds) 16 Grey Plover 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Mediterranean Gull 4 Reed Warbler (Singing) [Brian Combes]