Date Site Details
Tuesday 16 Aug Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 10:00 to 12:45,
10+ Little Egret 3 Cetti's Warbler 4 Avocet 2 Kestrel 4+ Yellow Wagtail 3 Common Tern (pair feeding 1 juvenile on raft) 10 Ruff 3+ Common Sandpiper 5 Snipe 6+ Bearded Tit (Joyces) 10 Black-tailed Godwit Hobby Spotted Redshank 2 Marsh Harrier 3+ Green Sandpiper 100+ Grey Plover 6 Golden Plover 5 Greenshank 2 Chiffchaff [Liz Huxley]

Sunday 14 Aug Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 17:00 to 20:30, Short walk after high tide covering Irongate, Joyce's Head Fleet (JHF), McClure's dyke and Salcott channel (SC).
3 Whimbrel (Ship Ahoy and creek saltings) 5 Common Sandpiper (all over including Ship Ahoy) 3 Green Sandpiper (JHF and over marsh) Whitethroat (carpark) 2 Reed Warbler (JHF) Sedge Warbler (Salcott field reeds) 5 Bearded Tit (juveniles in JHF track reeds) Spoonbill (feeding in middle of SC later at low tide) 9 Ruff (JHF) 3 Pochard (JHF) 2 Tufted Duck (JHF) 7 Snipe (JHF and McClure's) 18 Spotted Redshank (JHF) 30 Yellow Wagtail (all over and along seawall sides) 80 Black-tailed Godwit (JHF) 30 Avocet (JHF) 120 Teal (JHF) 2 Greenshank (JHF) 26 Grey Plover (SC breach all sumplum) 500 Black-headed Gull (feeding bonanza on flying ants on marsh) Marsh Harrier (female over McClures) 90 Redshank (OH creek ) Chaffinch (car park) 5 Common Tern (2 juveniles still on raft) [Paul Rowe]

Thursday 11 Aug Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 17:50 to 20:45, At low tide..Irongate, JHF and McClure's dyke visited.
8 Shoveler (2 on Irongate and 6 flew in to JHF) 30 Teal (all over) 25 Avocet (JHF) Curlew (OH creek) 70 Black-tailed Godwit (JHF) 5 Ruff (JHF incl Reeve) 2 Dunlin (JHF) 5 Snipe (JHF) 5 Common Sandpiper (3 at Ship Ahoy and 2 on JHF) 8 Spotted Redshank (JHF including one near sum plum) 2 Greenshank (OH creek) 350 Black-headed Gull (late in on JHF) 5 Common Tern (2 juvs being fed on rafts) 6 Cattle Egret (All adults, one earlier over JHF and then later 5 flew in from Tollesbury over JHF and then north over Salcott Channel) 13 Little Egret (OH creek) Marsh Harrier (female at back of JHF) Barn Owl (on Irongate fence off seawall gate) 2 Kestrel (all over) 11 Bearded Tit (mostly juveniles, 5 together on top of Irongate reeds and 6 together on top of JHF track reeds) 3 Cetti's Warbler (heard only all over) 2 Sedge Warbler (all over) Reed Warbler (Car park ride) 20 Yellow Wagtail (all over) Meadow Pipit (JHF seawall) 3 Reed Bunting (all over) [Paul Rowe]

Wednesday 10 Aug Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 13:40 to 17:00, Very hot, sunny. Tide out. Short Walk. Most records either on Salcott Channel (S), or large freshwater pool on opp side (J)
3 Stock Dove (Over fields) 2 Little Grebe (J) Great Crested Grebe (S) 6 Oystercatcher (S) 20 Avocet (Approx, J) 50 Lapwing (Approx, S, J) 30 Golden Plover (S) 100 Grey Plover (+, S) Whimbrel (S. On own Salcott, flew upriver) 3 Curlew (S, J) 5 Black-tailed Godwit (J) 9 Ruff (J) 3 Dunlin (S) 2 Snipe (J) Common Sandpiper (J) 100 Redshank (Many, S, J) 10 Spotted Redshank (10c S, 8c J) 3 Greenshank (S) Common Tern (1 on mud, Salcott) 20 Swallow (Approx, over car park) 3 Yellow Wagtail (J) [Ian Swanson]

Tuesday 09 Aug Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 17:10 to 20:35, Short walk before high tide covering Irongate, Joyce's Head Fleet (JHF), McClure's gate and Salcott channel.
7 Teal (JHF) 25 Swift (all over) 2 Stock Dove (on Seaman's) 25 Avocet (JHF) 15 Grey Plover (Salcott channel) 3 Ringed Plover (JHF and McClure's dyke incl luv) 5 Whimbrel (over Joyce's saltings) 120 Black-tailed Godwit (JHF including 18 year old recently arrived R-YO//W) 5 Ruff (JHF) 40 Dunlin (Mostly McClure's dyke) 2 Common Sandpiper (along Ship Ahoy quay) 12 Green Sandpiper (all over including flying groups of 3 and 4) 40 Redshank (Salcott channel) 10 Spotted Redshank (JHF) 3 Greenshank (Salcott channel) 14 Little Egret (OH creek) Buzzard (over Seaman's (admin office fields)) 2 Barn Owl (Car park area) 2 Kestrel (all over) 2 Bearded Tit (Joyce's Head sluice) 40 Swallow (late over car park and Seaman's) Cetti's Warbler (heard along Crescent) 3 Sedge Warbler (all over) 20 Yellow Wagtail (all over) 4 Linnet (along short walk track) Turtle Dove (purring from main copse on walkout) [Paul Rowe]

