Date Details Sitename
Friday 15 May

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 17:00 to 17:00,
1 Peregrine Falcon (Drifted west) 2 Red Kite 6 Buzzard (At least) 2 Sparrowhawk 2 Kestrel 2 Little Egret (Flying south) 2 Garden Warbler (Heard only) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Heard only) 1 Cuckoo (Heard only) 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Goldcrest [David L Smith]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Wednesday 06 May

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 10:00 to 10:00, Sunny, calm
1 Red Kite (Circling with buzzard, then landed in wooded area) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 12:00 to 12:00,
3 Red Kite 8 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk 3 Kestrel 2 Cuckoo (Calling) 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Garden Warbler (At least one singing male) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Territorial dispute, others singing) 1 Treecreeper 1 Kingfisher (Calling) [David L Smith]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Monday 04 May

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 11:00 to 11:00, (Overdue exercise walk)
11 Buzzard (Including seven in one 'kettle' over W Bishops church) 2 Red Kite (One carrying food) 17 Swift (Heading NE, in small groups) 1 Sand Martin (Heading NE, below Swifts) 2 Swallow (Heading NE) 6 Whitethroat (Singing and 'parachuting') 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ) 3 Cuckoo (One flying, two others calling) 2 Kestrel (Hunting pair) 2 Sparrowhawk (Displaying females) [David L Smith]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Monday 20 Apr

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 09:00 to 11:00, Sunny but chilly north east wind
1 Red Kite (Heading south east at 10am) 3 Kestrel (Divebombing a perched buzzard) 1 Blackcap (Several, more visible this week, singing/alarm calling) 1 Chiffchaff (Several, singing) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Song Thrush 1 Mistle Thrush 1 Long-tailed Tit 1 Whitethroat (New for year, in usual area on reserve. Also small white, small tortoiseshell, peacock and orange tip butterflies) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Monday 20 Apr

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 09:00 to 11:00, Sunny but chilly north east wind
1 Red Kite (Heading south east at 10am) 3 Kestrel (Divebombing a perched buzzard) 1 Blackcap (Several, more visible this week, singing/alarm calling) 1 Chiffchaff (Several, singing) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Song Thrush 1 Mistle Thrush 1 Long-tailed Tit 1 Whitethroat (New for year, in usual area on reserve. Also small white, small tortoiseshell, peacock and orange tip butterflies) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Tuesday 14 Apr

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 09:30 to 11:30, Calm but chilly turning sunny
2 Red Kite (Over reserve and golf club, possible third kite earlier) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Friday 03 Apr

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 09:30 to 11:30, Calm, cloudy
3 Sparrowhawk (Circling together and calling) 8 Chiffchaff (At least calling) 2 Blackcap (Either singing or alarm calling) 4 Song Thrush (Singing) 1 Kingfisher 3 Buzzard (Together plus other single sightings) 1 Reed Bunting 2 Jay (Pair, with male displaying) 2 Red Kite (Circling low together) 1 Greenfinch [Paul Shuttleworth]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Tuesday 31 Mar

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 11:45 to 13:00, via River Walk
1 Kingfisher 4 Grey Wagtail (2 pairs) 3 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Harris's Hawk 4 Blackcap (3 singing males, 1 female) [David L Smith]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Saturday 21 Mar

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 13:30 to 14:45, Sunny, breezy
1 Red Kite 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Buzzard 5 Dunnock 3 Goldfinch [Nick Boxall]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham
Monday 09 Mar

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 10:00 to 10:45, Sunny with a gentle breeze.
1 Grey Wagtail (Under the a12 overpass, along River Brain.) 2 Buzzard 7 Goldfinch 1 Goldcrest 2 Long-tailed Tit [Nick Boxall]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham