Date Details Sitename
Thursday 03 Oct

The Hythe, Colchester 09:00 to 10:00, Low tide, lagoon still dry
2 Stonechat (Pair near hide) 8 Linnet 6 Meadow Pipit 1 Reed Bunting 1 Kestrel 4 Redshank 2 Greenfinch 1 Robin (Doing a great impression of Cetti's Warbler!) 15 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Curlew 5 Jay [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester
Thursday 15 Aug

The Hythe, Colchester 17:30 to 19:15, Dry and calm, lagoon bone dry
2 Peregrine Falcon (Both sat on tallest pylon, looked like male and female from distance) 24 Redshank 1 Curlew 1 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk (Being mobbed by a crow) 1 Kestrel 1 Green Sandpiper 51 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Swift 7 Swallow 1 Lesser Whitethroat 3 Whitethroat 8 Linnet 30 Goldfinch 100 Starling 2 Little Egret 3 Lapwing [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester
Monday 22 Jul

The Hythe, Colchester 09:00 to 10:00, Hot and sunny
3 Peregrine Falcon (Adult female with prey (pigeon). Two juveniles.) 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Greenshank 12 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Redshank 2 Kestrel [Michael Padmore]

The Hythe, Colchester
Wednesday 10 Jul

The Hythe, Colchester 16:00 to 16:15,
4 Greenshank 8 Redshank 17 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Lapwing [Michael Padmore]

The Hythe, Colchester
Monday 01 Jul

The Hythe, Colchester 08:00 to 09:30, Sunny, strong SW breeze.
8 Little Ringed Plover 15 Lapwing (Including three young birds) 12 Green Sandpiper 1 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Curlew 1 Kestrel 2 Green Woodpecker [Michael Padmore]

The Hythe, Colchester
Sunday 30 Jun

The Hythe, Colchester 08:30 to 09:45, Sunny and calm, did full count of everything seen
259 Black-headed Gull 29 Mallard 3 Moorhen 2 Swallow 9 Jackdaw 1 Curlew 2 Oystercatcher 6 Goldfinch 17 Linnet 3 Blackbird 1 Wren 15 Wood Pigeon (+) 6 Greenfinch 1 Great Tit 6 Whitethroat 2 Blue Tit 3 Dunnock 5 Starling 4 Magpie 7 Carrion Crow 1 Rook 13 Lapwing 4 Shelduck 4 Pied Wagtail 1 Sparrowhawk (carrying prey) 1 Reed Bunting 10 Green Sandpiper 5 Little Ringed Plover 2 Greenshank 2 Avocet 1 Common Tern 1 Kestrel 2 Yellowhammer 2 Herring Gull 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Skylark 1 Green Woodpecker [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester
Sunday 23 Jun

The Hythe, Colchester 19:30 to 21:00,
1 Barn Owl (Hunting behind the lagoon briefly, long distance record shot) 2 Kestrel 1 Sparrowhawk (Female low over hedge line then later harassing hovering kestrel) 4 Green Sandpiper (Feeding on lagoon) 2 Little Ringed Plover (Adults on lagoon) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing male) 2 Yellowhammer (Both heard singing) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard on way back to car) [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester
Thursday 09 May

The Hythe, Colchester 08:30 to 11:00, Dry, cloudy, 56 species seen or heard
6 Swift 2 Sedge Warbler 2 Reed Warbler 2 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Greenshank 1 Wheatear 1 Teal (Lone male on lagoon) 2 Whimbrel (At least 2 heard calling, not seen) 1 Nightingale 1 Cetti's Warbler [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester
Friday 03 May

The Hythe, Colchester 08:00 to 10:00, Overcast and chilly
2 Greenshank 23 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Great Black-backed Gull (2nd year bird) 2 Nightingale 1 Cuckoo 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 2 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Yellowhammer (Male singing, female with nesting material) 3 Reed Bunting (2m, 1f) 2 Sedge Warbler 2 Reed Warbler (Heard but couldn't see) [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester
Saturday 20 Apr

The Hythe, Colchester 19:30 to 20:30, Calm sunset although someone had started a fire on north bank near Wivenhoe. Called fire brigade who extinguished.
1 Snipe 2 Ruff 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Sedge Warbler (Heard singing, couldn't locate) 2 Yellowhammer 1 Reed Bunting (One calling) 1 Whitethroat (Heard one phrase, not seen) 1 Song Thrush 1 Swallow [Matt Turner]

The Hythe, Colchester