Date Details Sitename
Saturday 22 Sep

The Hythe, Colchester 09:00 to 10:00, Dull,cool wind
2 Kingfisher 8 Curlew 20 Black-tailed Godwit 19 Redshank 4 Little Egret 2 Jay 1 Greenshank 1 Little Grebe 1 Cormorant 1 Green Woodpecker [Ian Tarbin]

The Hythe, Colchester
Friday 14 Sep

The Hythe, Colchester 09:30 to 11:00,
1 Great White Egret (Flew upriver 11am) 3 Whinchat [Phil Carter]

The Hythe, Colchester 12:00 to 13:00,
1 Greenshank (On river between the 2 gates.) [Kevin Colling]

The Hythe, Colchester
Thursday 13 Sep

The Hythe, Colchester 07:15 to 09:15, Early morning sunshine, chilly, tide going out. Didn't walk far as looking for Whinchat (unsuccessfully!)
1 Peregrine Falcon (Calling from tallest pylon) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 2 Lesser Whitethroat 15 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Curlew (Heard calling) 2 Linnet 1 Greenfinch [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester
Thursday 23 Aug

The Hythe, Colchester 18:45 to 20:15, Broken cloud cover, setting sun
Kestrel Hobby (Making back and forth dives behind distant treeline and eating on wing at least twice) Barn Owl (Hunting ditch line, passed within 20 feet of me while I was watching Hobby, fantastic view!) Greenshank 2 Common Sandpiper Little Egret [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester
Sunday 05 Aug

The Hythe, Colchester 19:00 to 19:00,
50 Goldfinch (Small flock (charm) flying together and settling on bushes) Yellowhammer (Male) 300 Black-headed Gull (+ on dry lagoon) [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester
Wednesday 01 Aug

The Hythe, Colchester 13:30 to 15:00, Hot, sunny, not much wind
Common Sandpiper (At side of estuary opposite Hythe Lagoons.) [Simon Banks]

The Hythe, Colchester
Tuesday 31 Jul

The Hythe, Colchester 18:00 to 19:30, Sunny evening with some cloud
Peregrine Falcon (Flew S over river then circling high above gulls for 15 minutes before flying off SE) 3 Common Sandpiper 12 Redshank 30 Goldfinch 3 Greenfinch 6 Linnet Yellowhammer (Heard) Reed Warbler (Heard) Kestrel [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester
Saturday 14 Jul

The Hythe, Colchester 09:15 to 10:30, Bright sunny.dry..
3 Buzzard Kestrel 2 Peregrine Falcon (University side of hythe on pylon towards wivenhoe ) 3 Oystercatcher 2 Greenshank 10 Swift (2 over lagoons 8 distant) 2 Skylark Swallow Pied Wagtail (Possibly juve) 6 Whitethroat (Possibly more) 8 Goldfinch 12 Linnet (At least) 5 Yellowhammer 2 Reed Bunting [Karl Kennedy]

The Hythe, Colchester 09:15 to 10:30, Bright sunny.dry..
3 Buzzard Kestrel 2 Peregrine Falcon (University side of hythe on pylon towards wivenhoe ) 3 Oystercatcher 2 Greenshank 10 Swift (2 over lagoons 8 distant) 2 Skylark Swallow Pied Wagtail (Possibly juve) 6 Whitethroat (Possibly more) 2 Greenfinch (1 adult 1 juvinile) 8 Goldfinch 12 Linnet (At least.) 5 Yellowhammer 2 Reed Bunting (Pair.) [Karl Kennedy]

The Hythe, Colchester
Thursday 12 Jul

The Hythe, Colchester , 19:15 to 20:30, Sunny evening
3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk (Female passed over lagoon, sent everything up), 5 Little Ringed Plover (2 Adult, 3 Juv), 3 Curlew, 12 Green Sandpiper, 1 Reed Warbler (Heard), 1 Carrion Crow (Picking flaking paint/lacquer off sign then discarding, who needs Ronseal!), 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester
Wednesday 11 Jul

The Hythe, Colchester , 09:15 to 10:30, overcast, 17C, cool N breeze, high tide
1 Gadwall, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 21 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Swift, 6 Swallow (young birds), 1 Song Thrush (in full song) [Michael Lane]

The Hythe, Colchester