Date Site Details
Saturday 22 May Naze, The

Naze, The 05:50 to 11:30, cool, W wind, overcast with rain first thing, high tide; 19 species in song
23 Whitethroat (Singing ) 9 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ) 2 Swift (North ) 7 Blackcap (Singing ) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing ) 45 Swallow (+, 5 north, 40+ by sewage works, feeding on fly swarms along the hedge bordering the lane) 5 Spotted Flycatcher (1 double hedge, at least 2 by path at bottom of seaward slope, 2 by sewage works N gate) 1 Buzzard 4 Sand Martin (West ) 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 north of cricket pitch, 3 John Weston Reserve, 1 decoy ponds) 2 Cuckoo (1 calling distantly to the west, 1 south over decoy ponds ) 10 House Martin (Feeding with swallows) 7 Sedge Warbler (Singing ) 4 Reed Warbler (Singing ) 1 Coot (Walton Hall Marshes ) 4 Barnacle Goose (Walton Hall Marshes ) 8 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ) 2 Gadwall (Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Peregrine Falcon (North over Walton Hall Marshes ) [Brian Combes]

Monday 17 May Naze, The

Naze, The 10:30 to 12:15,
1 Barn Owl 14 Whitethroat (+) 3 Blackcap 1 Chiffchaff 1 Jay 8 Swallow (+) 1 Kestrel 1 Cuckoo 10 House Martin (+) 3 Lesser Whitethroat 5 Cetti's Warbler 2 Sedge Warbler 3 Swift 2 Barnacle Goose 1 Reed Bunting (male) 3 Reed Warbler 1 Fulmar (off the lagoons, then headed S) 1 Eider (female) [Liz Huxley]

Saturday 15 May Naze, The

Naze, The 06:00 to 10:00, cool, S wind, overcast, dry first thing then steady rain, low tide; 20 species in song
25 Whitethroat (Singing ) 5 Blackcap (Singing ) 6 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ) 103 Swallow (+, including 50+ feeding. low over sewage works and 43 Walton Hall Marshes resting through the rain on fence wires and on the ground) 1 Grey Heron 1 Chinese Muntjac 7 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 the common, 1 escarpment, 1 south of JWR, 3 JWR, 1 decoy ponds) 4 Chiffchaff (Singing) 1 Barn Owl (JWR) 4 Sedge Warbler (Singing ) 2 House Martin 1 Sand Martin 3 Reed Warbler (Singing ) 1 Stonechat (Male, Walton Hall Marshes ) 8 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ) 2 Gadwall (Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Coot (Walton Hall Marshes ) [Brian Combes]

Sunday 09 May Naze, The

Naze, The 10:00 to 14:00, overcast, cool. Good number of Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats, Chiffchaff and Cetti's. Painted Lady at the point
75 Ringed Plover (+) 1 Knot 30 Sanderling 5 Wheatear (3 hide wall, 2 on cliff just north of tower) 1 Little Tern (Horsey, opposite the point) 1 Sandwich Tern (Walton Channel) 2 Mediterranean Gull 200 Dunlin (+ Stone Point lagoon over high tide.) 3 Bar-tailed Godwit [Martin Richards]

Saturday 08 May Naze, The

Naze, The 05:45 to 10:00, S wind, cool, overcast, dry at first then persistent driving rain at times heavy, rising tide; 18 species in song
4 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ) 22 Whitethroat (Singing ) 4 Blackcap (Singing ) 1 Green Woodpecker 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 north of cricket pitch, 2 John Weston Reserve, 1 decoy ponds ) 4 Chiffchaff (Singing ) 19 Swallow (6 south, 13 sewage works ) 3 Greenshank (Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Yellowhammer (Walton Hall Marshes ) 2 Swift (First of the year for me, high south) 3 Little Tern (Walton Channel ) 2 Wheatear (1 John Weston Reserve, 1 Walton Hall Marshes ) 6 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ) 2 Whimbrel 2 Mediterranean Gull 63 Dunlin (Cormorant Creek, mainly in summer plumage) 2 Sedge Warbler (Singing) 1 Reed Warbler (Singing) [Brian Combes]

Saturday 01 May Naze, The

Naze, The 05:50 to 10:00, frosty first thing, light N wind, mainly clear, mild, ebbing tide; 22 species in song
33 Whitethroat (Singing) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing, first of the year) 17 Swallow (15 north ) 5 Blackcap (Singing ) 4 Sand Martin (North ) 1 House Martin (North ) 8 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 the common, 1 escarpment, 1 north of cricket pitch, 4 in and around John Weston Reserve, 1 decoy ponds ) 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Wheatear (1 car park, 2 Walton Hall Marshes ) 7 Whimbrel 4 Chinese Muntjac 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Sandwich Tern 1 Grey Heron 2 Gadwall (Walton Hall Marshes ) 6 Chiffchaff (2 singing ) 4 Sedge Warbler (Singing ) 1 Yellowhammer (Unusual here, John Weston Reserve, then west) 6 Mediterranean Gull (Three pairs ) 3 Reed Warbler (Singing ) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard (1 Walton Hall Marshes, 1 soaring very high over Horsey Island ) 10 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ) 2 Shoveler [Brian Combes]

Friday 30 Apr Naze, The

Naze, The 10:00 to 12:00,
1 Buzzard (+) 10 Whitethroat 4 Swallow (+) 3 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults) 2 Blackcap 3 Chiffchaff 3 Lapwing 1 Jay 2 Kestrel 400 Dunlin (approx) 3 Turnstone 1 Knot 1 Eider (female) 3 Cetti's Warbler 2 Sand Martin [Liz Huxley]

Saturday 24 Apr Naze, The

Naze, The 06:00 to 10:15, clear, N wind, cool first thing, rising tide; 19 species in song
22 Whitethroat (Singing; none last Saturday, so have really flooded in over last few days) 1 Fulmar (South) 5 Blackcap (Singing ) 7 Swallow (4 north ) 2 Sparrowhawk 2 Whimbrel (Heard) 5 Chinese Muntjac 5 Chiffchaff (Singing ) 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 north of escarpment, 3 John Weston Reserve, 1 north of decoy ponds ) 1 Song Thrush (Singing ) 2 Sandwich Tern 5 Sedge Warbler (Singing, Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Barn Owl (John Weston Reserve ) 1 Fieldfare 2 Buzzard 14 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ) 15 Shoveler (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Greenshank [Brian Combes]

Friday 23 Apr Naze, The

Naze, The 09:00 to 13:00, Selected highlights
1 Lesser Redpoll (Flew north) 2 Whimbrel 1 Eider (Long-staying female) 2 Cetti's Warbler 13 Whitethroat 1 Mediterranean Gull [Steve Grimwade]

Monday 19 Apr Naze, The

Naze, The 09:00 to 13:00, Selected highlights
5 Red-throated Diver (4 summer plumage and 1 winter plumage) 1 Eider (Female) 5 Sparrowhawk (Including 4 circling together) 4 Cetti's Warbler 750 Dunlin 23 Sanderling 5 Whitethroat 1 Buzzard 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Coot (1 flew north past the tower!) 4 Mediterranean Gull 6 Sand Martin [Steve Grimwade]