Sunday 07 Aug Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 08:00 to 11:00, Clear blue sky, warm and still, short walk Tide dropping.
11 Oystercatcher 61 Avocet 14 Lapwing 19 Golden Plover 91 Grey Plover (Most in stunning summer plumage.) Whimbrel 104 Curlew 2 Bar-tailed Godwit 6 Black-tailed Godwit 14 Dunlin 2 Common Sandpiper 4 Green Sandpiper 32 Redshank 3 Spotted Redshank 4 Greenshank 3 Common Tern (2 adults and flightless juv' baking in the sun.) 16 Little Egret 3 Marsh Harrier (Including 1 juvenile.) 2 Buzzard Green Woodpecker (Heared ) 2 Kestrel Hobby 4 Bearded Tit (Heared in reeds at JHF and iron gate.) 7 Cetti's Warbler 5 Sedge Warbler 6 Reed Warbler 20 Yellow Wagtail (Absolute minimum, birds calling all over.) 6 Pied Wagtail [Ashley Gooding]

Saturday 06 Aug Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 15:40 to 20:40, near high tide
5 Common Sandpiper (all over including Ship Ahoy) 4 Green Sandpiper (all over) 18 Spotted Redshank (Irongate and JHF) 110 Grey Plover (On Joyce's saltings.) Knot (moulting out of sum plum with Grey Plover) 20 Dunlin (all over) 210 Curlew (flew in to Joyce's saltings and dispersed) 5 Whimbrel (over saltings) 2 Greenshank (all over) 6 Ruff (JHF) 200 Black-tailed Godwit (JHF at peak tide) 82 Avocet (Joyce's saltings ) 5 Bearded Tit (Irongate, Joyce's sluice and McClure's reeds) Peregrine Falcon (large female over main reed bed) Hobby (back of JHF) 2 Marsh Harrier (male and female) Barn Owl (Car park) Turtle Dove (Purring along entrance track on walk in and walk out) Chiffchaff (in crescent) 2 Whitethroat (in crescent) 6 Yellow Wagtail (all over) 3 Common Tern (chicks still on raft) Reed Warbler (Irongate reeds) 3 Shoveler (Irongate) [Paul Rowe]

Thursday 04 Aug Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:55 to 16:30, Sunny, dry, warm, slight breeze. With Matt Turner - most sightings around Irongate, Joyces Head and Salcott channel
6 Shelduck (+) 2 Shoveler 3 Gadwall 25 Teal 2 Turtle Dove (Heard only - 1 by car park and another along sea wall) Little Grebe 5 Oystercatcher (+) 15 Avocet 32 Lapwing (+) 15 Grey Plover (+ with very well marked males in breeding plumage) Whimbrel 15 Curlew 6 Bar-tailed Godwit (+) 32 Black-tailed Godwit (+) 4 Ruff 6 Dunlin (In flock with Grey Plover) 4 Common Sandpiper (at least) 150 Redshank 18 Spotted Redshank (1 still in breeding plumage) 2 Greenshank 9 Common Tern Cattle Egret (Sitting on back of cattle, distinct yellow bill and yellow legs) Grey Heron 7 Little Egret 4 Marsh Harrier Buzzard Kestrel 4 Blue Tit (in flock) Great Tit (in flock) 2 Sand Martin Long-tailed Tit (in flock) Reed Warbler Lesser Whitethroat (with small mixed flock ) 3 Yellow Wagtail (at least) Meadow Pipit 3 Linnet (At least) 2 Snipe [Paul Everett]

Wednesday 03 Aug Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 13:00, Swallow Birding Guided Walk (www.swallowbirding.co.uk)
Turtle Dove 2 Marsh Harrier 4 Bearded Tit 17 Spotted Redshank 5 Whimbrel 7 Ruff 5 Greenshank 3 Green Sandpiper 6 Golden Plover 35 Grey Plover 7 Bar-tailed Godwit 2 Kestrel Red Kite (1 near end of Old Hall lane) [Steve Grimwade]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 17:00 to 21:00, High tide at start
15 Teal (Over McClures.) 82 Avocet (Joyce's saltings) 54 Lapwing (Irongate island) 5 Grey Plover (Joyce's saltings.) 180 Curlew (Joyce's saltings) 217 Black-tailed Godwit (On JHF then moved to McClure's dyke. 2 ringed and details to Simon Cox) 9 Ruff (Commuting between JHF and McClure's dyke) 5 Dunlin (McClure's dyke) 2 Snipe (McClure's dyke) 6 Common Sandpiper (All over) 5 Green Sandpiper (All over) 340 Redshank (over OH creek then dispersed to saltings) 15 Spotted Redshank (Mostly on JHF including 2 sum plum) 16 Greenshank (13 together on OH creek salting and later 3 along Salcott channel) 9 Spoonbill (One feeding earlier on JHF and later at 2030hrs, 8 in Salcott channel with 5 at the breach and 3 further down to creek/Salcott fields) Cattle Egret (Over McClure's and then on to Tolly Wick. Yellow bill.) 2 Marsh Harrier (Near Quince's corner, one on ground.) Barn Owl (Car park) 5 Bearded Tit (3 in Irongate reeds and 2 along McClure dyke reeds) 4 Yellow Wagtail (Irongate and saltings) [Paul Rowe]

Tuesday 02 Aug Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:00 to 15:30,
9 Common Sandpiper (including 3 along Ship Ahoy Quay and 3 on JHF.) 5 Green Sandpiper (2 on Irongate and 3 along counter wall.) 70 Black-tailed Godwit (Irongate) 4 Bearded Tit (in reeds Irongate and JHF) 5 Ruff (JHF) Dunlin (JHF) 17 Yellow Wagtail (15 along counter wall saltings, mostly juvs and 2 washing on Irongate.) Buzzard (Over McClure's Marsh) 2 Marsh Harrier (over main Reed bed.) [Paul Rowe]