Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 29 Jul

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 11:00 to 15:00, warm, SW breeze, low tide
12 Little Egret 4 Spoonbill 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 8 Egyptian Goose 2 Marsh Harrier 40 Avocet 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Ruff 120 Black-tailed Godwit 15 Whimbrel 1 Greenshank 25 Common Tern 1 Cetti's Warbler 2 Sedge Warbler 5 Reed Warbler 7 Common Sandpiper [John McLaughlin]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Tuesday 21 Jul

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 10:30 to 15:30,
4 Spoonbill 205 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Common Sandpiper [Russell Leavett]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Friday 17 Jul

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 16:45, Warm, light breeze. High tide 10am
5 Spotted Redshank 2 Ruff 3 Whimbrel 2 Mediterranean Gull 2 Common Sandpiper 125 Black-tailed Godwit (Minimum count) 3 Avocet 3 Marsh Harrier 2 Yellow Wagtail 4 Bearded Tit (Family group. Minimum count) 2 Cetti's Warbler (At least 2 heard) 11 Greenshank (Minimum count. Numerous individuals flying around.) [James Hudson]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Thursday 09 Jul

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 11:00 to 15:00, Overcast
3 Marsh Harrier 1 Peregrine Falcon (disturbing gulls/waders) 1 Barn Owl (Joyce's head) 2 Spotted Redshank (salcott channel) 2 Redshank (salcott channel) 4 Curlew 6 Little Egret 2 Sedge Warbler 3 Reed Warbler 2 Bearded Tit (Joyce's head, male and female, possibly a third with them) 5 Reed Bunting 1 Meadow Pipit 2 Kestrel 2 Stock Dove 10 Egyptian Goose 2 Sand Martin 3 Green Sandpiper (reserve pools) 2 Common Sandpiper (McClures marsh) [Oliver Cottis]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Sunday 05 Jul

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 11:30 to 13:15, Hot and windy
6 Cattle Egret (With the cattle in a SE field) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Egyptian Goose 4 Sand Martin 50 Pochard (atleast) 5 Little Egret 1 Reed Bunting 2 Reed Warbler [Oliver Cottis]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 05:30 to 08:00, Very windy
2 Barn Owl (1 salcott seawall, 1 on reserve) 2 Whimbrel (Salcott channel) 4 Curlew (Salcott channel) 1 Yellowhammer (Singing male ) 10 Spotted Redshank (4 in salcott channel & 6 in reserve pools) 40 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Spoonbill (Joyce's head fleet) 1 Bearded Tit (Heard calling in reed beds by Joyce's) 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Kestrel 40 Common Tern (Fledgling & chicks) 20 Avocet (Fledglings & chicks) 10 Reed Warbler 4 Sedge Warbler 1 Cetti's Warbler 50 Pochard 4 Wigeon 6 Pied Wagtail (Family party feeding) [Tony Kennelly]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Saturday 04 Jul

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 11:15 to 13:00, High tide, overcaste and breezy
6 Cattle Egret (All adults at SE end with cattle (11.30-14.00)) 3 Marsh Harrier (including 2 juvs.) 1 Hobby (Hunting hirundines over Salcott village) 110 Black-tailed Godwit (+) 41 Avocet (including good numbers of fledged young.) 40 Common Tern (+, with good numbers of young) [Sean Nixon]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Friday 03 Jul

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:00 to 16:00, windy
7 Cattle Egret (McClure's Marsh) 1 Spoonbill 10 Spotted Redshank 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Greenshank 2 Whimbrel 3 Marsh Harrier 200 Black-tailed Godwit [Drew Lyness]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Thursday 02 Jul

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:15 to 16:15, Showers, at times very heavy.
1 Spoonbill (sleeping near Joyces, flew off towards Copt Hall. Probably the bird I saw yesterday at Abberton) 6 Bearded Tit (5 juveniles with black patches and one adult female all formed at the top of the reeds after a massive shower) 8 Spotted Redshank (all near the windmill) 10 Grey Plover (Salcott channel) 3 Marsh Harrier (some juveniles) 125 Avocet (several near adult juveniles) 50 Common Tern (many juveniles) 14 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Sedge Warbler 5 Reed Warbler 3 Reed Bunting 14 Swift [David Allen]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Tuesday 30 Jun

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 10:00 to 13:00, low tide, cool, squally showers
1 Turtle Dove (Heard behind car park at 12.45) 15 Black-tailed Godwit (Many in summer plumage) 20 Common Tern (Several nesting on islands on scrape) 4 Egyptian Goose 2 Sedge Warbler 2 Reed Bunting 2 Skylark (rising and singing) 20 Avocet 8 Oystercatcher 2 Curlew 1 Marsh Harrier [Winifred Simmonds]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Monday 20 Apr

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 08:00 to 12:00, Bright and sunny but with a cold breeze
15 Whimbrel (Field near car park (4) then later flying over (11)) 150 Black-tailed Godwit (Mostly on Iron Latch and the bale field) 40 Avocet (Probably more but much movement between bale field and Salcott channel) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Male in full breeding plumage) 20 Grey Plover (Approximately, in single flock Salcott channel) 30 Golden Plover (Flock flew south towards Tollesbury Wick) 1 Cattle Egret (East of the East end of the short walk) 1 Great White Egret ( North of Joyce's head) 5 Marsh Harrier (Possibly more but five in the air at one time) 6 Common Tern (Mainly between Iron Latch and Joyce's Head) 21 Brent Goose (Bale field) [John Fell]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB