Date Site Details
Friday 12 Aug Stanway Green

Stanway Green 19:00 to 20:00,
2 Green Sandpiper Little Owl (Hard only) 13 Lapwing 80 Canada Goose 6 Sand Martin Buzzard Kestrel 4 Linnet 27 Mallard 2 Green Woodpecker Great Spotted Woodpecker [Oliver Cottis]

Sunday 26 Jun Stanway Green

Stanway Green 12:00 to 16:30, At Colchester Zoo
Raven (Flew east, carrying food) 2 Red Kite Buzzard Sparrowhawk Grey Wagtail Swift Swallow Song Thrush Goldcrest [David L Smith]

Thursday 02 Jun Stanway Green

Stanway Green 10:45 to 11:10, Fine, warm.
Meadow Pipit 5 Skylark Whitethroat Swallow 2 Sand Martin [Paul Everett]

Saturday 14 May Stanway Green

Stanway Green 11:00 to 16:30, sightings from Colchester Zoo, mainly flyovers
4 Greenfinch 20 Swallow 5 Chiffchaff 3 Canada Goose 2 Blackcap (males in nature area) Whitethroat (nature area) 2 Sparrowhawk 8 Buzzard (+) Red Kite Grey Heron Cormorant 20 House Martin [Ben Mapp]

Sunday 08 May Stanway Green

Stanway Green 08:00 to 09:00,
3 Nightingale 2 Garden Warbler Sand Martin Lesser Whitethroat [Oliver Cottis]

Saturday 16 Apr Stanway Green

Stanway Green 09:30 to 14:00, Skywatching from Colchester Zoo
Kingfisher (Over Rhino paddock) Swallow 4 Red Kite 8 Buzzard (+) 2 Kestrel Grey Wagtail Sparrowhawk Grey Partridge (Easthorpe Road) [David L Smith]

Thursday 14 Apr Stanway Green

Stanway Green 08:45 to 08:50, Clearing mist developing into a warm and sunny day with little or no wind.
Black Kite (The presumed individual seen on 13th, circled high over Bellhouse landfill site before losing height and lost to view over its brow, heading in a westerly direction. Two other observers present, including C. J. Mackenzie-Grieve, both of whom concurred with the identification.) [Jeremy Hurley]

Wednesday 13 Apr Stanway Green

Stanway Green 18:39 to 19:00, Cloudy and rather dull but mild with a very light SW wind.
Black Kite (Seen at rest in a tree then in flight on two occasions over landfill, being mobbed by corvids. Found by Charlie Clark. Two additional observers present.) [Jeremy Hurley]

Stanway Green 17:30 to 19:00, Warm, cloudy
White Stork (Seen briefly in flight in to new landfill area) Black Kite (First picked up by my son Charlie as an 'odd' looking Kite as it was being mobbed by crows over the landfill. Longish wings, shallow v in tail - no obvious colouration and not the heavy flapping wings of Red Kite. Soon perched up and tail looked very dark, head slightly paler compared to rest of overall dark, non-descript plumage. Later seen in flight again and ID confirmed with two other birders present (J Norgate & J Hurley).) Buzzard Kestrel [Jon Clark]

Friday 01 Apr Stanway Green

Stanway Green 09:45 to 10:00,
Bullfinch (Female, Westlands CP) Green Woodpecker 2 Chiffchaff [Oliver Cottis]

Saturday 12 Mar Stanway Green

Stanway Green 09:30 to 12:30, At Colchester Zoo
Mandarin Duck (Female) 4 Teal Buzzard Jackdaw ('Nordic' type) Chiffchaff 4 Goldcrest (+ Singing males?) [David L Smith]