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  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings

    11th November Great White Egret 2 on the Grazing Marsh Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2009 on Bale Field Pomarine Skua 1 flew past the point Little Gull 1 flew past the point 10th November Barn Owl 2 in the Reedbed Short-eared Owl 1 in Crescent 9th November Red-throated...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 28th March 2013

    28th March Great White Egret (Gerald) 1 Grazing Marsh Water Rail 8 Reedbed Ruff 61 Improved Fields Green Sandpiper 1 Grazing Marsh Barn Owl 1 Reedbed Woodlark 1 Carpark Chiffchaff 1 Reedbed 27th March Bittern 1 Reedbed Dark Bellied Brent Goose 500 Improved...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 7th March 2013

    7th March Green Sandpiper 1 Grazing Marsh Barn Owl 1 Near Office 6th March Shag 1 Estuary White-fronted Goose 5 Grazing Marsh Dark Bellied Brent Goose 1500 Improved Fields Pale-bellied Brent Goose 1 Improved Fields Barnacle Goose 1 Grazing Marsh Common Scoter 2 Estuary...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 12th October 2012

    9th October Common Buzzard 1 Flying Over Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Pennyhole Bottom Green Sandpiper 3 Grazing Marsh Spotted Redshank 1 Bale Bearded Tit eruption 7 Short Walk 8th October Osprey 1 Salcott Channel Barn Owl 1 Improved Fields 7th October Tawny Owl 1...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 2nd January 2012

    Happy New Year from all at Old Hall Marshes! 2nd January 2012 Geese: Dark-bellied Brent 1650, Barnacle 18, Ross’s x Barnacle 1, White-fronted 26 Smew 1 in the Estuary Ducks on Joyce's Head: Pochard 67, Tufted Duck 56, Pintail 35 Peregrine 1 whizzing about on Grazing Marsh...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 2nd March 2012

    1st March Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1500 Improved Fields Peregrine 1 Grazing Marsh 29th February Black-throated Diver 1 in the Estuary Pale-bellied Brent Goose 2 on Improved Fields with the Dark-bellied Brent Eider 9 in the Tollesbury Channel Velvet Scoter 2 out in the Estuary...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 3rd August 2012

    3rd August Turtle Dove 1 Entrance track 2nd August Ringed Plover 10 Bale Grey Plover 80 Salcott Channel Wood Sandpiper 1 Bale Spotted Redshank 11 Salcott Channel Greenshank 2 Bale Snipe 3 Pennyhole Bottom Yellow Wagtail 8 Grazing Marsh 1st August Hobby...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 11th December 2011

    8th December Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1480 on the Improved Fields 7th December Red-breasted Goose 1 with Brents on Improved Fields Ruff 8 on Bale 5th December Red-throated Diver 1 in the channel off Eastern Quarters Spit White-fronted Goose 9 on the Grazing Marsh ...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 20th January 2012

    20th January Barn Owl 1 along fenceline near office 19th January Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1300 with one Black Brant on Improved Fields 18th January Red-breasted Goose 1 on Improved Fields with brents and brant 17th January Low Tide Count - all birds in Tollesbury and...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 8th March 2012

    8th March Dark-bellied Brent Goose 990 Improved Fields 7th March Ruff 3 on Salcott field Barn Owl 1 Near Office, 1 on Grazing Marsh 6th March Possible Black-necked Grebe 1 in the Estuary Slavonian Grebe 3 in the Estuary Great-crested Grebe 111 in the Estuary &...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 26th January 2011

    Fantastic film of the Red-breasted Goose here filmed by one of our volunteers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQelO6tAv8o&feature=youtube_gdata_player 26th January Spoonbill 1 Grazing Marsh Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1280 Improved Fields 25th January Divers and Grebes in...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 11th May 2012

    11th May Great White Egret 1 Grazing Marsh Garganey 2 Bale Hobby 1 Grazing Marsh Avocet 58 Irongate Black-tailed Godwit 54 Bale & Irongate Common Tern 7 Irongate Short-eared Owl 1 Grazing Marsh Cuckoo 5 Reedbed Wheatear 7 Whole Site 10th May Little...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 17th August 2012

    17th August Willow Warbler 1 Copse 16th August Ringed Plover 168 Pennyhole Bottom Grey Plover 332 Saltings Golden Plover 500+ Saltings Greenshank 7 Abbots Hall Breach Curlew Sandpiper 4 Bale/Pennyhole Btm Wood Sandpiper 2 Bale Green Sandpiper 20+ Whole site Black...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 25th November 2011

