Date Site Details
Saturday 27 Mar Naze, The

Naze, The 05:45 to 10:30, mainly clear; cool; strong W wind; high tide; 14 species in song
1 Fulmar (South) 1 Barn Owl (Quartering the common first thing) 2 Sparrowhawk 3 Chinese Muntjac 9 Chiffchaff (5 singing) 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 south of John Weston Reserve, 3 in John Weston Reserve, 1 Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Eider 5 Goldcrest 1 Bullfinch (Heard, lane by sewage works) 2 Buzzard 42 Grey Plover (Roosting Cormorant Creek ) 2 Pintail (Walton Hall Marshes ) 37 Shoveler (Walton Hall Marshes ) 2 Wheatear (First of the year, Walton Hall Marshes ) [Brian Combes]

Saturday 20 Mar Naze, The

Naze, The 05:50 to 10:15, cold; gentle N wind; mainly overcast; ebbing tide; 17 species in song
177 Starling (150+ on Walton Hall Marshes, 27 north ) 4 Siskin (North ) 2 Pied Wagtail (North) 1 Merlin (Pursuing and eventually catching incoming migrant over the sea (probably a pipit)) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 White Wagtail (By tower first thing ) 5 Chinese Muntjac 1 Barn Owl 9 Goldcrest 7 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 by farm pond, 1 by escarpment, 1 south of John Weston Reserve, 3 John Weston Reserve, 1, unusually, from middle of Walton Hall Marshes ) 26 Shoveler (Walton Hall Marshes ) 4 Chiffchaff (First of year; 3 singing - nothing quite like the first chiffchaff of the year hammering out its song) 1 Song Thrush (Singing ) 1 Water Pipit (NW corner of Walton Hall Marshes then north - lovely summer plumage - delightful) 1 Stonechat (Male, John Weston Reserve ) 1 Bullfinch (Male, John Weston Reserve, unusual at The Naze) 2 Grey Wagtail (Sewage works ) 17 Linnet 1 Redwing (North ) 1 Buzzard 2 Pintail (Walton Hall Marshes ) 12 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ) 4 Gadwall (Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Grey Heron [Brian Combes]

Naze, The 08:45 to 12:15,
2 Fieldfare 2 Mediterranean Gull 4 Chiffchaff 2 Goldcrest 1 Lesser Redpoll 3 Cetti's Warbler 3 Kestrel 10 Barnacle Goose (over Horsey Island) 1 Barn Owl 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 5 Greenfinch [Liz Huxley]

Wednesday 17 Mar Naze, The

Naze, The 11:00 to 12:15,
2 Kestrel 2 Goldcrest 300 Chaffinch (+. several flocks heading N) 5 Siskin [Liz Huxley]

Saturday 06 Mar Naze, The

Naze, The 06:30 to 10:45, cold; NE wind; overcast with a couple of icy showers; ebbing tide; 12 species in song
1 Barn Owl (Quartering the common first thing) 1 Green Woodpecker 5 Chinese Muntjac (Including a doe with a fawn) 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Song Thrush (Singing) 7 Goldcrest 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 north of escarpment, 3 John Weston Reserve ) 1 Grey Heron 2 Firecrest (1 west of cricket pitch, 1 John Weston Reserve ) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 35 Shoveler (Walton Hall Marshes ) 24 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ) 4 Gadwall (Walton Channel ) [Brian Combes]

Saturday 20 Feb Naze, The

Naze, The 06:50 to 10:30, mild; S wind; light cloud; ebbing tide; 11 species singing
4 Song Thrush (Singing ) 4 Barnacle Goose (North) 2 Barn Owl (At least 2, 1 quartering the common first thing and 2 John Weston Reserve/Walton Hall Marshes ) 14 Chaffinch 5 Greenfinch 1 Sparrowhawk 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 north of escarpment and 3 John Weston Reserve ) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Chinese Muntjac 5 Goldcrest 2 Woodcock (Flushed from John Weston Reserve ) 1 Grey Heron (Flew high and east, got over the sea then changed its mind, turned round and headed W) 5 Skylark (South) [Brian Combes]

Thursday 18 Feb Naze, The

Naze, The 14:40 to 17:00, sunny! high tide 3.50pm
300 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+) 2 Greenfinch 3 Song Thrush 2 Woodcock 30 Turnstone (+) 60 Sanderling (+) 10 Dunlin (+) 20 Ringed Plover (+) 1 Purple Sandpiper 3 Grey Plover 1 Mediterranean Gull 1 Goldcrest 1 Kestrel (male) 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard only) [Liz Huxley]

Saturday 13 Feb Naze, The

Naze, The 07:00 to 12:30, below freezing with significant wind chill; strong, penetrating SE wind; mainly clear; icy; some snow remaining; tide flooding
2 Firecrest (Together below Sunny Point, first thing - delightful in the early morning light) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Song Thrush 2 Sparrowhawk 2 Chinese Muntjac 38 Meadow Pipit 5 Goldcrest 3 Woodcock (Flushed, one from edge of cricket pitch, one in John Weston Reserve, one from Walton Hall Marshes ) 27 Chaffinch 1 Eider (Immature male off Stone Point ) 65 Avocet (Roosting southern end of Walton Channel ) 2 Pintail (Walton Hall Marshes ) [Brian Combes]

Saturday 06 Feb Naze, The

Naze, The 07:30 to 11:45, cool, overcast but dry, E breeze; ebbing tide
3 Sparrowhawk (2 displaying over cricket pitch, always great to witness) 4 Song Thrush (Singing) 4 Chinese Muntjac 3 Red-throated Diver (North ) 4 Goldcrest 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 John Weston Reserve, 1 south of it) 2 Great Crested Grebe (On sea off tidal lagoons) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Grey Heron 1 Firecrest (Lane by sewage works, showy today, third record since turn of year - probably a wintering bird) 1 Guillemot (On sea off tidal lagoons ) 52 Shoveler (Walton Hall Marshes ) 5 Red-breasted Merganser (Walton Channel ) 93 Lapwing (Roosting by Walton Channel ) 3 Stonechat (Walton Marshes) 1 Buzzard 30 Avocet (Roosting south end of Walton Channel ) [Brian Combes]

Sunday 31 Jan Naze, The

Naze, The 11:00 to 14:00, cold, dull - fairly high tide
1 Purple Sandpiper (on high tide line with Ringed Plovers, near hide wall) 100 Grey Plover (+ Stone Point lagoon) 150 Avocet (+ flying near Horsey at high tide) 1000 Dunlin (+mainly Stone Point lagoon) 1000 Lapwing (+ Horsey) [Martin Richards]

Saturday 30 Jan Naze, The

Naze, The 07:30 to 11:00, Last 2 weekends in self-isolation so good to get out; brutal E wind, continuous and biting rain/sleet/hail, cold; rising tide
1 Green Woodpecker 1 Grey Heron 2 Chinese Muntjac 1 Firecrest (Calling, main sycamore clump ) 3 Goldcrest 12 Skylark (Towards Stone Point ) 1 Rock Pipit [Brian Combes]