2 Purp Sands + 2 Turnstone on sluice, Rock Pipit (french point). Lots of gulls on the sluice rocks and 2 Purple Sands on the sluice at the start of my walk to the end of the boardwalk, a Cormorant was fishing close into the rocks near the second pillbox, Brent geese could be heard in the distance and a large flock were located in the murk on the arable behind the golf course. Much calmer seas meant that today's 6 Purple Sandpipers were having an easier time than yesterday along the front. ML/MM/MR. 08:39 In the hour- 28 Scoter (4n), 5  Red T Diver (1N), 11 Shelduck, 2 Bonxie, 1 Skua, auk N, 2 Red B Mergs N, c20 Brents and few Cormorants. 13 Scoter 9s 4n, 2 Bonxie and a Skua sp S, auk N. few Cormorants and brilliant visibility. 14 personnes étaient ici. 07:44 Pom. 6 Purple Sands were around the sluice and the mixed gull flock on the sluice included a Pitsea ringed GBB Gull (VC7T). 07:24 Crossbill south with two Goldfinch (seawall just in haven area). Peregrine on arable, 5 Curlew (grazing marsh), a Rock Pipit and 3 Turnstone. Another good day for geese. Recent Post by Page. Skua through N @ 07:37 later seen by Paul. I have been birding since 1969 but became obsessed with 'twitching' in 1974 and haven't looked back since. Lots of High Fives and celebrations followed as this was Pete Davis's first Osprey at the Haven in a lifetime of birding at the site. I hope everyone has had a good Christmas, far too much eating and drinking for me so I must try to get out for some exercise in the week. Redpoll during their time in the reed bed (see Ringing page). Local Weather Birding Sites in the Holland Haven CP Area Additional Site Details Directions From A12, A120, A133 via B1033 and … 6 Mute swans were up on the arable and the Greylags were on the marsh north of the approach road with 1 Lt. Egret. 1 Purple Sand and a couple of Goldcrest best of rest for me. 07:46 13 Tundra Beans still on arable with Greylags. T Godwit, 8 Curlew (on marsh to right of hide), 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrels, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting. Duck (NFY). Unfortunately we couldn't find them on a walk to the end of the boardwalk. From the hide: 6 Mute Swans, c170 Greylag, c150 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 15 Shelduck, 66 Lapwing, 14 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel. Hamford roost- 15 Marsh Harrier (and another soaking). Arriving on site some 45 minutes later there was no sign just 3 Cormorants, 3 Turnstone 2 Purple Sands & a lot of gulls. Quite amazing that we saw any birds at all this morning, two metal detectorists were digging up the field between the lay-by and the hide, the 5 Purple Sands were flushed by a dog and flew off towards Frinton, another out of control dog was running around the marsh on the nature reserve and a shoot was taking place between the golf course and Gt. Not a bad morning after the rain cleared away but no sign of the Shag from yesterday, 3 Purple Sands, 2 Turnstone, 3 Cormorants and the mixed gull flock were around the sluice and a Stonechat in the sluice bushes. 7 Mute Swans (4+3), c120 Greylag, c100 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 1 Shelduck, 75 Lapwing, Bearded Tit & Water Rail both heard only. After spending an hour in the hide I decided to call it a day and to my amazement when I checked the gulls on the rocks there was the Shag having a preen. 57+ Whitefronts, 2 Tundra Beans and a Pinkfoot still. A few R T Divers offshore, some wfg in a grey goose flock of 80+ distantly on the marsh but no count as bins only and partly obscured... 14:49 2 Beans, Pinkfoot and 71 Whitefronts on marsh to right of hide (cheers for heads up Paul😀). Not quite North Norfolk but about as good as it gets at the Haven. 13:36 8 Goldfinches & 2 Wrens ringed badger sett this am. 07:37 Swallow south. Posted by martins birding … ML/MR. Wed 18th Nov 20 Moving on to the main site I met up with Max & Mick at the pillbox who had a single Bean Goose with the Greylags and some of the Whitefronts on the scrape. 09:38 5 Egyptian Geese South appear to have dropped in, but lost to view. Still few continental Blackbirds and 2 Song Thrush. 