Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 21 Jan

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:20 to 16:15, Low tide, flat calm, lagoons partly iced over.
1 Hen Harrier (Male hunting over far end of reserve) 4 Stonechat (1 pair around the beach and another beside short walk causeway) 2 Barn Owl (Hunting along short walk causeway.) 1 Great Northern Diver (On the estuary between mersea island and the power station, I didnt see it but did manage a common seal very close to shore.) [David Torrice]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Friday 10 Jan

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 15:00 to 15:00, mild
1 Barn Owl (viewed from Tollesbury Wick) [Mark Gregory]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Thursday 09 Jan

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 11:00 to 13:00, Sunny with strong SW wind. High tide 11a.m. Sightings refer to time spent at far end of seawall along south side.
1 Black Guillemot (swimming quite close in, 11.25 to 11.35a.m. ) 5 Red-breasted Merganser 4 Great Crested Grebe 1 Slavonian Grebe 1 Little Grebe [George Brown]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Wednesday 08 Jan

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 16:00,
1 Black Guillemot (1st winter in Tollesbury Channel on outgoing tide (Thanks to Brian Churches for the call!)) 1 Cattle Egret 3 Peregrine Falcon (Adult male, adult female and 1st year female) 3 Merlin (2 females and 1 male) 1 Sparrowhawk 8 Marsh Harrier 4 Kestrel 2 Great Northern Diver 2 Common Scoter 1 Red-throated Diver 14 Red-breasted Merganser 2 Spotted Redshank 6 Stonechat 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males) 3000 Knot 4000 Golden Plover 24 Little Grebe 6 Rock Pipit [Steve Grimwade]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:45 to 16:15, Pleasant.
1 Short-eared Owl (On sea wall along Salcott Channel) 1 Merlin 700 Knot 4 Bearded Tit 1 Rock Pipit 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Little Grebe 12 Grey Plover [David Allen]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 13:00, cloudy
2 Rock Pipit 1 Peregrine Falcon [David Saville]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 10:00 to 11:15, cloudy
1 Black Guillemot [David Saville]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Saturday 04 Jan

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:15 to 15:30, Sunny becoming cloudy. Mild.
2 Cattle Egret (At E end with cattle) 2 Buzzard 3 Marsh Harrier 30 Avocet 12 Red-breasted Merganser 2 Stonechat 2 Kestrel 300 Golden Plover [Sean Nixon]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Monday 30 Dec

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 08:15 to 13:30, Bright sunshine. Tide out start of walk.
1 Peregrine Falcon 2 Red-necked Grebe (Off eastern beach) 2 Spotted Redshank (Salcott) 1 Smew (red head on pool nr Joyce's Head) 4 Marsh Harrier (Pennyhole) 60 Avocet (Salcott) [Mark Crossley]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Sunday 22 Dec

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:15 to 16:00, Sunny, mild and moderate breeze. Low water.
3 Short-eared Owl (At east end.) 1 Barn Owl 2 Spotted Redshank (Salcott Channel) 15 Avocet 200 Golden Plover (+) 200 Knot (+) 2 Marsh Harrier 6 Red-breasted Merganser 2 Goldeneye [Sean Nixon]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Saturday 16 Nov

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 14:00 to 14:45, Bright
2 Cattle Egret (with sheep in Old Hall Lane) [David Allen]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Sunday 20 Oct

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 14:45 to 16:45, Sunny. Crisp.
1 Red-throated Diver (Tollesbury Fleet) 5 Bearded Tit (5 calling, one showed well) 110 Avocet 105 Knot 140 Grey Plover 20 Golden Plover 15 Ringed Plover 4 Buzzard 3 Marsh Harrier 10 Greenshank 55 Dunlin 4 Black-tailed Godwit 8 Redshank 22 Curlew 3 Kestrel 30 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 24 Shelduck 8 Mute Swan [David Allen]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
Saturday 19 Oct

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 13:00, Mainly sunny
2 Bearded Tit 1 Marsh Harrier [Anthony Gales]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB