Date Details Sitename
Thursday 18 Jul

Wormingford, Colchester 07:45 to 09:15, overcast then rain
2 Grey Heron (adult + juvenile - all records from airfield) 4 Great Crested Grebe (pair with 2 half-grown young) 3 Coot (pair with one young) 2 Lapwing (adult + juv) 6 Swallow (family party) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 12 Whitethroat (+: 4 family parties) 1 Sedge Warbler (passage bird) 6 Yellow Wagtail (4 territorial males [2018=4] + 2 juvs) 25 House Sparrow (with Linnets etc.) 4 Meadow Pipit (family party?) 24 Linnet (4 families + 4 pairs) 3 Reed Bunting (family party) 8 Corn Bunting (males - some with active nests) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Sunday 09 Jun

Wormingford, Colchester 07:45 to 11:15, warm and sunny with some cloud later
1 Red-legged Partridge (Lodge Hills) 4 Stock Dove (Wormingford total 8 territories [average= 6]) 1 Cuckoo (male - Lodge Hills) 2 Swift 1 Kingfisher 1 Green Woodpecker (Wormingford total 4 territories [5]) 1 Kestrel (Lodge Hills) 6 Swallow (7 territories [8]) 5 House Martin (territories [7]) 11 Chiffchaff (total territories [15]) 10 Blackcap (total territories= 15 [14]) 10 Whitethroat (territories; total= 22 [21]) 5 Reed Warbler (territorial males: my best ever here) 3 Mistle Thrush (territories [3]) 1 Grey Wagtail 10 Linnet (5 pairs - total= 15 pairs [14]) 1 Bullfinch (male) 13 Yellowhammer (territories; total= 21 [22]) 4 Reed Bunting (territorial males) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Wednesday 15 May

Wormingford, Colchester 08:45 to 11:45, warm and sunny
2 Mallard (juvs - airfield unless stated) 2 Tufted Duck (pair) 1 Great Crested Grebe 1 Swallow (territory) 8 House Martin (4 pairs) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 12 Whitethroat (males on territory) 3 Yellow Wagtail (males on territory [2018= 4]) 20 Linnet (10 pairs) 8 Yellowhammer (males on territory (airfield= 6)) 1 Reed Bunting (male in oilseed rape) 11 Corn Bunting (males on territory (mostly paired) [10 year average= 11]) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Wednesday 27 Mar

Wormingford, Colchester 08:45 to 11:45, overcast
14 Tufted Duck (7 pairs) 4 Red-legged Partridge (2 pairs) 2 Little Grebe (territories - airfield & The Grove) 2 Great Crested Grebe (pair - airfield) 1 Golden Plover (calls heard) 8 Stock Dove (4 pairs) 3 Green Woodpecker 65 Skylark (territories [2018= 63]) 6 Chiffchaff 10 Fieldfare 6 Song Thrush (males [6]) 4 Redwing 70 House Sparrow (village (40) + Wellhouse Farm (30)) 22 Meadow Pipit 20 Linnet 5 Yellowhammer (males - airfield) 1 Reed Bunting 7 Corn Bunting (singing males airfield (2 on territory)) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Thursday 08 Nov

Wormingford, Colchester 08:30 to 11:45, sunny
16 Red-legged Partridge (two coveys (one airfield)) 10 Little Grebe (farm reservoir (airfield)) 4 Buzzard (The Grove) 50 Common Gull (The Grove) 3 Kestrel 2 Peregrine Falcon (adult male + female standing in middle of field (airfield)) 180 Skylark (160 airfield) 4 Fieldfare (airfield) 40 Meadow Pipit (34 airfield) 75 Linnet (airfield) 36 Yellowhammer (32 airfield) 1 Reed Bunting 12 Corn Bunting (2 males in weak song (airfield)) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Tuesday 04 Sep

Wormingford, Colchester 09:00 to 12:00, overcast
3 Buzzard (juv at Lodge Hills) 3 Chiffchaff (all remaining records from airfield) 6 Corn Bunting Golden Plover (heard only) Green Sandpiper 4 Jay 2 Kestrel (1 juv) 75 Linnet 8 Little Grebe 40 Starling 15 Stock Dove 6 Tufted Duck 2 Yellowhammer 3 Yellow Wagtail (late brood (2 juvs) in potatoes) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Friday 03 Aug

Wormingford, Colchester 08:30 to 11:00, sunny and very warm
7 Tufted Duck (female with 6 young - farm reservoirs ) 11 Little Grebe (5 adults + 6 young - farm reservoirs) 2 Lapwing (adult with juv) Green Sandpiper (large farm reservoir) Greenshank (small farm reservoir) 4 Common Gull (my first returning birds) 2 Green Woodpecker (adult + juvenile) Chiffchaff Blackcap (all records from airfield) Lesser Whitethroat Whitethroat 9 Yellow Wagtail (6 juvs) 4 Pied Wagtail (all juvs) 21 Linnet (5 pairs + 7 juvs; 2 failed pairs) Yellowhammer Reed Bunting (juv) Corn Bunting (calls heard only) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Friday 15 Jun

Wormingford, Colchester , 10:30 to 12:30, warm and sunny
1 Sedge Warbler (+, nesting bird - my first along the river here), 3 Reed Warbler (territories at Bowdens along river [3]), 14 Blackcap (final total [ six year average=14]), 5 Lesser Whitethroat (+, pair feeding 2 young & a male elsewhere), 5 Whitethroat (males; final total= 18 [21]), 15 Chiffchaff (final total of territories[18]), 1 Linnet (pair, total so far=10 [more still to come?]), 8 Yellowhammer (territories, Wormingford total= 23 [22]), 5 Reed Bunting (territorial males. (Good numbers of dragonflies, including White-legged Damsels and Scarce Chasers)) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Thursday 24 May

Wormingford, Colchester , 07:45 to 11:30, sunny with occasional cloud
1 Grey Partridge (male Site B (airfield)), 1 Kestrel (male Lodge Hills), 16 Swallow (8 pairs), 14 House Martin (7 pairs [7] including 6 collecting mud), 4 Yellow Wagtail (territories [2017= 8]), 12 Whitethroat (males - incomplete count as yet), 1 Spotted Flycatcher (male across road from church), 16 Linnet (8 pairs), 2 Bullfinch (males on territories), 11 Corn Bunting ( territorial males [average= 11] all airfield) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester
Thursday 26 Oct

Wormingford, Colchester , 09:00 to 11:30, low cloud and mist clearing
70 Golden Plover (all records from airfield), 50 Common Gull (+), 140 Skylark (circa), 100 Meadow Pipit (circa), 2 Stonechat (male + female), 12 Redwing, 6 Jay, 100 Linnet (circa), 4 Bullfinch, 40 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 10 Corn Bunting (3 in song) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester