Date Details Sitename
Friday 21 Jun

Vange Marsh RSPB 14:30 to 18:00, Sunny, warm. Becoming cloudier.
9 Teal (Seven males, two females.) 10 Shoveler (Two pairs swimming, six birds loafing. Beginning to mount into eclipse.) 12 Gadwall 1 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female.) 1 Kestrel 1 Hobby (Adult.) 1 Oystercatcher 53 Lapwing 2 Spotted Redshank (Feeding/preening at the rear of the lagoon. Eventually on saline lagoon. Both summer plumage, one more intense than the other: Male & female?) 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Cuckoo (Male, calling.) 2 Swallow (Pair around the Woodward.) 4 Bearded Tit (At least.) 2 Reed Bunting (Singing males.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Saturday 15 Jun

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:45 to 16:00, Cloud & sunny intervals. Breezy.
12 Teal (Males; one female.) 2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel (Male.) 1 Hobby (Hunting dragonflies from the ditch.) 2 Oystercatcher 1 Little Ringed Plover (Appeared to be display lighting.) 40 Lapwing 2 Curlew 4 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Redshank 1 Spotted Redshank (Summer plumage. Far SE corner, then feeding all along the back of the flood. Resting occasionally.) 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Common Tern (Flying over , heading north. One carrying a fish.) 1 Cuckoo (Male, somewhere on the old tip.) 10 Swift (At least.) 4 Bearded Tit (At. Least. Male carrying food & at least one young.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Sunday 02 Jun

Vange Marsh RSPB 14:15 to 15:45, Cloudy, some sun. Warm, breezy.
5 Little Egret 1 Pochard (Male.) 6 Shelduck 2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female.) 1 Kestrel (Male, carrying prey back over the old tip.) 2 Hobby (Over Pitsea flyover, from path back to station.) 1 Oystercatcher 2 Little Ringed Plover 10 Lapwing 3 Common Tern (One fishing saline lagoon. Two over.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Friday 24 May

Vange Marsh RSPB 16:45 to 17:15, Sunny, becoming cloudier. Warm.
6 Pochard 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Kestrel 1 Oystercatcher 2 Little Ringed Plover 6 Lapwing [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Friday 17 May

Vange Marsh RSPB 17:45 to 18:30, Cloudy.
4 Pochard 1 Little Ringed Plover 4 Lapwing 70 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Common Tern (Flying over.) 2 Blue Tit (Two nests on Pitsea station: one in a destination gantry support; the other in the top of a CCTV pole.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Tuesday 14 May

Vange Marsh RSPB 17:15 to 18:15, Sunny, breezy.
2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female.) 1 Little Ringed Plover 30 Swift (At least.) 3 House Martin (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Wednesday 01 May

Vange Marsh RSPB 17:00 to 18:30, Hazy sun, becoming cloudy. Chilly breeze.
12 Pochard 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel (Male, again seen carrying a prey item over the old tip towards Wat Tyler.) 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Lapwing 3 Snipe (At least.) 90 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Ruff (Male.) 2 Common Tern 2 Swift 25 House Martin (At least.) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Male. Settled briefly, western end.) 2 Bearded Tit (Male plus one other calling. Western end.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Friday 26 Apr

Vange Marsh RSPB 13:45 to 15:15, Sun & cloud. Cold wind.
60 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx.) 1 Little Ringed Plover 3 Dunlin 4 Common Tern [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB 17:45 to 18:15, Sun & cloud. Cold wind.
1 Peregrine Falcon (Stooping onto flood & creek.) 1 Kestrel (Male, caring prey item over the old tip towards Wat Tyler.) 1 Marsh Harrier 14 Greenshank (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Thursday 25 Apr

Vange Marsh RSPB 17:30 to 19:30, Sunny, breezy.
2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female.) 2 Oystercatcher 2 Little Ringed Plover 4 Dunlin 5 Snipe (At least.) 80 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx.) 1 Ruff 3 Spotted Redshank (Summer plumage.) 19 Greenshank 1 Marsh Sandpiper (Quite mobile around the flood, but often showing well at the western end.) 1 Wood Sandpiper (Eastern end; then moved to the western end, showing well.) 1 Green Sandpiper 2 Common Tern 2 Swallow 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing, eastern reedbed.) 1 Reed Warbler (Singing, western end.) 2 Bearded Tit (At least.) 1 Reed Bunting [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB
Thursday 18 Apr

Vange Marsh RSPB 17:00 to 18:45, Sunny, warm.
1 Marsh Harrier (Adult Male.) 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Oystercatcher 2 Little Ringed Plover 4 Snipe (At least.) 2 Whimbrel (Settled for a while, before flying off.) 200 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx.) 4 Ruff 3 Greenshank 1 Spotted Redshank (Moulting into summer plumage.) 1 Green Sandpiper 2 Swallow (At least.) 20 Sand Martin (At least.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing, western end. Not seen.) 2 Bearded Tit (At least. Western end.) [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB