Date Details Sitename
Sunday 25 Jul

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 05:00 to 09:45, Low tide & overcast. Walk from Salcott village to Joyces Head Fleet & back
2 Whimbrel (Salcott channel) 8 Spotted Redshank (Salcott Channel) 3 Marsh Harrier (1m & 2f/juv hunting all over reserve) 3 Ruff (Pools) 1 Common Gull 2 Common Sandpiper (Pools) 2 Green Sandpiper (Pools) 1 Greenshank (Salcott channel) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Salcott channel) 2 Bearded Tit (Heard at southern end of short walk) 1 Corn Bunting (singing male) 4 Yellow Wagtail (fledglings along salcott channel seawall) [Tony Kennelly]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Wednesday 21 Jul

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 11:00, Selected highlights
1 Great White Egret 9 Spotted Redshank 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Green Sandpiper 4 Ruff 1 Water Rail 3 Bearded Tit 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose [Steve Grimwade]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Wednesday 14 Jul

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:00 to 13:00, Warm and sunny (17.30-20.00 visit)
20 Black-tailed Godwit (islandica and Juvenile Limosa ringed on Nene/Ouse Washes) 10 Spotted Redshank 1 Ruff 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Greenshank 10 Egyptian Goose (including albino bird) 5 Marsh Harrier 1 Cuckoo [Sean Nixon]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Tuesday 15 Jun

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 19:00 to 21:30,
7 Avocet 3 Cuckoo 2 Marsh Harrier 8 Egyptian Goose 5 Reed Bunting 1 Brent Goose [Nico Devereaux]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Tuesday 08 Jun

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 13:00 to 16:30, Hot and sunny.
2 Cattle Egret (with cows just past Joyce's Head) 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (also at Joyce's Head) 5 Cetti's Warbler 2 Cuckoo 1 Curlew 3 Bar-tailed Godwit 75 Avocet (only a few juveniles) 40 Lapwing 12 Redshank (very few waders within the "Short Walk") 3 Sedge Warbler 5 Reed Warbler 4 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 3 Red-legged Partridge 2 Lesser Whitethroat 4 Whitethroat [David Allen]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Sunday 30 May

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 12:15, sunny, warm with a moderate wind, selected sightings.
3 Cuckoo (+, very close views of male gorging on caterpillars, ate at least 25 whilst i was watching.) 3 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk (male and female circling high up) 6 Cetti's Warbler 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults around Black Headed gull colony) 11 Reed Warbler (mostly singing males) 10 Sedge Warbler (singing males) 22 Avocet (not many chicks, most birds feeding away from breeding area) 41 Common Tern 8 Redshank (+, 4 pairs noted with chicks) 5 Bar-tailed Godwit 5 Marsh Harrier (at least, male flew in with a large prey item and passed to female) 6 Whitethroat (at least) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males) [Ashley Gooding]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Friday 28 May

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 11:55 to 15:20, Sunny, warm
2 Little Egret 3 Grey Heron 7 Cuckoo 3 Goldfinch 2 Skylark 2 Mute Swan (On nest) 10 Shelduck (+ and ducklings) 16 Avocet (+ and chicks) 1 Pied Wagtail 5 Pochard (Males) 2 Shoveler (Males) 2 Swift 2 Swallow 5 Great Crested Grebe 1 Little Grebe 18 Greylag Goose (+) 2 Canada Goose (+) 3 Redshank 3 Marsh Harrier 1 Buzzard 2 Common Tern 1 Reed Warbler 1 Whitethroat 6 Reed Bunting (Male 1 female) 15 Lapwing (+) 1 Chiffchaff (Heard only) 1 Chaffinch 3 Barnacle Goose 5 Oystercatcher (+) [Paul Everett]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Sunday 23 May

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 05:30 to 09:30, Walk from Salcott Village to Joyce's Head Fleet & Back. Several chicks of the breeding waders seen.
2 Spoonbill (Both Breeding plumage feeding in Salcott Channel at low tide) 1 Whimbrel (Tollesbury Channel) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Tollesbury Channel) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Bale field, it seemed to be using only 1 leg) 1 Garganey (Drake in Bale field) 1 Peregrine Falcon (2 sightings of it hunting the redshanks) 2 Grey Plover (Winter plumaged in Salcott Channel) 1 Mediterranean Gull 6 Cuckoo (Calling all over the reserve) 3 Marsh Harrier (2f & 1m) [Tony Kennelly]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Thursday 20 May

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 11:00 to 14:45,
8 Cuckoo (a group of 4, a pair and at-least 2 more) 10 Little Egret 2 Grey Heron 40 Grey Plover (roughly) 40 Avocet (at-least) 25 Common Tern 80 Swift (at-least) 30 Swallow 2 House Martin 5 Marsh Harrier 1 Kestrel 52 Brent Goose 10 Pochard 1 Rock Pipit 1 Yellow Wagtail 10 Shoveler 2 Sedge Warbler 8 Reed Warbler 7 Reed Bunting 3 Skylark 5 Cattle Egret (with cattle, then flew across the reserve) 6 Dunlin 3 Egyptian Goose 1 Spoonbill (Joyce's head) 5 Cetti's Warbler (heard) [Oliver Cottis]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Tuesday 18 May

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 14:00, Selected highlights from a Swallow Birding Guided Walk
5 Cuckoo 2 Grey Partridge 2 Garganey (Male and female) 10 Cetti's Warbler 9 Dunlin 1 Golden Plover 16 Grey Plover 2 Black-tailed Godwit 8 Bar-tailed Godwit 3 Turnstone 6 Egyptian Goose 1 Wigeon [Steve Grimwade]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB