Date Site Details
Friday 31 Jul Naze, The

Naze, The 05:50 to 13:15, still. chilly and misty first thing, then sunny and warm with a southerly wind
1 Grey Heron 31 Ringed Plover 5 Grey Plover 62 Sanderling 2 Little Stint (adults, on lagoon near Stone Point, presumably same birds as on Sunday) 1 Curlew Sandpiper (adult moulting into winter plumage, Walton Hall Marshes - main drain) 78 Dunlin 3 Ruff (Walton Hall Marshes - main drain) 18 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Whimbrel 10 Curlew 1 Greenshank (Walton Hall Marshes - main drain) 1 Wood Sandpiper (Walton Hall Marshes - main drain) 4 Common Sandpiper 14 Turnstone 23 Sandwich Tern 4 Little Tern 1 Little Owl 2 Green Woodpecker (one juvenile) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing, also showed well - for a change) 1 Reed Warbler 3 Lesser Whitethroat (passage?) 5 Willow Warbler (first passage birds of the Autumn) 1 Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Saturday 18 Jul Naze, The

Naze, The 05:50 to 11:20, clear with northerly wind, warm
1 Cetti's Warbler (singing, John Weston Reserve) 1 Little Owl 1 Barn Owl 20 Curlew (+) 5 Whimbrel (+) 4 Grey Plover 6 Little Tern 5 Whitethroat (singing) 2 Blackcap (singing) 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Mediterranean Gull (plus at least 3 over Frinton beach in the afternoon) 41 Swift (low and south first thing) 12 Sanderling (towards Stone Point) 1 Chiffchaff (singing) 3 Reed Warbler (singing) 1 Chinese Muntjac 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (juvenile, John Weston Reserve then flew south) 1 Green Woodpecker 2 Sedge Warbler (singing) 6 Turnstone 43 Sandwich Tern (roosting) 31 Black-tailed Godwit (mainly in creeks on Walton Hall Marsh) 10 Common Tern 1 Knot (adult summer plumage, near Stone Point) 61 Bar-tailed Godwit (feeding towards Stone Point) 1 Marsh Harrier 7 Dunlin [Brian Combes]

Saturday 13 Jun Naze, The

Naze, The 05:50 to 09:40, overcast, misty first thing; mild; strong westerly wind
1 Chinese Muntjac 7 Reed Warbler (singing) 7 Sedge Warbler (singing) 2 Little Tern 1 Grey Heron 3 Avocet 1 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (at least one singng) 19 Whitethroat (singing) 7 Blackcap (singing) 37 Swift (in small groups, flying south and mainly low, first thing) 50 Sand Martin (+, around colony) 2 Sandwich Tern 3 Lesser Whitethroat (singing) 3 Chiffchaff (singing) 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Little Owl [Brian Combes]

Saturday 06 Jun Naze, The

Naze, The 06:00 to 09:45, sunny; warm; westerly wind
4 Barnacle Goose (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Grey Heron 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Hobby (adult bird flashed through first thing to the south) 1 Avocet (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Greenshank (flew over sewage works, calling) 2 Mediterranean Gull (over sewage works) 2 Little Tern (Walton Channel) 3 Cuckoo (+, at least one singing and at one point three in the air together) 1 Barn Owl (hunting in John Weston Reserve and over rough ground to the south of the sewage works) 1 Little Owl 4 Swift 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing, John Weston Reserve) 6 Sedge Warbler (singing) 5 Reed Warbler (singing) 5 Blackcap (singing) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing) 23 Whitethroat (singing) 4 Chiffchaff (singing) 2 Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Friday 29 May Naze, The

Naze, The 06:10 to 09:30, mainly overcast; north-west wind; mild
19 Whitethroat (singing) 3 Blackcap (singing) 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Cuckoo (at least one singing and one female) 1 Turtle Dove (near main sycamore clump, purred a few times then flew towards John Weston Reserve, presumably moving through) 4 Chiffchaff (singing) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing) 1 Barn Owl 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing, John Weston Reserve) 4 Avocet (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Grey Heron 2 Sandwich Tern 6 Sedge Warbler (singing) 1 Hobby (first summer, Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Wheatear (male, along sea wall, south-west corner of Walton Hall Marshes) 7 Reed Warbler (singing) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Little Tern 10 Grey Plover 4 Dunlin [Brian Combes]

Saturday 02 May Naze, The

Naze, The 06:10 to 11:20, mainly overcast; cool; light east wind swinging round to the south and strengthening
6 Sanderling 3 Little Tern 1 Chinese Muntjac 1 Marsh Harrier 11 Sedge Warbler (singing) 4 Reed Warbler (singing) 1 Grey Heron 1 Common Sandpiper 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (on shore towards Stone Point - three in summer plumage) 21 Grey Plover 16 Turnstone 2 Common Tern 1 Yellow Wagtail 94 Dunlin (many in summer plumage) 1 Little Owl 3 Lesser Whitethroat (singing) 13 Whitethroat (singing) 8 Blackcap (singing) 34 Sand Martin (+) 4 Chiffchaff (singing) 1 Spotted Redshank (in stunning summer plumage - Cormorant Creek) 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing - John Weston Reserve) 1 Barn Owl 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Cuckoo (singing) [Brian Combes]

Thursday 23 Apr Naze, The

Naze, The 10:00 to 15:00,
1 Redstart (Male in John Weston Reserve) [Glen Moore]

Saturday 18 Apr Naze, The

Naze, The 06:20 to 12:00, brisk north east wind, strengthening and swinging round to the east; overcast. clearing by mid-morning; cold first thing
2 Green Woodpecker 4 Whimbrel (west) 3 Sedge Warbler (singing) 3 Ruff (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Sandwich Tern 6 House Martin (north) 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Pochard 1 Spoonbill (Walton Hall Marshes, adult in breeding plumage, flew in from the direction of Horsey Island, landed in the main drain and fed there for ten minutes before flying off towards the east and then north) 2 Whitethroat (singing) 1 Barn Owl (John Weston Reserve) 1 Ring Ouzel (male, along the lane leading to the reserve) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing, near sewage works) 1 Yellow Wagtail 7 Chiffchaff (4 singing - still haven't heard any willow warblers singing) 7 Swallow (north) 8 Blackcap (6 singing) 1 Fulmar (flying around cliffs first thing) 3 Cetti's Warbler (2 in John Weston Reserve, 1 by Foundry Lane ponds) 17 Sand Martin (around colony site) [Brian Combes]

Friday 10 Apr Naze, The

Naze, The 06:30 to 12:30, foggy first thing, clearing by 9.30 to leave hazy sun; light south-east wind; cool becoming warm.
1 Marsh Harrier 9 Chiffchaff (five singing) 2 Blackcap (first of the year, one singing) 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing, two in John Weston Reserve and one by Foundry Lane ponds) 1 Goldcrest 1 Firecrest (John Weston Reserve) 6 Avocet (flew over Stone Point) 1 Grey Heron 1 Short-eared Owl (over Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Barn Owl (hunting over Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Sparrowhawk 14 Barnacle Goose (Horsey Island) 1 Great Crested Grebe (mouth of Walton Channel) 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult over Stone Point) 1 Merlin (female towards Stone Point) 2 Sedge Warbler (one singing) 1 Wheatear (male, just north of tidal lagoons) 4 Ruff (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (one Icelandic bird in very nice full summer plumage - Walton Channel) [Brian Combes]

Tuesday 10 Feb Naze, The

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]