4 Red-L Partridge and Snipe  but couldn’t find a Coot on floods. The park’s birding highlight is the South Pier, which can be … JH/MR. At least 3 poss up to 5 Swallows of which 2 stuck around (meaning many bits probably missed, also latest haven record) Purple Sand and 7 Turnstone sluice rocks, 6/8 Stonechat and 3 Bearded Tits (around boardwalk, poss. The Brent were close in to the beach Frinton side of French Point before heading back onto the arable behind the golf course. Two Stonechat near gc dump, 4 Purples on sluice, 2 Siskin south, Guillemot v close inshore, 400+ Brent building up offshore gc and plenty of Red Throats offshore. MR. 07:17 Drake Eider south, finally on the year list! Bushes quiet except few Goldcrest and Blackbirds, 2 Stonechats but no sign of the Dartford Warbler. Also noted at the sluice were 2 Purple Sands, 4 Turnstone and in with the large mixed gull flock was Herring Gull "Y2VT" (info will follow on the Colour Ring Obs page shortly). A second hide is located further along the route towards the Golf Course where species such as Reed Warbler and Bearded Tit have been seen in the various surrounding reed-beds. Black-tailed Godwit Holland Haven 30 Jun 2020. On Tuesday, we went down to Essex - a place we rarely visit to go birding - but we went for a good reason. A couple of Goldcrests and lots of Thrushes along the approach road MG. Just dropped in with all the other geese on the arable. From the Hide: 6 Mute Swans, 148 Brent Geese, c90 Teal, 48 Wigeon, 8 Shelduck, 6 Shoveler, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Buzzards, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail (Heard Only). On the return to the carpark 2 Goldcrests were near the 5 bar gate. PNt/MR. Not on site today but good to see the Whitefronts are still around. Seems like potentially another good day ahead. 12:51 At least 12 Whitefront with Greylags. 08:01 Additional for Haven area. at 10:00. Fieldfare and 75 Linnets on back hedge, 2 Barn Owls at dusk. 34 Whitefronts from raised platform so far. 11:21 2 Bonxie (together then 1N, 1s), 10+ Gannet and an auk sp. I also have a fascination for the Birds of the Western Palearctic, where I have currently … From the hide: 7 Mute Swans (on the arable), 144 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 7 Shelduck, 2 Stonechat, 1 Lt. Owl (along back hedge), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lt. Egret. Places» Holland Haven (Holland-on-Sea) 87 photos ©Paul Rowe. 7 Purple Sands on seawall next to sluice and good numbers of Redwing, Song Thrush and Blackbirds. All very much the same again this morning, a small amount of Cormorants moving south offshore and 40+ Wigeon sitting on the sea, also a bit of Brent movement along the marsh with a group of 40+ heading first south and then back north plus several small groups throughout the morning. JH/PN/MR. At the end of December the number of species recorded at the Haven this year stands at 188. 17:42 Haven today- obvious highlights the Geese with 3 Tundra Bean, 12+ Whitefronts and 9 Barnacles (in/off with 2 Whitefronts). A-Z of Sites; Map of Essex; Photos . 15:35 6 Tundra Beans with 2 Whitefronts on winter wheat. Marcia contacted Pieter at Birding Holland (www.birdingholland.com) and sent him a list of birds they still needed in Europe. 08:41 Common Chiffchaff in wood at end of car park, extremely active.    Welcome to the Holland Haven Primary School website     Reach for the Stars  R  espect,  E  ffort,  A  ttitude,  C  ooperation and  H  onesty Please click on the pdf link beow to see our Online Remote Learning Offer Remote Learning Offer Jan 21.pdf. 7 Mute Swans (4+3 on the arable), 140 Greylag (+1 hybrid), 75 Teal, 22 Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, c60 Lapwing, 9 Snipe, 45 Blk H Gulls, 22 Herring Gulls, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine (on arable). Holland Haven, Holland-on-Sea . The Brent from offshore dropped into the scrape mid morning and a further group from behind the golf course dropped into the arable in front of the hide, c400 in total. I joined Simon at the shelter just as Matt was heading off to work (don't you just love this retirement) but it was very quiet, just 15 Com. T Diver N (cheers PB), 30+ Red T Diver (mainly N), Guillemot (close N), 6 Wigeon (S then back N), Brent S, decent numbers of Cormorants. February 1 at 4:50 PM. B1032 lay-bys. From the hide: 6 Mute Swans, c100 Teal, 78 Wigeon, 12 Shelduck, 9 Shoveler, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine (up on the arable), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel. 