    25th November Black Swan 1 on the Grazing Marsh 23rd November Great White Egret 1 on the Grazing Marsh Goose bonanza: Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2580, Pale-bellied Brent Goose 2, Black Brant 2, Red-breasted Goose 1, all on the Improved Fields Owlstanding: Barn Owl 1, Short-eared...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 13th July 2012

    13th July Spotted Redshank 1 Bale 12th July Juvenile Grey Heron 2 Grazing marsh Black-tailed Godwit 5 Bale Whimbrel 1 Bale Sparrowhawk 2 Reedbed Kestrel 1 Grazing marsh Black tern 1 Pennyhole Bottom Short-eared Owl 1 Grazing marsh Swift 100 Grazing Marsh...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 17th February 2012

    16th February Highlights from the Low Water Count - all in Salcott or Tollesbury Channel: Long-tailed Duck 1 female (eastern end of Tollesbury Channel) Red-breasted Merganser 8 Ringed Plover 37 Knot 52 Dunlin 3858 Peregrine 2 Grazing Marsh Dark-bellied Brent Goose...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 12th April 2013

    10th April Red-throated Diver 1 Eastern Quarters Spit Slavonian Grebe 1 Grazing Marsh Great White Egret 1 Grazing Marsh Eider 3 Eastern Quarters Spit Spotted Redshank 4 Whole Site Snipe 62 Whole Site Golden Plover 80 Bale Mediterranean Gull 3 Eastern Quarters Spit Little...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 14th March 2013

    14th March Great White Egret 1 Grazing Marsh Dark Bellied Brent Goose 540 Improved Fields Spotted Redshank 1 Bale Barn Owl 1 Near Office 12th March Bittern 1 Reedbed 10th March Peregrine 1 Grazing Marsh 9th March Red Throated Diver 1 Eastern...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 24th February 2012

    24th February Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1000 Improved Fields 22nd February Pochard 70 Joyce’s Head Hen Harrier 1 Grazing Marsh Black-tailed Godwit 50 Bale 20th February Barnacle Goose 2 Grazing Marsh Pale-bellied Brent Goose 1 Improved Field Red-breasted...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 8th February 2013

    8th February White-fronted Goose 9 Grazing Marsh Dark Bellied Brent Goose 2000 Improved Fields Ruff 19 Improved Fields 4th February Pale-bellied Brent Goose 5 Improved Fields Black Brant 1 Improved Fields 2nd February Barn Owl 2 Near Office Rock Pipit 1 Sea Wall...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 17th May 2013

    17th May Whimbrel 1 Bale Little Tern 1 Reedbed Common Tern 2 Reedbed Turtle Dove 1 Entrance Swifts, Swallows, House Martins >100 Joyce’s Head 16th May Little Ringed Plover 2 Bale 15th May Common Sandpiper 1 Unimproved Fields 14th May Common...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 18th May 2012

    18th May Garganey 1 male (2 males on 14th). Bale Black-tailed Godwit 41 Bale Common Tern 7 Irongate Little Tern 3 Eastern Quarters Spit Cuckoo 2 Reedbed Wheatear 1 Grazing Marsh 17th May Hobby 2 Reedbed Greenshank 1 Grazing Marsh Short-eared Owl 1 Grazing...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 6th July 2012

    5th July Hobby 1 Reedbed Little Ringed Plover 1 Bale Ruff 3 Bale Whimbrel 2 Penneyhole Bottom Golden Plover 1 Bale Spotted Redshank 1 Grazing marsh Greenshank 2 Bale Green Sandpiper 9 Grazing marsh Curlew 160+ Saltings Turtle Dove 1 Crescent Cuckoo 1 Reedbed...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 30th March 2012

    30th March Dark-bellied Brent Goose 530 Improved Fields Sloe Carpet moth 2 in light traps 29th March Red Kite 4 Past Eastern Quarters Spit Snipe 25 Grazing Marsh Ruff 2 Bale Short-eared Owl 1 Whole Site 28th March Common Buzzard 8 Whole Site Marsh Harrier...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings 23rd November 2012

    23rd November Water Rail 5 Reedbed Bearded Tit 20 Reedbed 20th November Eider 4 Eastern Quater Spit Pintail 27 Saltings Common Scoter 1 Tollesbury Channel Peregrine 1 Grazing Marsh Spotted Redshank 3 Pennyhole Bottom Water Pipit 1 Grazing Marsh Rock Pipit 3 Seawall...