13:53 Walk along the seawall to wooden hide with lots of other people! DC/MR, A short seawatch added 2 Gannet (n), 8 Red T Diver (2n 6s), 1 G N Diver (s), 1 Cormorant (s) and a 100+ Wigeon (sitting on the Sea), DC/MR. 16:55 Haven seawatch 7:20 -10:20: 1 Pom. 08:20 On arable- 13 Bean Geese (8+ 5 that dropped in this morning. From the pillbox- Whitefronts, Beans and Pinkfoot. with 1 Grey Heron and a lot of Gulls and a Stonechat was along the hedge between the pillbox and the Moth Sanctuary (ringed by PN see Ringing page). Cart; Log in; Date Details Sitename ; Saturday 02 Jan : Holland Haven 12:00 to 13:00, Still, high tide, quite chilly 4-5 C 2 Pink-footed Goose (with Greylags) 7 … Offshore on outflow - Little Gull (ad, slowly S), 1+ Kittiwake, 2 ad Med Gull and a soaking. When I arrived 14 Whitefronts were on the marsh north of the approach road and shortly after they were joined by a further 29, (later in the morning the total reached 48). 09:23 Med Gull on Sluice, Gt Crested Grebe on sea and White fronts distantly from top of hill above the orchard, definitely something in with them though most likely the pink foot. ), 1 Kingfisher. Photo Gallery; Search Photos; Links; User account menu. Just popped to the Haven for an hour this morning, a 30min seawatch gave 6 Brent, 5 R T Divers, 5 Gt. this was the best i got. 09:18 2 Purple Sands below seawall near point with French name. A Brent flock of 110 birds moved from the field behind the golf course to the arable in front of the hide and c53 Greylag were around the marsh. Fieldfare and 75 Linnets on back hedge, 2 Barn Owls at dusk. 09:12 Frinton to Holland and back seawall run. Yesterday at 11:48 AM. Official Birding Records of the Group . Holland and were lost to view, some considerable time later they returned and after several aborted attempts they finally landed on the marsh to the right of the hide many behind the reeds. If the last few days have been quiet, today was silent, next to nothing around the bushes one Stonechat around the mounds. Overhead 6 Redpoll, 6 Siskin and few Mipits. They agreed on an itinerary that included most of the birds still missing on their list. This one-way race is one-of-a-kind in West Michigan, uniting communities in a unique event. C Grebe was sitting on the sea drifting north on the tide, around the sluice were 4 Purple Sandpipers and a Turnstone. The flat and fast course is comprised of paved bike paths along Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. Still can’t find a Coot... 14:31 Ad Caspian Gull still on beach with small gulls by radar tower. After heavy rain and hail first thing it turned out to be a nice morning, Max and I arrived at the sluice area at the same time to find 5 Turnstone, 4 Purple Sands and 2 Sanderling along the seawall and beach. 2 Purple Sandpipers & 3 Turnstone were on the sluice rocks with a large gull flock inc. 20+ GBB's & 5+ Stonechat were noted on our wander. A short visit this morning was spent going through the geese on the marsh below the raised platform, not an easy task, but after several moves the Pink-footed Goose found by Max Martin was still in with the White-fronted Geese, Greylags and hybrids, unfortunately a Bean Goose seen to drop in earlier by Max couldn't be relocated. Few Redpoll, Siskins and Mipits south and only a single Goldcrest of note in quick look @ bushes. Also the nearby tree and hedge lines extending to bushes at the North East corner of the car park can be good in spring and autumn for warblers. Â. seawatch - 100 Scoter (11N, 89s), 4 Bonxie (1N, 3s), 2 auk N, 17 Shelduck (11 s, 6 on), 3 Gt. A few minutes spent at the pillbox looking over the marsh gave 7 Shelduck and a few Gulls on the scrape, c60 Teal on the pond, 6 Mute Swans on the arable and c180 Brent on the field behind the golf course, 1 Marsh Harrier and almost missed were 2+ White-fronted Geese (5 counted later by ML) in with the Greylags, for once the one with the white at the base of the bill wasn't the hybrid. s morning, this was an hour before high water. 12:31 Ad. JH/ML/MR. Postcode: CO15 5TZ (No access via Haven Avenue, The Esplanade or Manor Way) Location code: 706016. On the golf course were 2 Stonechat, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Fieldfare + 2 Brent (over). Wed 2nd Dec 20 A short seawatch 11:30 - 12:00 added 1 Gt. 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